Adoption Services

The AWSS has many great animals looking for their forever homes. We aim to encourage responsible animal ownership and to ensure that the adoption of an animal from the AWSS shelter is a positive experience for the new owner, the adopted animal and the wider community.


The adoption procedure is as follows:

You decide on a dog / cat either by following the links below or pop into our shelter to meet the animals available.
Fill in an application form.
Our inspector will visit your home to ensure your property is suitable for the animal concerned. We will take into account: Size of property, childrens ages, other animals in the family, level of the family’s activity (whether the dog will be exercised), how long a puppy will be left alone in the day, etc..
The adoption fee is R 450 for dogs and R350 for cats, payable on collection of the animal which includes sterilisation, vaccination and de-worming as well as a collar with an ID tag.
If walking through the kennels is too upsetting, you can make an appointment to view some of the dogs in our “meet & greet” camp. This will give you time to get to know each dog and make your decision.