PetRescue does big, hairy, audacious work in two areas.
Pet search platform
Australia’s largest online pet adoption platform uniting millions of pet lovers with thousands of rescue pets across the nation looking for a home.
Pet listing management platform
The most successful pet listing management platform in Australia used by over 1,000 rescue organisations across Australia to advertise rescue pets & manage adoption enquiries for free.
Pet adoption assistance programs
Programs, events & initiatives raising awareness about pet adoption and assisting over 1,000 Australian rescue organisations to provide a better outcome for pets in need.
Innovations and initiatives to bypass the system, stem the flow or completely disrupt it.
Every year, more than 100,000* healthy pets are killed in Australia’s archaic pound system without ever being given the chance for adoption.
Pets aren’t safe. It’s time to change this.
What would this future look like?
This is our long term goal!
A transformed animal welfare system that protects and cares for vulnerable pets.&
A universal, proactive, well funded, recognised process of support, rehabilitation and care.
What will get us there?
The six outcomes we aim for, before we can reach our long term goal.
Reduce intake to shelters, rescues and pounds
Increase capacity for rescue groups to help the most vulnerable pets
Prevent 100,000* pets from being killed in pounds each year
Increase safety for pets within the current pound system
Recognition & support of the bond between pets and their families
Find a home for every pet that needs one
Our current programs & projects
An alternative to surrendering, our assisted rehoming initiative has been created to help pets find new homes safely and with reduced stress.
The Soulmates Project
The next phase of the Matchmakers Project. Leveraging tech to help pets get adopted faster and creating time-saving for life-saving tools for the rescue community.
Supporting ground-breaking research into progressive urban stray cat management and a social change campaign for cats.
Safe and Sound Pounds
Positive solutions to keep pets safe. Working with the community and progressive pounds to change the future for pets.
A World Class Pet Adoption Platform
Bringing rescue pets face-to-face with thousands of potential adopters every day. Finding a home for every pet (that needs one!).
Pet Parent Hub
An interactive resource centre supporting the special bond between pets and their family.
Humans for Humans
Responding to calls for help and rescue community requests. Continuing to support thousands of enquirers via our online helpdesk.
Assisting vets with setting up direct adoption, rehoming, and referral programs via their practices.
Free Food for Pets in Need
Providing millions of dollars worth of pet food to vulnerable pets across the nation.
Rescue Pet Transport Program
Helping the rescue community connect pets to homes.
Grow Your Family Campaign
Shining the spotlight on multi-pet households and bonded pet adoption to help get even more pets into loving homes.
Past wins, programs & projects
*Estimated annual figures based on research from sources across Australia. Not all pets are currently accounted for.
- Source: Rand, Jacquie & Mortlock, Miranda. (2013). The Unwanted Dog and Cat Problem in Australia An estimation of pound and shelter admissions and outcomes.