Other ways to get involved

Become a Friend of PAWs and donate monthly

By becoming a Friend of PAWs today with monthly gifts, you can provide loving care and forever homes to animals like Myrtle—no matter what stage of life they may be at.


When Myrtle, an 11-year-old Maltese dog, arrived on our doorstep, she had a long list of critical needs after suffering alone on the streets. She had a severely matted, dirty, flea infested coat and a mouth full of painful rotting teeth.

Because of generous regular support from our Friends of PAWs, we were ready to give Myrtle all the help she needed. She received a humane groom to delicately remove almost her entire coat and relieve her damaged skin of the constant pulling and itching of her matted fur.

Brave Myrtle then underwent two surgeries. The first surgery was to remove six mammary tumours that could have been cancerous. The second surgery was to treat her Grade Four dental disease—the most severe level—carefully extracting 16 of her rotten teeth.

Knowing we had the committed support of Friends of PAWs, we could give Myrtle a greater level of care. After such extensive procedures, Myrtle could recover in the peaceful environment of her foster home. Myrtle’s foster carer, Anya, has now adopted Myrtle so they can be a family forever!

Ongoing gifts from Friends of PAWs help us to plan our work, so we can give vulnerable animals like Myrtle a whole new lease on life. But sadly, she won’t be the last animal to come to us in desperate need.


Please help to change the lives of more animals like Myrtle.

A vital 50% of all donations that we receive come from our Friends of PAWs supporters. Without this kind of support, we simply couldn’t be there for pets in need.


Why become a Friend of PAWs?

Regular giving is powerful (and easy!)

It’s not so much about the size of the gift, it’s the regularity that gives us the assurance to save even more animals into the future. Plus, it’s easy and convenient to become a Friend of PAWs where an affordable amount is automatically deducted from your credit card or bank account each month. You decide how much to give and you can change your amount any time you like. And to make things even better, all of your donations are tax deductible.

Help us forge ahead with confidence

Our Friends of PAWs provide the confidence we need to plan our resources and continue our life-changing services to vulnerable dogs and cats. From litters of puppies and kittens… to our beautiful senior pets like Myrtle—each and every one of these animals deserves our loving care. You can ensure we’re there every step of the way with animals right up until they find their forever home.

Be part of something special

Becoming a Friend of PAWs makes you part of a special group of people with a deep love for animals. People who have made the life-changing decision to provide ongoing support so we can give animals everything they need—from warm beds and food, to vet care and foster care, and finding forever homes.


It’s only with the support from our Friends of PAWs that our doors can stay open, ready to welcome dogs and cats in desperate need. It’s a lifesaving investment you can be proud of—helping animals, month after month after month.

If you’re ready do something wonderful, become a Friend of PAWs today! 


Sign up now.


Or call our friendly Supporters team with any questions on (03) 8379 4453 or by emailing supporters@dogshome.com