Council will welcome back the Lost Dogs’ Home to this year’s Pet’s Day Out event on Sunday 13 October, to encourage potential pet owners to adopt a rescue pet.
Lost Dogs’ Home staff will be on hand to answer questions about adopting and owning a pet, and they may even bring along a few of their resident adoption seekers.
As an incentive to help residents decide to adopt a new family member, Council runs an annual “adoption lottery” whereby it will cover the purchase price and first year registration costs for the first 15 animals adopted from the shelter.
Frankston City Mayor Michael O’Reilly said the “adoption lottery” was aimed at encouraging more people to adopt a pet in need of rescuing.
“Adopting a pet can change your life in so many positive ways, and knowing that you have rescued one that may otherwise never find a loving home is an awesome feeling,” the Mayor said.
Allison Brown from the Lost Dog’s Home said the shelter was passionate about finding the right homes for the countless unwanted pets found wandering, seized due to poor treatment or surrendered to their shelters each year.
“Every animal has a right to live in a loving home, and it is our mission to ensure the right pets are matched with the right people,” Allison said.
“We love this initiative by Frankston City Council, and look forward to rehoming many pets in need following this year’s Pets Day Out event.
“In the meantime we encourage those thinking of adopting a pet to visit our adoption centre and chat to our expert staff about which pet might best suit their needs.”
Langwarrin mother Sarah Guenther whose family recently adopted a dog of their own said the companionship that comes with owning a pet is priceless.
“When we decided it was time to welcome a dog to our family we were blown away by just how many gorgeous unwanted animals were in need of loving homes,” Mrs Guether said.
“It feels good to know that our decision to adopt a rescue dog means that we’re not inadvertently supporting unethical puppy farms,”
More than 70 animals are awaiting their forever home at The Lost Dog’s Home, and each are desexed, microchipped and vaccinated. To view the pets, find out more about their temperaments and needs or to make an enquiry, visit: dogshome.com