Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world.
The Pet Industry Association (PIAA) stated on January 31 2018 in their post – Australian Pet Ownership Statistics that “More than 62% of Australian households own a pet. Of these, 38% are dog owners and 29% are cat owners. In addition to this, 59% of people who do not currently own a pet admit that they would like to own one in the near future”. They also found “a higher proportion of us live in a house with a cat and/or a dog than with a child. The ratio of pets to the human population in Australia is around 101:100, meaning there are more animal companions than homo-sapiens”.
These figures may come as quite a revelation to some, but for us proud Aussie fur-parents they do not surprise us one little bit! Being a pet parent is one of life’s little blessings and certainly should not be treated as a human right to do so.
Unfortunately though, many people do not place enough consideration on what would be more suitable for their lifestyle and family and what they are prepared to change or do to help their new pet adjust. The final decision, often based on type over temperament contributes to “poor choice” or “behavioural issues” as some of the main reasons owners surrender their pet to a pound, shelter or rescue group.
These organisations can quickly become over-crowded and over-whelmed with the amount of animals they need to rescue. Our goal is to help reduce this!
Pressplay Pets is an Australian adoption consultation service passionate about reducing the amount of animals being surrendered. We believe that when people have a true understanding of what lifestyle they live, what changes they are willing to make in their lives for this pet and what they can honestly offer will have a significant impact on the reduction of animals surrendered.
The service we provide is case by case. By guiding potential pet parents into making better choices in the first instance when bringing a pet into their lives, is paramount to the greater success of changing these outcomes.
If you live in Queensland and would like Pressplay Pets to help you find a match for you and your family please contact Nikki.
(Note: Pressplay Pets are not paid by any rescue group, shelter, breeder or private adopter and we never accept payment from them for recommendations of particular pets or successful adoptions. This allows us to continue offering honest, unbiased recommendation of potential pet matches.)