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FAQ 2017-07-27T11:36:41+00:00

FAQs

Can’t find what you’re looking for? 2019-07-19T10:32:19+00:00

Please email your enquiry to events@rspcaqld.org.au or call 07 3426 9943.

Please note that during the event you should contact the RSPCA Call Centre on 07 3426 9999.

I need to surrender my animal 2019-07-18T15:39:39+00:00

Big Adopt Out is not a surrender event and you cannot bring your animal to surrender. For further information regarding surrendering please see RSPCA Queensland website.

I’m about to go on holidays, can I still adopt? 2019-07-18T15:29:49+00:00

New animals take time to settle into their new homes and it is important that you have the time to spend with them after the adoption. If you are about to go on holiday, it is recommended that you wait until you return before adopting.

You are welcome to attend Big Adopt Out to gain further information from the Rescue Groups or RSPCA Qld on adopting.

What are the parking/transport/accessibility arrangements? 2019-07-18T15:26:56+00:00

Parking is available at the Brisbane Showgrounds (RNA) for $15/day, payable by cash or EFTPOS. Information regarding the parking at the event can be found on the RNA website here.

The best parking for the event is ‘The Pavilion Car Park’, which can be accessed via Gate 5 off O’Connell Terrace.

Map of Pavilion Car Park.

All aspects of the event and the parking are wheelchair accessible.

What about public transport?

If you plan to adopt an animal at Big Adopt Out it is recommended you travel via car as Brisbane public transport does not permit animals, other than service animals, to travel.

Alternatively you can prearrange transport with a Taxi or Ride Share service to transport you and your new family member home.

How much does it cost to adopt a dog or a cat? 2018-08-23T10:13:16+00:00

Adoption prices range from $99-$1100 however this is just an indication, all prices from all groups are different on the day. This price includes microchipping, desexing, vaccination and flea and worm treatments all up to date.

Can I adopt a dog on the day? 2016-08-12T13:26:12+00:00

Yes – the majority will be available to take home on the day, if you are ready.

Some of the Rescue Groups require a property check before being rehomed, but they will have signage to clearly indicate when this condition applies

Can I bring my dog along? 2019-07-18T15:32:30+00:00

If you are hoping to adopt another dog, you can bring your own dog to make sure they are a good fit. You can’t bring your dog into the event area, but Paws and Relax will be on-site (at the entrance to the event) to look after your dog while you browse. Our trained behavioural staff will conduct an introduction once you find your new family member.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to introduce your dog to a new cat, but our adoption team will be more than happy to provide lots of helpful advice about how to correctly introduce your new family members. It’s very important that your new cat is introduced correctly to your dog and in a safe home environment. Big Adopt Out is not a place to be doing these sensitive introductions.

Can I bring my cat along? 2019-07-18T15:33:13+00:00

Unfortunately, you can’t bring your cat to the event, but our wonderful adoption team will be more than happy to give you lots of helpful advice on how to introduce your newly adopted pet to your home cat or dog. It’s very important that your new dog or cat is introduced correctly to your home cat in a safe home environment. Big Adopt Out is not a place to be doing these sensitive introductions.

Do I need to bring a cat carrier or a dog collar or leash if I plan to adopt? 2017-07-22T13:19:15+00:00

You are welcome to bring these items should you already have them. However, we will have a large range available at the World for Pets store onsite at the event so that you can pick a suitable size for the animal you are adopting. The store will have everything you need for your new pet.

What if my adoptive cat or dog becomes ill when I get them home? 2018-07-06T13:25:38+00:00

You will need to contact the rescue group you adopted from directly and they will be able to assist you with ensuring the animal gets all the care it needs. It’s important you contact the rescue group from your paperwork as even though RSPCA QLD hosts the event, we only have information on the animals in our care and the other rescue groups will be best equipped to help you with any concerns you have about that particular animal.

What if my adopted pet does not work out? 2018-07-06T13:25:34+00:00

You will need to contact the rescue group you adopted from directly and they will be able to assist you with ensuring the animal gets all the care it needs. It’s important you contact the rescue group from your paperwork as even though RSPCA QLD hosts the event, we only have information on the animals in our care and the other rescue groups will be best equipped to help you with any concerns you have about that particular animal.

Where does the adoption money go? 2016-08-17T19:48:27+00:00

The adoption fee you pay on the day gets distributed back to the rescue group you adopted from.

What happens if it rains? 2016-08-17T19:48:12+00:00

Big Adopt Out will go ahead rain, hail or shine. The event site is undercover for your comfort.

Are there toilets available? 2016-08-17T19:48:04+00:00

Yes, there are public toilets available at the Brisbane Showgrounds.

Can my company sponsor Big Adopt Out? 2019-07-18T15:35:52+00:00

Absolutely! With thousands of visitors through the doors, it is a great event to promote your business and engage with RSPCA Queensland. Please contact Jake on 07 3426 9973 or jsullivan2@rspcaqld.org.au.

 

Can I volunteer to help? 2019-07-18T15:36:24+00:00

RSPCA QLD is always looking for event volunteers to help before and on the day. You can express interest in a volunteering role via volunteering@rspcaqld.org.au and they will be in touch with additional information and opportunities.

If you would like to be a Corporate Volunteer, you can contact partnerships@rspcaqld.org.au to discuss opportunities at RSPCA events.

Who organises Big Adopt Out? 2019-07-18T15:38:22+00:00

RSPCA Queensland organises the event on behalf of all the rescue groups.

Couldn’t find the information you wanted? Please email your enquiry to events@rspcaqld.org.au or call 07 3426 9943.

Please note during the event you should contact the RSPCA Call Centre 07 3426 9999.