Finding The Perfect Pet

Over 1000 animals rehomed since 2019

Valley

Valley is currently in the care of OAAT Pet Rescue, after being found wandering around a rural property. 
 
She was very much in need of help. A vigilant family noticed she appeared to have trauma to one side of her face and contacted OAAT Pet Rescue.
 
Upon coming into care it was immediately noticed that she had a large wound under her chin,  and one of her eyes was very weepy. As carers touched her face they could feel the crunch of bone! But, despite her pain and discomfort she darling girl was loving and smooching. She seemed so relieved and grateful to be safe, and to have food, shelter and care.
 
Valley has since had surgery to wire her broken jaw and some antibiotics to keep the infections at bay while she heals.  She’s in the loving care of a OAAT foster family, where she has her very own guest room with TV.  She is in bright spirits and despite her jaw being wired, she’s managing to eat food. 
 
Valley is a strong littel fighter and we look forward to her eventually being able to settle into a forever home where she will have a life of happiness and love she deserves.
 
For more information about Valley, please visit OAAT Pet Rescue facebook page.
Donations Towards Valley’s Care

One at a Time is a ‘not for profit’ charity and rely on donations to fund the care care of animals in need.  Donations towards Valley’s medical bills and ongoing rehabilitation can be sent to OAAT Pet Rescue as follows: 

 

Bank Transfer
Account: One at a Time Pet Rescue
BSB: 633 000
Account Number: 173151366

Mail a Donation
One at a Time Pet Rescue
PO Box 103
Lang Lang, 3984
Vic, Australia

** Make sure you put Valley’s name in the transfer, and email or include your details so we can send you a receipt

Tips for Finding the Perfect Match

Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years, so it’s really important that you select a pet that is going to fit with your personality, household dynamics, and future plans. 

Lifestyle Compatability

Energy Levels

Are you looking for a pet that is full of energy and playful? Or would you prefer a pet that is content to hang with you around the house all day, and nap on your lap while you watch TV or read a book?

Personality and Temperament

Would you have the time and calm environment needed to nurture a shy, or fearful pet and help build back their confidence and zest for life? Or, would you prefer a pet that is outgoing or independent and that would slot perfectly into a busy home?

It's also important to consider the personality and temperament of any existing pets. How will they respond to a new addition to the family, and how will you manage the integration?

Housing and Council Regulations

Permits & Permission

The regulations for pet ownership differ between councils, this includes the requirement for registration, curfews for cats, and on/off leash walking for dogs. These are often easily found on each council website. if you are renting, it's vital that you consult with your landlord and secure their permission before applying for adoption.

Home Life and Holidays

It's perfectly fine to work outside the home and be a pet owner. It's also completely reasonable to take holidays throughout the year. But, before adopting a pet, consider how much time they will be on their own, and how this will be managed. How will you be sure they are safe and have the required stimulation and comforts when you are not home? Who will care for them when you go on holidays?

Costs associated with owning a pet

Adoption Fees

All OAAT pets are vaccinated, desexed and microchipped prior to adoption.   They will also be up to date with all worming and flea treatments.  This is all covered in the adoption fees (which generally range from $200 - $900 depending on the type and age of the animal).

Ongoing Costs

Cats and Dogs can live up to 20 years.  This is 20 years of feeding, vet care, council registration, toys, training, etc.  Does this fit with your budget and finances? How would you manage unexpected medical expenses if your animal was to become ill?