About Us

What does Paws and Recover do?

Through a network of volunteers Paws and Recover offers practical help such as dog walking, respite pet care through fostering in a home environment, transporting pets to the vet and support in assisting people care for their pets in times of crisis. This makes us a unique service. 

​How much will it cost?

Services are typically $40 a week for one dog. We assess fees in cases of proven financial hardship and it is always situational. Owners are still responsible for any veterinary bills.

Who can use this service?

The service is available to those who are unable to care for their pet. Situations may include people who have been hospitalised, escaping domestic violence,  have a disability, are in a refuge, aged or frail.

Services offered are dependent on availability of volunteers and the ability for Paws and Recover to intake the animal.

How do I apply?

Go to the tab "Apply for Care". The more information you are able to supply, including a photo, the better we can match the right carer / service for your pet.

What else do I need to know?

All care is dependent on availability of volunteers and carers.
Our needs for volunteers are posted onto our Facebook and Instagram page and from there anyone who can help can reply to us as shown on each post.

As the process takes time due to finding a volunteer, you need to apply as soon as you can.

Paws and Recover is entirely volunteer run and consistently busy with many people requesting assistance. As such, although we always aim to help as many people and animals as possible, we may have limitations and acceptance is at Paws and Recover's discretion.