Best Friends Rescue is a non-profit group dedicated to saving the lives of dogs and cats in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. BFR is a team effort, made up of a wonderful group of dedicated foster care providers and volunteers.
Most of the animals in the care of Best Friends Rescue have been rescued from Death Row at council pounds, while others have been surrendered by owners who, for whatever reason, can no longer keep the animal.
Whilst the animals are waiting for their perfect and permanent family to come along, the animals are placed into approved volunteer foster care homes.
All animals are re-homed, regardless of how long it takes to find the perfect owner. Best Friends Rescue has a strict NO KILL policy.
Before being re-homed with a loving family, all dogs are vet checked, de-sexed, micro chipped, vaccinated, and are free from fleas, intestinal worm and heart worm. All vet paperwork for these procedures are supplied to the new adoptive owners.
An adoption fee applies to each animal to cover only the basic veterinary procedures, and each adoption goes out on a 21 day settling in period. This is not a trial, but in case of any unknown or unforeseen circumstances.
Donate to Best Friends Rescue QLD via Shout
The adoption process is as follows.
1. Please Apply here
2. Please include as much information as possible, ask questions in the comments section of the application.
3. All suitable applicants will be contacted via phone and given a phone interview.
4. After the phone interview we will make arrangements for you to meet the dog.
5. After meeting, and if all parties are agreeable, we will have a home inspection.
Here are some quick tips to make your APPLICATION stand out:
Include as many details as you can about your lifestyle, family, accommodation, and work. Here’s some first-hand feedback from our member rescue organisations about what they'd like to see in your applications:
🐱 Why would this animal suit your home? (This lets them know that you've read the pet’s bio and considered their personality vs. your lifestyle)
🐾 Details about your family
🏡 Is your home quiet/relaxed or loud/busy? (Particularly important for timid cats). Ask questions, to show your are interested in the animals ell being.
Add questions into the application.
Fill out the profiles of your current pets if you have any. Understanding the personality of resident cats and dogs will help rescue organisations or foster carers determine if the pet will adjust to your surroundings.
Remember to be respectful and kind in your enquiries. A simple greeting can go a long way! Behind that screen is a real hooman, who loves and cares for the pet you're enquiring about just as much as you will!
Be open and honest - rescues prefer having as much information as they can about potential adopters.