Adoption Procedures

Before adopting an animal, please do research on the breed’s needs and behaviours.

The below is a guide line to the adoption procedure and is not the full procedure, please ask for a copy of the full adoption procedure from the SPCA Randburg reception desk.

Please take note of  SPCA Randburg’s  procedure if you would like to adopt. The adoption is not complicated but we do make sure that all procedures and paper work are done to our satisfaction and according to the APA (Animals protection act and the By-laws) and this is the best way to ensure that all our pets are homed to good, loving families. Should you have any queries regarding adoptions, please enquire at reception in person, or email us on or call us on 011-462 1610. Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.00pm Saturdays 8.00 am to 1.00 pm. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.

 We invite you to visit our kennels and see if there is a pet that you would consider adopting. If there is, please take note of the kennel number and inquire at the reception for further details. ( We ask everyone to please be patient in the reception area because we do get very busy and we try to attend to everyone as soon as possible )

With the adoption of kittens or puppies, there may be a longer waiting period of up to 21 days when they are admitted before reservations are made and/or pre-homes can be done. This is due to observation for potential diseases in the animals as they are more susceptible than the adult animals.

Please note: You will be asked to bring your existing pet/s into the SPCA for a compatibility test with your chosen adoption.

If the pet is available for adoption, our reception staff will reserve the pet for you there may be other reserves but you will still be able to put your name down as a reserve after. A pre-home form is to be completed, one of our Inspectors will inspect your premises by appointment to ensure that it is adequate and inline to the APA and by-laws for the pet you wish to adopt from the SPCA.

Please read the pre-home form  and adoption procedure which is handed to you when you visit to ensure the questions are completed correctly and legibly. No adoptions can be done on behalf of anyone and no collections can be done by a different party.

Pre-home inspections are only undertaken during working hours and the Inspector’s decision is final. We do not, under any circumstances, adopt dogs to families who do not have private gardens, whose property is not fully walled or who live in flats and cannot afford a private vet.

We cannot contravene the municipal by-laws by adopting into a home where there are already, or would be, too many animals.

Should your pre-home application be approved, you will have to come back to the SPCA Randburg within 48 hours to complete the documentation and pay the adoption fee.

Adoption Fee

The fee you are paying is for the sterilisation of the animal, the vaccinations, de-worming, an ID disc and lastly a micro chip. (Fees are subject to change without notice.)

All adoption procedures and adoption fees will not be negotiable.

Should the applicant fail to come back and complete the adoption procedure within 48 hours, the animal may be homed to the next interested party and you may not receive any refunds.

A post-home check will be done on the animal from time to time.

A R50.00 fee is charged for the pre-home check and will not be refundable on any grounds of approval or non-approval of the pre-home inspection

 (Please note, very important!)

Before any adoption is completed at the society, we require the following: ID or drivers licence, proof of residence in the form of a utility account, and if you reside in a complex or if you rent we require aN ORIGINAL signed letter from the body corporate or landlord stating that you are permitted to have an animal on the property. This is not negotiab

Please note we do not refund or “swap animals” for any adoption that doesn’t work out in the new home.

Thank you very much for considering to adopt from our SPCA. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.