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.

Discounts- Cat Netting


Looking for that purrrrfect Christmas gift for your loved one?
Now you can get it at a discounted price and support us!

We are so excited to announce that as a CPR supporter you can now get a 5% discount on any purchase using the codecanberrapetrescue

The catnets crew will ALSO donate 5% of the purchase price to us for our kitties 😸

Have you seen the structures that can be erected with this fantastic product?
Easy to install yourself, or pay a tradie to do it for you 🛠

Our fosters have certainly put this product to the test – not a single hole in the netting and still going strong! Kittens just love climbing up it 😹

If you’re ready to purchase it just follow this link now and remember that the code is canberrapetrescue!

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 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 RescueWednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 10:55pm
Surgery day!!!
We gave Wonder lots of cuddles and kisses and dropped her off this morning for her big surgery today. We know she’s in good hands.

The gunk that we’ve been getting out of her ear and that she’s flicked across the room (the discharge) is just gross and more than any kitten should ever have to endure. It’s surreal knowing that this is the last time she’ll have to live so uncomfortable like she’s been up until now.

We’re so thankful to all of you!!!

We’ll update everyone how the surgery goes when we find out, and she’s going to spend the night in at the vet for monitoring and fluids and the plan is we can then take her home tomorrow.

Please cross your fingers and paws today and send lots of positive vibes ✨🌟💫
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueWednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 6:35am
Meet Shadow! Shadow is a loyal little girl at merely 8 months old. She is timid if she doesn’t know you, but she loves “her human”. Shadow has been through a lot in her short life, she went through the RSPCA Shelter environment and once adopted has moved homes multiple times, so we need to ensure this is the last time she has to move so she can feel safe and settled in her forever home ❤️‍🩹

She absolutely loves sitting on a lap, it’s one of her favourite things to do, but her most favourite thing to do is to play fetch! If you roll up a paper ball and throw it she will chase it, she loves to do this for quite some time everyday, and if you forget she’ll be sure to remind you! She has brought the ball back a few times but hasn’t yet learnt how to do it every time, so its a one way fetch game of throw the paper ball 😹

Shadow likes to get up early in the morning and will make sure she gets you up to for her important food time, this is an area she may need some training in to not disturb her humans until a later brekkie time.

She really likes other cats and will smooch up to them and play, she doesn’t like being an only kitty all that much but won’t be suited to timid cats that may feed any anxiety or insecurities she has.
Shadow tolerates dogs but isn’t really a fan of them, she just has a sniff and moves on.

She also isn’t a huge fan of being brushed but it’s a necessity to brush her daily with her medium coat.

Once she’s decided your her human she is a ball of affection, she’ll smooch up to your face, jump up to smooch you, and also jump up on her hind legs and want you to give her a pat on the head and tell her she’s the most special girl in the world.

She needs a loyal owner who is willing to put the time in to earn her trust so she feels confident and blossoms, and in return she will be sure to show her owner(s) a LOT of love 🥰😻

Adoption fee of all of our cats and kitties is $350, and all are vet worked (desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, health checked and parasite controlled).

If you are interested in adopting please submit an EOI here:

If you’ve already submitted an EOI in the last 90 days please submit an REOI here:

Can’t adopt? Please SHARE and DONATE to help us save more 🧡🧡🧡🙏🙏🙏
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueWednesday, October 27th, 2021 at 4:26am
Lapping time!
We’re trying to teach our bottle babies to lap formula… but they’re gripping on to us and moving away like they’re being forced to eat veggies 🙄😅
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 11:53am
If anyone ever wonders why we always keep bonded pairs together, just take a look at these two 🥰

Jag has been by Tesla’s side checking, cleaning and comforting her constantly while pregnant and with the bubs.

Today Tesla was taking a break from the bubs while Jag went through and cleaned and cuddled each and every one of his kittens, before going over to clean and cuddle Tesla too.

Then when Bubba found mummy Tesla hiding and headed straight for her, Jag took him right back to bed so Tesla could continue her break.

Now that’s true love!! ❤️

Also, we desexed Jag as soon as they came into care and before she had given birth 😉
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, October 26th, 2021 at 7:13am

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Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueMonday, October 25th, 2021 at 9:15pm


Meet Mindy a big puppy still at merely 12 months old!

Mindy is a German Shorthaired Pointer x who’s a lovely ball of energy who needs a decent walk (>30-60mins) daily and a yard to run around in.

She is a snuggler who loves being wherever her people are and enjoys a nighttime snuggle on the lounge each evening. Being outdoors during the days doesn’t bother her as long as there’s mental stimulation like a big bone or Kong etc.

Mindy is very well behaved and loves to learn new things. She’s good at sit, on your bed/mat, find the toy, wait, no, stop (to wait for cars), toilet/crate trained, wait for food etc.) She's also very food oriented.

Some of Mindys favourite things are blueberries, sniffing, splashing in puddles and chasies/tag. She's not a fan of the rain, hot air balloons, some bikes & small yappy/toy dogs (eg: maltese terrier/sausage dog).

Mindy would be suited to a home with a large yard (space to sniff and run), possibly with another medium to large dog for company although not a must. She hasn't spent a lot of time around kids but when she sees them out & about she's always up for a pat so would fit into family life too.

Mindy is fully vet worked (desexed, vaccinated, microchipped etc) and her adoption fee is $300.

If you’re interested in adopting please put in an EOI here:

To save everyone filling in the same form multiple times during this unprecedented demand for kittens, IF you’ve already applied in the last 90 days please just submit a quick form here:

Can’t adopt? Please SHARE and DONATE to help us save more 🧡🧡🧡🙏🙏🙏