Did you know that Saturday 6th February is National Pet Adoption Day?

Will you consider a pet from a shelter or pound? 

Do you already have a rescue pet? (Share your story below)

dog adoption through pet stock and pet rescue

On National Pet Adoption Day rescue pet organisations will visit more than 100 PETstock stores across Australia (from 10am-2pm) , to help turn heartbreak into hope for orphaned animals. PETstock’s charity foundation PETstock Assist, in partnership with not-for-profit animal rescue organisation PetRescue, aims to raise awareness of pet adoption and encourage Australians to consider giving a rescue pet a forever home. Last year at least 236 pets found their forever homes.

Most animal owners consider adopting…

That’s good news! A recent national pet parent survey conducted by PETstock showed that 77 per cent of animal owners would consider adopting their next pet. There are many reasons why adopting a pet is the right thing to do.

I know I often look at animals needing homes, both through my Ambassador role at Animal Welfare League and at websites like PetRescue, and wish I could give more animals their much needed homes, love and attention.

Pet Stock Pet Adoption Day. Pet Stock pet adoption day photoshoot at Fawkner Park, South Yarra. Picture: Eugene Hyland
Pet Stock Pet Adoption Day. Pet Stock pet adoption day photoshoot at Fawkner Park, South Yarra. Picture: Eugene Hyland

My rescue experience

I remember choosing my dog Chilli from a pound. She was a tiny, bedraggled puppy, found abandoned with her sister (tail missing!) in the street. She has turned out to be a fantastic family pet. I wish everyone would consider adoption.

Chilli dog is a rescue dog. Share your pet rescue story...

What’s your adoption story?

Have you adopted your pet? What was the experience like for you? How did you choose your pet? How did they settle in? Would you recommend a rescue pet for other pet owners?

I’d love you to share your story in the comments below.

And please let your friends and family know that National Pet Rescue Day is coming up and that rescue pets make great pets. Thanks 🙂

Dr Jo


  1. I have had Louis for almost 1 year now – rescued 15 minutes before being put to sleep at the pound. He is the MOST affectionate, loving, loyal, playful, respectful dog. We couldn’t have bred a better dog if we tried. He is our 2nd rescue dog and our first was just as devoted to us as we were to her. Rescue dogs have been put in their situaiton often due to human neglect and irresponsibility. It is not the dogs fault. Give them compassion, guidance and love and you have the most loyal friend for the rest of their life. It is a totaly rewarding thing to do – rescue an animal. They ask for very little yet give so very much.

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