The fifth annual National Pet Adoption Day is on next month and aims to rehome 1000 animals across Australia.
ALL creatures great and small are set to put their best paw forward to find a family next month.
The fifth annual National Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, February 9, aims to rehome 1000 animals across the country.
The joint initiative is run by PETstock and adoption site PetRescue, with PetRescue cofounder John Bishop urging people to look at the individual personalities of pets.
“Cocoa came from the pound about six-and-ahalf years ago; she was adopted by my partner in Sydney,” he said.
“She’s one of the dogs that can be misidentified as aggressive and scary, but all she wants to do is cuddle up to you.”
This year’s campaign is focusing on looking beyond the breed, with all labels to be removed on the PetRescue website in the week before National Pet Adoption Day.
Mr Bishop said about 200,000 pets were unclaimed from Australian pounds every year.
John Bishop with Cocoa ahead of National Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, February 9.