Frequently Asked Questions

Adoption fees

The adoption fee helps the Bendigo Animal Relief Centre to cover a small part of the cost to make sure each animal is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, health and behaviour checked to ensure it's ready to start a new and happy life.

Dogs
Senior Dog (7 years +) $100
Dog (6 months - 7 years) $380
Pup (up to 6months) $420
Cats
Senior Cats (7 years +) $50
Adult Cat (6 months - 7 years) $120
Kittens (up to 6 months) $170
Microchipping fees

The fees for having your pet microchipped are listed below.

All
Impound Animal $40
Private Animal $40
Reclaim fees

The fees for reclaiming your pet are listed below. Depending on the length of stay, pets may also incur an additional $50 vaccination fee

Dogs
1st day $30
Days 2-8 $100
Cats
1st day $30
Days 2-8 $100
Surrendering your pet

We understand that sometimes situations occur or life circumstances change and you may find you can no longer take care of your pet.

Dogs
All $40
Cats
All $20
Pet Exchange Register

From 1 July 2019, everyone who advertises a puppy, kitten, dog or cat for sale or give away in Victoria will need a source number from the Pet Exchange Register.

The BARC Pet Exchange Register source number is BR101544