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When facing end of life, many people worry about what will happen to their pets. This can be very upsetting as they navigate the final days of their lives. Above all, they want reassurance that their beloved animals will be cared for when they go. There are a number of organisations in Western Australia that can be of assistance. Here are a few you might like to consider.

Poops – Pets of Older People

POOPS is a not-for-profit charity run by volunteers that provides free pet care services for people who are elderly, receiving palliative care or who have a disability. POOPS believes no one should have to give up their pets due to age, disability or poor health and its volunteers actively work to keep people with their pets for as long as possible. The generous volunteers form ongoing relationships with the clients, who are pet owners over the age of 65, palliative care patients of any age, or people with disabilities who need assistance with caring for their beloved pets and are unable to pay for support.

For more information, contact or phone 1300 110 092.

Cat Haven

The Cat Haven has a surrender and re-homing program. This service can be accessed through the Cat Haven headquarters in Shenton Park, as well as through a network of 23 external adoption centres across the metropolitan area. For further details contact or phone 9442 3600.

Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue

Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue (DFL) aims to find rescue dogs their permanent homes with families who will commit to loving them for the rest of their days.The dogs in DFL’s care live temporarily with foster families throughout the Perth metropolitan area while they are prepared for adoption – completing vaccinations, micro-chipping, desexing and other medical care, and getting to know their personalities and needs.

For more information contact

Dogs’ Refuge Home

The Dogs Refuge Home remains dedicated to the care and re-homing of lost and unwanted dogs through treating the dogs in their care as their own until they can find them a permanent loving home. The home also actively promotes responsible dog ownership. For further details phone 9381 8166 or email


The RSPCA’s re-homing service works with palliative care clients who are needing to re-home their pets when or after they pass away.

Since 1892, RSPCA WA has worked to prevent animal cruelty. The organisation has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed animals of many kinds and given them a second chance. It has also educated the community and lobbied the Government to promote animal welfare and prevent cruelty.

For further details phone 9209 9300.

SAFE – Saving Animals from Euthanasia

SAFE is a surrender and rehoming service. It’s goal is to save companion animals from unnecessary euthanasia through education, fostering, desexing and placing animals in suitable homes.

For more information, contact SAFE Perth Metro on 0431 118 162 or

Swan Animal Haven

Swan Animal Haven treats dogs in its care as their own until a permanent loving home can be found. For more information contact or phone 0498 235 680.

WA Pet Project

The WA Pet Project is foster-care based which means that it does not have a premises, kennels or catteries to house rescue animals. All the animals live in loving foster homes throughout the Perth metropolitan area until they are adopted by their forever families.​ For more information phone 0435 817 067 or email