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Our outreach program, Companion Carers assists people who are temporarily unable to provide basic care for their pet and have no family or friends who can support them.

Our Carers provide practical support to people experiencing hardship to keep and care for their beloved companion animals, helping to ensure they can be kept together for as long as possible.

Services include:

  • Dog walking & enrichment activities
  • Cat enrichment & playing
  • Litter tray cleaning
  • Collecting dog faeces
  • Feeding & watering
  • Basic grooming
  • Administering daily medication (under guidance of a veterinary professional)
  • Transportation of animals to and from a local vet hospital for procedures
  • Dropping off food & supplies

Service Duration

  • Up to 4 weeks

Eligibility criteria

For Client’s to be eligible to receive assistance through the Companion Carers program they must meet the following criteria:

  • Genuinely experiencing significant hardship which limits their ability to care for their pet
  • Do not have friends or family who are able to provide assistance
  • Located within 10km of Rosanna Victoria (3084)
  • Animals must be desexed and microchipped
  • Animals must not be used for breeding purposes
  • Animals will need to pass a behaviour assessment


Applications are to be completed on behalf of the Client by the Client’s:

  • Allied Health Professional
  • General Practitioner
  • Social Worker
  • Support Worker

For more information on the eligibility criteria or to submit an application for assistance, please contact us