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: $390
  • Females: $450

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.

  • Bear

    Jack Russell x
    Male
    9 years

    Hello, my name is Bear and I am an affectionate, well-behaved little boy. I have a loyal and attentive personality and love following you around the house. I love pats and belly-rubs and absolutely love going for my daily walkies. I am a toilet trained inside dog and have been learning some new training commands from my foster carer.
    I would be best suited to a senior person or couple, as I am not suitable for children. I am also not suited for a home with male dogs or pets (I am fine with females). Because I would be ideal with a more mature household, we are offering a senior’s discount to my adoption fee!
    So, if you’re a senior looking for your next fur kid who will be so excited to see you when you get home and so happy to be with you I’m you man!

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  • Beau

    Arab x Mastiff
    8 weeks
    Male

    My name is Beau and I’d love to find my forever home! I may be small but I’m feisty and cheeky and very loving.
    I have a great time exploring the garden with my big brother and like pouncing on the ball and bringing it back to you. Any time you need a cuddle I’m happy to oblige.
    I’m very good at my toilet training and I’m learning to sit for a treat. At the moment I sleep outside at night, but I do like to come in for a snuggle in front of the TV in the evenings.
    I like space to play in and would love someone who has lots of time for exercise and fun.
    If you would like to meet me, please contact my foster carer and we can arrange a visit.

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  • Bryan

    Arab x Mastiff
    Male
    8 weeks

    I'm Bryan my foster mum thinks I'm the smartest & I'm definitely the most curious. I like to explore the whole yard if one of us 3 are missing it's usually me. My big foster sister (dog) doesn't scare me even when she growls. I do love a cuddle, so if you have a big yard & big heart I'm your guy. Txt of call if you would like to meet me.

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  • Buddy

    Collie x Boxer
    Male
    8.5 months

    Buddy by name, buddy by nature; I am determined to be your best friend! I get very excited to play with other dogs and love to chase and wrestle, tug and romp. I am very smart so get bored easily and need a lot of toys, exercise and attention. I can (sort of) walk on and off lead, I sit and wait for dinner and am passionate about high fives!
    At the end of the day, the best snoozes are snuggled up under your armpit with my paw over your chest.
    I am great with kids too so if you’d like to meet me, please contact my foster mum.

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  • Chase

    Mastff x
    Male
    8 weeks

    Hi I’m Chase and I’m a very happy and active pup. I love to play, chase and chew everything I can find. I love to learn new things and explore around the garden.
    My toilet training is coming along and I’m a really good eater.
    I’ve been having lots of cuddles while I’m sleeping and growing. I will be a large dog that will need a big back yard to play in and thing to entertain me.
    If you think I will fit in to your family contact my foster mum to come and meet me!

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  • Chilli

    Sharpei x Staffy x
    Female
    8 weeks

    My name is Chilli, I am a very bubbly girl who loves playing with all my fur brothers and sisters.
    I’m great with kids and enjoy playing with them every chance I get.
    I love a good snuggle, also supper cuddly and will make great company for an awesome family.
    When I decide it's time for everyone to wake up, I am like a bulldozer ramming at my enclosure to get out, much better than any alarm.
    I am doing my best with my toilet training.
    If you think a sweetie like me will be a good addition, give my carer a call to meet me!

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  • Henry

    Arab x Mastiff
    9 weeks
    Male

    Hello, my name is Henry! I’m a sweet boy looking for my forever home. I love adventures and food!
    I love playing with my brother, and well anyone really! I live with a cat as well as a big dog and love humans of all ages!
    I mostly am outside, but I do love coming inside for the occasional cuddle. If you meet me you will see how sweet and soft I really am!
    I will be ready for my forever home around mid-May once all my vet work has been done.
    If you would like to meet me please text my foster mum on the number below!

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  • Hudson

    Mastiff x
    Male
    8 weeks

    Hi, my name is Hudson. I am the cheekiest puppy in my foster home. I love to talk and tell my big foster brother all about my adventures.
    I protect my food and my toys. I am very brave!
    Toilet training isn’t my favourite thing to do. Eating and chewing are the best.
    I love cuddles and sleeping. I am growing to be a big dog so I will need a big yard to run in.
    I’m looking for someone to start some new adventures with and explore.
    If you think I’m the pup for you, message my mum so we can meet!

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  • Jake

    Bordeaux x
    Male
    7 weeks

    Hey I'm Jake. I’m a soft hearted honey who gives the best cuddles. I have a lovely calm nature and I’m good with kids and show great tolerance. I love other dogs and really look up to my foster brothers. I’d make a wonderful addition to any home. If you’d like to meet me please contact my foster mum

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  • John Snow

    Staffy x
    Male
    3 months

    Hi, my name is John Snow. I am very energetic and I am just a great ball of fun.
    I was rescued on the side of a big highway so I'm very lucky to be alive today! This shows in my personality. As I just love life!
    I love kids and every other animal that will play with me!
    I love running around my yard so I will probably suit a family with lots of space to grow. A big yard or farm would be preferable for me.

