Our Boarding Kennel Redevelopment

Animal Aid is undergoing some exciting changes at our facility in Coldstream with Stage 1 building works of its long awaited dog kennel boarding facility well underway.

The foundations are in and the slab almost down and it won’t be long before the structure starts to take some shape. This development was only made possible by donors who had left a special gift in their will to support our work well into the future.

This new facility will feature additional specialty built, climate controlled indoor kennels which will allow Animal Aid to provide a wide range of care options to existing and new customers.

The services hub includes a state of the art grooming facility providing additional scope to expand existing grooming services.

Animal Aid receives no regular government funding and relies on income generated from our animal services and fundraising efforts to support our welfare mission. The additional revenue created from our new boarding facilities will go back into delivering our services to support people and animals in need.


Watch this space for future updates on the progress of the development. If you would like further information on how to leave a gift in your will to support Animal Aid please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (03) 8756 1336

Animal Aid Events

Events Dog walking group

Animal Aid Annual Trivia Night

Saturday 17th June 2017


A great fun night for all with games, live auction, raffle, silent auction and heaps of prizes to be won With Funky Bunch Trivia hosts Griff Macey & Ryan Coffey
6.30pm for 7.00pm start Karralyka Centre, Mines Road Ringwood. Tickets $35 ea. Tables of 10 or shared tables. Tickets include platter of dips, bread, nibbles and pizza at each table. For further information or prize donation enquires call (03) 8756 1335


Proudly supported by

maroondah  bendigo 
 dominos  karralyka

Ride for the Animals 2017

Animal Aid 2017 Ride for the Animals

Enjoy cycling either solo or with a group? Love a challenge? Then this is an opportunity not to be missed!

The 2017 Ride for the Animals, Sunday 23 April 2017.

Participants in the Ride will travel through some of the state's most beautiful countryside and at the same time will greatly support Animal Aid to care for animals in need.

The 95 kilometre bicycle ride starts at Animal Aid in Sale and finishes at Animal Aid Bairnsdale. Cyclists can participate in the event in one of five ways:

  • as an individual
  • part of a team – family, friends and/or colleagues
  • student participation
  • part of a relay team of three – each riding a 30 k leg of the route
  • to complete the first 30k leg only

Animal Aid cares for around 6,000 animals each year, giving every one of them the opportunity of a second chance by finding a loving, safe home. Receiving no Government funding to operate, the organisation depends on the generosity and support of the broader community.

The Ride will not only raise awareness of the work undertaken by Animal Aid but with the assistance of the participants and the broader community our goal is to raise $30,000 to support our work. For further information call (03) 8756 1335; to register and start fundraising (link to Go Fundraise) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register now!

Proudly supported by

bendigo  wellington 
 east gippsland  sub4


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Puppy Preschool and Dog Training at Animal Aid

Give your pup the best start

Animal Aid’s dog trainer is here to give you the tools needed to teach your dog skills for life.

Puppy pre-school is a must, it is an opportunity to give your puppy the best start and to help them grow up into a happy and social dog.

From the age of 8-16 weeks your dog is in a critical period, your puppy is absorbing everything and these experiences, both good and bad, stay with them for life. By beginning your dog’s training during this early developmental stage you are setting them up with right tools to navigate their way through meeting new people, meeting other dogs, new surfaces, different noises and more.

Animal Aid’s puppy pre-school covers socialisation, basic obedience, curbing behavioural issues early, reward-based training and dog health.

Animal Aid will be runs Puppy Preschool every month of the year.

Animal Aid’s Puppy pre-school is $90 for 4 weeks.

If you’d like to know more or want to enrol your puppy please call Animal Aid on (03) 9739 0300.

Training for life

Puppy pre-school gives your pup the foundational life skills it needs to grow up into a happy and social dog. As your pup gets older it will begin to explore its surroundings more and test the boundaries. It is at this point that ongoing training will strengthen the bond between you and your dog, improve communication between you and your dog and help to minimise any budding behavioural problems.

Animal Aid’s 10 week group classes are designed to help you better understand your dog so your dog is willing and happy to work with you long into the future.

Animal Aid’s Group Obedience Program is $210 for 10 weeks.

Animal Aid’s Group Obedience Program is a great follow-on from Puppy Pre-school. If you’d like to know more or to enrol your dog call Animal Aid on

(03) 9739 0300.

Community Events supporting Animal Aid

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Dog Walking Group

First Saturday, Every Month!

You can support Animal Aid AND exercise your dog at the same time by participating in the walking group organised by Animal Aid supporters.

On the first Saturday of each month, a group meets at a designated point along the Warburton Rail Trail for a walk to help raise funds for shelter animals in need of special veterinary care. Everybody is welcome, whether a dog owner or not. All walks are suitable for prams and strollers, although it can be a little rough in some places. All dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. The walk lasts for approximately 2 hours.

Meeting points for 2017

Saturday 6 May LAUNCHING PLACE towards Woori Yallock (Melway Ref 287 H6)
Meet in car park beside Launching Place Hotel on the Warburton Hwy

Saturday 3 June WOORI YALLOCK towards Launching Place (Melway Ref 286 E10)
Meet at the Warburton Rail Trail parking lot at the end of Symes Rd, across from the playground.


Make sure you bring “doggie” bags for those clean-up tasks, morning tea, for self and dog, drinking water for dog.

Meeting time is 9.30 am;  walk starts at 10.00 am. Registration fee of $5 goes to the Animal Aid special surgery fund to help dogs in need of surgical procedures.