A Little About Us

Pet Calendar

The 2016 Calendar will be available in the Fall. The Pet of the Month Contest is now closed until 2016.

Photo Gallery

We have a beautiful, spotless facility with full time staff, full of amazing animals ready to go to their forever homes. Please have a look!

In The News

Sep 01, 2015
By BideAwhile
We will be starting a new game of Chase the Ace on... Read More
Jul 30, 2015
By BideAwhile
Watch for us in the Natal Day Parade this year. We'... Read More

Chase the Ace was won on October 8, 2015 after only six weeks. The total winnings were $1514.00 and the lucky winner was Mike Phillips. We will be starting a new game at Pilots Pub soon - stay tuned.










At the very heart of Bide Awhile is the respect we have for our animal friends, and the value we put on our relationships with them. We believe that both human and animal lives are enhanced when they come together and because of this, we work hard to place animals in loving home environments.


Our mission:

  • Rescuing and caring for unwanted and abandoned animals.
  • Placing all our animals in suitable and caring homes.
  • Providing an environment free from the threat of unwarranted euthanasia.
  • Cultivating awareness, respect and appreciation for the animals whose world we share.
  • Vigorously promoting spaying and neutering.
  • Managing all our resources and contributions in a responsible manner       Read more


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Kismet and Jasper have been amazing companions.