Dog Adoption Zone


Upstairs - Gallery level


9:30am – 5pm daily.

Click to view Rescue Groups exhibiting

Every homeless Dog deserves the opportunity to find a loving, well-suited home for life and this event’s zone is bigger, better and furrier than ever!

The Dog Adoption Zone was a unique opportunity to learn all about Dog adoption with experts on hand at the show and dozens of Rescue Groups exhibiting. Visitors discovered whether Dog adoption was right for them, what’s involved, how to find a suitable Dog and how to start the process. The Rescue Groups who joined us at the 2018 show can be seen here.

The 2018 Dog Adoption Zone returned with twice as many Rescue Groups and a dedicated Dog Adoption Stage to help educate and inform Dog lovers about the world of Dog adoption, as well as to help visitors find their next fur-baby.

We are committed to raising awareness for adoption and substantially increasing the number of abandoned and homeless Dogs placed in loving homes. By allowing hundreds of shelters to exhibit at the Dog Lovers Show since 2013 we have helped 2,000+ Dogs in need to find loving, well-suited homes.

Thanks to your the 2018 Melbourne Show helped contribute to improving the lives of many more Dogs like never before, so encourage you to spread the word and help us promote this important initiative.

Visitors were unable to actually adopt a Dog at the Show, but they were provided with all the right information and contacts needed to make informed decisions. Qualified staff were also on-hand at the Show advising visitors of all the nearest shelters to their home as well as Dogs that were available to adopt of which were suitable for their family and lifestyle. Most of the exhibitors participating in the Dog Adoption Zone brought Dogs along to the Show that were available for adoption– so you were able to meet many Dogs up for adoption at the event.