Happy Tails

Stories from people who have adopted animals from the RSPCA. Meet some of the wonderful animals that have found their ‘forever homes’ throughout Australia.


Rose – Our Family Buddy

Rose, our new family dog adopted from the RSPCA, ready to go for a walk on her lead

Hi there RSPCA, I hope you like the pics of Rose (who we are calling Rosie as she seems to like that!). She is doing well with the two cats, they are rescue cats so we didn’t know what it would be like with a dog.


Oscar – My Little Friend

Oscar: My Little Friend - Oscar, a kitten adopted from the RSPCA, snuggles with his new family members

In November last year we adopted a 10 month old, black tag kitten. I’d just like to say a huge thank you! ‘Oscar’ is the most wonderful cat and my little friend.


Winston Finds His Happy Tale

Wiston Finds His Happy Tail - Winston the bulldog poses for a photo with his new family in front of a white picket fence

Winston was one of the most emaciated dogs RSPCA staff had ever seen. Found too weak to walk at Bribie Island in April, he has a new home and a beefy new figure.


Samantha & Goliath

Samantha and Goliath - A photo of Goliath, an adult long haired grey, white and brown dog laying in the sand at the beach

Hi RSPCA! You probably don’t remember me but my name is Samantha and me and my mum adopted the little dog called Goliath you guys had.


Barney’s Happy Tail

Barney's Happy Tail - A picture of barney, a white and grey kitten with a pink nose.

We are both cat people and had wanted to get a kitten since moving back to Brisbane from Canberra. We found Barney at the RSPCA shelter and it’s a match made in heaven.


Oliver’s Happy Tail

I adopted a seven week old Labrador cross Kelpie puppy from the Fairfield RSPCA shelter in QLD about three and a half years ago. He is black with gorgeous brown eyes…


Buddhah’s Story

Buddahs Story - A photo of Buddah the cat in his new home

I came into the shelter on Australia Day Monday with my boyfriend and saw a lovely cat in your shelter by the name of Buddah.


Sad Tails, Happy End

Sad Tails, Happy End - A poodle in bad shape after being rescued by the RSPCA from a puppy mill south of Brisbane

After myriad court cases and more than $1 million in veterinary treatment, more than 100 poodles seized from a puppy farm are looking at bright futures…


Adopt an animal and begin your own happy tail.

There are many beautiful animals available for adoption at RSPCA shelters. All have undergone vigorous health and temperament checks to ensure their suitability as pets. These animals deserve a second chance, so if you are considering purchasing a pet, please visit your local RSPCA shelter first.