THE Lost Dogs’ Home is calling on Victorians to open their hearts and homes to dogs as capacity has officially hit its North Melbourne and Cranbourne shelters.
Dog adoption fee will be reduced for a week from Friday 12 August.
The home’s spokesperson Suzana Talevski said although winter was usually a slower time for adoptions, there appeared to be several reasons for more dogs being available for adoption this year.
‘’It appears it’s a combination of the winter chill keeping people away, the rising cost of living and the owners no longer having the time to care for their animals. We currently have more than 50 dogs ready for adoption with more arriving every day,’’ Talevski said.
The home says the main five reasons people surrender their pets are: No longer able or willing to care for this animal; can no longer afford to care for the animal; moving to where no pets are allowed; no time for their animal; behaviour issues of their dog.