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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We are in urgent need of wet & dry food, flea & worm treatments, bowls & leads, as well as dog beds. Please donate by contacting Jane on 0435 933 325. Thank you

Be a Foster Carer! Open your heart and home and make a difference to the lives of abandoned companion animals. email:

**WE WANT YOU!** We are now at capacity with animals and are being asked to take on more every day! We can only save as many lives as we have foster carers! We need people who are willing to open up their home to cats, kittens and medium to large breed dogs.

GARfest, Saturday, 16th July!


GARfest is a fundraising music festival for the Geelong Animal Rescue (GAR) to be held at The Barwon Club on Saturday the 16th of July. GARfest aims to raise funds for the Geelong Animal Rescue through ticket sales and through a raffle and silent auction to be held at the event.

GARfest boasts an excellent lineup of eighteen of Geelong’s best bands and musicians, who will perform across two stages from 5pm to midnight. There will be a prize for the best animal-themed costume on the night, so we urge people to see this as an opportunity to dress up and have a lot of fun.

Presale tickets are available via oztix  and they will be $15 at the door.

Please see the GARfest Facebook page ( or website ( for more information. We hope to see you there!

Our excellent lineup is as follows:

Imogen Brough, The Kite Machine, Famous Will, Audemia, Formiles, Modern Divide, Von Stache, Dec McKinnon and the Knockabouts, For Pluto, Bound by Hound, Crum Town Radio, Alchemy Inc., Jessey Jackson, Princess Planet and the Perfect Gentleman, Tom Walker, Steve Thew, Deijah, Devilmonkey

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Frank ~ 2 Yr Old American Staffy X ~ $400

Hi my name is Frankie and I am a 2 year old American Staffy X. This means I have a boofhead, lots of muscles and am very strong. But do not let my strength fool you because I am a real softy, a bit of a sook and just want to love and be loved. I am very food orientated so am easy to train and I respond to sit, stay, come, stop, gentle, & no, I will also sit and stay before you allow me to eat my meal or come inside. I really want to be with you as much as possible inside the house or outside, I have slept inside and as long as I can get out, I do not have any accidents but I will also sleep outside under cover, or in my kennel. I am a great alarm clock as I will cry at the door/window at 8am every morning as that is my time to come in and cuddle with my foster carer on the bed.

I am very affectionate and really want to make you happy, I just need to know what you want me to do. I am a teenager so sometimes can be a little “needy/annoying” as I want as many pats, cuddles, scratches as I can get but I also respond to an open hand that says “enough” or a spray bottle (I am really scared of water). I love to play catch, chase the ball, tug-a-war, chew my toys, get belly scratches and go for a walk-but I like to explore so I prefer a longer lead, if I am on a short lead I tend to pull a bit to sniff but if you use a halti I will be gentle & not pull & l ways look back to ensure you are there. I like a lot of chew toys and am a soft chewer but will eventually get through it, I do not touch washing on the line but if something falls off in the wind, or you leave shoes on the ground, then I figure what is on the ground is my toy to chew-but quickly stop if caught and told off.

I have been tested with a kitten and was intrigued by it, shown no interest with cats we meet and I am generally friendly with other dogs we meet, and I have lived with dogs before, but I am best suited to an only dog home as my last brother and I used to fight over our food. I am a bit intense so if another dog shows aggression I do tend to respond so need to be carefully monitored when meeting new animals.

I have no real bad habits as I do not dig, bark or jump but I am able to jump a 1.8m fence so I need to be watched closely for the 1st couple of days to give me time to get over my fear of change and settle into my new home, but as soon as I know it is my new home, and trust you will not desert me, I really want to stay there with you.

If you are looking for a best friend and companion then maybe I am the one for you. I would love to meet you, and am sure you will love me once you meet me.

Frank is wormed, flead, vaccinated, microchipped and desexed.

M/Chip# 982000402868046

If you would like to meet Frank, you can find our Adoption application here:
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Sue LeeI have asked you to help me rehome my little Lucy-u have never answered my msgs-or offered any support for me or Lucy-please can u help!!!!

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Catherine DillonMatthew Dillon do we know anybody that would adopt Frank? He's awesome!!

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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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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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eBay Auction


GAR is currently running an eBay auction. All proceeds from this auction will go towards saving more precious lives! Please have a look at what we have on offer; you might find something that you would like to give away or keep it yourself. All purchased items can be picked up from Highton in Geelong if you want to avoid paying for postage.
So please visit our page, spread the word, share with your friends and family.

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