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Fireworks tips for stressed dogs

Lots of pet owners worry about the impact of fireworks noise on their pets. Animal Aid Trainer Shelby Thorn and Dog Behaviourist Georgia Ryan share their tips so you can enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebrations with your pet. “One of the biggest triggers for dogs with...

Christmas food and pancreatitis

As the Christmas season winds down, we all enjoy using up the leftover festive food! While these foods are a nice indulgence for us they are not so good for our pets. “Fatty, high calorie food, such as the fatty part of the Christmas ham, can pose a dangerous risk to...

Dog Enrichment

Enrichment is providing animals with environmental stimuli that satisfy their instincts, which promotes physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. Our Animal Aid Dog Behaviourist Georgia is passionate about enrichment for dogs, noting that a dog’s...

FIV Cats

The prevalence of FIV in Australia is high. With the increase of stray cats comes an increase of FIV in our shelter. Cats with FIV are often overlooked due and take longer to adopt. But we know from experience they have just as much love to give. We have taken your...

Foster Caring with Animal Aid

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take in a pet on foster?   We have spoken to two foster carers about their experience.   Anne-Marie Ireland has been fostering cats and kittens for Animal Aid since 2021 and has helped care for 13 kittens and 2...

Kayley’s Story

Ten years ago Lee walked into our Coldstream cattery ready to pick up her new cat, Kayley. But when Kayley was brought through the doors to her waiting family, they realized it was the wrong cat! Kayley’s name tag was on a different pen the day Lee picked her...

Cooper the therapy dog

Read one shelter dogs amazing story of second chances, resilience and hope. Cooper is a happy black Labrador with bright orange eyes, who found himself in need of our services back in 2019. Cooper’s happy nature and big bum wags caught the attention of local teacher...

Casper’s Story

You might remember Casper the cat from some of our promotional videos and Instagram reels. He was with us for many months and his fun nature meant he got lots of time in the spotlight!   But we were often sad that Casper stayed with us without a home, despite getting...

Winter Dog Grooming

A dog and cat’s coat is their first defence against the cold, but did you know a matted coat can be colder? Ensure your pet is warm and comfortable this winter by keeping up a grooming routine. Regular grooming will keep your pets comfortable, avoid matting and...

Cash’s Story

The resources required to help train dogs in the last 18 months has increased significantly. We need your help to assist dogs like Cash with training, so they can go into their new homes happy and healthy. Cash had lots of training while at Animal Aid, to help correct...