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.
Animal Aid Events
Animal Aid's annual Pet Picnic at Lillydale Lake, is a fantastic fun filled event for the whole family, friends, colleagues and of course pets. There is plenty to see and do and at the same time you will be supporting the work of Animal Aid to care for over 6,000 animals that come through our doors each year.
Please save the date and come on down and join the Animal Aid team and celebrate the special part pet's play in our lives.
Sunday 26 March 2017 11 am – 3 pm
Proudly supported by:
Bendigo Bank: Wandin Seville Community Bank®
Yarra Ranges Council
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:
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.
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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
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 1 April GRUYERE towards Seville East (Melway Ref 285 G5)
Saturday 6 May LAUNCHING PLACE towards Woori Yallock (Melway Ref 287 H6)
Saturday 3 June WOORI YALLOCK towards Launching Place (Melway Ref 286 E10)
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.