The Warrnambool RSPCA centre has reported an increase in pet adoptions as people are forced to stay home amid coronavirus regulations.
Supervisor Tracey Patterson is delighted people are looking to adopt pets to keep them company during isolation.
"It's going gangbusters," she said.
"I put three dogs on the website and within an hour there was a bunch of enquiries.
"Animals that go online are going straight off. Cats who are usually overlooked are getting great views online which is absolutely fabulous.
"Adoptions have been super steady throughout this period."
Ms Patterson is not worried the centre will see pets surrendered once isolation is over.
"With dogs, we always recommend families be home to settle them in," she said.
"We always have a spike in the school holidays. We let people know how to settle their new pets into homes and also how to teach them to be alone at home.
"Now is the perfect opportunity to do that."
Over the past six weeks, Warrnambool RSPCA has adapted to numerous changes to comply with coronavirus regulations.
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Meanwhile, the Portland adoption centre was forced to close and all of the centre's animals were brought to Warrnambool.
"We've changed the adoption process to be over the phone now," Ms Patterson said.
"We take people out to the animal, leave them there, answer any questions and fill out the paperwork.
"We try to prioritise local adoptions as much as possible to limit travel.
"We recommend when people apply online to list a few animals they would like as often when we get to an application, their first choice is taken."
To find out more information and to view the animals up for adoption head to rspcavic.org/adoption
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