I am small scale, and all the animals I take on live in my home with my family and I.
As a veterinary nurse and breeder, I feel I am responsible to rescue, to give back to the animals and the community, and use my time and skill to help those who need it. All of my dogs go to new homes desexed, irrespective of their background.
I am registered with PIAA (Pet Industry Association of Australia) I was awarded their breeder of excellence award year finalising 2016, and you're welcome to contact for verification. I have been fully audited, and records are available. I hold an ABN, and certificate IV in veterinary nursing, along with bird and reptile licence.
All dogs rehomed go to their new families microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated, with heart worm injection given (if surrender is of age). Full blood tests (biochemistry, haematology, electrolytes) are carried out on the dogs prior to desexing and rehoming, and these records are provided. When they go to their new homes, supplied is first bag of food, range of toys, collar, harness, lead, bed, etc (carrier/crate provided for transport or those that are crate trained).
Detailed records are proved with care and guidance information. Behaviour is assessed, and dogs are only available to suitable families in reference to breed specific requirements, individual behaviour and traits, along with grooming, housing and exercise needs. Complimentary vet check after rehoming is also offered by my vet.
All dogs rehomed, reside in my home until rehomed. Other nurses from different clinics, have aided in foster caring in case of emergencies, though this is rare.
All cats and kittens rehomed are microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated. If of age and weight, they will be desexed, otherwise contract/voucher included to be desexed by 6 months of age.
Supplies with adoption cats will vary, depending on who they're being adopted through.
My clinic provides first bag of food, and carry box to take home.
Cats and kittens are generally housed and adopted through the clinic, though I aid in finding homes for them.
Nurses will foster those that are young/being bottle fed, or injured.
All birds are only available to suitable homes, with experience required in most cases.
Detailed care and information packs are provided, along with suitable diet (pellets in most cases, lorikeet dry etc).
Stray rabbits often come in, though without a wide outreach for bunnies in the past, most of these are handed to other rescue groups.
Ongoing after care is very important, staying in touch to ensure families and pets are getting what they need, and heartwarming photos and visits, which make it all worthwhile.