We believe every pet deserves a public face and the best chance of leaving the pound through the front door into loving arms - whether they are lost and needing to be reunited with their owner, or waiting for a new family. Thanks to your kind support, we’re able to provide these essential free services to help lost and homeless pets.
Safe & Sound Pounds
Making pounds a safe place for all pets
This program gives Australia's pounds the free tools, support and resources to implement effective life-saving adoption programs and help animals throughout the impoundment journey. We work with pounds on a case-by-case basis, helping them to overcome the obstacles and challenges to introducing direct-from-pound adoptions so they can build positive relationships with the community they serve. Find out more about Safe & Sound Pounds.
Here to respond when pounds needs an extra helping hand
PetRescue’s helpdesk operates seven days a week, responding to email enquiries from pounds seeking membership, technical support with their pet listings and assistance in setting up or maintaining an effective direct-from-pound adoption program. All pound enquiries are managed via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pound tools and resources
As of October 2016, all new pound members joining PetRescue receive an introduction to the full suite of free adoption resources and a guide to making the most of their PetRescue membership. The exclusive Members Area also features free advice articles, best practice in adoption programs, and regular updates on the availability of food donations, free interstate flights and in-store adoption events, to name a few.
Our major partners, MARS Petcare and PETstock are committed to supporting the care and welfare of all pets entering the pound system. And one of the ways they can make a difference is by offering PetRescue member pounds a share of their short-dated or discontinued products. The PetRescue team works behind the scenes to ensure all active members have the opportunity to take advantage of these regular donations and that the goods are distributed to the right place at the right time for collection.
Pets on the move - FREE flights
Since 2007, Jetpets has partnered with PetRescue to ensure distance is no barrier to successful pet adoption. By coordinating at least three free interstate flights for homeless pets in need every month, together we open up great opportunities to move pets from places of low demand to places of higher demand and give them a better chance of finding happiness and a human to love. All flight enquiries are managed via email@example.com
Pet promos and makeovers
We know that great photos, profiles and PR get pets adopted. So, for long-termers, seniors and special needs pets that find it harder than most to find a human to love, the PetRescue team offers a free service to revamp their PetRescue profile with a sassy new description and/or create a special feature for a particular pet on our homepage or social media channels. Whenever and wherever possible, we will also arrange for a local professional photographer to snap some gorgeous new photos too. All enquiries for pet profile assistance and PR are managed via firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer support from the local community is crucial to setting up and maintaining an effective direct-from-pound adoption program, which is why we offer a free volunteer recruitment advice and assistance to all PetRescue pound members via our rescue helpdesk. Pounds can request our help with sourcing volunteers for foster carers, profile writers, photographers and the administration of PetRescue listings. All volunteer recruitment enquiries are managed via email@example.com