For Christmas last year, The Lost Dogs' Home wanted to give our residents the best present ever: someone to love them. And for 414 cats and dogs, we did exactly that.
How did we achieve this Christmas miracle? By offering 50 per cent off the cost of adoption to owners who first completed our online Pet Licence test (www.petlicence.com.au). See, we figured money always gets tight around the silly season and we wanted to help ease some of that financial burden, while also ensuring our residents had somewhere to spend their summer. And when is a better time to introduce a new pet to the family than during the holidays, when there is enough time to get to know each other?
Following that logic, The Lost Dogs' Home is, once again, offering half-price adoptions during the Easter school holidays (from Saturday, March 31 – Sunday, April 15). As always, anyone wishing to take advantage of this special offer must produce a certificate proving that they have completed – and received 100 per cent accuracy – on the Pet Licence (www.petlicence.com.au)
“This test is not designed to exclude people from becoming pet owners; rather it is about encouraging people to make an informed decision about whether they are prepared to take on what can be a 10 – 15 year commitment,” said Sue Conroy, General Manager of the Home.
With questions such as ‘How much per year does an average owner spend on pet care?’, the Licence prompts people into asking themselves those hard questions that can often get forgotten in the excitement of adopting a new pet.
“We’re hoping this promotion will give those who have been considering adoption for a while to take the step,” Sue said. “It is a fantastic time to adopt, as the kids will be home from school, the warm weather is hanging in there and we have so many amazing cats and dogs available; our shelters are practically overflowing with different breeds and personalities.”
The promotion will take place over the next two weeks at our North Melbourne, Campaspe and Wingecarribee shelters. Adoption costs differ from shelter to shelter; however as a guide, the discount will take the price of adopting a dog or puppy from the North Melbourne shelter down to $150, an adult cat to $47.50 and a kitten $85.
“When you take into consideration the cost of desexing, worming, microchipping and vaccinating – which all our dogs and cats receive prior to being adopted – it is a very good deal,” Sue said. “What is most important to us, however, is that our cats and dogs go into loving homes where they will be cherished as members of the family.”
Complete the Pet Licence test at www.petlicence.com.au. Please note that some computer stations will be set up on the shelter premises for people to complete the test; however we strongly encourage everyone to complete the test prior to coming in, to avoid queues and delays.
To view our dogs and cats for adoption, please visit http://shelter.dogshome.com .