Adopt from TEARS

Find the right fur-ever friend FOR YOU.

The Adoption Process

Find your new best friend in a few simple steps:

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Apply Online

Browse online or visit our cattery or kennels. Contact our Adoption Team via email or online form (below) and we'll be in touch!

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Come For A Visit

Book an appointment to visit the TEARS Shelter and meet our animals up for adoption. Our Adoption Team will spend time helping to match you with your perfect pet. 

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Home Check

We conduct a home check to ensure the safety of your new family member.

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Time to head home a hero. It might be the first home your new dog or cat has ever had. You’ve done a great thing.

TEARS adoptions are limited to the Western Cape, South Africa.

Not based in the Western Cape? Click here to find an animal shelter near you!


A TEARS adoption not only provides you with a new family member, it frees up a space for another dog or cat to be rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed.

Our Adoption Fee and what it covers

Adoption from TEARS Animal Rescue means changing lives. Your new companion will have been vet checked, tested, sterilised and microchipped. Our adoption fee of R950 helps us cover the costs of all the below.


Dog and Cat viewing and adoption hours:

Phone: 021 785 4482
Address: 4 Lekkerwater Road, Sunnydale

Viewing and adoptions from
10h00 – 15h00 (Tue – Sun)

Cat Adoption Questionnaire

Fill in the following form to apply

Dog Adoption Questionnaire

Fill in the following form to apply