Midland and Ellenbrook residents encouraged to adopt pets on National Pet Adoption Day

Caeleigh Smales and her dog Dusty.
Caeleigh Smales and her dog Dusty.

MIDLAND and Ellenbrook animal lovers can visit their local PETstock store to adopt furry friends on National Pet Adoption Day.

The initiative, run by PETstock’s charity arm PETstock Assist and leading adoption site PetRescue, is aiming to doubling 2018’s total of pets adopted to 1000.

Pet adoption experts from local animal rescue groups will be at both stores on February 9.

Assist charity and events coordinator Jess Guilfoyle said she hoped people could forget preconceptions about rescue pets or breed characteristics.

“Every pet is unique and individual, and I encourage people considering a new pet to keep an open mind – you may just be surprised by who you fall for,” she said.

“Love really does know no breed.”

Animal behaviourist Kate Mornement said personality and temperament of animals were also influenced by previous experiences and individual differences.

“Many well socialised and trained pets find themselves in need of a new home,” she said.

“Even those pets that may not have had a great start to life can become wonderful companions.”

For information, visit petstock.com.au or petrescue.com.au.

THE ESSENTIALS:

What: PETstock National Pet Adoption Day

When: Saturday, February 9, from 10am to 2pm

Where: PETstock Midland, Shop 3/5 Clayton Street, Midland and PETstock Ellenbrook, 11 Main Street, Ellenbrook