Adopting A Pet

Adopting a pet is a wonderful choice and owning a pet can be one of the most rewarding experiences. At AWS PE, we believe that owning a pet is a life-time commitment and it is important to choose a pet that matches your personality and fits in with your lifestyle. We pride ourselves on being able to match adoptable pets with potential owners so that both end up having a real happily ever after story!

Adoption Procedure

See some of our adoptable pets on Facebook!

Adoption rules and fees

All cats and dogs that are adopted from AWS PE will be:
- sterilised to prevent them from having any unwanted kittens/puppies
- vaccinated to safeguard them from contracting diseases such as distemper/parvovirus/snuffles
- dewormed to assist in the elimination of internal parasites
- defleaed (via deflea spray or dipping) to ensure that there are no external parasites

Dogs and puppies will also receive a form of identification - AWS PE numbered ID tag and collar. If you adopt a puppy or a kitten, our office staff will make a sterilisation booking for your pet on the day that you adopt. Your puppy or kitten will be sterilised by our very experienced in-house veterinarian.

Responsible pet ownership is very important to us and in keeping with the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro's Municipal Bylaws, we require that your current pets are all sterilised before you will be allowed to adopt. Our inspector will also do a homecheck to ensure that you can provide a safe and secure home environment for a pet. We don't adopt out pets as safety measures, AWS PE adopted pets are family!

From 1 April 2022, all adopted pets will also be microchipped! There is no added cost, your adoption fee will cover the microchipping.

Adoption fees

Puppies and adult dogs - R900 per puppy/adult dog
Kittens - R650 per kitten
Adult cats - R500 per adult cat

Please download our Adoption Booklet which will provide detailed information on our adoption procedure, policies and fees. Once you have read through it and feel ready to adopt, please visit our shelter to meet our wonderful animals!