Furry family members

While I’m writing this story, two rescue cats are curled on either side of my office chair and my rescued dog is snoring by the door. My dog follows me everywhere. One of my cat likes to have his belly rubbed. The other likes to perch on my shoulder. All three of them are beautiful and patient with the newest edition – a baby boy who hasn’t quite worked out how to be gentle yet. Our baby boy lights up whenever he gets close to one of the animals. He points at them, laughs at them and shares his food with them.

Every year hundreds of thousands of homeless dogs and cats are euthanised in Australia.

On Saturday 15 February 2020, PETstock stores across Australia will play host to local rescue groups as part of PETstock Assist’s sixth annual National Pet Adoption Day, to help find loving forever homes for local rescue pets.

Last year, PETstock Assist’s National Pet Adoption Day saw more than 1,000 animals rehomed across Australia – a number the team are hoping to exceed this year.

Not in a position to foster or adopt yet? Already have a full house? Your local rescue organisations would still love to see you down at PETstock! They’ll be happy to answer any questions and would love your support.

All rescue pets are up-to-date vaccines, desexed and have undergone a full health assessment. Rescue organisations are dedicated to finding the match between adoptees and adopters, meaning that a bustling, busy family will be matched with a pet who will thrive in that environment.

While having animals and children can be a juggling act – and something that requires a lot of careful planning and management to make sure everyone’s happy, I couldn’t imagine our house any other way.

You can find out more info here.