Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc.
BIN or Source Number: RE115578
Melbourne Animal Rescue Incorporated (MAR) is a community foster care network that was founded in July 2010. We became a registered charity in March of 2015 MAR is made up of a network of volunteer foster carers who look after animals in their own homes until a suitable new owner is found. We have no central location (i.e. a shelter or head office), and we firmly believe in the foster care model. We rely on public donations and fundraising to enable us to keep rescuing animals. We take in cats and dogs that are surrendered by their owners, abandoned, and those on death row at Victorian Pounds. MAR is a “no-kill” organisation. This means that we go to great lengths to rehabilitate animals when they need it, instead of euthanising to save money or time. Animals that come to us can require extensive medical treatment, specialised diets, and, in the case of past neglect or abuse, emotional rehabilitation, which includes re-socialisation, behavioural modification and obedience training. We ensure that our animals are placed in a temporary foster home that will allow them to thrive (i.e. matching them with the lifestyle of the people, and personalities of existing pets in the foster home), and we carry that diligence through to the adoption process. All of our available pets have a full personality profile so you can find a pet that will suit your family perfectly.
Adoption Policy: StrictApplication Form completed (Dog Adoption Application), with as much detail as possible including any questions you have and information about existing pets Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reviews and contacts successful applicants within approx 3-5 days Meet and Greet and yard check with the dog/puppy is arranged at a convenient time for both the MAR representative/foster carer and potential adopter, including introductions to existing animals and all members of the potential home. If there are no issues, the dog/puppy is potentially able to stay at the home from this time for a 2 week trial period to ensure the match is compatible. Adoption form is filled in and adoption fee paid (refundable within the 2 week trial period) Adoption Pack including any relevant certificates and medical documentation is provided after the 2 week trial period.