CHRISTMAS is coming but there will be little to celebrate for many of the four-legged homeless this year at the Pearcedale RSPCA.
The peninsula shelter is bursting at the seams with dogs, like many shelters across the state, and has come up with a promotion to help find them new homes.
Throughout December, in an effort to rehome some and to make room for animals that are expected to arrive over the coming months, the RSPCA is running “mates rate”, where all adult dogs are available for $200.
An RSPCA spokesperson said that since the promotion started, there had been many adoptions across RSPCA shelters, but not many at Pearcedale.
RSPCA animal care team member Elise Bennell said the shelter had about 25 dogs, with about 14 behaviour and temperament tested and ready for adoption.
Bennell said some had been there for weeks so that expert staff can work with them and make sure they are ready to be rehomed, while others had arrived more recently and were waiting to find a family.
“It’s a great time for people to adopt, as holidays are a good time to settle in a new pet,” she said.
“It would be lovely to find some of these guys a new home before Christmas.”
The shelter, in Robinsons Road, Pearcedale, opens for adoptions 10am to 4pm daily.