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Advanced Pet Care of Australia is an Australian owned pet food & supplies manufacturer based in Perth, Western Australia and was founded in 1993. Since then we have been manufacturing pet supplies and supplying markets around the globe with high quality premium products. Everyone at Advanced Pet Care of Australia is an animal lover, so we can guarantee that we never compromise on quality and this is why we are excited to bring you the Cherish Pet Food range.

Cherish Pet Food has been created from the ground up by one of Australia’s leading pet nutritionists Emeritus Professor Nick Costa. Professor Costa has spent his life teaching nutrition and biochemistry to veterinarians at Murdoch University and has also consulted and sat on boards for some of the biggest names in the animal health care industry.

Cherish is an all natural pet food using hormone free chicken and Tasmanian salmon as the major protein source which makes up over 80% of the protein in the range. They are also our number one ingredient which means they are main ingredients in the pet food. Coupled with these meat protein sources is the ancient grain, sorghum which is gluten free, low GI and contains zero GMO, making the Cherish range suitable for households that value gluten-free, sustainable pet foods.

Cherish has a focus not only on sound scientific nutrition for the wellbeing of the body but also on good brain health across the entire range with the addition of our hero ingredient, COCO MCT™


Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), have been scientifically proven to promote / improve good cognitive function, especially in senior dogs. So whether it is at the puppy/kitten stage making them more alert and easier to train, the adult stage making them happier and more active or at the senior end of the spectrum slowing down the onset of doggy dementia (canine cognitive decline), COCO MCT™ is a vital ingredient and sets Cherish apart.

We then have added just the right amount of super foods such as turmeric, chia seeds, chick peas, apple, cranberries, blueberries and tomato as well as essential vitaminsminerals with trace minerals such zinc also present in chelate form and essential oils and you have a quality super-premium pet food that will be extremely nutritious for your four-legged family member.

With over 90% of ingredients being sourced from Australian farmers you have an Australian made, owned and majority sourced premium pet food. Cherish also comes with an 100% palatability guarantee.

Cherish has the feline of the family covered with an all life stage Complete Cat which has 35% Protein and 15% Fat and comes in a 3kg or 8kg size.


Cherish also comes in three canine age ranges:

✔️ Playful Puppy which has 32% Protein and 17% Fat
✔️ Amazing Adult which has 28% Protein and 15% Fat and
✔️ Super 7 Years+ which has 29% Protein and 14% Fat.

The Cherish dog food formulas are all available in a 3kg, 8kg or 15kg size.

Price & Where to Buy

RRP: from $28.99 (3kg) to $110.99 (15kg). Cherish has been designed to be affordable for all households wanting a super premium pet food.

To find out where you can find Cherish, please go to www.cherishpetfood.com.au to find a stockist. 
You can follow Cherish Pet Food on Facebook or Instagram.

Cherish: Nourishing Mind, Body and Spirit.

MEDIA RELEASE, 19th August 2019
Unconditional love changing lives - over 1,000 entries received!

The Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards is thrilled to announce the Finalists of the 2019 Awards, which celebrate and recognise achievements in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of companion animals Australia-wide.

186,000 pets remain unclaimed in Australia’s pounds and shelters every year[¹], and thousands of volunteers dedicate their time to finding homes for surrendered and abandoned animals. The Rescue Awards is the platform to showcase excellence and innovation in rescue. In its second year, the program attracted more than 1,000 entries – more than double that of last year’s!

“We received many excellent industry submissions from around the country. The finalists have not only demonstrated best practice in animal care, but also ensure the sustainability of their organisation for the future” said Cathy Beer, Rescue Awards founder and rescue advocate from Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians.

“Hundreds of entries of pet adoption and foster care were received for the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story category. The judges were moved by extraordinary stories of resilience and human-animal bond. The entries are an inspiration to rescue organisations to continue their efforts in saving and rehoming companion animals,” she said.

This year, Jetpets is again the Platinum Rescue Hero and naming Partner. Sandy Matheson, Jetpets Managing Director, said: “Jetpets is proud to support The Companion Animal Rescue Awards in its second year. It has been fantastic to watch the program gain momentum as we all continue to celebrate the inspiring work rescue groups and volunteers achieve day in and out for animals around Australia. The awards are a very humbling initiative to be involved in and I congratulate all of the finalists.”

