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Paws up for volunteers in pet shelters, rescues, and homes

Paws up for volunteers in pet shelters, rescues, and homes

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 17 – 23 May 2021 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: 17 May 2021: During Australia's largest annual celebration of volunteers, the  Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards recognises and applauds the hardworking volunteers and rescue...

Dr. Anne Quain shares her personal thoughts on being a judge 

Dr. Anne Quain shares her personal thoughts on being a judge 

Dr Anne Quain calls herself an Animal Welfare Veterinarian but she is way more.  Anne is a veterinary lecturer, author, and carer of one three-legged cat called Hero adopted from a Sydney cat shelter, Cat Protection Society NSW. She is a Diplomate in Animal Welfare...

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Pet Adoption & Foster Stories

Inspiring and heartwarming stories of successful pet adoption and fostering from all over Australia.

Kate and Bella

We have a young Pomeranian who is very lively and last year we decided to get a dog that wasn’t too big and had a little less energy. After searching through various rescue shelters, we finally found Bella at the Blacktown Animal Holding Facility. The staff and...
Nola

Emma and Nola, QLD

We became foster carers for Happy Tails Rescue based in South East Queensland and NSW. I met Nola when I picked her up from the Gold Coast. We were told that she was surrendered to the pound due to a marriage breakup. We also found out after her vet check that she...

Tango

Our 2018 Winner of the Outstanding Rescue Group category, SAFE Inc, share this wonderful heart-warming story of Tango the Labradoodle who was surrendered to SAFE Karratha, flew with Jetpets to Adelaide where he has settled in with his new family, Robin, Steve, Charlie...

Hildy & Benny, Sylvester and Gracie

Growing up in Germany we always had at least one family dog. It was therefore always clear to me that one day I would own a dog again. I was very excited when we found a dog-friendly house to rent! Even before we could move into the new house I started to look at...

Lorraine and Lucy, NSW

Last year one of our dogs, a Cairn Terrier ‘Jaimie’, died and left a hole in our family. We organised with a friend who works at the Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter to meet with an American Staffy ‘Daisy’ that no-one was interested in and had been at the shelter for a...

John and Tilly, NSW

John shares his heartwarming story of adopting Tilly. When I lost my beautiful Tenterfield Terrier, Max, to cancer, I thought I never thought I would find another to fill his place. He left a huge hole in my heart as he was my constant and loyal companion. I was...

Bella and Roo

Bella of NSW shares the story of her rescue dog, Roo. Roo was the runt of a 14 pup litter and contracted parvo at about 6 weeks old. She survived, but at the cost of her most vital socialisation period. When I adopted her, she still had other medical issues and...
Winner of the Advocate® People's Rescue Story Jason Vallas and Diesel. Photo: Jason Vallas

Jason and Diesel

Jason of Victoria shares the story of Diesel, his transformation from 'dangerous' dog to therapy dog. Jason and Diesel fell in love at first sight.  It was meant to be that somehow they were to be together.  Diesel is an American  Staffy cross Ridgeback that was...

Lisa and Watson

Lisa of Victoria shares the story of Watson, the rescue Koolie. We adopted Watson the Koolie at 14 weeks old. She was a beautiful, clever puppy but such an anxious mess. She was so scared of all the other dogs in puppy school she would hide and snarl, and she couldn't...

Lisa and Mia

Lisa of Tasmania shares the story of her rescue Norwegian Forest cat called Mia. I feel in love with a photo of a Norwegian Forest cat, especially her huge eyes, on the Just Cats Tasmania Facebook page. Mia had been found under a shed with her kittens and was...

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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