Our vet bills are thousands of dollars each month for desexing, vaccination, medications and other necessary care for our dogs. We have a great need for monetary donations. Any amount you can afford, no matter how small will be greatly appreciated. Donations are tax deductible! 

There are several ways to donate:

  • Make a deposit to our Newcastle Permanent bank account at any branch or use internet banking to do an online funds transfer to:
    BSB: 650 000
    Account: 986245302
    Account Name: Dog Rescue Newcastle
  • Make a recurring weekly, fortnightly or monthly donation to our bank account (account number above). Online banking websites and apps allow you to easily set up a repeating transaction to send the same amount to our bank account as often as you like, such as weekly, fortnightly or monthly. If you don’t do online banking ask at your bank branch and they will be able to set up a recurring transaction for you.
  • Use PayPal (secure website) to make a one-off or monthly donation using your credit card or bank account. You don’t need to have a PayPal account. Just click on the Donate button below:
  • Use GiveNow (secure website) to make a one-off or monthly donation using your credit card or bank account.

Donate to DRN using GiveNow

  • Payroll Deduction. Ask your employer to transfer a few dollars from each of your pays to our bank account (see option 1 above for our bank account). Download our brochure for details.
  • Mail a cheque written to “Dog Rescue Newcastle” to P. O. Box 7061, Redhead NSW 2290.
  • Leave us a bequest (legacy) in your will. Refer to our Bequests page for details or ask your solicitor to contact us.

Please send us an email after you donate if you would like a tax receipt or Certificate of Appreciation.

Our Charitable Fundraising Number (CFN) is 21652.

Donate Dog and Cat Supplies

We are always in need of all sorts of necessities such as puppy milk, puppy, dog and cat food, flea and worm treatments, kennels, beds, leads, collars, harnesses, toys, etc. If you see any of these items on sale, please consider purchasing some to donate to us. If we can receive these items as donations then we don’t have to use our limited funds to buy them and we can reserve our money to pay our vets.

Clam shell pools make great outdoor dog beds and refreshing baths for dogs on a hot day. Children’s foam, fold out chairs/beds make good dog beds. Baby gates and playpens come in handy.

You sometimes see these put out for disposal on council rubbish pick-up days or Op-Shops. Pick them up for us if you can.

Anything which can be used for bedding: old blankets, sheets, towels, etc.

Knitting wool and fabric which our volunteers can turn into dog coats and blankets.

Donation Bins Locations

We have dog and cat supplies donation bins in these locations:


  • Kotara – Westfield, Woolworths (near the bottle shop)
  • Kotara – Pet Barn
  • Adamstown – Petstock
  • The Junction – Coles
  • Newcastle – Marketown, Woolworths
  • Newcastle West – Pet Barn
  • Mayfield – MDRE Real Estate, 151a Maitland Rd
  • Warabrook – Woolworths
  • Beresfield – Woolworths/Food for Less, Cnr Lawson & Newton Streets
  • Fletcher – Coles


  • Charlestown – Charlestown Square, Coles
  • Glendale – Woolworths
  • Mount Hutton – Lake Macquarie Fair, Woolworths
  • Warners Bay – Petstock
  • Warners Bay – Pet Barn
  • Belmont – Belmont Citi Centre, Coles
  • Belmont north – Anipet pet shop
  • Swansea – Woolworths
  • Toronto – Coles


  • Heatherbrae – Petstock
  • Raymond Terrace – Centro Plaza, Woolworths
  • Medowie – Coles
  • Medowie – Woolworths
  • Salamander Bay – Coles
  • Tanilba Bay – Coles
  • Taylor’s Beach – PetQuarters


  • East Maitland – Pet Barn
  • Rutherford – PetQuarters
  • Rutherford – Pet Barn
  • Thornton – PetQuarters
  • Aberglassyn – Woolworths
  • Cessnock – Coles
  • Singleton – Coles


  • San Remo – Northlakes Shopping Ctr, Coles

If your item won’t fit in the bin or is too valuable, or you don’t have a donation bin near you, please send us an email telling us where you are and we’ll reply with a nearer drop off point. If you can’t deliver to us, we may be able to arrange to pick up from you.

Ritchies IGA Community Benefit Card Program

Dog Rescue Newcastle is participating in Ritchies IGA Community Benefit Card Program. So every time you shop at IGA and present your card, IGA will make a donation to DRN. To help us out:

  • Ask for a free Ritchies Community Benefit Card or keyring at your IGA supermarket or liquor store.
  • Write “Dog Rescue Newcastle” to be the recipient of your benefits.
  • Every time you present your card at Ritchies IGA, they will donate a percentage of what you spend to DRN and it won’t cost you anything.

More info about the program and store locations.

Open an Account at Beyond Bank

When you open an account with Beyond Bank, you get high interest, personal service, no fees, and Dog Rescue Newcastle gets a donation. It costs you nothing and it helps us out. Read details online, phone or drop in to a branch (Hamilton, Glendale, Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, and East Maitland).

Buy DRN Wine

DRN has teamed up with Goodwill Wines to offer 14 different varieties of DRN labelled wine with profits helping us to pay our vet bills. Prices are extremely reasonable. So why not purchase some of these fine wines and feel good about helping us save lives. Click here to order.

Get 10% Discount on Pet Insurance and help DRN

Worried about vet bills? Have you been considering pet insurance? You can get a 10% discount off Petsecure pet insurance and support Dog Rescue Newcastle when you quote promo code RESC14 when you ensure your pet.

Visit for more information. Ring 1300 855 160 for more info, get a quote or sign up. If you order by phone you get a FREE custom engraved designer pet tag. So call 1300 855 160 to get your pet covered. Remember to quote promo code RESC14 to get your 10% discount.