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For those people who have always had pets, a home without a pet is not a home at all and surely it is the atmosphere of a home that is the ideal we should strive to provide.

Alice, Coffs Harbour NSW

Information and Contacts

Design With Pets in Mind

Virginia Jackson
Ph (03) 9419 7477

In-home Support for Elderly Pet Owners

Lynne Fitzpatrick – Real Animals, Pets and People

Pets and Positive Ageing Inc
Moving from Your Family Home Soon?

Pets for Life, Caloundra QLD
Caloundra Flier

Animal Care for Seniors at Home (ACSAH), Cairns QLD

Neighbour Aid Pets – Sydney, Inner West

Moonee Valley Volunteer Program, Pet Links VIC
03 9243 8835

Knox Volunteers – Pet Companion Program, VIC | 03 9729 9499

Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Petlinks
(03) 5422 0244

Alicia Kennedy

Companion Animal Loss Support Group (VIC)
(03) 9265 2111

Petlinks – Port Melbourne

Pet Medical Crisis Fund

POOPS (Pets for Older Persons) – RSPCA NSW | (02) 9782 4408

Companion Animal Volunteer Support – CAVS
Balwyn Evergreen Centre, VIC | (03) 9836 9681

MPETS Program Coordinator – 1300 552 509

Companion Animal Loss Support Group (VIC)
03 9265 2111

Adoption Programs

Programs and Training

Lynne FitzpatrickReal Animals, Pets and People
For consultancy - program development:

For training - to support the elderly and disabled living at home with pets:

Convenor - Australian Pets and People Network (APPN), an advocacy forum for staff and volunteers working with the elderly and disabled and their pets living at home

Open Colleges Animal Care Course
This accredited vocational online training provider is based in Sydney where they are partnered with TAFE NSW North Coast Institute.

Delta Society

For listings of pet as therapy programs:

Pet as Therapy Training for Volunteer Handlers

Balancing Act

Mobile Vets

We welcome recommendations and listings for mobile vets here.

Animal Welfare League Australia and affiliated members do not endorse or accept any responsibility or liability in respect of services offered by the mobile veterinary services listed below. 

New South Wales

Pet Doc (02) 9823 4556 (western Sydney)

Ashburner Veterinary Homecall Service, Manly M: 0417 216 820

Manly Road Veterinary Hospital, Manly West 07 3396 9733

Newcastle Mobile 02 4969 8200

Dr 4 Pets Mobile Veterinary Services – St Marys 0414 374 599

The Roaming Vet – Sydney M: 0402 343 484

Aussie Mobile Vet 1300 120 885


Cairns - Jo Squires Phone: 0408 779 820 E-mail:

Gympie - Family Pet Vet Care Mobile Service 0488 511 119

Sunshine Coast – Get the Vet House Calls 0418 388 341


Sale – The Vets 03 51430577


Hobart - Tas Vet Pet 0468 456 696

Sorell Veterinary Centre 03 6269 2323

Northern Territory

Darwin Mobile Vet Service (08) 8927 3657