The RSPCA Cairns Animal Care Centre rescues and re-homes animals from Far North Queensland. Animals come to the shelter from as far away at Townsville, Torres Strait, Weipa and Cooktown, and are rehomed to Cairns and surrounds.

Check out our animals available for adoption and apply to adopt online to express your interest. Our call centre is open for animal rescue and animal welfare complaints, please call 1300 ANIMAL (264 625)

In addition to adoptions we also offer boarding facilities for dogs and cats. 

Our boarding facilities are ideally located just 10 minutes drive from the Cairns international airport, and operate 7 days per week for just $30 per dog, per weeknight (any size) incl. food, bedding and exercise. Cat boarding costs $25 per weeknight for a standard cat condo and $30 per weeknight for the deluxe cat condo incl. food, bedding and exercise. There is a surcharge for public holidays and weekends of $10 for dogs and deluxe cat condos, and $5 for the standard cat condos. Check out of pets is 12 Noon or additional charges apply. Check in is between 12pm and 4pm Monday - Saturday, and 12pm - 2pm on Sunday. No refunds on early checkouts or transfer and animals must be up to date with vaccinations (no exceptions). All peak periods Christmas/ New Year, Easter, school holidays to be paid in full at time of booking and minimum boarding periods apply. All other times a $30 non refundable deposit is required to secure the booking. See our full boarding facilities terms and conditions.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the latest news, events, special offers and promotions from our shelter, please visit our Cairns Facebook page