Keeping pets at home with Home2Home 🏡
Home2Home is a program designed to empower a pet owner to find a new home for their pet, helping to slow the flow of pets entering rescue.
With an estimated 100,000* pets being killed in Australian pounds annually, it’s imperative for us as a pet-loving community to take measures to:
- keep pets out of the pound system
- support rescues in their work saving the most vulnerable pets and those in need of urgent help
- offer a safe alternative to Gumtree or Marketplace sites
PetRescue's Home2Home program is designed to keep pets out of an unsafe system and support their adoption journey from their current home, directly into their new home.
With so many pets facing an uncertain future in pounds, Home2Home placements create opportunities to keep pets out of the system
This can free up space in rescue organisations for vulnerable pets who don’t have a safe home to rely on, including pets in danger of being killed in pounds, and those at risk in their community.
Having to give up a pet is a heartbreaking and distressing situation for any pet owner. Home2Home provides the support and tools for an owner to take control of the process and find the best new home for their pet.
We've learnt that many of the pet owners contacting us for help are seeking options. Given an alternative to surrendering their pet into the rescue system and instead, given the right support, they can be empowered to make great decisions for their pet, including selecting the best new home.
Five good reasons why this approach is a great one for pets:
Pets stay happy at home with their owners until they can find a new loving home for them
Pets get the best chance possible to find a suitable home, being put directly in front of the 30,000 potential adopters that visit PetRescue every day.
Pets benefit from being matched to a new family by their owners - the people who know their pets needs and habits better than anyone
A dedicated team provides full support to pet owners so their pet can transition happily from the comfort of their existing home straight to their new home
Adopters can directly talk to pet owners and give advice about the pet’s needs, likes and dislikes.
Absolutely nothing more could have been done in supporting us through this transition. I am so appreciative and a huge supporter of Home2Home. The communication was made easy because it was directly managed. There was no middle communicator relaying info etc. It made for very natural, open and easy flowing communication. I liked having the security in knowing my pet could stay with me until a suitable home was sourced.
- Feedback from Home2Home Pet Owner
See what pet owners are saying about Home2Home here.
Are you a pet owner looking to find a new home for your pet? If you can care for your pet for four weeks or more, you may be eligible for our Home2Home program. Find out more here.
Are you a rescue organisation interested in supporting a progressive new path for pets? Find out how you can be a Home2Home Partner.
If you're a vet or a pound, you can find out more about referring pet owners to Home2Home, here.
Your support ensures that programs like Home2Home can continue to redefine the future for animal welfare in Australia so that every pet is in a home where they are loved. Click here to donate 💖