Scruffer Lovers Inc.

Scruffer Lovers Inc.

We’re a 100% volunteer Adelaide based dog rescue.

Looking to help out?


Scruffer Lovers Inc.

We’re a 100% volunteer Adelaide based dog rescue.

Looking to help out?


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Apply to Adopt

There are three steps to applying to adopt one of our dogs!

  • Check the listings below.
  • If the dog you want isn’t on these listings, then wait until they are available.
  • Complete our application form.

  • We will send you an email with further instructions.

What happens after you apply?

  • Wait to hear from us!
  • Because we’re such a small team, we can’t always notify everyone if you are unsuccessful – sometimes we get 30, 50 or 100 applications we have to sort through (per dog!). And we adopt out multiple dogs a week.
  • That said, we’re working on new ways to keep you updated, so watch this space!

Our Available Dogs



Looking to foster? Wow, thank you!

Just fill out our Foster Carer application by hitting the button link below!

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Scruffer Lovers is a small team, so we’re always looking for more volunteers!

And we might surprise you with the range of areas where we love a helping hand.

If any of these volunteer opportunities sound like they might be up your alley, fill out our volunteer application. 🥳️


Volunteers are the heart of Scruffer Lovers. We couldn’t save our dogs without our amazing volunteers!

– Julie, Scruffer Lovers Volunteer

The Scruffer Lovers team truly cares about dogs, and puts rescue before their own needs, every day.

– Nikki, Scruffer Lovers Volunteer

Volunteer Roles Available Now

Click on the title to find out more about each role!

IT, Multimedia and tech

We’re always keen for help with web development, design, graphic design, tech support or other related IT stuff!

Covid-19 Marshall

Assist as Covid-19 Marshall for events where pawssible. 🐾

Property Checks

Visit prospective carer/adopter homes and conduct full yard check for safety and essential needs of our dogs.


Data entry, maintenance and management + systems & processes! Fun!


Getting quality photos of our dogs up for adoption is something we are eternally grateful for!


Assisting with transport of animals, goodies and supplies. This can be in Adelaide, part of Adelaide or regional South Australia.

Ambassador or Events

Assisting with events or providing unique expertise in our public relations, whether that means planning and hosting events or seeking out opportunities for Scruffer Lovers to grow our platform – so that we can save more dogs!

Foster Carer Coordinator

Our Foster Carer Co-ordinators do what it says on the box! Co-ordinating foster carers to ensure best care of animals and happy carers. We look for experienced foster carers who can keep up to date with how our at times 60+ foster carers are going with their dogs.

Social Media Support

Creation of content for our online presence + scheduling & supporter engagement.

Fundraisers & Fundraiser Coordinator

We are a 100% volunteer rescue, and rely fully on generous donations and fundraising in order to rescue as many dogs as pawssible. If you have a knack for fundraising, or even can be our fundraising coordinator, get in touch!


You’re amazing! There are plenty of ways you can donate to us…

Bank Transfer

We love bank transfers, well, we love any donations! Bank transfers are a wonderful choice. They’re quick, and the sooner we receive donations the sooner we can pay off vet bills and the like!


Account Number

Beyond Bank Australia

Account Name
Scruffer Lovers Inc

To donate with Paypal, you can choose how much to donate and whether it’s a once off or ongoing donation.

Just hit the button below and you will be taken to the secure Paypal website where you can finalise your donation!

$20 per month
Super Suppawter Subscription

Want to be a Super Suppawter for Scruffer Lovers? We would LOVE that! You can use a credit, debit or Paypal account by hitting the button below. Cancel at any time! And the best bit of course, it’s tax deductible.

Thanks for looking into donating goods to us, every little item donated makes a huge difference.

Local Adelaide Wishlist

  • Soft toys
  • Interactive toys
  • Beds
  • Crates
  • Food bins
  • Puppy pads
  • Dog jackets
  • Leads
  • Harnesses
  • Collars

Amazon Wishlist

We’re still setting up our Amazon Wishlist, so watch this space for when we have it ready.

That means you’ll be able to order direct from Amazon to send to us!

Coming Soon

Gift Cards

Well you’ve got to love technology, hey?

You can buy any gift card online and just provide us the code on the card so that we can redeem it!

Shop Gift Cards

Request a Tax-Deductible Receipt

Looking for a Tax-Deductible DGR receipt for a donation you made? Just fill out this form. This form can be used to request a receipt for any kind of donation, bank transfer, Paypal, cash, or goods. We will be in touch with your receipt as soon as possible!

Surrender a Dog

While we wish we could take every dog that needs to be rehomed, we often are restricted by our resources – foster carers and funding.

But if you have a dog in need of a new home, please still fill out the application by hitting the button below.

a Dog