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.

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