Geelong Animal Rescue GAR Limited is a registered not-for-profit organization, established in April 2012. Based in Geelong, Victoria, GAR is run by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of unwanted animals. We are funded by the generous donations of animal welfare minded supporters. Welcome to Geelong Animal Rescue. Nala Hi I’m Nala! I'm the sweetest little long hair girl, I’m very affectionate and love my cuddles!! I’m very vocal, and I don’t like being alone so there must be another cat in my forever home for me to play with! In my foster home I’ve been living with 2 resident cats, two teenagers, my little brother and a sausage dog! I’m toilet trained, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatment and I’ve been desexed and microchipped. Read More Viktor Hi, my name is Viktor and I am a 6 year old male American Staffy. I may look tough but I am a real softy. I am a really good boy at home and have impeccable manners. I wait patiently until I am allowed to eat my dinner, I ask before getting up on the sofa (unless my blanket is already up there then I know it’s fair game) and I wait at the door when it is time... Read More Obie Hi my names Obie, I’m a 3 year old Staffy cross. GAR busted me out of the pound just in time, I was scheduled to be euthanised due to being an escape artist. Being the athlete that I am, I’m very good at jumping high fences.  I’m an affectionate high energy very toy-driven kind of guy. I have had training whilst in foster care so have learnt how to calmly walk on a lead and will love going on walks with my... Read More

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VIKTOR : MALE – AM STAFF - 5 YEARS & 11 MONTHS OLD - $400
Hi, my name is Viktor and I am a 6 year old male American Staffy. I may look tough but I am a real softy. I am a really good boy at home and have impeccable manners. I wait patiently until I am allowed to eat my dinner, I ask before getting up on the sofa (unless my blanket is already up there then I know it’s fair game) and I wait at the door when it is time for a walk. I would never dream of going potty in the house and am very gentle when taking treats. I also don’t dig unless I find something smelly on the beach and I’m generally very quiet.
I am a very anxious dog and I have found that burning off some of this energy really helps me. I need at least two walks a day, one of which off lead where I can do my fav things like chasing balls and sticks! I enjoy travelling in the car and sit quietly in the middle back seat so I can see peer through the windscreen and see where we are off to. I am used to being involved in everything my foster family does and am very rarely on my own (especially now that they are working from home). Like all dogs, I don’t like spending lots of time alone and it is important that my new family are with me as much as possible. I am happy to be left for short periods though and will just chill out until my family is home. I will thrive in a calm household. I can be quite anxious around strangers so it is important that I am introduced to new people in a calm manner. I cannot go to a family with young children.
I walk well on the lead although I have been known to pull when I am excited. I have excellent off lead obedience. I used to be very reactive to other dogs but I have calmed down a lot. I can be with other dogs off lead if we are introduced properly and if they are extremely calm (and always under the supervision of my foster parents). I still react to other dogs running up to me or dogs that are too excitable, so my foster family find nice quiet areas for me to play where there aren’t too many other animals. Because of my history, I need to be the only pet at home.
There are a few other things you should know about me. I have a very sensitive tummy so I can’t have too many different treats and I need to eat the same food everyday (my favourite thing in the world is boiled chicken!). I also have seasonal allergies that make me sore and very itchy! I have the occasional Cytopoint injection to keep these allergies at bay. Speaking of injections, I also need Cartrophen injections every 6 weeks to keep my joints functioning well. I have had a number of operations (two TPLOs, an ulna osteotomy and two surgeries for elbow dysplasia) which means I am very prone to arthritis. I have quite the medical history!
My ideal family has lots of love (I’m a fan of cuddles) and time to give and a large garden for me to play in. Boy, do I love to play! I am really quite strong and like to play rough so I’m best around older children only (small children make me anxious). I would love my new family to be active as I love getting out and about! I adore playing in water and have recently learnt that I can swim! I also love playing fetch and have got very good at it! I’m just a fun-loving guy!
Viktor is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments.
You can apply to adopt via the link below 👇

