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.
More puppies have come into rescue already this week! The little white-faced staffy girl, about 8 weeks old, is in surgery today to have a badly-healed leg break straightened and put in plaster, so hopefully she won't be permanently crippled.
Jake came to us from a rural pound severely underweight a couple of weeks ago. We are very excited to report that he has now put on 7 Kilos and built up his muscles, which has allowed us to have his vet work completed and now he is ready to find himself a LOVING forever home.
We don't think Jake had any training before he came into our care. However he is a quick learner and has learnt to sit and walk on lead without pulling and has started to respond to being called. He has also discovered that tennis balls are lots of fun and it's now one of his favourite toys.
Jake is in foster care in Wagga Wagga. If you would like to arrange a meet and greet just let us know. More information on Jake can be found in our "Dogs & Puppies" section.
We are having our AGM tonight. It's at the Wagga RSL at 7pm. All committee positions are deemed vacant and members may nominate and vote for any and all of these positions.
This little guy is all tuckered out after spending the day in the Canberra sunshine playing with his foster brothers yesterday.
Banjo is a 3 month old Staghound who will grow to be a large dog. His adoption fee is $400 and this helps us recover the cost of his vaccination, desexing, microchipping, flea and worm treatment. For more information please see our "Puppies & Dogs" section. Or to adopt him please follow the link on the left side of this page to fill in an online adoption application form.
Over the past 10 days, all of these little boys and girls have come to us under duty of care. They all need medical attention, worming, flea treatment, some yummy food, a bath, warm bed, cuddles and lots and lots of love.
They will be available for adoption once they are 100% healthy and have had their vet work completed.
Please meet Rose.
Rose was rescued from a local pound and is now safe in our care. She has an amazing personality and will make a great addition to any home.
Rose will be available for adoption in a week or so - we just need to get her vetwork done.
Are you looking for a new addition to your family? Why not consider Banjo, Opie or Orlando? These 3 gorgeous boys are all located in Canberra and are in search of a new family to call their own.
For more information on these adorable little boys please see our "Dogs & Puppies" section. Or if you wish to adopt one (or more) of them, please follow the link on the left side of this page to fill in an online adoption application form.
These items were donated by the customers at Lake Albert FoodWorks.
Thank you for grabbing a little extra in your shopping and placing it in our donation bin.
Best Friends Pet Rescue's mission is to rescue healthy, treatable pets from pounds and shelters in Southern NSW and ACT and rehome them with adoptive families.
Our volunteers give up their time behind the scenes doing admin, managing the books, transporting animals, visiting the pounds, running to and from vet appointments, answering emails, taking phone calls and conducting yard checks. On top of this we have the most important part - the animals - yes we feed, walk, train, pick up poo and clean litter trays, administer medication, bath, brush and give unconditional love. We do all of this because we love animals and want to make a difference.
We are receiving at least two phone calls a day from people asking us to take their dog/cat or a dog/cat that they have 'rescued', sometimes these phone calls become abusive. We understand that life doesn't always turn out as we would like and as animal lovers we hate saying no - but every time we take in a surrender that is one less foster care spot available to save an animal who has ended up in the pound.
Our foster carers are over flowing and we simply can not take in surrenders, please do not call us to ask if we will take your animal (or an animal that you have saved and now need to rehome) as the answer will be no.
Thanks for your understanding.
Update on Barney! Three months after surgery to repair the terrible injury to his internal organs, Barney is a cheerful, loving and playful dog. However, his damaged right hip is still causing pain and difficulty walking. So tomorrow, the fantastic vets at Lake Road Vet will surgically remove the damaged part of his femur to give him pain-free movement of his hip. Get well soon, Barney!