A loving and caring temporary home for vulnerable animals
Our three shelters across South Australia – at Lonsdale (just south of Adelaide), Port Lincoln and Whyalla – care for thousands of injured, neglected, sick, surrendered and unwanted animals each year. Our shelters are a haven for animals that have been abandoned, lost, surrendered or have been victims of cruelty or neglect.
All RSPCA South Australia shelters promote, support and facilitate animal adoptions. We also have cats and kittens available for adoption at our PetVille Hillcrest store, along with selected Petbarn stores and veterinary clinics. You can see all our animals currently available for adoption here.
Please note that we do not currently offer veterinary and behavioural services to the general public.
If you wish to donate items to our shelters, you can find a full list of items we can and can’t accept here.
RSPCA Lonsdale Shelter
Located just south of Adelaide, RSPCA Lonsdale Shelter is our largest animal shelter in South Australia. We offer a full range of adoption services, a pet retail shop and dog and cat boarding. We also offer student placements and volunteer opportunities, and run an extensive foster care program from this site.
Our Lonsdale shelter is located at 25 Meyer Road, Lonsdale.
Please note, all potential adoptions will be required to go online to make an appointment to visit our Lonsdale shelter. Bookings can be made at bit.ly/RSPCA-adopt. Our pet retail shop remains open during the following hours.
10am – 4pm: Mondays – Fridays (please note: dog adoptions open 12pm – 4pm)
10am – 3pm: Weekends and public holidays
CLOSED: Christmas Day and Good Friday.
1300 4 777 22 (during opening hours)
RSPCA Stepney Headquarters
Our Stepney headquarters, located on Adelaide’s east side and offers plenty of volunteer opportunities.
Our Stepney headquarters is located at 16 Nelson Street, Stepney.
10am – 4pm: Weekdays
CLOSED: Weekends, Christmas Day and Good Friday.
1300 4 777 22 (during opening hours)
RSPCA Port Lincoln Animal Care Centre
Located on the Eyre Peninsula, our Port Lincoln Animal Care Centre is a regional hub servicing surrounding areas. We offer adoption services, cat boarding, and a pet retail shop on-site. We also run student placements, volunteer opportunities and a foster care program here.
Our Port Lincoln Animal Care Centre is located at 22 Windsor Avenue, Port Lincoln.
Please note, due to the current global pandemic, our Port Lincoln shelter is not open to the public and bookings are required for all adoptions.
9.00am – 12:00pm: Monday to Friday
CLOSED: Saturdays, Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day
(08) 8682 3016 (during opening hours)
RSPCA Whyalla Shelter
Located on the Eyre Peninsula’s east coast, our Whyalla Shelter is a regional hub servicing surrounding areas. We offer adoption services, dog and cat boarding, and a pet retail shop on-site. We also run volunteer opportunities and a foster care program here.
Our Whyalla shelter is located at 7 Cook Street, Whyalla Norrie.
Please note, due to the current global pandemic, our Whyalla shelter is not open to the public and bookings are required for all adoptions and boarding check ins.
8:00am – 4:00pm: Monday to Friday
8:30am – 2:30pm: Saturdays and public holidays
CLOSED: Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day
(08) 8644 0172 (during opening hours)
RSPCA PetVille Hillcrest
Located in Adelaide’s northeast, RSPCA PetVille Hillcrest is our first pet retail store. We offer cat and kittens for adoption, cat boarding, and pet supplies for animals of all breeds, shapes and sizes – including reptiles!
Want to shop from the comfort of your own home? Shop online at www.rspcapetville.com.
RSPCA PetVille Hillcrest is located at 345 North East Road, Hillcrest.
Please note, all potential adoptions will be required to go online to make an appointment. Bookings can be made at bit.ly/RSPCA-adopt. Our retail area remains open during the following hours.
9am – 6pm: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9am – 7pm: Thursdays
9am – 5pm: Saturdays
12pm – 4pm: Sundays
(08) 8266 6582 (during opening hours)