Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Limited is a registered not-for-profit organization, established in April 2012. Based in Geelong, Victoria, GAR is run by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of unwanted animals. We are funded by the generous donations of animal welfare minded supporters.

Welcome to Geelong Animal Rescue.

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Mash & Petunia



Be a Cat Foster Carer! Calling all cat lovers!! We are in desperate need of loving foster homes for our felines in need. Everything is provided for your foster animal, all you are required to do is to care for them and help them find their forever families. email:

GAR at Dog Lovers Show!

We Have Partnered Up With Purr Central!

Purr-Central is a luxury cat hotel and a premier local boarding cattery for the Geelong, Melbourne and Surf Coast regions.
It is family owned and operated. Purr-Central is designed to the highest standards providing a safe and secure environment for your feline friend.
We feel privileged to have partnered with this wonderful facility! Our first foster is already adopted through Purr Central!
What a wonderful opportunity for felines in need!



GAR is a not for profit organisation that heavily relies on donations. We don’t have any paid workers, everyone is a volunteer! Every cent raised goes towards saving animals in need!

You can now donate using these simple steps:
– send an SMS that says GAR to 0437371371
– receive a reply with a link
– fill in your details and donate

Thank you for supporting GAR!

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Meet Barney!! Barney is a rambunctious 3 year old boxer cross. As you can imagine he is a typical boxer who just loves life to the fullest!
Barney is on the hunt for his forever home, and needs someone who understands dog behaviour, and is willing to give him plenty of stimulation and exercise daily.
This boy loves training and is very willing to learn! He has been working very hard on his social skills, both with his previous owners and also while in care with GAR. Barney attends regular group classes at Jimmy’s Dog Training to keep up with his social time as well.
Barney was originally adopted from GAWS but unfortunately wasn’t suited to a very busy household with small kids so he has ended up with us at GAR needing a fresh start! Because of this we think Barney is best suited to a home with no young children.
Barney needs a confident leader and a best friend to ensure he has a great future. He would be suitable as an only dog or would love an older calm pack member to be his friend and keep him company. He has been loving living in his foster home which is on property. In this time he has seen and ignored the livestock on the property without an issue. Barney also has had great off lead recall.
Barney is a happy boy, looking for a forever family to call his own. We’re looking forward to matching him with them very soon!
Barney is desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and up to date with flea and worm treatments.

M/chip # 956000008894666

If you would like to meet Barney, you can find our adoption application here:
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Gorgeous Barney hope you get your forever loving family very soon.

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Photographers We Need You!

If you are Geelong based and want to help the GAR furries find their future forever families then please get in touch with Maddison via email,, and show off some of your work!

You must of course have a big love for animals! As GAR is a volunteer based organisation all we can offer is lots of cuddles from our fur babies 🙂

Rescues to Date


GAR and GAWS are different!

Donations of Whiskas Needed!

GAR is in need of cat/kitten food donations! Please support the little ones and donate food!

Please contact Jane via email,,au for delivery details.

Thank you!

Rehabilitation Pens!

GAR was lucky enough to receive support from DEDJTR to build 4 rehabilitation pens.
These rehabilitation pens known as Project Bootcamp will House dogs that need additional training for correctable behavioural issues that go above the average training that foster carers alone can provide in their homes.
These pens will allow GAR to more effectively assess dogs that are coming in from pounds across Victoria in a safe and controlled environment to rehabilitate and re home safely into the community.
This will provide a viable alternative to euthanasia across council run pounds thereby increasing rehoming rates for animals who simply need someone to put in the time and care to help them be their best and safe selves.

GAR would like to thank DEDJTR for this amazing opportunity!

Goodwill Wine – For All Your Wine Needs


Goodwill Wine is dedicated to sourcing the best quality boutique wine from independent wineries across Australia. They are a licensed fundraiser and as a business made possible from the goodwill of others, pledges 50% of the profit (a minimum of $20 per case) from your purchase to the charity or non-profit organisation of your choice.

Goodwill Wine is a supporter of GAR. You will be saving many lives by ordering your wine through this company. So please visit our page on their website and order your Christmas wine or your wine for any other occasions!

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