300 animals will fill Brisbane’s exhibition centre and you could go home with one of them

RSPCA Pop Up Adoption drive

Been looking for all the reasons why you should finally get a pet but never seem to get around to it? Well, tomorrow is the perfect opportunity. Over 300 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens from across the state will be available for adoption tomorrow at the RSPCA Queensland’s pop-up adoption event in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Back for its sixth year, the Society’s largest animal rehoming event will see cats up for adoption for $150 and dogs for $250. And if you’ve got your heart set on raising a pet from a young age, you can also adopt a kitten for $245 and a puppy for $499. Animals from All Breeds Canine Rescue, Happy Tails Animal Rescue, QLD Staffy & Am Staff Rescue and Friends of the Hound will also be available for adoption on the day. It’s going to be pet central!

RSPCA Qld Pop-Up Adoption Drive cat
‘Bagel’ will be available tomorrow for adoption.

Got some questions you need answered before you adopt? You’re in luck! There will be RSPCA stalls, information stands, demonstrations and food stalls on the day. Representatives from RSPCA departments including the Inspectorate, Veterinary Services and Foster Care and Volunteering will also be there to answer any of your questions or give you advice.

RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty said the event was a great opportunity to see a large number of pets in one place and seek advice or information about adopting.

He said they were “thrilled” that this year’s pop-up adoption event would also coincide with the opening day of Lifeline Bookfest, which will run at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre until January 27.

RSPCA Pop Up Adoption
‘Piper’ will also be available for adoption tomorrow.

“It will be a great day out for all and we can’t wait to see you there and help you find your forever pet,” Mr Beatty said.

He said all cats and dogs come microchipped, vaccinated and desexed.

Due to Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre regulations, you are unable to bring your current pets to the event. But fear not – there will be adoption staff on the day to provide you with advice and resources to help introduce your furry new addition to your pet at home.

The event will run from 9am-2pm tomorrow at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and entry is just a gold coin donation. To make tomorrow’s process a little faster, you can pre-register to adopt here. There is parking available at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from $15, otherwise the South Brisbane train station is a 300 metre walk from the venue.

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Jess is a journalist who grew up on the Sunshine Coast before relocating to Sydney to finish her final years of schooling and then returning to Brisbane for university. Her passions lay in food and drink, event and entertainment editorial pieces and she enjoys keeping up to date with all things Brisbane. She credits her dedication, passion and love for journalism to her time spent in Gladstone as a cadet journalist – what she considers her most valuable experience in the field to date. On her days off (which are rare) you will find her with an almond chai latte in one hand and a book in another while probably still answering her work emails