Say hello to our brand new Pet Finder – a 100% free pet rescue listing platform for animal rescuers and foster carers based in Australia! We’re very excited to announce that shelters and foster carers can now list their rescue animals up for pre-adoption or adoption right away! Here’s how to get started with your… Continue reading How to Get Started with Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder
Just over 1 year ago a tiny piglet, removed too soon from her Mum, found her way to the Contented Pig Inn. Although, she was destined to end up on a plate, she found a sanctuary and safety in the team at Australia’s only dedicated pig rescue. Over the past 2 weeks, the team noticed Mouse… Continue reading Funding their future
What is an animal rescue? An animal rescue organisation aimed at taking companion animals from situations where they are at risk of euthanasia for reasons not related to behaviour or health. An example would be a rescue that pulls dogs from shelters with a policy of euthanising dogs that are not adopted within a certain… Continue reading Let’s Talk Rescue and What It Means to “Adopt, Don’t Shop”
“Each and every animal on earth has as much right to be here as you and me.” —A.D Williams This quote sums up the mission statement of any legitimate no-kill animal shelter in existence today. But, what exactly is a no-kill animal shelter? A no-kill animal shelter is an animal rescue shelter that doesn’t euthanise healthy… Continue reading No-Kill Animal Shelter
Now that you’ve created a Shelter account on Waldo’s Friends and uploaded your animals on the Pet Finder, what’s next? From time to time, you need to let people know what’s going on with your rescues. A fostered dog may now be ready for adoption, or a young kitten may have just completed all her… Continue reading How to Edit an Animal Listing on Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder
Are you working for a cat animal rescue or dog shelter based in Australia that’s seeking to expand its reach? You’ve come to the right place! Waldo’s Friends aims to help pet rescues connect with prospective fosters and adopters through its Pet Finder—an absolutely free pet rescue listing platform. Utilise this online platform by signing… Continue reading How to Use the Shelter Dashboard on Waldo’s Friends
Are you looking for ways to spread the word about your rescue animals? Whether they’re in need of temporary care or ready for adoption, you can let everyone know about it by posting your rescues on our brand new and absolutely free pet rescue listing platform. As an ACNC-registered not-for-profit, Waldo’s Friends strives to give… Continue reading How to Post an Animal Listing on Waldo’s Friends’ Pet Finder
These days, more and more pawrents are concerned about the well-being of their pets. They focus not just on providing for their pets’ basic needs (food, shelter, and medical care), but on finding unique ways to improve their pets’ physical, mental, and social welfare. Canine owners can go the extra mile for their four-legged best… Continue reading Backyard Fun: Create a Sensory Garden for Your Dog
House cats are natural predators who love to hunt. Just like their ancestors that lived in the wild, they have agile bodies made for hunting as well as keen senses that help them catch their prey. You’ll see it in the way your cat leaps to catch the feather at the end of the wand… Continue reading Backyard Fun: Create a Catio for Your Cat
As pawrents, we’ve all fallen under the marketing spell of the “hottest” pet toys and bought them for our furbabies… only to find them ignored and gathering dust in a corner. Instead, our pets have found joy in the simplest of things, such as an old teddy bear or a tattered paper bag that has… Continue reading 12 Easy DIY Toys to Make for Cats and Dogs
Yes, poinsettia plants are mildly toxic to cats. Poinsettias are flowering plants that are popular during the Christmas season. They belong to the Euphorbia genus, and are native to Central America and Mexico. Poinsettias go by many names. This includes the crown of the Andes, Easter flower, flame leaf flower, flower of Christmas eve, flower… Continue reading Are Poinsettia Plants Toxic to Cats?
Yes, sensitive plants are toxic to cats. Mimosa pudica is a plant that belongs to the family Fabaceae. It has other monikers such as sensitive plant, touch-me-not, humble plant, shameplant, and sleepy plant. This is because of its foliage that folds or shrinks when it is touched, shaken, or even blown on. The leaves also… Continue reading Are Sensitive Plants Toxic to Cats?
Yes, alocasia plants are toxic to cats. Alocasia is a genus of plants native to eastern Australia and the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. The genus is recognisable due to its broad, heart-shaped or arrowhead-shaped leaves. Because of its foliage, people also call it elephant’s ear, giant elephant’s ear, and Amazon elephant’s ear. Both… Continue reading Are Alocasia Plants Toxic to Cats?
