Our mission is to rescue healthy, treatable pets from pounds and shelters in southern NSW & ACT and rehome them with adoptive families.
We are based in Wagga Wagga and Canberra.
BFPR will have a stall at the Cootamundra Pound Opening from 8:30 am till 1 pm on Saturday 2nd May. There will also be a BBQ, Face Painting, Coffee Van, and a Jumping Castle. Cootamundra Kennel Club will also be there with stalls including grooming. There will be free microchipping for Cootamundra residents. The official opening of the new pound will be around 11 am. The Cootamundra vets will be there as well.
If you are looking for a furry family member, come along and meet some of the wonderful cats, kittens, dogs and puppies awaiting a forever home. We will also have some great bargains in everything from furniture to books to pet toys!
Before bringing home your new cat:
Make sure screens and windows are secure and your cat won’t be able to escape. Block off small spaces so your cat can’t get trapped in them. Cats like to hide in small dark spaces when they’re scared.
The main points to remember when bringing home a new cat are:
Take it slowly: gradually introduce the cat to your home, starting with just one small room. Set it up with a litter tray, a small amount of food, water and a cat bed. Spend some time, alone with your new cat – pat them, play with them, talk to them.
When they’re confident, relaxed and ready to explore the house, let them gradually explore their new surroundings. If you have other pets, make introductions slowly.
Have patience and give love – all lasting relationships take time to form, and the more you invest in the early days, the happier your future together.
We would like to say a very big thankyou to Petstock, Wagga for the donation of out of date food to the rescue. With over 110 animals in care, we are at full capacity and the donation of food will certainly ease the burden of providing for our fosters. Thank you again.
We would like say a HUGE thank you to the Co Op in Wagga who donated 90kg of cat food. While this seems a lot of food it works out to approximately a kilo per cat we currently have in care. This donation will provide a big relief on the purse strings of our cat carers, some of whom currently have more than 10 cats and kittens in their care.
Best Friends Pet Rescue is not an animal shelter, all of our animals are in independent foster homes.
We cannot survive without our foster families, these families are ready to take the animals home as they arrive into our care, sharing their lives, loving them unconditionally, training, nursing and rehabilitating them when needed, thus preparing them for adoption.
We do not have a centralized location for people to come to view the animals.
Some animals will receive more than one application for adoption, therefore some things can take a little longer than we'd like as we are a volunteer based organisation with limited resources, so it would be appreciated if you could please be patient.
Thank you for the donation of beds, a kennel, leads and toys that were dropped off to Wollundry Fruit Shop and Pet Barn. We really appreciate the donations.
Layla is wearing her new jacket which was kindly donated and put into our donation bin at Foodworks Lake Albert. She is certainly going to be warm this winter. Thank you to the kind donor who also left other jackets for our foster dogs.