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, October 1st, 2022 at 11:20pm
SPONSOR NEEDED 🐾 Our little cute Royal “boy 3” needs a sponsor and a name please 🙏

With siblings Queen Lilibet, Prince William and King Harold, our little boy needs a fitting name.

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

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, please send us a message 🙏

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 in due course!
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueSaturday, October 1st, 2022 at 1:46am
We have a Winner!👍 👍

SHARON W 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.

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Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueThursday, September 29th, 2022 at 10:49pm
Meet Billy a 2 year old boy who loves his humans almost as much as his dogs. He is very friendly and outgoing with everyone, loves his food and treats and enjoys relaxing in the all day.

He spent a few months in a cage in a pound before we took him in so he has a signature move to run up and hug your legs with his paws if you go to leave him, he doesn’t use claws and eventually gives in and let’s you go and has now started to calm down and not do it as much now that he’s worked out his humans will return.

He is very adventurous and loves his playtime so would love a human who loves to play his favourite game of chase the string toy. He can bit a little rough at times as loving as he is so would best suit kids old enough to understand not to rough-house with him or put little fingers on the toy during playtime.

He loves to be a part of the household and will do just about anything to please, whether that’s smooching against your legs, rolling over and exposing his tummy, head butting you for kisses or talking to you by trilling.

He has worked out when work hours are and has quickly adjusted to relaxing during those times and knowing exactly when the humans finish to give him cuddles and playtime. He’s a very smart boy who’s very food motivated, so would likely be able to easily learn tricks with training and patience.

🏠 Active home
👶 Yes but no very young kids
🐱 Yes
🐶 Yes

All of our Adoptables are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and parasite controlled.

👇 Adopt 👇
(If you’ve put in an EOI recently just send us a message on Facebook)

👇 Help us help them 👇
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet Rescue is in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.Thursday, September 29th, 2022 at 7:59am
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Our “Chief Kitty Socialiser” Indie braved Billy’s room today to see how he reacts to a friendly dog..

..well the results speak for themselves!!

Although now Billy seems to think he can demand ear-licking from Indie all day who also has lots of other things to do in her busy day! 😹😹😹

Apologies for the blurry pics, Billy was quite excited!

#kittytested #cprfosters #canberralocals #rescuecatsofinstagram #catdog #doglove #catfriend #dogfriend
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueWednesday, September 28th, 2022 at 8:56am
ADOPTABLES 🐾 Sampson & Delilah


Are you looking for two smoochy older kitties to keep you warm in winters and cuddle you when you get home each day?

These two 9.5yr old kitties have been very loved once upon a time but sadly found themselves in a pound for a few months before coming into our care.

They are heartbreakingly fretting and seeking stability and love from a human of their own, could this be you?

Both are large cats, very gentle and love their food and pats. Sampson loves his food a bit too much and is on a weight loss diet with exercise at 7kgs!

They are looking for a loving home ideally together or perhaps separately as they are fond of each other but aren’t inseparably bonded.
Preference will be given to someone willing to adopt both.

They would be suitable for just about any sized human as long as they have love to give and are gentle.

They haven’t been tested with other pets although they have seen a dog and a cat at their door and not been too keen to say hi, so would have to be a calm gentle dog/cat with a slow introduction.

They are desperate for a place to call home and humans to love and call their own ASAP 🥰

🏠 Quiet or active home
👶 Yes
🐱 Likely yes, slow intro
🐶 Maybe - likely not

All of our Adoptables are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and parasite controlled.

All adult cat adoption fees reduced to $200 until 31 Oct.

👇 Adopt 👇
(If you’ve put in an EOI recently just send us a message on Facebook)

👇 Help us help them 👇

Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, September 27th, 2022 at 11:54pm
🐶 Puppers in the Pound 🐶

These gorgeous dogs are all looking for loving forever homes.

For more info and to meet them, please contact Queanbeyan Pound directly:

Pound opening hours are Monday - Friday 8.30-10.30am and 3-5pm and Saturday 1-5pm.
Phone: 6285 6269