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 here. Our pet retail shop is open during the following hours.
10am – 4pm: Mondays – Fridays
10am – 3pm: Weekends
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.
10.00am – 4:00pm: Monday to Friday
(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.
12:00pm – 4:00pm: Monday to Friday
10:00am – 12:00pm: Saturdays and public holidays
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 here. Our retail area is open during the following hours.
9am – 6pm: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9am – 7pm: Thursdays
9am – 5pm: Saturdays
12pm – 4pm: Sundays