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About Us

Pound Rescue Inc.

Pound Rescue Inc. was established in October 2016 when a number of individuals, passionate about animals, decided to join together and form an organisation dedicated to saving the lives of death row animals.

The objectives of Pound Rescue Incorporated are:- 


*As a not-for-profit organisation primarily dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, rehoming, and responsible ownership of companion animals, in particular dogs and cats. We rescue and rehabilitate death row animals from City, Regional, and Rural pounds in NSW. 



From time to time and where possible, we will also rescue animals from pounds in QLD and the ACT .

*To rescue, provide short-term care, and rehome abandoned, unwanted, neglected and/or abused companion animals from pounds and shelters.

 *To work with dog behaviorists and other professionals to rehabilitate any animal in our care requiring rehabilitation.

 *To work with veterinarians, carers and others to restore health and provide safe short-term living environments for the animals in our care.

 *To ensure that before they are rehomed, the animals in our care are vaccinated, wormed, micro-chipped, and de-sexed to prevent any future unwanted litters.

 *To ensure that all animals in our care are permanently rehomed with suitably caring and experienced owners who are able to provide for the animal, and who accept that by adopting one of our animals they are taking on the responsibility of caring and providing for the animal for its whole life. 

 *To promote the ideals of animal rescue and responsible pet ownership to the broader community.

 *As a no-kill, foster-based rescue, we are devoted to finding loving homes for homeless companion animals.

The Role We Play

Upon rescue, our animals are fully vetted and placed in foster homes where they learn, love, and are taught how to live in a home environment.​ All of our animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, and up to date with their vaccinations, and flea and worm treatments. 

When people go to adopt an animal from a rescue group, they're often surprised by the adoption fees.  You're adopting a homeless animal, so shouldn't that be free? Even though you may be handing over a few bills to take home your new pet, you’re likely saving money. Rescue Groups cover initial veterinary costs, which may be high for an animal in poor health. They also pay for the animals’ food, transportation, and other expenses while in care.


Below, take a look at what these adoption fees include, but keep in mind that fees and services vary among rescue groups.


Veterinary Wellness Exam

As any pet parent knows, trips to the vet aren’t cheap, but when you adopt a cat, dog or another animal from most rescue groups, your pet has already been checked out by a veterinarian.


Dogs will typically receive vaccinations for distemper, parvo and kennel cough, while cats get rabies and feline leukemia shots. If your pet has been in foster care with a rescue group for several months, they'll likely also receive boosters to keep them healthy.

Treatments and Preventives

When you adopt a rescue animal, your new pet has been treated for fleas, ticks, ear mites, and even heartworms which can be extremely pricey to treat. Animals also receive monthly flea, tick, and heartworm preventive treatments to keep them healthy.

Spaying and Neutering

Having a new pet fixed at a veterinarian can often run you a few hundred dollars, but virtually all rescue organizations include this procedure in their adoption fees. In addition to the spaying or neutering, animals are provided with pain medication and checkups to ensure they’re healing properly.


It is Illegal to adopt out any animal without first having it microchipped. So this and name transfers are also included in the price.



Adoption fees may cover part of the expense of feeding your pet while he or she was in foster, which may include a special diet for animals with food allergies or digestive issues.

*Other medical care


*X-rays and other treatments

*Transportation costs if your pet was transferred from another shelter or region

*Bedding, toys, treats and other extras that improve an animal’s quality of life whilst in care.


Also, keep in mind that while your newly adopted pet may have had a clean bill of health, rescues must offset the cost of more expensive cases, such as animals that have been badly injured or have heartworms or parvo.

Behavioural work and training

Pound Rescue Inc. works with animal behaviorists and other experts to assess the temperament and needs, including training of the animals in our care.   We have wonderful relationships with our animal behaviorists who do extraordinary work. We pay all the fees of behavioral work before the animal is adopted. We also run regular training sessions at our premises for families and their animals after adoption.  Again, we pay all the fees associated with these post-adoption training days at our premises.  

And lastly ...

Most importantly, the adoption fees you pay enable the rescue organization to continue to operate. Many animal-rescue organizations are non-profits that don’t receive state or federal funding, and they depend on donations and adoption fees.

By providing an animal with a forever home, you are making space for another cat or dog in need, and paying that adoption fee helps the rescue care for other homeless pets.

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