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ON HOLD – Archie the Pound Pig – searching for his perfect home…


We were unable to find a suitable home for Archie in time so he is staying at Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary for now.  It turns out that Archie has a few bad habits that makes him unsuitable for rehoming at this point – he plays rough and is prone to nipping. We need to work on these issues with him before he can be placed into a permanent adoptive home. We will advertise him again once he is ready – watch this space folks.


Time is running out for Archie to find his perfect home.. this is so sad as he is a really beautiful boy and we would love nothing more for him (and the people who have fallen in love with him) to find a safe haven for the rest of his days.  He had a visit from a very special lady a few days ago who took some beautiful photos to help us showcase just how special he really is. Kate was so taken by Archie she wrote a few words about her meeting with him…

“From the minute I arrived to photograph Archie, a smile didn’t leave my face. Between his little snorts of joy, cries for attention and hilarious antics, not unlike a playful puppy dog, how could you frown?

Archie put on show after show of “feed me, look at me, I’m going over here, I’m going over there”. It was a fun-filled and far too short hour that I got to spend with him. He loved his food, his belly rubs, and just being with people. He is bursting with character, and deep eyes that show you his precious soul.

If I had the space at home, and didn’t arrive in a sports car for Archie’s photo shoot, I can assure you I’d have driven off into the sunset with him. I know I would have had to fight off the Ranger though, she is smitten too!”

We can’t put it any better than that… Archie is a charmer and would make a wonderful companion for the right home.  Please read his original story and full details below.

Original Story:

Poor little Archie has found himself behind bars after being surrendered to the pound. He’s a real cutie-pie and is now looking for a wonderful home to call his own.

Archie is playful and has spent most of his short life (he’s about 6 months old) in the company of a dog, so he definitely needs to go to a home where he will have companionship from other animals and/or a VERY attentive human. 🙂 He does have one small vice which is probably attributed to his play time with a canine… Archie sometimes nips at your heels when you walk in front of him. The good news is that pigs are SMART, so with the right training this naughty behaviour can be “un-learnt”. Therefore, Archie would best suit a carer with a firm yet gentle hand to help him to learn good manners – he will learn quickly from a skilled and confident trainer.

His new home will need to be in a Shire that allows the keeping of pigs and should have a Property Identification Code (PIC) registered with the Dept of Agriculture. He would best suit a property with at least a few acres to be able to accommodate his growing size – we estimate he may grow to somewhere around 100kgs; so a large paddock, a cool wallow and shade for summer, and secure sheltered pen for winter are a must. Pigs love to dig and Archie is no exception… his new family would need to be understanding of this and allow him to enjoy this fun and stimulating activity.

Archie is desexed, vaccinated and vet health checked.

Adoption fee: $100

We hope you can help us to help this lovely pig… please fill in the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt. We are also looking for anyone who may be able to foster Archie if we cannot find a good home in the short term. If you think you can help with fostering please fill in the form below and write in the notes about your fostering offer.

A huge THANK YOU to Animal Antics Photography for the gorgeous photos featured here.


Please fill in our EXPRESSION OF INTEREST form if you would like to ask questions or offer to adopt.

* Animal Actionist & New Homes For Rescued Farm Animals promotes non breeding of all rescued animals, particularly in the interest of breaking the cycle of unwanted farm animals (most of them males,) that find themselves with little time to find a new home and end up in danger of slaughter. All farm animals adopted via Animal Actionist are intended as family pets, and therefore the same rules that apply for non breeding of cats and dogs, applies to these animals too. If you apply to adopt you thereby agree and are bound to not use this animal for breeding.

All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.

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Foster or forever home needed for cute puppy!

This URGENT call for help comes from SAFE Avon Valley – if you can give Snuggle a temporary or permanent home, please let them know ASAP.

Calling all puppy lovers! (Let’s be honest, who isn’t a puppy lover?!)
We are urgently seeking a wonderful loving family to open their heart and home and provide short-term care for ‘Snuggle.’ He is a kelpie X approximately 3 months of age who is currently sitting in a country pound, which is no place for a baby like this.
At this stage we don’t know a great deal of his background but at his age he is likely to be compatible with other dogs and other animals pending an appropriate introduction. If you are able to provide short-term care (or even adopt him!) please contact SAFE Avon Valley on 0403 152 991.

Take joy and kindness everywhere you go!

And don’t eat animals!

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Foster carers needed URGENTLY!

