Each year, millions of dogs and cats are killed in our nation’s shelters. But it doesn’t have to be that way. At 66%, Australia has the highest incidence of pet ownership in the world. If more of them would choose to adopt a pet, instead of buying one, we could reduce the number of animals killed in shelters significantly.

Reasons to adopt a pet:

You will save a life.

If you adopt an adult pet, there’s a possibility you can avoid some of the hassles related to house-training and teething, which are associated with puppies and kittens. Of course, if you prefer a puppy or kitten, rescue groups and shelters have plenty of those available as well.

You’ll save money because adoption costs less than buying an animal from a pet shop or breeder.

Perfectly “perfect” animals of all breeds, shapes, ages and sizes are available at shelters and rescue groups. Just because an animal ends up there doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with them. Most pets are unwanted because of a  personal issue in their owner’s life. They are just in need of a second chance.

You just might meet your best friend. 

Start your search now.

Detailed dog adoption guide.

Thanks to so many rescue proponents around the country, both individuals and organisations, we believe that adoption is fast becoming the hip way to acquire a pet, and that it’s just a matter of time before buying a pet feels as strange for most people as throwing a recyclable plastic bottle in the trash.

But just because we’re on a good trajectory doesn’t mean we can let up. So encouraging adoption is a common thread that runs through nearly all the work we do.

Adopt to Save Them All.