Adoption Process


Photo credit: Fuzzy Beast Studio

Maggie's Rescue is not an animal shelter. We care for animals through our network of foster homes. Our FOSTER TO ADOPT program has been designed to create a nurturing and loving temporary home for animals in need until a permanent home is found.  This mean some pets are going through a transitioning process that may not be ready for adoption. Therefore not all pets in our care are shown on Maggie's website for adoption.

Matching the right person to the right pet is paramount at Maggie's Rescue. Therefore, please follow our Adoption Process below to find your purrfect pet.

STEP 1 - Find

Browse the cats and dogs we have available via the cat and dog for adoption links below.

STEP 2 - Apply

If you’re interested in a particular pet, click on the “ADOPT ME" button when you’ve selected a pet that you like. This will take you to the Adoption Enquiry Form.

We ask all people looking to adopt to fill out an enquiry form. Your pet is a Maggie’s Pet for Life, please consider this before adopting.

STEP 3 -  Meet and Greet

We will then organise a time for you to meet with the foster carer and the pet you are interested in adopting. Maggie’s wants this to be a good experience for you, and we will occasionally suggest a different cat or dog as your situation may not meet the needs of the individual pet.

Please note, at times we receive a large volume of adoption requests for the same pet. Therefore, if you have not heard back from us in a week, the pet has probably found their forever home. But dont stop looking, we have lots of animals who need a forever home.

STEP 4 - Two Week Trial & Transfer

All our pets leave for their new homes on a two week trial. At the end of this period we will transfer the microchip to your details and the adoption is complete. To finalise the adoption please fill out the Adoptee Pack below:


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