Fairfield Council gives 15 local families the opportunity to adopt a dog for free

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone with his dog Sandy. Picture: Simon Bennett
Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone with his dog Sandy. Picture: Simon Bennett

A chance to give a dog a second chance and the opportunity to bring joy into the home was too good to refuse for Fairfield Council who are giving 15 local families the opportunity to adopt a dog for free during March. 

Mayor Frank Carbone announced the adoption initiative at last night’s council meeting and coincides with 2018 being the Year of the Dog in the Lunar calendar.

“This initiative will be a win for the dogs and a win for families. It gives a dog a second chance at a bright future with a loving family. It also gives families the chance to experience the enjoyment of owning a dog and welcoming it into their lives,” mayor Carbone said.

“Although dog ownership comes with responsibility, for committed owners the rewards can be great. Pets are often a great addition to many families. They a can be good company as well as being good for our general health and wellbeing.”

Although dog ownership comes with responsibility, for committed owners the rewards can be great.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone

To be eligible for the offer, applicants must live in Fairfield.

Council will then select the successful applicants and they will be matched by the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home (SDCH)  with an appropriate dog whose breed and temperament meet their needs.

SDCH has been working with Fairfield Council since 2016 to reunite and rehome lost and abandoned pets found in the Fairfield area.

Currently, they have a range of dogs available for adoption including:

  • Zeppelin: A friendly, playful American Staffy who is seeking a couch to kick up his paws on and call home.
  • Sasha: A nine-year-old staffy who loves people and is quick to say a friendly hello to everyone she meets.
Second chance: Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone with his dog Sandy with Stuart Paine (with Valentino) and Renae Jackson (with Mr Fox) from Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. Picture: Simon Bennett

Second chance: Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone with his dog Sandy with Stuart Paine (with Valentino) and Renae Jackson (with Mr Fox) from Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. Picture: Simon Bennett

All dogs who are adopted under thr program will be vaccinated, microchipped, desexed, de-flead and de-wormed.

They will also undergo full health and behaviour assessments by SDCH's vet and animal care teams. 

“We want local families to have a pet and be responsible in having a pet,” mayor Carbone said.

“Through this program we want to give dogs a second chance and at the same time make families really happy.”

  • To register your interest call: 9725 0872.