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Please ensure that you read the entire profile prior to submitting either an adoption application or an email seeking further information.

A copy of the Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. Adoption Policy and Process is attached at the bottom of this profile.

While we endeavour to reply to all emails and adoption applications within 3-5 business days, time constraints imposed by other responsibilites may delay our response time.



We are desperately searching for a loving foster home for this stunning and special boy who needs a helping hand.

Chief is a very clever, young, GSP x Kelpie. He adores attention, snuggling on the couch, and being right by your side at any opportunity.

Chief really needs a new foster home, hopefully one that would want to adopt him, where he will be spoilt and safe.

Chief needs someone home with him a lot, a family that works from home or people who are retired. He needs very secure fencing, and a family who want a big goofy teddy bear who loves to be tucked into bed and told that he's a good boy, he thrives on love!

chiefHe needs a calm and patient family, he loves kids, he loves other animals but can get scared by over bearing dogs and cats so being an only fur child won't bother him. He is house trained, he is crate trained, and all of his food, bedding and accessories will be provided to his new home.

Chief is a very special boy and we need a very special family who is home a lot to be his saviours. He really needs a best friend, and hopefully with your help we will be able to find one for this gorgeous boy! If you can please share this status so we can get this boy his dream foster or forever family that would be amazing!

If you are interested in fostering him please fill in a foster care application and if you have nay questions please email us melbournerescue [AT] gmail [DOT] com or pm the page. The link to our foster forms is here:  Dog Foster Application Form 

Thank you from us, and thank you from Chief xo


Dog Adoption Process

Application Form completed (Dog Adoption Application), with as much detail as possible including any questions you have and information about existing pets

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reviews and contacts successful applicants within approx 3-5 days

Meet and Greet and yard check with the dog/puppy is arranged at a convenient time for both the MAR representative/foster carer and potential adopter, including introductions to existing animals and all members of the potential home.

If there are no issues, the dog/puppy is potentially able to stay at the home from this time for a 2 week trial period to ensure the match is compatible.

Adoption form is filled in and adoption fee paid (refundable within the 2 week trial period)

Adoption Pack including any relevant certificates and medical documentation is provided after the 2 week trial period.

Dog Adoption Policy

Please note: completing an adoption form does not guarantee that an adoption will take place.

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reserves the right to choose the most suitable applicant and reject those deemed less suitable.

Occasionally, there can be multiple applications for the one animal and there is NO 'First In - Best Dressed' - the multiple applications are vetted for the most suitable.

We do our utmost to contact all applicants, including those who are unsuccessful, to inform them of the result but as we are staffed by volunteers, most of whom work full time, occasionally responses are overlooked and we apologise in advance if this occurs.

MAR does not adopt to those who are not permanent residents of Australia.


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