Pets To Adopt or Foster During Isolation

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Feeling stressed or lonely in iso? There are more than 2300 animals in need of care in New South Wales alone. Perhaps a new furry or feathered friend could keep you company?

Because of Coronavirus, the adoption process has changed. Those interested in adopting a pet are being asked to fill out a form and book an appointment for a meet-and-greet. All animals adopted from RSPCA NSW are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and behaviourally and medically assessed.

We’ve put together a list of animals in need of homes to help you peruse pets to adopt or foster during isolation.

Cats and Kitten

There are currently over 500 cats and kittens waiting for their forever home in RSPCA centres across NSW. If you’re not sure that you’re ready for the responsibility of raising a kitten, adult cats are a beautiful solution. During your meet-and-greet, you’ll get a clear indication of the cat’s personality and idiosyncrasies. Adult cats may take a few hours to adapt to their new home, but so would we!


Guiniepigs are cute little creatures that are very lovable by all ages. Aside from the fact that they are cute to look at when they are in their guinea pig cages, they also have other very cool reasons that make them great pets for everybody. They’re very friendly, uber low-maintenance and very well-behaved – plus, you can train them!


Rabbits are very curious, playful and social creatures that enjoy spending time with their owners. They can also enjoy socialising with other family members, children and pets with adult supervision. Some single rabbits bond so strongly with their owners that they come when called and even jump up onto an open lap.


Domesticated rats can make phenomenal pets and are far from the invasive vermin that people commonly think of when they think of rats. Rats are actually uber clean, very smart and empathetic. Rats make lifelong bonds with their owners and make the ideal isolation buddy.

Have you adopted a pet during isolation? Or plan to? Join our Facebook group and share your story!