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.

This Christmas buy your loved ones a $2 ticket to go into the draw to win one of 42 prizes worth over $300,000 (including two new cars)!
100% of funds raised from this raffle go directly to our pets in care so we can save more animals in need this Christmas.


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.

Latest from our social media

Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueThursday, June 1st, 2023 at 5:35am
🌟 Let's give this master of leisure a round of applause for his dedication to the indoor life. May his days be filled with napping on sunlit window sills and plotting world domination from the comfort of a cardboard box throne! Long live the King of Couch Potatoes! 👑🛋️

📢 Share your funniest pics of your indoor/contained cats, and let's keep the laughter going! 🤣🐾
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 10:00pm

Meet Louisa, the little cat that could.

Louisa is small in stature but BIG in personality. This little lady likes to make her presence known every time you she enters a room. Louisa although the runt of the litter is by far the most confident and curious of the lot. Ruling the roost she liked to teach her sisters how to rumble, but will happily resort to playing with herself when her sisters can’t keep up.

Louisa is obsessed with all toys and likes to carry them into a corner for solo play, so as not to share the fun with her many sisters 😂

Louisa is also one of the sweetest of the litter as she is often seen showing love and affection to her mum and sisters.

Louisa is very food driven and will often show her satisfaction for the meal of the day by being the first to the food bowl and the last to leave.

Louisa is adventurous by nature and is rarely ever frightened by the unknown.

Louisa would suit a home with a resident cat or dog to keep her company (and keep up with her antics) or would be best suited to a home with one of her sassy sisters.

All of our Adoptables come desexed, vaccinated (first), microchipped and parasite controlled.

🐱🐶 Louisa would be suited to a home with an existing calm cat or dog.

👶 Would be fine with gentle kids.

🧘‍♂️🏃‍♂️Would be happy in a quiet or active household.

Adopt 👇

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Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 7:00am

Meet Meg, the purr machine of the litter.

This little lady was shy when she first came into care but was shown the ropes by her sister, Louisa (also up for adoption) and has since transformed into a mischievous, playful kitty.

Meg has one of the loudest purrs imaginable, and will show it off in full throttle once satisfied with the quality of pets she receives. Meg is a fun, curious kitten whose confidence has only grown with time.

Meg enjoys wrestling with her sisters, playing with toys (her stuffed fish is a favourite), and doing zoomies under the bed.

Meg will do well with another resident cat willing to show her the ropes, adopted with one of her sisters or with a dog with slow introductions.

All of our Adoptables come desexed, vaccinated (first), microchipped and parasite controlled.

🐱🐶 Meg would be suited to a home with an existing calm cat or dog, with slow introductions.

👶 Okay with gentle kids

🧘‍♂️🏃‍♂️Would suit a quiet or active home.

👇 Adopt 👇

👇 Help us help them 👇
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 6:49am
**URGENT** home needed by THIS FRIDAY (2 June)

'S195' has been in Queanbeyan pound since February and they have said they can't hold him longer than COB this Friday as he's starting to go kennel crazy being locked up for so long. He needs a suitable loving home ASAP.

A bit about ‘S195’ from QPRC pound staff:
He is a black & white staffy x
Approx. 2 years of age
A young, energetic boy
Basic obedience, requires further training
Best with children over 8 years of age due to bouncy nature
Not suitable in a home with cats or small animals
Good with other dogs outside of the facility
Strong on lead
He is a known fence jumper, so requires 6-foot colourbond fencing

For further information and to adopt please contact the pound directly: 6285 6269 or

Open Monday to Friday 8.30-10.30am, or 3-5pm, and Saturdays between 1pm and 5pm.

Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 1:19am
Meet Coco (IMP 2430), a one-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier who is eagerly waiting to be adopted. Coco loves going on walks, receiving belly rubs, and snuggling with her humans.

She is an active girl who enjoys playing and exploring, but she is also sweet and affectionate. If you're looking for a furry friend who loves adventures and cuddles, Coco might be the perfect match for you!

Coco has been in the pound for six long months now, she desperately needs a human and home to call her own.

Adoption fees for Coco include desexing, microchipping, vaccination, lifetime registration, flea and worming treatment, all for just $49.

You can find Coco at Canterbury Bankstown Animal Shelter, located at 651 Bringelly Road, Rossmore NSW. Their contact number is 0437 637 849.
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueMonday, May 29th, 2023 at 10:00pm

Meet Jo, a friendly and playful kitten with a technicoloured coat!

Jo came into fostering as a scared and quiet girl and was actually nicknamed ‘hissy pants’ by her foster parents during her first week in care. However that name didn’t last with Jo gaining confidence and coming out of her shell in no time. This gorgeous girl will happily get on with all and is always up for a play with her sisters.

Jo has the most beautiful and unique coat, a true patchwork masterpiece. This girl has a white base, black stripes, orange stripes, grey patches, orange patches, colours galore! If you look very closely her grey and white tail sprouts little patches of orange at the very tip!

Jo is very food driven and usually beats all her sisters to the food bowl. She has a big heart and is usually seen curled up with one (or more) of her fury siblings. She has a big personality with even bigger purrs and enjoys lots of cuddles and pets. Jo is a confident girl who will do well in a household with one of her siblings, an existing cat or would be open to sharing her humans with a dog sibling, with slow and patient interactions.

Jo is playful and could easily spend hours playing with toys after which she is usually spotted curled up in a corner taking a well deserved nap. Jo is a curious cat who likes to explore hidden places in the home but is also happy to come running to her humans for cuddles and fuss.

All of our Adoptables come desexed, vaccinated (first), microchipped and parasite controlled.

🐱🐶 Jo would be suited to a home with an existing calm cat or dog, with slow introductions.

👶 Would be fine with kids with gentle introductions

🧘‍♂️🏃‍♂️Would suit an active or quiet home.

👇 Adopt 👇

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