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A Mini Rescue

About the shelter

Passionate about animal welfare, A Mini Rescue was founded by a set of volunteers back in 2016 who all wanted to save animals placed in pounds within the New South Wales and Queensland areas. In just two short years, they have managed to rescue and rehome over 500 animals—a big feat for a small, independent not-for-profit group!

All the dogs and cats turned over to A Mini Rescue undergo routine medical checkup by a partner veterinarian. They are desexed, vaccinated, treated for fleas, ticks, and worms, as well as checked for other possible ailments. The rescue animals are then turned over to loving foster homes that provide them with the basic necessities, house training, regular exercise, and socialisation skills. Once the animal is ready to move on and live with a permanent family, its profile is posted on A Mini Rescue’s PetRescue page.

Aside from sending an enquiry, the potential parent must attend a meet and greet to see how the animal reacts to him. If the meetup is successful, only then can the adoption process begin. A volunteer also visits the adopter’s residence to check if his house or yard meets the animal’s needs. There is a settling-in period of seven days with the possibility of returning the rescue to the centre if things don’t work out. However, no refund will be given for the adoption fee.

Along with the usual adoption and foster pages on A Mini Rescue’s website, it also contains a fun blog which features fundraising events hosted by the organisation, inspiring pet rescue stories, as well as other animal rescue-related efforts across Australia.


  • Saving animals from pounds and other threatening situations is the main purpose of this independent, Brisbane-based rescue.
  • The members of the organisation work hard to transfer rescued cats and dogs into the perfect homes, where they will hopefully experience healthy and happy lives.

How you can help

There are two ways to help A Mini Rescue. The first is by adopting one of its beautiful animals, and the second is by taking on the challenging task of being foster carer. The rescue states, “We could not do what we do without the help of our foster carers, they really are the heart of A Mini Rescue.”

If fostering a cat or dog is something you’re seriously considering, make sure to review the checklist thoroughly before applying. Potential foster carers should be at least 18 years old, have a home that passes the inspection, and be fully responsible for the pet under its care.




Brisbane, QLD, Australia



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