We love dog-friendly bushwalks more than your average dog family and Bidjigal Reserve did not disappoint. Last month, when Waldo had spent a few too many sullen Saturdays giving us third degree guilt stares, we decided to venture out and find a new walk that satisfied our tried and tested dog walking criteria: The bushwalk… Continue reading Sydney Dog-Friendly Walks: Bidjigal Reserve NSW
A healthy dog is a happy dog! Keep your pooch in tip-top shape through consistent exercise to help him live better and longer. Whether he’s a playful puppy, a full-grown adult, or even a senior dog, your four-legged friend will benefit from active pursuits that’ll keep him physically and mentally stimulated. Aside from giving him… Continue reading 5 Fun Sports to Try with Your Dog
Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, baby showers—humans throw parties for every and any occasion we can think of. These lively celebrations bring people together to commemorate a special event, and in the process, create even more unforgettable happy memories. As a loving pet parent, you can do the same for your best furry friend and surprise him… Continue reading Your Complete Guide to Throwing the Best Pet Party
Have you noticed changes in your dog’s appearance, energy levels, and mobility over the past few months? If you’ve had your pooch for quite some time, it’s normal to see him slowing down as he gets older. However, it’s important to know that not all dogs hit the senior mark at the same time. Aside… Continue reading How Can I Tell if My Dog is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)
Aging is a natural process that leads to senescence, “a decline of biological functions and of the organism’s ability to adapt to metabolic stress.” It is normal for your beloved cats grow older through the passing of time. However, the good news is that more and more cats are living longer due to advancements in… Continue reading How Can I Tell if My Cat is a Senior? (6 Ways to Tell)
Just like us, cats go through various life stages and have different needs at every stage. It’ll take years before they are officially called “seniors,” but once they reach the age of 7, their metabolism and activity levels may start to slow down. As such, their nutritional needs alter as well. This Waldo’s Friends article… Continue reading The Best Food to Feed an Elderly Cat
It depends. Beef is the main ingredient of cooked mince or ground meat. It becomes finely minced with the help of a meat grinder, or chopped by hand. Minced meat is a versatile ingredient. It can be turned into meatballs or hamburger patties. It can also be added to pasta sauce. Aside from beef, chicken,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Cooked Mince?
It is not advisable for cats to eat chicken nuggets. Chicken nuggets consist of deboned chicken meat in a breaded casing. These matchbox-sized pieces are deep fried. As an obligate carnivore, cats can benefit from eating plainly cooked chicken as it provides them with amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. However, in the case of chicken… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Chicken Nuggets?
It is not advisable for cats to eat pepperoni because of the way it is prepared. Pepperoni is a type of cured meat consisting of beef, pork, or a combination of the two. Technically speaking, your cat can eat both plainly cooked beef and pork with some conditions. However, when it comes to making pepperoni,… Continue reading Can Cats Eat Pepperoni?
No, dogs should not eat yogurt pretzels. A salty-sweet snack, yogurt pretzels are bite-sized crunchy biscuits coated with flavoured yogurt. In their basic form, pretzels are high in salt or prepared with toxic ingredients such as garlic and onions. Therefore, dogs should not eat them. On the other hand, plain and unsweetened yogurt may be… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Yogurt Pretzels?
No, it is not advisable for dogs to eat nacho cheese. Nacho cheese is a melted topping used for the snack food of the same name. To create the dip, cheeses such as cheddar, mozzarella, swiss, and processed cheese are melted together. However, other ingredients such as spices may also be used. Unless you’re making… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Nacho Cheese?
It depends. Cheese is a milk-based product that comes in different forms, textures, flavours, and colours. Yellow cheeses are typically hard or semi-hard varieties of cheese. It takes weeks or months to produce them. After the separation process, the cheese is formed and left to age. The orange-red food colouring annatto is commonly used to… Continue reading Can Dogs Eat Yellow Cheese?
Yes, Dust & Glow is cruelty free. Manufactured in New Zealand, Dust & Glow features sensorial formulations that are waterless and packaged without single-use plastic. Their skin, body, and hair care products do not include harmful ingredients such as artificial fragrances, sulfate, silicone, and paraben. The brand also offers product refills that are certified home… Continue reading Is Dust & Glow Cruelty Free?
Yes, Crowd Culture is cruelty free. Made in Australia, Crowd Culture aims to cultivate healthy skin through its probiotic, nutrient-dense formulations. From moisturisers to pink clay masks, their products contain “good bacteria” that work to naturally balance the skin. Following a clean philosophy, Crowd Culture states that it does not “believe in synthetic ingredients, animal… Continue reading Is Crowd Culture Cruelty Free?
Yes, DayTox is cruelty free. DayTox is a certified cruelty free and vegan skin care brand originating from Germany. The climate neutral company develops dermatologically tested formulations that seek to remedy various skin conditions. Featuring powerful active ingredients such as antioxidants and niacinamide, their product categories include eye care, face creams, masks, serums, and more. … Continue reading Is DayTox Cruelty Free?
People from all over the world have shown their generosity by donating money and coming up with creative ways to help Australia’s relief and recovery efforts for the bushfires. Setting up a fundraiser is another way you can show your support for the volunteers and evacuees, as well as the wildlife animals and habitat gravely… Continue reading How to Responsibly Fundraise for Australian Bushfires
With approximately 18.6 million hectares (46 million acres) of land burned by the bushfires across Australia, it comes as no surprise that over 1.25 billion animals have been tragically killed, gravely injured, or displaced from forests and reserves that they consider home. Minister of the Environment Sussan Ley estimates that in New South Wales alone,… Continue reading 10 Ways to Help Wildlife Injured by Australian Bushfires
Help comes in many forms, and any kind of assistance is greatly appreciated by the survivors of a natural disaster. Donating funds to help Australia recover from the wake of the catastrophic bushfires and record breaking heat may be the most obvious and fastest way to assist the country, but there are other ways you… Continue reading 10 Other Ways You Can Support Bushfire Recovery