Dogs Adoption Process

Looking to Adopt?

  • Step 1

    View the animals currently up for adoption by visiting our Adoption page. You can also follow our George or Mossel Bay Facebook page where we regularly post images and updates on the animals.

  • Step 2

    Visit the adoption kennels to view. Visiting hours 9am – 4:00pm Monday-Friday; 9am – 11am Saturday; CLOSED Sunday

  • Step 3

    An adoption application will then be completed in person. This assists us in finding a perfect match for you and your family.

  • Step 4

    Pay a non-refundable adoption deposit of R100, which is included in the total adoption fee.

  • Step 5

    A home check will then be done.

  • Step 6

    It is required that once your adoption is approved, a meet and greet is arranged with your family and current dogs.

  • Step 7

    Once your application is approved and the animal is ready to join their new family, you will be notified when you are able to collect.


Dogs: R750
Adoption fees include sterilisation, the first vaccination, de-worming and a microchip.

PLEASE NOTE: When applying to adopt a pet, a non-refundable deposit of R100 is required, which is included in the total adoption fee. Please e-mail proof of deposit – using ‘Adoptions’ followed by your initial and surname as the beneficiary reference – to (George) and (Mossel Bay)

Home check

Once you’ve decided which dog you’d like to adopt, one of our pre-placement officers will visit your home. This ensures that your property is suitable for the animal concerned. The pre-placement officer will also take note of the following:

• Condition of other pets

• Whether adequate shelter is provided

• Where the dog will sleep at night

• Size of property/height of wall

• Ensure that the property is fully enclosed

Other adoption criteria

• You must be over 18 to adopt.

• Your property must be fully enclosed.

• You must be able to afford the services of a private vet and have your own transport to take your pet to the vet.

Considerations when adopting

• For an easier transition, we highly recommend adopting a male dog if you already have a resident female dog.

• If you have other pets (especially dogs), we request that you first bring them to the GR SPCA for a “meet & greet” with your new adopted pet.

• Often we have no history on a dog, therefore if you have young children bring them to meet the animal.

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