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Sharing the Christmas spirit

Last updated on December 15th, 2017

In case one thousand other blog posts, morning television programs, supermarket displays and bustling shop assistants haven’t yet reminded you, Christmas is almost upon us. You’ll have to excuse us if we sound a little Grinch-y. We’re really not. We love the festive season! Anything that brings people together to share food, exchange gifts and […]

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5 Ways You Can Help Keep Best Friends Together This Christmas

  With the silly season almost upon us, it’s easy to get caught up in Christmas parties, shopping or food preparation, and to lose sight of what it’s really about: spending time with the ones we love. Of course, this time of year can also be especially difficult for people facing hardship and homelessness, which […]

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Removing Stigma in Our Community

Mental Health Week (8-14 October, 2017) is an opportunity for our community to reflect on the importance of mental health awareness and support services. The feature of Mental Health Week is World Mental Health Day, celebrated on 10 October (10/10) each year. Throughout this time, governments, peak health bodies, and community organisations across Australia host […]

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The Unbreakable Bond

Guest blogger Laura Greaves is a proud ‘crazy dog lady.’ The author of the best-selling book Incredible Dog Journeys and the forthcoming Dogs with Jobs, there’s nothing she loves more than tales of pets overcoming incredible odds and humans who’ll do anything for their four-legged friends. Laura was moved recently by the many inspiring stories […]

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Packing Day – A Jam-Packed Day!

Here at Pets of the Homeless (POTH), there’s always plenty to do but once every 3 months, we take on our biggest task of all and that’s packing pet food! Let us take you behind the scenes of how our packing day works and what makes this particular job so essential for keeping best friends […]

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Bupa Blog Awards 2017

  It’s said joy is doubled when it’s shared, so we’re thrilled to finally share with you what’s been keeping us happy-dancing for the past week or so: Pets of the Homeless (POTH) is a finalist in the 2017 BUPA Blog Awards! We’re incredibly proud of this achievement, made all the more surreal by the […]

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Action and Innovation

Last updated on September 14th, 2017

Pets of the Homeless (POTH) helps many people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. We support those in need by providing food, supplies and veterinary care for the pets of our vulnerable community members. We love to see the positive effects of our work: happy humans and healthy pets are all the incentive […]

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Who We Help and Why

Last updated on September 14th, 2017

Homelessness is an issue both complex and polarising. Our attitudes towards people facing homelessness often stem from assumptions about the character, background, and life choices of people without secure shelter: They are lazy. They are addicted to drugs. They choose to be homeless. They shouldn’t have pets. Myths like these are too easily perpetuated and […]

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Quality Pet Food Matters

Last updated on July 7th, 2017

Humans benefit from a good, balanced diet full of vitamins and nutrients. The same goes for the four-pawed members of our population. Good food helps keep pets healthy, leading to happier animals and fewer trips to the vet. Your pet’s health starts with a solid understanding of what exactly they need from their diet. Essential […]

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