You adopt a pet but it’s not working out as you expected. What to do?

The Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2018 celebrates and recognises achievements in companion animal rescue nationwide. The program was founded by pet rescue advocate Cathy Beer of Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and those thinking of getting a pet.

Dr Joanne Righetti and her adopted dog Chilli.

Dr Jo Righetti and Chilli. Photo: supplied

The Rescue Awards also raises awareness about the benefits of pet adoption. Aussie pet guardians are encouraged to submit their adoption story to the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story award category by 31st August 2018.

More about the awards at

But what about people who adopted a pet, but it’s not working out as they expected?

Awards Ambassador and renown animal behaviourist Dr. Joanne Righetti has some tips to help!

Listen now to Dr Jo Righetti’s interview with Richelle Hunt and take a few callers who share their heartwarming stories of pet adoption.

Dr Jo Righetti chats about rescue pets on ABC Radio Melbourne Afternoon
Pets4Life cats

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