Keep the world’s best pet adoption platform running!
This is probably the nicest ask you’ll receive this tax time. It’s not our style to call you up and ask for money, to fill your mailbox with begging letters and branded pens, or to recruit an army of chuggers to stop you in the street. We run our donation drives on a shoestring to maximise the impact of your gifts - to keep the world’s best pet adoption platform running, and to help save the lives of thousands of rescue pets every month. Please take one minute to help keep PetRescue here for everyone who needs us. Thank you.
Hello there. It seems you like visiting PetRescue. That's great!
It's a little awkward to ask, but we need your help. We don’t invest huge amounts of funds and resources in fundraising. We’re a small but growing team of pet-loving techies who look at the big picture and create radical change that improves outcomes for rescue pets Australia-wide. We depend on donations, but only 0.05% of visitors to the PetRescue website give. If you donate just $3, less than the price of a morning coffee, you can help keep PetRescue thriving and free for everyone who needs it. Thank you.
John Bishop, PetRescue Co-Founder
It feels a little awkward to say this, but we need your help.
You’re probably thinking PetRescue will be fine if you don’t give anything today. Because someone else always gives, right? But only 0.05% of visitors to PetRescue donate. And here's the thing... If every pet lover using the website donated just $15 this tax time, in less than one week we'd raise enough funds to make sure we’re here for another year - helping more people like you and thousands more rescue pets in need. So, if PetRescue is useful to you, please take a moment to help. Thank you.
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Duke and his brother Oddie had the misfortune of being named after characters from Dean Koontz novels. Deucalion and Odd Thomas are a bit of a mouthful so they mostly get called Duke and Oddie.
These two are a bonded pair.
Duke (who is black and white) seems like the older brother, as he is more adventurous and playful. He likes to chase toys, strings and especially his brother.
On his down time he likes to lay in the sun or on your lap. He loves to talk to you and is very fond of pats.
They are indoor only cats, but with a cat enclosure they would love to spend some time outside.
Although they have never been around other pets, they have spent time around older children.
They are house broken and have never done their business anywhere but their litter box.
Both these beautiful fur balls are muched loved, but on the 8th of April their owner gave birth to their first child who decided to come 10 weeks early. Because of this the baby has serious breathing problems and a pet hair free environment will be crucial for his ongoing care. So it is with a heavy heart their owners are looking for a new loving forever home for Duke and his brother Oddie together.
The adoption fee of $400 is for both boys together.
Duke is in excellent health.
All of our animals are listed on PetRescue. Take your time to read through the profiles each foster carer has written about their personalities but please note that it is often hard to get amazing photos of our fosters (they look much more adorable in person).
Call the number listed for the cat or kitten that you would like to meet.
The foster carer will ask you a series of questions about your personal circumstances, lifestyle and family (especially other furry members), and be able to tell you all about the cat/kitten’s personality, traits, and preferences. If you aren’t sure which one will suit your family, please feel free to email us anytime or call (a/hours) and we can suggest which ones may suit you.
Please note many of our foster carers work during business hours, so we ask that you please call on weekends, after 5pm weekdays or alternatively drop us an email and we’ll get in touch with you.
If the foster carer and you believe it may be a good match, arrange a time to meet the cat/kittenthat suits you and the foster carer. There is no obligation to adopt the kitty, we encourage you to take your time and meet as many as you like to make the best decision for your family. We reserve the right to conduct house checks on any potential adopters, this can help with the carers peace of mind to ensure the cat is completely suited to the adopter.
Scent Exchange (optional) – we ask that you bring a small blanket or item of clothing (like a jumper) to leave at the carers house if it is a match, so the kitty can get used to your scent before the adoption day. We find it helps the cat/kitten settle in to their new home better if they become familiar with a family members scent, and can have scents from their foster home on the item when settling into their new home.
If it’s a match, then make sure you have a space setup at home for your new arrival, you can use our checklist and tips on our website.
**Please ensure you have a plastic cat carrier to pick up your kitty in, if you don’t have one then we suggest checking your local pet store.**
Please ensure the full adoption fee has been paid electronically into the bank account, unless you have made alternative arrangements to pay in cash to the foster carer.
Account Name: Canberra Pet Rescue Incorporated
BSB: 06 2900
Account Number: 1100 1488
You will need to bring your receipt with you to evidence your payment or alternatively call the Treasurer Debbie on 0432365094 or President Amanda on 0422164818.
At the agreed time and day you can come and pick up your new best friend (and your blanket/clothing) and commence a two-week trial period. If you have any questions or issues during this time we are always happy if you give us a call. You will be given a change of ownership form and adoption agreement to fill in at the adoption.
7. Trial Period (two week)
At the end of the first week of the trial period we ask that you contact the foster carer that you adopted from to let them know how your new kitty is settling in. At the end of the trial period (two weeks after the adoption date) we ask that you again contact the foster carer to complete the trial period and commence your happy ever after with your new best friend.
8. Updates (optional)
Our foster carers and followers love seeing the beautiful kitty’s in their new home and enjoying their new life. We encourage you to please feel free to share your photos with us and let us know how they are going. Our furry fosters in loving and caring forever homes is what makes it all worthwhile for us. Please send updates to CanberraPetRescue@gmail.com or connect with us on Facebook.