www.geelonganimalrescue.org.au/animals/viktor/
MCHIP 956000005377383
SOURCE RE100238
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VIKTOR :  MALE – AM STAFF - 5 YEARS & 11 MONTHS OLD - $400
Hi, my name is Viktor and I am a 6 year old male American Staffy. I may look tough but I am a real softy. I am a really good boy at home and have impeccable manners. I wait patiently until I am allowed to eat my dinner, I ask before getting up on the sofa (unless my blanket is already up there then I know it’s fair game) and I wait at the door when it is time for a walk. I would never dream of going potty in the house and am very gentle when taking treats. I also don’t dig unless I find something smelly on the beach and I’m generally very quiet.
I am a very anxious dog and I have found that burning off some of this energy really helps me. I need at least two walks a day, one of which off lead where I can do my fav things like chasing balls and sticks! I enjoy travelling in the car and sit quietly in the middle back seat so I can see peer through the windscreen and see where we are off to. I am used to being involved in everything my foster family does and am very rarely on my own (especially now that they are working from home). Like all dogs, I don’t like spending lots of time alone and it is important that my new family are with me as much as possible. I am happy to be left for short periods though and will just chill out until my family is home. I will thrive in a calm household. I can be quite anxious around strangers so it is important that I am introduced to new people in a calm manner. I cannot go to a family with young children.
I walk well on the lead although I have been known to pull when I am excited. I have excellent off lead obedience. I used to be very reactive to other dogs but I have calmed down a lot. I can be with other dogs off lead if we are introduced properly and if they are extremely calm (and always under the supervision of my foster parents). I still react to other dogs running up to me or dogs that are too excitable, so my foster family find nice quiet areas for me to play where there aren’t too many other animals. Because of my history, I need to be the only pet at home.
There are a few other things you should know about me. I have a very sensitive tummy so I can’t have too many different treats and I need to eat the same food everyday (my favourite thing in the world is boiled chicken!). I also have seasonal allergies that make me sore and very itchy! I have the occasional Cytopoint injection to keep these allergies at bay. Speaking of injections, I also need Cartrophen injections every 6 weeks to keep my joints functioning well. I have had a number of operations (two TPLOs, an ulna osteotomy and two surgeries for elbow dysplasia) which means I am very prone to arthritis. I have quite the medical history!
My ideal family has lots of love (I’m a fan of cuddles) and time to give and a large garden for me to play in. Boy, do I love to play! I am really quite strong and like to play rough so I’m best around older children only (small children make me anxious). I would love my new family to be active as I love getting out and about! I adore playing in water and have recently learnt that I can swim! I also love playing fetch and have got very good at it! I’m just a fun-loving guy!
Viktor is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments. 
You can apply to adopt via the link below 👇 

https://www.geelonganimalrescue.org.au/animals/viktor/
MCHIP 956000005377383
SOURCE RE100238

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Good luck shared

Chloe Barlow 😍😍

Good luck gorgeous sweet boy!

Hope you find your perfect home Victor. Good luck!

What a beautiful boy

Hoping for the perfect forever family for this gorgeous boy, a family who ensures he gets his every need met. 🧡💛🧡

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22 hours ago

A huge shout out to Lachlan at Wallingtons WRG and our resident superstar Freya for the creation of our new 'About GAR' 4 min video. Take a peek when you have a moment to spare! ... Read MoreSee Less

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Beautiful work Freya O'Connell 🥰

Awesome work Freya O'Connell ! And Darby of course... he hates the camera 😂🤣

F

Hats of to everyone at GAR, you are all super stars🥰

I wish people really understood th costs of rescue. As someone who has volunteered for so many from Geelong, Melbourne and Ballarat there is never a 'profit' of working in rescue. An adoption fee is never going to cover all the expenses within rescue. Some animals have so many extra needs whether it be vet costs or behavioural work to even boarding and one-on-one work and specific housing needs. To all who claim rescues pricing for adoption is too high look at their vet bills- they're rarely ever not in the red. Thank you to all the amazing GAR team, volunteers, foster carers and fundraisers helping all animals in need 💕

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2 weeks ago

2021 was a big year for us all. Amidst a global pandemic GAR passed 1800 rescues, 29,000 followers on facebook and spent $84,000 on vets, food & registrations!
We could not accomplish any of our goals without the support and generosity of you all, our wonderful supporters.
One such incredible human is Anh Nguyen. Anh has been supporting GAR since 2017, adopted his darling GAR baby Pepper in 2020, has fundraised at his tennis club for GAR, and also dedicated a few of his birthdays to raising funds for GAR via social media campaigns. A true unsung hero!
Anh & Pepper are featured here out for a Sunday drive!
Our sincere gratitude to you all, and wishing you a wonderful & safe 2022!
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2021 was a big year for us all. Amidst a global pandemic GAR passed 1800 rescues, 29,000 followers on facebook and spent $84,000 on vets, food & registrations!
We could not accomplish any of our goals without the support and generosity of you all, our wonderful supporters.
One such incredible human is Anh Nguyen. Anh has been supporting GAR since 2017, adopted his darling GAR baby Pepper in 2020, has fundraised at his tennis club for GAR, and also dedicated a few of his birthdays to raising funds for GAR via social media campaigns. A true unsung hero!
Anh & Pepper are featured here out for a Sunday drive! 
Our sincere gratitude to you all, and wishing you a wonderful & safe 2022!

