Keeping best friends together with
the help of supporters just like you

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September 2017


Andrew   If You Love Pets, We Need YOU!

Launching our brand new foster care program

Imagine having to flee a domestic violence situation with your best friend, only to face the impossible choice between sleeping beside them on the streets or without them in crisis accommodation.

Nobody wants to leave their pets behind, but for many people experiencing homelessness, it's often a heartbreaking reality. In these situations, foster carers are a lifeline for people desperate to be reunited with their animal companions.

Keeping people and their pets together is at the heart of what we do at Pets of the Homeless. We currently offer emergency boarding for pets in need, but it's only a short-term solution. The natural next step is our very own foster care program to provide longer term care options for pets that are temporarily unable to stay with their people.

Our brand new foster care program is set to launch in Victoria in 2018.

We're currently in the planning phase and searching for an experienced, dedicated and super organised volunteer to help with the planning and coordination the Pets of the Homeless foster care program. Could it be YOU? Click here to find out more.

We'll also be on the lookout for potential foster carers closer to the launch date so if you're interested in joining us, keep checking these monthly newsletters to stay in the loop.


Volunteering opportunities

Your skills can make a difference

If you have skills to share and want to make a difference in the lives of people and pets facing homelessness, why not join our awesome team of volunteers? We have several new roles listed at Seek, so click the button to find your true calling!

Are you keen to help but can't make an ongoing commitment? Never fear! We also need people who can offer a few hours here and there to support our all-important Packing Days. The last one for 2017 is coming up on Saturday 30 September, from 10am until 2pm in Carrum, VIC. It's a lot of fun and is essential for ensuring hungry pets are fed so you can feel good about helping to keep best friends together!

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Celebrate your pet while supporting POTH

Our Love Tales calendar shoot is booking up fast!

Get precious, professionally-photographed memories of your pet when you reserve your place in our Love Tales 2018 calendar photo shoot! For a reduced fee of $65, you'll be treated to a professional photo shoot with one of our favourite pet photographers and the chance to be featured in next year's Love Tales fundraising calendar.

Best of all, 50% of the proceeds will go directly towards helping Pets of the Homeless continue to support people experiencing homelessness
and their much-loved pets. Half the slots have already been booked so don't delay! Click below to reserve your spot today. The  photoshoot is just 2 weeks away!


Who We Help And Why

Let's get to know the person behind the preconception

The term ‘homeless’ evokes images of cardboard boxes, park benches and soup lines without actually revealing much about the broad scope of people experiencing housing insecurity. In this recent blog post, we explore the who, how and why of the work we do – because unconditional love is never more in need than by people who are facing homelessness.


A final thought...


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Patterson Lakes, VIC 3197


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