Ensure your pet has the best chance of coming home!

Right now, BARC is offering City of Greater Bendigo residents the best chance to be reunited with their lost pet. This special offer includes:

  • FREE dog and cat registrations for all new registrations for pets under the age of 12 months
  • FREE microchipping worth $40 when you register your pet
  • $5 pet ID tags

Don't wait until your pet goes missing! Email [email protected] or call (03) 5441 2209 to book an appointment, so we can help your pet find their way home to you as soon as possible.

BARC can also help you check your pet’s microchip and advise you which database it is registered with and if your contact details are correct, as well as advise on how to update your pet’s microchip details.

We are a caring family

Here at the Bendigo Animal Relief Centre (BARC) we are dedicated to providing a safe and caring temporary home for your lost or new best friend. We are constantly striving to create a community of responsible pet owners by providing support and information for all pets big and small.

BARC is both a pound and shelter assisting pet animals to be reunited with their owners, or find new homes. You can read more about how we operate on our about us page.

About us

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Interested in volunteering at the shelter?

The Bendigo Animal Relief Centre is always on the lookout for caring and loving people to be a part of our family through volunteering or practical student placement.

Interested in becoming a Foster Carer?

BARC is currently seeking applications from homes who are willing to foster animals. Fostering involves taking an animal into your home and caring for it just as you would your own, while they undergo required health or behavioural care to prepare them for adoption. You can download the Foster Carer Application form here. If successful, you will be required to sign the Foster Care Agreement which details the conditions of Foster Care. You can read the Foster Care Agreement here.