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:

Jimmy’s Dog Training Family fun Day!

Family Fun Day is coming up! The date is set to be Sunday 25th of February at Jimmy’s Dog Training!
Raising money for GAR! All donations go towards helping each and every animal in care!
This year will be exciting with all the fun activities planned including a Dog Mud Run!
This is an on lead event for social dogs  

Come and have fun at the ranch!

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 Hopper!

Hopper is a playful, energetic, pocket rocket. Although she is an inside cat, Hopper spends her days running, jumping, climbing, hunting and playing with her toys and she doesn’t let her tiny size get in the way of an adventure. In the mornings she brings her toys to her foster humans so they know it’s time to play! When she finally runs out of steam she loves to eat and then flop on the couch for a good snuggle and nap.

Hopper lives with two adult cats, she loves to chase their tails and play wrestle so can get on their nerves sometimes, however as she grows she is learning to recognise when they have had enough of playtime.

Hopper is desexed, microchipped and up to date with vaccinations and flea and worm treatments.

If you think this little girl belongs in your family please apply!

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If you would like to meet Hopper, you can find our adoption Application here:
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Tracey Rollo I want 😍

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Hello Hopper, you gorgeous girl❤️! You sure are a little bundle of energy, and a very cute bundle at at that- you will have no trouble at all in finding your forever home, I’m sure- a home that will be so proud to share their hearts, love and plenty of cuddles, just for you❤️😊!

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She is gorgeous

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Pretty kitty 🐱❤️

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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


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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