Adopt an Animal


Will You Be There?

Providing a forever home
Are you prepared to open your heart and home to a farmed animal? Our adoption program seeks to match the right animals with loving forever homes.

A Rewarding Experience

If you can you provide an animal with a place where they will have the company of their own kind, a place with adequate shelter for all seasons, and a place where they will be valued and cared for in sickness and in health, we’d love to hear from you!

IMPORTANT – Please Note Before You Apply

Have you researched what is involved in bringing a farmed animal into your heart and home? Do you have the means and the ability to cater to their specific needs? Please check out Open Sanctuary’s Animal Guides here for more information.

Other things to note:

  • We are located in Lancefield, Victoria, Australia. Unless under exceptional circumstances, we cannot rehome animals interstate. Please find for your nearest animal sanctuary here.
  • We cannot offer short term or foster care.
  • We cannot adopt to schools, childcare facilities, aged care homes or community groups.
  • We cannot adopt to properties that use any animals onsite for breeding, food or fibre.
  • You must be over 18 years old to apply.
  • Your details are held strictly confidential.

Please read our FAQ and register your interest below and you will receive an email with more information. Any questions, please call 0408 397 301 or email us.

Adoption FAQ

Why We Have an Adoption Program

Average Lifespans by Species

The Animals We Adopt

The Adoption Process

Adoptions Full

Animal Adoption Application

Please allow around 10 minutes to complete this form (shorter if you type fast). So we can get to know you better, you’ll be asked a series of questions along with supplying two personal references if you can. A PIC number (Property Identification Code) is required for anyone housing a farmed species or more than a total of 50 farmed bird species.

To apply for a PIC code click here

Contact Details

Animal Information

Your Property

To apply for a PIC number click here

Ongoing Care

Please note – in the unlikely event of your circumstances changing and you are no longer able to care for your adopted animals, you are advised to contact Edgar’s Mission in the first instance. The animals are to either be returned to Edgar’s Mission, or a suitable Edgar’s Mission approved home, they are not to be passed on to any third party without our consent.


A Final Request