First national pet rehoming program of its kind in Australia

Announcement: Well done!!

PetRescue and PETstock join forces to bring rescue pets out of cages and into the community. In the first national pet rehoming program of its kind in Australia, PetRescue and PETstock are proud to announce the 2009 In-Store adoption program.

The program will link rescues groups with PETstock stores, giving rescue pets the opportunity to meet and interact with potential adopters in store. PETstock General Manager of Marketing, Matt Taylor said, “PETstock is very excited about joining forces with PetRescue and the many hundreds of shelters they support around the country. Too many people will purchase a new puppy or kitten in a pet store without really thinking about what is required to responsibly own this animal and this subsequently results in the animal ending up in a shelter. Through our large number of stores and our strong online presence (www.petstock.com.au ) we think we can help PetRescue make a real difference and rehome these animals to families who can and will care for them properly.

Adoption advisors will be on hand to help adopters choose the best pet for their family. All pets in the program will come vet checked, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and de-sexed and ready to go to their new homes. Finding the ideal rescue pet has never been easier!

Yellow Pages promotes pet shop animal sales

Seen on The Yellow Pages website..

“If you’re looking to purchase a pet, such as a cat or a dog, you might want to consider doing so from a local pet store. Pet stores typically offer benefits that cannot be offered from pet shelters, breeders, and / or other facilities that offer pets. For example, you might find at a pet store, you will receive different benefits along with your purchase such as a warranty, veterinarian vaccinations, free or discounted health check ups for your pets, free or discounted pet supplies, among other perks.”

NO, NO, NO!
We have written to the Managing Director of Sensis to point out this misleading advertising and suggest an alternative paragraph. We will let you know the response…