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Aussies encouraged to visit local Petstock stores to adopt or foster a pet in need, this Adoption Weekend, 16 and 17 March

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Zym and Rayla, adopted bonded pair

Petstock stores nationwide to host rescue animals, in support of Petstock Foundation’s National Pet Adoption Month


This Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March, the Petstock Foundation will once again host its annual National Pet Adoption Weekend at participating Petstock stores across Australia. With over 8,000 pets awaiting adoption across Australia, now is the time to consider adopting a rescue pet that needs a loving home. 


This March, 2024, the Petstock Foundation is celebrating a milestone 10 years of National Pet Adoption Month, an initiative that helps find loving homes for pets in need of adoption. Over the past 10 years, the Petstock Foundation’s National Pet Adoption Month has helped find loving homes for 40,000 rescue pets across Australia and New Zealand, but there are still more animals in need of homes. 


With a mission to improve the lives of people through the strong bond we experience with our pets, the Petstock Foundation is encouraging people to adopt or foster a pet this National Pet Adoption Month (NPAM), to open your heart to a pet in need, and experience the positive impact a pet can bring to your life. New pet owners and animal lovers across the country are being encouraged to visit their local Petstock store this weekend, and throughout March, for further information on the adoption or fostering process.



Petstock Foundation’s Adoption Weekend



Adoption Weekend,  as part of the Petstock Foundation’s National Pet Adoption Month. Rescue groups will visit local Petstock stores with pets who are in need of a loving home. 


Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2024


10am – 2pm


Select Petstock stores across Australia


For information about adopting a pet and for your nearest Petstock store, visit 



  • Petstock team members/volunteers playing with/cuddling local rescue pets
  • A case study on their adoption journey, showing how their adoption pet has added to their life
  • Cute local rescue pets getting ready to meet potential owners 


  • Dr Kate Mornement, Ph.D. qualified Certified Applied Animal Behaviourist (Melbourne based), can discuss: 
    • The benefits of adoption and pet ownership on our emotional wellbeing
    • The impact the high cost of living has had on the state of adoption
    • How to select and prepare for bringing home a rescue pet  
  • A Petstock Foundation Spokesperson, can discuss: 
    • What the Petstock Foundation has achieved over the past 10 years of National Pet Adoption Month 
    • Why the Petstock Foundation is passionate about finding loving homes for pets in need of adoption 
    • Why people should head into their local Petstock store over the 16 and 17 March for Adoption Weekend 

B-ROLL footage can be found HERE

Images of case studies and their pets can be found HERE.

Images of Petstock Foundation Ambassador Laura Byrne can be found HERE

Images of Animal Behaviourist Dr Kate Mornement can be found HERE.  


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About us:

About the Petstock Foundation

The Petstock Foundation is a registered charity that exists to empower a better future for pets and people. Since its inception in 2007, The Foundation has raised more than $10 million to date and has found homes for more than 40,000 rescue pets. Petstock Foundation is contributed to by the fundraising initiatives of the Petstock Group, donations by business partners and team members as they come together for the pets that inspire them. 100% of funds raised go towards The Foundation to support its charitable partners and projects with all operating costs covered by the business.


About National Pet Adoption Month 

The Petstock Foundation is encouraging Australians to support rescue pets this National Pet Adoption Month, the 10th year of the initiative.  Unfortunately, thousands of pets enter the rescue cycle each year through no fault of their own. This National Pet Adoption Month, we want people to open their hearts to a pet in need, and in turn experience the positive impact a pet can bring to their everyday life. Pets and people: we’re better together.   

Contact details:

For all media enquiries or image requests, please contact:


Elif Yilmaz: 0422 677 771; 

Emily Edwards: 0487 329 341; 

Shiona Raj: 0412 850 066;


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