Consider adopting a new furry friend

Families looking to bring a new furry friend home this Christmas are encouraged to ‘adopt not shop’ when making their choice.

The ‘adopt not shop’ campaign comes six months after the NSW Government introduced free lifetime pet registration for people who adopt a rescue dog or cat.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said after recently adopting his furry friend, Fitz, he would encourage others to adopt, not shop.

“We know at Christmas time people often welcome a new pet into their families or give a cat or dog as a gift to a loved one,” Crouch said.

“The Central Coast has one of NSW’s highest rates of pet ownership, so we’re asking people to ‘adopt not shop’ and provide a forever family to furry friends in need.

“As well as being fantastic new companions, rehoming abandoned or lost cats and dogs has the added benefit of reducing the burden on pounds and shelters.”

More information on adoption options can be found at

Media release, Dec 13
NSW Government