We are dedicated to preserving the bond between older Australians and their furry, finned and feathered friends.

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Who we are

Australia is a nation of animal lovers, yet just 18% of aged care facilities consider allowing residents to keep a pet.

Pet Friendly Aged Care exists to grow the number of older people who thrive in the company of companion animals by sharing the benefits of a pet-friendly approach with aged care homes and their residents.

We are also committed to working with the government and home-care services to include pet support in home care package offerings.

We’re right on the precipice of making significant changes to aged care that could positively change the everyday lives of residents.

Dr Janette Young, University of South Australia

The Pet-Friendly Aged Care program is owned and run by Companion Animal Network Australia - Australia CAN, a registered charity representing the companion animal welfare work of member organisations across Australia who have more than 300 years’ combined experience caring for animals.

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