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Adopt a Buddy this Footy Season….and For Life

February 28, 2020

North Melbourne Football Club defender Jasper Pittard has joined the Lost Dogs’ Home to ask Victorian’s to “Adopt a Buddy this Footy Season….and For Life”.

The adoption drive comes on the eve of the 2020 AFL Season which focuses on adopting as many dogs as possible but in particular bigger dogs which the shelter finds harder to re-home.

The Lost Dogs’ Home Spokesperson Suzana Talevski said many of the dogs and cats now available would make perfect footy watching companions.

“Big dogs are often harder to re-home as some people simply don’t have the space but there is also the misconception that big dogs are harder to manage which is not often the case.

“Many of our animals would like nothing better than to snuggle up on the couch with their favourite people, she said. “After some good exercise that is!”

“The Lost Dogs’ Home’s ‘Adopt A Buddy this Footy Season’…and For Life’ is urging Victorians to open their hearts to some of our animals who deserve a family of their own.

“Whether it’s kicking the footy around or watching it at home, do it with a new furry footy buddy this year.”

For more information about joining our foster program or adopting visit


Jasper Pittard meets Roo and Kanga at The Lost Dogs Home

For further information or to organise interviews please contact:

Suzana Talevski
T: 03 9321 8719
M: 0436 836 836