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 Stepney headquarters and 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.

RSPCA South Australia's Lonsdale shelter

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. 

Address

Our Lonsdale shelter is located at 25 Meyer Road, Lonsdale.

Opening hours

10am – 4pm: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (please note: dog adoptions open 12pm – 4pm)
10am – 2pm: Weekends and public holidays
CLOSED: Tuesdays, Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Contact

1300 4 777 22 (during opening hours)

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RSPCA Stepney Headquarters

Our Stepney headquarters, located on Adelaide’s east side and offers plenty of volunteer opportunities.

Address

Our Stepney headquarters is located at 16 Nelson Street, Stepney.

Opening hours

10am – 4pm: Weekdays
CLOSED: Weekends, Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Contact

1300 4 777 22 (during opening hours)

RSPCA Port Lincoln shelter

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.

Address

Our Port Lincoln Animal Care Centre is located at 22 Windsor Avenue, Port Lincoln.

Opening hours

9.30am – 5pm: Monday to Friday
9am – 12pm: Saturdays and public holidays
CLOSED: Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day

Contact

(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.

Address

Our Whyalla shelter is located at 7 Cook Street, Whyalla Norrie.

Opening hours

12pm – 4pm: Monday to Friday
10am – 12pm: Saturdays and public holidays
CLOSED: Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day

Contact

(08) 8644 0172 (during opening hours)
whyalla@rspcasa.org.au

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!

Address

RSPCA PetVille Hillcrest is located at 345 North East Road, Hillcrest.

Opening hours

9am – 6pm: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9am – 7pm: Thursdays
9am – 5pm: Saturdays
11am – 5pm: Sundays

Contact

(08) 8266 6582 (during opening hours)
petville@rspcasa.org.au