Sponsor a pet or become a Guardian Angel

Throughout Victoria there are many dogs and cats that need new homes. Perhaps you aren’t in a position to take a dog or cat into your home but want to help.

At Victorian Dog Rescue we honour our promise to every dog or cat we rescue. This promise is that each one will have as much vetwork, training and assistance as they require. No dog or cat is ever returned to the pound or killed because of any  health or behavioural problems.

Please help us care for these dogs and cats who have already been discarded once. We will never do that to them.

We rely on the generosity of our supporters as our vet and kennel costs run at more than $100,000 a year. You can help in one of the below listed ways.


Sponsors can nominate which pet they would like to sponsor by looking at the dogs and cats needing homes on the website.

Bear in mind that the pets on the first page have been looking for a home longer than those on the subsequent pages, but you should choose the pet you most want to help. More than one person can sponsor an individual pet.

Your name will be added to our sponsorship page with a photo of the dog or cat for a minimum sponsorship of $20.

Note that if the preview says that the pet is trialling their new home, they do not need sponsorship.

If you are donating to help with a specific surgery bill we can arrange for you to donate directly to the vet. We have not provided specific costs as our operation involves using many rural vets, each of whom has different charges, usually much higher than we can negotiate in the city. But it is our policy to only give a dog to a foster carer that is chipped and vaccinated so we do this in the country, albeit at a higher cost, before we move them to the city.

How to Sponsor a Pet

Sponsorship is a special kind of donation. It can be a one off donation, or a regular monthly donation. As little or as much as you would like.

You can make the donation through any of the methods on our Donations page, but mention either in the comments for the donation or via email to us which pet you wish to sponsor. Your money is not used directly for the sponsored pet as such, but is put into our pool of money used for all of the dogs and cats in our care. Your name will be added to our sponsorship page with a photo of the dog or cat for a minimum sponsorship of $20.

If you donate $100 or more you become one of our Guardian Angels.  You will  receive a certificate on donation, and updates from time to time as to how your sponsored pet is going. This may mean photos and updates from the adopter when we receive them, or updates as to how your sponsored pet is going in care.

Here is a link to our donations page ~ Donations & Bequests – Victorian Dog Rescue & Resource Group

We appreciate our sponsors and all our donors so much, as without them we would not be able to save the pets we do, or run the programs that reach into the community to give a helping hand.

Become a Guardian Angel

When you sponsor a dog or cat for a $100 or more you will receive a certificate acknowledging your generous donation.

We will also update you on your sponsored dog or cat, although sometimes you may have to prompt us if we are running more than usually behind.

Whatever you can spare will help.

Make A Donation