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Well done, guys! Please keep doing this amazing work you do! Go Ahn, go Pepper!

The only thing that I don’t understand is why GAR would sell dead animal body parts outside Bunnings to raise money for helping animals???? Not even a veggie option???

Photo bomb!😆

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VIKTOR :  MALE – AM STAFF - 5 YEARS & 11 MONTHS OLD - $400
Hi, my name is Viktor and I am a 6 year old male American Staffy. I may look tough but I am a real softy. I am a really good boy at home and have impeccable manners. I wait patiently until I am allowed to eat my dinner, I ask before getting up on the sofa (unless my blanket is already up there then I know it’s fair game) and I wait at the door when it is time for a walk. I would never dream of going potty in the house and am very gentle when taking treats. I also don’t dig unless I find something smelly on the beach and I’m generally very quiet.
I am a very anxious dog and I have found that burning off some of this energy really helps me. I need at least two walks a day, one of which off lead where I can do my fav things like chasing balls and sticks! I enjoy travelling in the car and sit quietly in the middle back seat so I can see peer through the windscreen and see where we are off to. I am used to being involved in everything my foster family does and am very rarely on my own (especially now that they are working from home). Like all dogs, I don’t like spending lots of time alone and it is important that my new family are with me as much as possible. I am happy to be left for short periods though and will just chill out until my family is home. I will thrive in a calm household. I can be quite anxious around strangers so it is important that I am introduced to new people in a calm manner. I cannot go to a family with young children.
I walk well on the lead although I have been known to pull when I am excited. I have excellent off lead obedience. I used to be very reactive to other dogs but I have calmed down a lot. I can be with other dogs off lead if we are introduced properly and if they are extremely calm (and always under the supervision of my foster parents). I still react to other dogs running up to me or dogs that are too excitable, so my foster family find nice quiet areas for me to play where there aren’t too many other animals. Because of my history, I need to be the only pet at home.
There are a few other things you should know about me. I have a very sensitive tummy so I can’t have too many different treats and I need to eat the same food everyday (my favourite thing in the world is boiled chicken!). I also have seasonal allergies that make me sore and very itchy! I have the occasional Cytopoint injection to keep these allergies at bay. Speaking of injections, I also need Cartrophen injections every 6 weeks to keep my joints functioning well. I have had a number of operations (two TPLOs, an ulna osteotomy and two surgeries for elbow dysplasia) which means I am very prone to arthritis. I have quite the medical history!
My ideal family has lots of love (I’m a fan of cuddles) and time to give and a large garden for me to play in. Boy, do I love to play! I am really quite strong and like to play rough so I’m best around older children only (small children make me anxious). I would love my new family to be active as I love getting out and about! I adore playing in water and have recently learnt that I can swim! I also love playing fetch and have got very good at it! I’m just a fun-loving guy!
Viktor is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments. 
You can apply to adopt via the link below 👇 

https://www.geelonganimalrescue.org.au/animals/viktor/
MCHIP 956000005377383
SOURCE RE100238
16 hours ago

