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


Register Your Interest

* Required

Please confirm the species you are interested in adopting, and how many. (Please note we do not currently have any hens, alpacas, cows, donkeys, rabbits or horses for adoption).