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 RescueTuesday, January 18th, 2022 at 9:17am
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Canberra Pet RescueMonday, January 17th, 2022 at 7:30pm
Today would’ve been Betty Whites 100th birthday (now in Aust time) 🎂

She was a passionate lifetime animal advocate and to celebrate her legacy you can participate in the #bettywhitechallenge 🏆 global movement.

Be it $5 or $100, we can join together so Bettys legacy can live on through all of the homeless pets we save.

Donations can be made here:

Please donate in her memory and comment below why you love pets so much! ♥️

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Canberra Pet RescueMonday, January 17th, 2022 at 10:29am
Our gorgeous little Skittles went off to his forever home with his new parents, Jordan and Amelia, and new fur-siblings and here’s what his dad had to say:

“Little update for Skittles (now Murphy). He is settling in SUPER well with our little fam. His favorite thing to do is dive into the leaf pile then run through the sprinkler 😂 I’ll be sure to take a video next time we get the sprinkler out.
He is also super playful with the cat and our other dog 🥰 we love him so much already! But how couldn’t you with that little face ♥️”

It’s times like these that we’re so thankful we were able to rescue and raise furbabies like Skittles who now have a wonderful life thanks to everyone’s support 🧡🧡🧡
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Canberra Pet RescueSunday, January 16th, 2022 at 2:56am
Our gorgeous little Fudge headed off to his forever home today with his new family. He’s going to fit right in with his new siblings and being the centre of attention like he loves. We’re very happy for him, as much as we’ll miss him!! 🥲🧡
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Canberra Pet RescueSaturday, January 15th, 2022 at 9:46am
Our gorgeous little Pudding, now MJ, has gone off to her lovely forever home with her new parents Ciara and Jack and big sis Raven (pictured)…who she LOVES!!

The next two pics are her and Raven having a morning cuddle 🥰
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Canberra Pet RescueFriday, January 14th, 2022 at 8:18am
Olive went to her beautiful forever home recently and has settled in very well 🥰 This is what her new sister reports:

“ Olive, now Harper has settled into her new home quickly. She loves pats,cuddles and her new toys, and sometimes she likes to sleep with us!” - Sierra aged 9.