PetRescue’s animal welfare principles
Find out more about our position on some of the key and controversial animal welfare issues in Australia, and the solutions we’re promoting to create a future where every rescue pet finds a loving home. PetRescue’s animal welfare principles
Safe & Sound Pounds
PetRescue is working to make the pound a safe and sound place for all lost and homeless pets. We’re giving Australia's pounds the basic tools they need to implement effective life-saving adoption programs and help animals throughout the impoundment journey.
- About the Safe & Sound Pounds program
- How to make your own pound safe & sound
- Is your pound on the safe & sound list?
Help for pet seekers
Looking to adopt a pet? Here you’ll find all you need to get your pet search started. We give you all the reasons why adoption is the best option, explain who’s who in rescue and show you how to use the PetRescue website.
Help for pet owners
You might find these articles helpful if: you’ve adopted and need some tips on how to bond with and train your new pet; you need to rehome your pet; or, you want some advice on finding a pet-friendly rental.
- General information
- Short or long term foster care
- Help! I need to rehome my pet
- Do you speak dog?
- Do you speak cat?
If your lifestyle doesn’t suit adoption right now, or you have space for just one more pet, fostering is a great way to help homeless pets, help your community and enjoy all the unconditional love a rescue pet brings.
Lost or found a pet?
What should you do if the unthinkable happens and your dog or cat goes missing? And what if you find a lost dog, cat or stray cat family? Here are some useful tips and advice to help you reunite the family.
The PetRescue Post is our free monthly newsletter where we share our latest animal welfare news, myth-busting articles, research, adoption campaigns and some warm and fuzzy Happy Tails. Check it out.
Meet some of the happy adopters and adorable adoptees who found their best friend through the PetRescue website and discovered the joy of unconditional love.
We’re always looking for creative ways to raise the profile of rescue pets and promote the adoption option. See what we’ve been broadcasting on behalf of the little guys.