VIKTOR : MALE – AM STAFF - 5 YEARS & 11 MONTHS OLD - $400
Hi, my name is Viktor and I am a 6 year old male American Staffy. I may look tough but I am a real softy. I am a really good boy at home and have impeccable manners. I wait patiently until I am allowed to eat my dinner, I ask before getting up on the sofa (unless my blanket is already up there then I know it’s fair game) and I wait at the door when it is time for a walk. I would never dream of going potty in the house and am very gentle when taking treats. I also don’t dig unless I find something smelly on the beach and I’m generally very quiet.
I am a very anxious dog and I have found that burning off some of this energy really helps me. I need at least two walks a day, one of which off lead where I can do my fav things like chasing balls and sticks! I enjoy travelling in the car and sit quietly in the middle back seat so I can see peer through the windscreen and see where we are off to. I am used to being involved in everything my foster family does and am very rarely on my own (especially now that they are working from home). Like all dogs, I don’t like spending lots of time alone and it is important that my new family are with me as much as possible. I am happy to be left for short periods though and will just chill out until my family is home. I will thrive in a calm household. I can be quite anxious around strangers so it is important that I am introduced to new people in a calm manner. I cannot go to a family with young children.
I walk well on the lead although I have been known to pull when I am excited. I have excellent off lead obedience. I used to be very reactive to other dogs but I have calmed down a lot. I can be with other dogs off lead if we are introduced properly and if they are extremely calm (and always under the supervision of my foster parents). I still react to other dogs running up to me or dogs that are too excitable, so my foster family find nice quiet areas for me to play where there aren’t too many other animals. Because of my history, I need to be the only pet at home.
There are a few other things you should know about me. I have a very sensitive tummy so I can’t have too many different treats and I need to eat the same food everyday (my favourite thing in the world is boiled chicken!). I also have seasonal allergies that make me sore and very itchy! I have the occasional Cytopoint injection to keep these allergies at bay. Speaking of injections, I also need Cartrophen injections every 6 weeks to keep my joints functioning well. I have had a number of operations (two TPLOs, an ulna osteotomy and two surgeries for elbow dysplasia) which means I am very prone to arthritis. I have quite the medical history!
My ideal family has lots of love (I’m a fan of cuddles) and time to give and a large garden for me to play in. Boy, do I love to play! I am really quite strong and like to play rough so I’m best around older children only (small children make me anxious). I would love my new family to be active as I love getting out and about! I adore playing in water and have recently learnt that I can swim! I also love playing fetch and have got very good at it! I’m just a fun-loving guy!
Viktor is desexed, microchipped, up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments.
You can apply to adopt via the link below 👇

www.geelonganimalrescue.org.au/animals/viktor/
MCHIP 956000005377383
SOURCE RE100238
... Read MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Good luck shared

Chloe Barlow 😍😍

Good luck gorgeous sweet boy!

Hope you find your perfect home Victor. Good luck!

What a beautiful boy

Hoping for the perfect forever family for this gorgeous boy, a family who ensures he gets his every need met. 🧡💛🧡

View more comments

22 hours ago

A huge shout out to Lachlan at Wallingtons WRG and our resident superstar Freya for the creation of our new 'About GAR' 4 min video. Take a peek when you have a moment to spare! ... Read MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Beautiful work Freya O'Connell 🥰

Awesome work Freya O'Connell ! And Darby of course... he hates the camera 😂🤣

F

Hats of to everyone at GAR, you are all super stars🥰

I wish people really understood th costs of rescue. As someone who has volunteered for so many from Geelong, Melbourne and Ballarat there is never a 'profit' of working in rescue. An adoption fee is never going to cover all the expenses within rescue. Some animals have so many extra needs whether it be vet costs or behavioural work to even boarding and one-on-one work and specific housing needs. To all who claim rescues pricing for adoption is too high look at their vet bills- they're rarely ever not in the red. Thank you to all the amazing GAR team, volunteers, foster carers and fundraisers helping all animals in need 💕

View more comments

2021 was a big year for us all. Amidst a global pandemic GAR passed 1800 rescues, 29,000 followers on facebook and spent $84,000 on vets, food & registrations!
We could not accomplish any of our goals without the support and generosity of you all, our wonderful supporters.
One such incredible human is Anh Nguyen. Anh has been supporting GAR since 2017, adopted his darling GAR baby Pepper in 2020, has fundraised at his tennis club for GAR, and also dedicated a few of his birthdays to raising funds for GAR via social media campaigns. A true unsung hero!
Anh & Pepper are featured here out for a Sunday drive! 
Our sincere gratitude to you all, and wishing you a wonderful & safe 2022!
2 weeks ago

2021 was a big year for us all. Amidst a global pandemic GAR passed 1800 rescues, 29,000 followers on facebook and spent $84,000 on vets, food & registrations!
We could not accomplish any of our goals without the support and generosity of you all, our wonderful supporters.
One such incredible human is Anh Nguyen. Anh has been supporting GAR since 2017, adopted his darling GAR baby Pepper in 2020, has fundraised at his tennis club for GAR, and also dedicated a few of his birthdays to raising funds for GAR via social media campaigns. A true unsung hero!
Anh & Pepper are featured here out for a Sunday drive!
Our sincere gratitude to you all, and wishing you a wonderful & safe 2022!
... Read MoreSee Less

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Well done, guys! Please keep doing this amazing work you do! Go Ahn, go Pepper!

The only thing that I don’t understand is why GAR would sell dead animal body parts outside Bunnings to raise money for helping animals???? Not even a veggie option???

Photo bomb!😆

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