Adopt a Dog

Adopting a dog from MARS

Adopting a dog is a great opportunity to provide a rescue animal with a new lease on life. When you adopt from MARS you know that you have saved the life of an animal who will love you unconditionally. All necessary Vet work is provided so you can know that your new friend will be healthy and happy.

View all the dogs that are currently waiting for adoption below, if you would like to know more about a particular dog please contact the carer direct on the number provided. You will be able to arrange a viewing time and you are under no obligation to adopt after a viewing so please feel free to meet as many foster dogs as you like.

The Adoption Process

When you have found your new best friend, just provide your contact details to the carer and they will forward them to our dog coordinator who will get in touch with you to start finalising the adoption process. This will involve emailing you all the adoption paperwork, payment forms and arranging a yard check to ensure you can provide a suitable home for the dog you are adopting. Before finalising the adoption and the dog leaving MARS care, council registration must be obtained and the registration tag number provided to the dog coordinator.

Current Adoption Fees

Our dog adoption fees are inclusive of vaccinations up to the date of adoption, microchipping, desexing, worming, heartworm tested & health check.

 

  • Males: $290
  • Females: $350

Please note council registration costs is in addition to the adoption fees and paid directly to Mackay Regional Council.

Things to consider before adopting a dog from MARS

Adding a new member to your family is a big commitment and we encourage all potential adopters to think about the type of animal best suited to your lifestyle before viewings.

  • Is your yard suitable in size for a small dog, medium dog or large?
  • Is it securely fenced with no spaces for animals to escape?
  • Do you have the time to walk and exercise the dog?
  • Would a puppy or an older dog be more suited to your lifestyle?
  • If adopting a puppy, are you prepared for how big they may grow depending on breed?
  • Can you commit to additional costs for yearly vaccinations and vet visits?
  • If renting, have you obtained permission from real estate/landlord to have a dog?

Questions?

If you have any questions about the process of adopting a dog contact us now, you new best friend could be waiting.

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    Bull Arab X
    Female - 4 months

    Very clever girl who loves to play!

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    Labrador x Staffy
    Female - 18 Months Old

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  • Choco

    Mastiff X
    9 Weeks Old
    Male

    I love going out exploring and playing with the kids

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    Staffy X
    10 Week Old
    Male

    Super smart little guy looking for the right home!

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    Female - 11 weeks

    Ella is a placid girl who loves kids and other dogs.

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    Staff X
    Male - 12 Months Old

    Gentle boy who loves to play and fetch a ball

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    8 Week Old
    Female

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    Kelpie X
    4 Months Old
    Male

    I love cuddles and other animals also get along with all aged kids

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    Kelpie X
    Male - 7 Months Old

    Very sweet and soft natured pup! Ready to give love to a forever family!

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    Collie x
    6 Month Old
    Female

    Loves to meet new people and other dogs

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    Staffy x Kelpie
    12 Weeks Old
    Male

    Loves playing with toys and chilling out with the humans

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    Staffy x Kelpie
    12 Weeks Old
    Male

    Super fast and no where to be seen then BAM here I am at your feet .

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    Female - 15 weeks

    Poppy is a super sassy lady with bags of personality.

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    Bull Arab X
    5 Months Old
    Female

    Quiet but mischievous.

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    Bull Arab X
    5 Months
    Female

    Sweet little girl who can get into mischief

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    Collie x Cattle
    8 Week Old
    Female

    Cheeky and Independent Little pup!

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    Collie x Cattle
    8 Weeks old
    Male

    Very adventurous little guy!

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  • Skye

    Staffy x Kelpie
    12 Weeks Old
    Female

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    Kelpie x Staffy
    12 Weeks Old
    Male

    I’m super sweet and cuddly and love all the pats I can get

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    Kelpie x Staffy
    12 Weeks Old
    Male

    I’m a crazy ball of energy, however I’m also super cuddly!

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  • Toby

    Bull Arab x Catahoula
    Male - 15 weeks

    Toby is a cautious guy but is the best snuggler.

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    Collie x Cattle
    Male 8 Weeks Old

    Sweet little snuggle who loves everything.. Especially food!

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