Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2021

The Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2021 are open for entries and I am proud to once again be the Ambassador for this great initiative.

These awards aim to recognise, celebrate and reward anyone working or volunteering in animal rescue, as well as foster carers and those of us that have adopted a pet.

Having always adopted my pets, I know it is not always the easiest path to take when a pet has had a rough start in life, but it is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding experiences in life to know you have been able to provide a pet in need with a loving forever home.

The mission of the Rescue Awards is to celebrate and acknowledge achievements in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of companion animals in Australia. It is the platform to showcase excellence and innovation, thereby raising the standards of rescue groups and animals shelters nation-wide.

Every year, approximately 190,000 pets remain unclaimed in Australia’s pounds and shelters, and thousands of volunteers support over 1,000 rescue groups and animal shelters across Australia¹. The Companion Animal Rescue Awards  2021 will recognise the dedication of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to help rescue pets find homes..

The Pet Insurance Australia Rescue Award Categories include:
1. Outstanding Rescue Group
2. Outstanding New Rescue Group
3. Outstanding Animal Shelter
4. Outstanding Council Animal Shelter
5. Innovation in Companion Animal Welfare and Management
6. Community Education and Outreach Program
7. Volunteer of the Year
8. Refuel Creative Digital Marketing
9. People’s Rescue Story
10. Foster Carer Story

Entries close midnight on 31 July 2021 AEST. To enter, visit the Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2021 website and follow the links.

For those of you who have adopted a dog and are struggling with some common dog behaviour issues, make sure you check out some of the articles to help you navigate your way around this on our website.  Topics include identifying and treating anxiety, reactivity, fear-based aggression and much more in our behaviour and training section.


About the Author: Lara Shannon is a NDTF certified dog behaviourist and trainer, Executive Producer and Host of Pooches at Play on Channel 10 and editor of Poochesatplay.com. Lara also runs her own dog training and boarding business in Melbourne’s Bayside area and is the Author of Eat, Play, Love Your Dog.

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