What a ray of sunshine did this young Heeler prove to be! So glad to be out of the pound and into our foster home, Finn soon endeared himself to all the family, particularly our female dog Velvet who found herself very taken with him. Likewise, Finn showed he was definitely a ladies' man and bounded and played around the garden. Finn had a couple of meets-and-greet before the perfect adopter, Bruce, found him on PetRescue and vice versa. Being an active working dog, Finn needed an experienced owner who was happy to work on his training and keeping his bright mind stimulated. It was sad waving him goodbye, but knowing Finn spends part of his day galloping on the beach and chasing his special ball with new dad Bruce is the best reward.
Saskia - Forever Friends
Photo: Natalie Brabham
We already had two cats and were not after another cat full-time, but when we saw on Facebook that Pets Without Partners were looking for a foster home for a little 8 week old kitten who had a disability, we wanted to help. The disability was neurological, affecting her eyesight and coordination. After some pleading with my partner (and lobbying the kids!) we agreed we would foster Fleur until a suitable home was found. After we got Fleur as a foster, we quickly fell in love with her and her amazing confident personality.
After several months we came to the realisation that every time someone was interested in coming to see her, my partner and I had to tell each other this was part of fostering....to let go. But we couldn’t let her go! So now she is a permanent part of the family. She sleeps with the kids and has grown into a beautiful, loving cat. We have the odd hiccup where she runs into a fence, but she has enough interaction, toys, boxes, ping pong balls etc to keep up her eyesight/paw co-ordination. She is adored, loved and we have no regrets.
Tanya - Pets Without Partners
Photo: Janene Wells
Brother and sister Donny and Sissy were a delight the moment they arrived. These happy-go-lucky older siblings didn't stop wagging their tails and bonded with us all straight away. Never any trouble, they only thing they wanted all the time was to just be together! They slept together, ate together, and ran along the street together on our walks. Their elderly owner had gone into a nursing home so it was wonderful to know these special siblings had made it to our rescue group and would go on to be adopted together. When prospective new family Sylvie and her two children came to meet the pair, it would great to see how quickly the dogs took to the kids and showed despite being middle-aged they would enjoy being part of a young family. Donny and Sissy barely looked back as they went off to their new home - they couldn't wait to start their new life with their Forever Family. Enjoy, Donny and Sissy!
Saskia - Forever Friends
Photo: David Ban
Frank was a guinea pig driven by his hormones and as a result he was a little more highly strung than most boy guinea pigs. Any potential friends we tried him with would turn away as Frank wouldn't stop annoying them. Frank was one of our guinea pigs that needed to be de-sexed and because a piggy needs to wait 4-6wks after de-sexing before they can be placed in with a female he popped off to one of our top foster homes where he would receive all the love and care a home environment would give him prior to adoption.
Frank loved his stay with Rach his foster carer, as all piggies do, and returned to the shelter a happy boy, a lot less hormonal and all ready to find his loving new family. Frank was listed on Petrescue for adoption and a lady spotted him online and fell completely in love with him. She came to adopt him in no time at all. Frank now lives with his new owner who loves him to bits and he also lives with a girl piggy who needed a friend and I've been told the two are inseparable. The two live in a big double storey plastic base enclosure inside the family home with lots of little fleecy beds. They also have a 2m long outdoor play run with a second level inside. What more could a piggy ask for!
Jess - Australian Cavy Sanctuary
Photo: Jessica Proietti
Feather was the matriarch of a family of 14 white cats and kittens living on one property. Undesexed, Feather was starving, tired and stressed, barely able to feed her latest litter. Pets Without Partners came to the rescue, taking the entire extended family into foster care.
Feather soon blossomed into a lovely cat but prone to the occasional swipe - not surprising considering her background. We had to be honest on her Petrescue profile and let people know she needed to be treated gently. After months in foster with no adoption enquiries at all, we despaired of finding her forever home.
Finally our first enquiry for Feather was received. They turned out to be a lovely family who wanted a "special" cat that needed something out of the ordinary. When they came to see Feather, she ran up to them and rubbed her head on the daughter's feet. I think it was a done deal by then!
It still brings tears to my eyes when I think of what could have been her fate, but instead, I receive photos of Feather at her new home, watching the rainbow lorikeets from a window, lying on her back on the rugs, generally being beautiful, loved and safe.
Gail - Pets Without Partners
Photo: Janene Wells