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Considering pet adoption?
If you are or have been considering pet adoption, then this event will make it easier for you. On Sunday 4 February 2018, pet rescue organisations will pay a visit to PETstock stores across Victoria with animals looking for their forever homes in a bid to end pet homelessness.
PETstock is an ethical pet company that does not sell pets but has a program to enable the adoption of pets, PETadopt. Through this program, they make free space, temporary or permanent, for rescue groups to find forever families for adoptable pets. It also gives potential pet parents the chance to meet rescue pets in a positive, convenient and friendly environment. PETadopt not only saves lives but educates the community about adoption, responsible pet ownership and the wonderful work of our rescue group partners!
As part of National Pet Adoption DayPETstock's charity foundation PETstock Assist, in partnership with not-for-profit animal rescue organisation PetRescue, aims to raise awareness of pet adoption. Every year, approximately 200,000 healthy pets remain unclaimed in Australia's pounds and shelters – a statistic PETstock is determined to change.
On February 4th, 2018, pets of all types, sizes, breeds and ages will be available for adoption, so you will be sure find your perfect match. Pet adoption experts from local animal rescue groups will be onsite to answer questions and pets available for adoption will be in attendance at some stores. For more information and to find your nearest store, visit PETstock Assist or Pet Rescue. Please note - not all stores will be participating and may not have all adoptable pets in store.
Rescue animals make great pets. They are already trained – most rescue pets have been house pets in the past, they come toilet trained and with basic manners, so you're not starting from scratch. You know what you get – grown animals have developed personalities, are more mellow (and less destructive!) than a young pet and can be a better fit for families with young children. They have more love to give – abandoned pets are eager to become part of a loving pack and will bond with a new family as soon as they feel safe and secure. It's cost effective – a rescue pet has been health-checked, de-sexed, vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.
So if you are wanting to adopt a pet, or even find out more about pet adoption, come along on February 4th to find just the right animal for adoption or learn more about what pet adoption involves.
Please make sure you register here, entry is free.