A desperate call for help from Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue – can you please help by fostering a dog in need? You won’t be sorry – fostering is a wonderful way to be part of saving a beautiful life. Here’s all the info from SABBR:

Foster carers needed- Staffy and Bully Breed Rescue Inc is full and desperate for suitable homes

Hi All,

SABBR is in urgent urgent need of more foster carers.
We currently have 45 dogs needing foster and 110 dogs needing homes.
Most are in kennels or temporary care and we can no longer afford the kennel fees to keep them all there much longer so we need people to foster to come forward even if its just a few weeks to a month it will help us out. Those seeking to adopt even better!!

We have:
Staffies, American Staffies, Bull Terriers, Bull Arabs, American Bulldogs and many crosses of these.
Both male and female ranging from 7 months to 12 years from 15kgs to 50kgs.

They make wonderful family dogs and love to cuddle on the couch and the majority are happy with just a casual daily walk around the block and some play time in the backyard. Families, couples or singles with no other pets and secure backyards are encouraged to apply. Full time, part time, work from home and stay at home parents all accepted.

Attached is a poster of our most urgent dogs.

Please email us at sabbrwa if you can foster or call 0405 164 598 10am to 4pm if you can adopt.

Please help by spreading the word or print off the attached flyer. We can not save anymore dogs at this stage because we are over full with dogs.

Thanking you in advance.


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Call for Foster Carers – from 9 Lives Cat Rescue

Hi All

9 Lives Cat Rescue are receiving phone calls every day to take in pregnant mums, kittens and adults but we cant do that unless we have reliable and loving foster carers to place them with until they can be re homed.

We provide everything you need to care for the kitties we place with you and provide 24 hour support.

If you can help, just read over our Foster Carers Manual so you understand what is involved and complete the attached application to be emailed to

We look forward to having more people on board to help save the kitties of Perth! 🙂

CLICK HERE to view: Foster Carer Application 2012

CLICK HERE to view: Foster Carers Guidelines Jan-Feb2012

9 Lives Cat Rescue
Phone: 0409 587 240

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Cat Haven URGENTLY seeking foster carers

The Cat Haven is desperate for help again… Currently inundated with kittens & cats. Can you help a kitty in need by offering a temporary home? Cat Haven cover all the costs – all you have to give is a safe space and a little TLC. Please read below for details on how you can help.

It must be that time of year… Cat Haven is once again urgently seeking new foster carers, to help us cope with the huge
number of homeless cats and kittens coming through our doors as we come into what I affectionately call the ‘second wave’ of kitten season; cats who had a litter of kittens before Christmas are now breeding for the second time, while the kittens born early in the season are now reaching sexual maturity and starting to reproduce.

Fostering for Cat Haven involves caring for a cat(s) or kittens in your home for a short period of time. We provide on-going support while you are helping us; all costs associated with the care of the animals (including food, kitty litter etc) are provided by the Haven, we have a vet on-site 7 days per week and the Foster Care Coordinator is available 24/7 if you need anything at all.
Our greatest need at the moment is for people who can care for a mother cat with feeding kittens until the babies are weaned and ready to be re-homed, but we also have adult cats and orphaned litters of kittens needing temporary homes.

Fostering is a wonderful experience and a great way to make a huge difference in an animal’s life; it’s exceptionally rewarding, lots of fun and doesn’t cost you a thing. Everyone can be a foster carer – having other animals, kids, or a busy lifestyle doesn’t preclude you from being suitable! If you or someone you know is interested in becoming involved in this fantastic process, or you just have more questions, please feel free to contact us on 0403 152 991, or 9442 3605, or email freedom.bradbury or shannon.mioduszewski.

We look forward to meeting lots of new members of our foster care family very soon!

Freedom and Shannon 🙂

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And don’t eat animals!

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Abandoned or discarded Greyhounds need loving homes

This call for help comes from Greyhound Adoptions WA.  They have several dogs needing rescue, most of which are on very limited time and must find homes urgently!

You can see the full list of Greyhounds needing help HERE.

About GAWA: As a not-for-profit animal welfare organisation, the primary mission of Greyhound Adoptions WA is to rescue and re-home greyhounds. As a rescue group they have a no kill policy and take in dogs which have not made the grade on the track or no longer wish to race and place them in homes where the love and affection they offer can be returned. They also believe it is their job is to educate people as to what a wonderful and loyal pet a greyhound can be and through adoption you will saving that dog from a life which can often be short and unhappy. 

If you can offer a temporary or permanent home to any of these dogs, please contact Toni Donnelly on 0438 601 492. Or alternatively, you can fill in our Expression of Interest Form and we will forward your details to the rescue group.

Please share this post with all your friends to help spread the word for Greyhounds needing help.

Greyhounds are beautiful companion animals for families