Canberra Pet Rescue is a registered not-for-profit charity saving animals in most desperate need through our foster carer network in homes across Canberra. While we rescue all pets in need that we can, we primarily rescue cats and kittens abandoned on the streets, on ‘death-row’ at pounds, and who are surrendered or suddenly lose their human.

Why cats as the main focus right now? There are thousands in desperate need living in our suburbs in Canberra or taken to pounds or shelters.

We ensure all animals in our care receive quality food and treatment, lots of love and care, and are in a sanitary and stress-free environment.

We are run by volunteers and survive solely off donations from our incredible community, so please give generously. 

We aim to ensure that no matter how they come into this world, every pet we save is given the chance to find a happy and loving forever home.
Click here to learn more about us.


Cats on Mats

The original and the best!

We held Canberra’s first ever Cats on Mats (yoga with kittens) session on the 20th of January 2017. Our kittens loved their yoga session and we received some amazing feedback! You can read an article about it from the Canberra Times here.

Due to the overwhelming positive feedback and support, we have successful ran over 20 Cats on Mats (yoga with kittens) sessions now!! We have a dedicated and amazing group of volunteer yoga instructors who have come up with an incredible yoga routine for all levels to have as much fun with the kittens as possible.

Our kittens love the sessions which hugely help with their socialisation skills. The zen atmosphere in the studio makes the kittens feel like they’re in control of the class and they like to meet everyone with their funny interactive antics!

We have had sessions on hold due to COVID but hope to hold more sessions very soon! We advertise these events on our Facebook when they are coming up, and they sell out fast so stay tuned!

Ensure you keep an eye out for the upcoming Cats on Mats sessions and other fun events on our events page.

Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueSaturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 12:10pm
We have a Winner!

AMY P takes home $2000 in our Weekly Draw

Did you know..... You have to be in it to win it!

For just $2 you could WIN $2000 each week

Help us save more lives of those amazing animals we help.

With YOUR help we can continue our great work in your community rescuing these amazing Animals.

Join Now -
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueSaturday, December 3rd, 2022 at 1:51am
🐕 These four poor golden oldies have sadly had their owner pass away and really need homes for their twilight years.

If you’re interested in adopting one of them please contact Cowra Pet Rescue and Rehoming:
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueFriday, December 2nd, 2022 at 7:00pm
🎁🎄 Looking for Christmas presents for your furbabies and pet-loving family and friends?

Come on down to the Canberra Small Business Market and check out our pet / pet-themed products to spoil your loved ones and support us and so many other local small businesses! 😆😆😆

💯% of funds raised from our stall go to our furbabies in care!

See you there! 🧡

#canberrasmallbusinessmarket #canberralocals #canberralife #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #helpushelpthem #animalrescue
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueFriday, December 2nd, 2022 at 9:20am
🎁🎄 This Christmas support our furbabies in care by buying presents for your loved ones at the Canberra Small Business Market 🧡

💯% of funds raised from our stall and entry go to our furbabies in care!

See you this weekend! 😆🧡

#canberrasmallbusinessmarket #canberralocals #canberralife #supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #helpushelpthem #animalrescue
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueFriday, December 2nd, 2022 at 6:36am
**URGENT** We really, REALLY need a few people to help us out for a couple of hours this weekend please 🙏

The gig involves selling our merchandise or collecting entry donations at the markets (kingston) which is vital fundraising we need right now for our pets in care.

We particularly need people for these two shifts:
9am - 12pm Saturday
12pm - 3pm Sunday

It’s really easy work and you’ll be supported by some of the most lovely pet-loving people in our community!

If you can help please send us a message 🙏🧡
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueThursday, December 1st, 2022 at 8:01pm
The Fabrics! These little cuties came into our care from the streets, their mum isn’t very socialised but she’s very sweet and the bubs are ridiculously cute!

We’d love to give these girls names, so please sponsor and name one - just message us 🧡

Sponsorship is a $100 donation and you get to name your sponsored kitty. The theme we’ve chosen for these cuties is “Fabrics”.

Sponsorship helps contribute towards things for their care and upbringing like supplies, premium quality food, litter, medications, nutrient boosters, and medical expenses.

If you would like to sponsor one of them, please send us a message and mention which one 🙏

Equally if you’d like to contribute towards their care to enable us to continue to save more furbabies in need, please donate here:

(Donations and sponsorship are tax deductible 😸)

Please note: they aren’t ready for adoption so we aren’t taking enquiries yet but they’ll be available soon!