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 RescueThursday, May 19th, 2022 at 10:55am
SPONSORS NEEDED 🧡 The Wines 🍷

As full, sweet, pleasant and rounded as their litter theme suggests! The Wines came into our care with their mum last week and are doing so well. They have embraced their new little bro, an orphaned a bit over half their size but now up to 134gms today 🥰

We really need sponsors to help us afford their care and upbringing and give them lovely Wine themed names 🧡🧡🧡🧡

HOW TO SPONSOR:
Sponsorship is a $100 donation and you get to name your sponsored kitty. The theme we’ve chosen for this litter is “Wines”.

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 🙏 All five are boys plus their gorgeous mumma.

Equally if you’d like to contribute towards their care to enable us to continue to save more furbabies in need, please donate here: https://www.canberrapetrescue.org.au/donate/

Donations and sponsorship are tax deductible 😸

Please note: they’re far from ready for adoption so we aren’t taking enquiries just yet.

PS - we included two pics of our orphaned tiny boy as he was just so cute!! 🥰
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueWednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 6:30am
S P O N S O R S N E E D E D 🐾 The Aussie Icons

How cute are these two boys?! These two are the lucky ones - the ones we got to in time before they spent their whole lives living on the streets not knowing the comforts of a warm and loving home.

Their foster carer has been adequately doting on them, giving them lots of playtime and making them cuddly while teaching them to be gentle.

They’re waiting on appointments for vet work which scarily in some cases is taking up to six weeks currently with this crazy demand on vets!! This means we have a lot more expenses than usual for their extended time in our care (more litter/food/cleaning products/etc).

HOW TO SPONSOR:
Sponsorship is a $100 donation and you get to name your sponsored kitty. The theme we’ve chosen for these cuties is “Aussie Icons”.

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: https://www.canberrapetrescue.org.au/donate/

Donations and sponsorship are tax deductible 😸

Please note: they aren’t ready for adoption just yet so we aren’t taking enquiries yet.

Stay tuned — we’re overflowing with cats and kittens in care and need your support 🧡
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueWednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 5:16am
🐕 Cutest Dogs of Casey Bones!! 🐩 Drop in to Casey Jones Pub this weekend and vote for your favourite pupper 🐶

All proceeds go directly to our furbabies in care 🧡
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 12:21pm
T H E W I N E S 🍷 Last week this gorgeous mumma came into care off the streets with her 4 one week old babies. The next day The Foreshore Vet contacted us for assistance with an orphaned neonate kitten. It’s raining kittens everywhere right now!

He was so tiny at merely 90gms in weight but we could see how loving this mumma is so we thought let’s try it as there is nothing better than a mumma’s milk and care! And just quietly bottle feeding every few hours day and night is VERY tiring!

We put him in her bed with the rest of the litter and she immediately started rubbing her face all over him, cleaning him and pushing her belly into him to get him to feed! 🥰

He took a little while to latch but after ensuing he did and fed every few hours with his new siblings we left her to it.

A few days later we were in absolute panic as we couldn’t see him in the cat bed with his siblings cuddled up… but thankfully we found him behind the bed cuddled up being fed by his new mum! Perhaps she felt he needed some extra special feeds 🤷‍♀️

He’s now 115gms, has a very full belly and is currently snuggling with his new siblings and mum in bed 🥰

Heartbreakingly this mum also has another two other kittens aged around a few months old and fairly friendly in desperate need of a foster home. If you have the room and dedication please put in a form here: https://www.canberrapetrescue.org.au/foster-caring/ If you can’t foster but want to help, please share our “Adoptables” posts to find forever homes for our other babies so we can make room for these two 🙏🙏🙏

We’ve given this little family the “Wines” litter theme and none are sponsored or named yet🍷 🥂

📸 New baby is the tabby on the right of the pic
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueMonday, May 16th, 2022 at 12:00pm
ADOPTABLES 🐾 Halo (dog) & Gypsy (cat)

Looking for the perfect cat & dog pair? These two bonded furbabies are in desperate need of a forever home together.

Their former owner has gone through some big life changes and doesn’t have suitable accomodation or work hours for them any longer. They’re currently living on the balcony during the day and inside at night and this isn’t suitable for them at all, hence their former owner is desperate for them to go to a loving home where they’ll be happy ASAP.

Gypsy (1yr old kitty) & Halo (9mth old puppy) have forged a beautiful bond and their owner could never see them separated for their sake. These little cuties don’t just snuggle, they’re even known to share their food which they’re both quite fond of!

Gypsy (kitty) is beautiful, sweet, affectionate, loving pretty, petite little girl. She loves to be cuddled and sleep close to you. She is timid with strangers at first but all that takes is to give her a treat and she’s won over. She also loves to talk to you 😻

Halo (puppy) loves everyone and gets very excited to meet new people, she will even sit and wait for passer’s by to pat her.

Gypsy (kitty) came from RSPCA and Halo (puppy) came from the former owners friend who’s own dogs had a litter.

Halo gets a bit car sick however the vet has assured her former owner it is something that she should grow out of and has prescribed motion sickness/anxiety medication to give her for travel until she gets used to it, but is fine when sitting next to a passenger or being reassured/petted/held.

On walks Halo knows to sit before crossing a road and she will wait patiently for the sound of the crossing indicator when it changes to green/go.

They would be best suited to a home with a family who can give them lots of love and attention. As Halo is still a puppy and gets excited small children won’t be suitable as she would probably knock them over with her enthusiasm to show them love, but older children would be ideal.

Their new home needs a decent backyard for Halo to run around in and be her fun self. Both are very used to being indoors and outdoors and as such Halo is would need a home she can come into and snuggle up to Gypsy and sleep inside - they’re big babies in the cold.

They are both cuddle bugs and will sleep
in their beds, on the end of yours, or just anywhere inside that is safe and warm.

Both are toilet trained Halo has been using the “pet loo” on a balcony and Gypsy has a litter box that she likes. Both are in good health, desexed, microchipped and up to date with their vaccinations.

Their former owner loves them dearly and has raised two gorgeous loving cuddly furbabies who need a lovely forever home.

If you’re interested in adopting this gorgeous duo please pop in an EOI here:
https://www.canberrapetrescue.org.au/eoi/

**Please share widely - they are in desperate need of a suitable and loving home together ASAP and we’re too full to take them into our care 🙏🧡**
Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueSunday, May 15th, 2022 at 4:00am
Daily Antics 🐾 With the weather today it’s a “snuggle under the blankets on the couch” kind of day for our old boy Sam.

We can certainly take a leaf out of his book and take a few hours out to cuddle, snuggle and recharge!!