Welcome to

Cairns Animal Rescue Inc

Cairns Animal Rescue was established in 2019. Since our inception, our group of passionate volunteers have managed to assist over 1,200 dogs, through rehoming and medical care.

We are here to assist dogs in need across North Queensland, from the Torres Straits in the North, to as far south as Charters Towers.

We are a dedicated group of volunteers who provide the highest level of care in a foster home environment, allowing us to assess each animal and ensure they meet their perfect forever family.

Our foster dogs join our own dogs, cats and children and become immersed in our family – helping them become a great family member for you!

Adopting a rescue dog is a very rewarding experience. Not only are you gaining a new family member, but you’re rescuing an animal from less-than-ideal circumstances.

We like to think they appreciate their new family more when they’re a rescue. 

White Bone

Interested in Adopting? Here’s how it works.

Animal Enters Care

When an animal comes into our care, they often need some extra TLC and medications. We provide a nurturing environment to rebuild their health and strength, while assessing their interactions with people and other pets.

Vet Visit

All animals visit our vet for a health check, microchip and their vaccinations. All dogs are wormed and treated with flea and tick medications. Adoption fees include desexing of your pet, vaccinations and an ID microchip.

Register Interest

We’ll start to advertise the animals on our Facebook page and begin taking your enquiries. These rescue dogs need a loving family and a suitable home environment. You can register your interest online by completing the form.

Adopting your pet

Once we have accepted your expression of interest, you may complete the adoption form online. Congratulations on the addition to your family! Adopting a pet is a big commitment, we have provided some useful information for you.

Follow Us

We always get very attached to our foster-babies, and love nothing more than to receive updates of their new life.

Tag us in your posts with #cairnsanimalrescue

Our Success Stories

Success Story - Darby


Success Story - Sandy


Success Story - Sage


Useful Information

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve put together a list of our most frequently asked questions. Of course, if this doesn’t answer your question, contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Dog Training

Our friends at Cairns Canine School provide an excellent training program at the Cairns Showgrounds. From puppy pre-school through to level 3 obedience training.

Friends of Cairns Animal Rescue

Cairns Animal Rescue are a volunteer-based, not-for-profit organisation. We are supported by these wonderful businesses and appreciate their ongoing support.

Balaclava Veterinary Surgery Logo
Dogtainers Logo
Petbarn Cairns Logo
Roar Gourmet Pet Treats Logo
Focus'd Media Studios Logo

Foster Carer’s Needed

Have you got room in your heart and home?

We are in need of foster-carers for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Foster Caring is very rewarding!