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  • Katie

    Wolfhound x
    Female
    13 weeks

    Hello I’m Katie & I’ve got so much love to give you. I’m sweet, soft & cuddly.
    I am fantastic with children & other dogs - I haven’t met a cat yet though. I love playing & then taking myself off for a rest when I’m done. I am adventurous & will grow big, so I will need a good secure yard to grow up in.
    I’m starting to learn some basic commands.

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  • Nate

    Arab x Mastiff
    9 weeks
    Male

    Hello, my name is Nate! I’m very gentle and love cuddling. I have the most convincing puppy dog eyes that you will immediately fall in love with.
    I love playing with my brother, and other foster puppies! I live with a cat as well as a big dog and love humans of all ages!
    I mostly am outside, but I do love coming inside for the occasional cuddle. If you meet me you will see how sweet and soft I really am!
    If you would like to meet me please text my foster mum on the number below.

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  • Pepper

    Sharpei x
    Female
    18 months

    I am super mum Pepper. I am a rather petite girl, now I have raised my babies and they don't need me 24/7 I am happy to play with my fur family. I am also comfortable with my own company.
    I’m the sweetest and gentlest lady you will meet. I enjoy a snuggle and I like sneaking up on the bed.
    I am look forward to having a new home to call mine and family to start a wonderful life with.
    I’m happy to be with or without other dogs and kids. I’m easy going and will fit in to any lifestyle.
    If you think a young lady like me is for you, give my carer a call to meet me!

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  • Quint

    Wolfhound x
    Male
    11 weeks

    Hey I'm quint. I’m a gentle sweet little guy who loves companionship. I bond super fast and I’m like your shadow. I’m always up for cuddles and physical contact. I’m good with kids due to my gentle nature. I take a little while to warm up to other dogs but once I do there’s no turning back. If you can offer me a spot in your home you’ll never regret it!

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  • Rocky

    Arab x Mastiff
    8 weeks
    Male

    My name is Rocky and I am a gentle, loving, adventurous little boy.
    I love to run around the garden exploring with my brother and playing tug but I love a good snooze when I’ve had enough!
    I’m learning toilet training well and I’m very clever as I can sit for a treat and give my paw. At the moment I sleep outside but I like to come in for a snuggle in front of the TV.
    My beautiful eyes will melt you as I stare deep into your soul and listen to you talk to me. I’d love a home with lots of space and someone who has time for exercise and fun.
    If you think we would be a good fit, please contact my foster carer and we can arrange a visit.

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  • Shimmer

    Mastiff x
    8 weeks
    Female

    Hello, I'm Shimmer. I like to play a lot, with a little nap in between.
    My sister & I love to wrestle, the big dog that lives here keeps us in line though.
    I love a cuddle and I’m going to grow into a big strong girl. I love my food.
    I'll be ready to go to my new home in mid July.
    If you have a big yard and would like to meet me contact my carer or I'll be at the adoption day.

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  • Shine

    Mastiff x
    Female
    8 weeks

    Hello, I'm Shine. I'm a roly poly chubby puppy that you can't help but cuddle and fall in love with.
    I love to play, wrestle with my sister and chase the ball around.
    A big dog lives here and she does not scare me at all.
    I love my food and will grow into a big girl. I will be able to go to my new home in mid July.
    If you have a big yard and would like to meet me, contact my carer or I will be at the next adoption day!

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  • Spud

    Wolfhound x
    Male
    11 weeks

    Hey I'm Spud! I am very friendly little guy with lots of spirit! I love to jump and play, and be silly! I am very affectionate and I'm a quick learner. I need a little encouragement and patience to get things right but once I do you won't look back. I am learning so much every day! I love tug of war and playing with my brother Mash. I almost always use puppy pads inside but I will try to go outside if I have the opportunity.

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  • Sushi

    Mastif x
    9 weeks
    Female

    My name is Sushi and I’m the most gorgeous little girl.
    I can beat my brothers in a wrestling match easy.
    I have been sleeping snuggled in with my siblings. I am looking for a family who will do lots of things with me and I will need a big yard with lots of things to do as I’m a growing girl.
    Eating is the best part of the day.
    If you are looking for someone to be the centre of your world, I’m the girl for you.
    Please call my carer to come and meet me!

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  • Sweetie

    Sharpie x Staffy x
    Female
    8 weeks

    My name is sweetie, I am a happy and sweet just like my name and will fill your heart with joy.
    I love playing with all my fur brothers, sister and I’m great with kids. Love to run and play as much as I can then curl up for a snuggle.
    I’m crate training and will let you know when I’m ready to get up by banging on the door.
    I am doing my best with my toilet training and learning new commands.
    If you think a sweet thing like me like me is what your looking for, give my carer a call to meet me!

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  • Tia

    Husky x Shepherd
    Female
    5 years 10 months

    Hi I am Tia
    I am a very friendly excitable girl who loves pats and belly rubs! I know basic commands and enjoy playing with other dogs but I like one on one attention. I will be a great companion for your home but I love to just be around you, so a home where I can come inside with you is preferred. I am great with kids, but I like to chase birds and i'm not sure about cats. I do need to be exercised daily and I am on a diet.
    If you'd like to meet me, please contact my foster mum.

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