JUDGES

The Finalists were determined by a panel of highly respected judges who have donated their time and expertise to assess the Rescue Awards entries.

1. Nell Thompson, Coordinator for Getting 2 Zero (G2Z) and Secretary of the Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM).
2. Tim Vasudeva, Director of Corporate Affairs at Animals Australia.
3. Vickie Davy, Co-Founder & joint CEO of PetRescue, not for profit organisation that brings thousands of rescue pets face-to-face with thousands of potential adopters every day.
4. Dr Anthony Bennett, Veterinarian & Co-star of Lifestyle Channel’s TV series Village Vets.
5. Sandy Matheson, Founder & Managing Director of Jetpets, a pet travel company focused on the safety, comfort and welfare of pets.

6. Anne Fawcett, Animal Welfare Veterinarian. Dr Anne’s blog is smallanimaltalk.com.
7. Dr Michael O’Donoghue, Small animal veterinarian and Co-Founder of ‘People and Pets’, a nationwide grief and pet loss counselling service.
8. Dr Alex Hynes, Emergency Veterinarian & co-star in the new series of Bondi Vet TV show.
9. Anne Boxhall, Companion animal welfare advocate with 28 years’ experience in sheltering and rescue.
10. Dr Liisa Ahlström, Veterinarian, Companion Animal Products, Bayer Animal Health
12. Dan White, Senior Brand Manager, Bayer Animal Health
13. Cathy Beer, Founder of Pets4Life


2019 FINALISTS

✔️ Outstanding Rescue Group: Forever Friends Animal Rescue (VIC), Greyhound Rescue NSW, Maneki Neko Cat Rescue (VIC), Perth Rescue Angels (W.A)
✔️ Outstanding New Rescue Group: Precious Paws Animal Rescue (QLD), Dandy Cat Rescue (VIC), Small Paws Animal Rescue QLD, Purrfect Paws Rescue (S.A)
✔️ Outstanding Animal Shelter: Just Cats Tasmania, Second Chance Animal Rescue (VIC), Cat Haven (WA), Central Coast Animal Care Facility (NSW)
✔️ Outstanding Council Animal Shelter: Sutherland Shire Animal Shelter (NSW)
✔️ Innovation in Rescue: AMRRIC’s One Health Program (NT), Lort Smith and Pets of the Homeless (VIC), Project Meow Geelong Cat Kindness Initiative & Desexing (VIC)
✔️ Community Education and Outreach Program: Second Chance Animal Rescue Outreach Program (VIC), PAWS: Pet Awareness & Safety Program (Camden Council, NSW), MADI Mobile Cat Desexing (Lost Dogs Home, VIC), Spring Valley Program (Claws and Paws, NSW)
✔️ Volunteer of the Year: Sue Quartermain of RSPCA Victoria, Jill Potter of Forever Friends Animal Rescue (VIC), Margaret Panetta of RSPCA Victoria, Robert Morgan of RSPCA Victoria, Angela Hards of Pakenham Pony Rescue (VIC)
✔️ Advocate® People’s Rescue Story - To find out more, click here.

WINNERS REVEALED

The winners will be celebrated at the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards ceremony on 12 September 2019 during the 8th National G2Z Summit & Workshops at the Mantra-On-View, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. More information to come via the Rescue Awards website.

The Rescue Awards ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook at @rescueawards on 12 September 2019at 6:15pm AEST .

About Pets4Life: 

Pets4Life is an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and those who are thinking of getting a cat or dog. Our goal is to help reduce cat and dog surrender and improve pet well-being in Australia. After over 20 years in the corporate world as a professional marketer, Cathy Beer pursued her passion for pet welfare and created Pets4Life in 2013 after interviewing leaders in the companion animal welfare space. Cathy is completing the Delta Institute of Australia course to attain a Cert IV Companion Animal Services and an accredited Delta dog trainer. Cathy is a voluntary member of Willoughby Council’s Companion Animals Committee and a volunteer instructor at the Sydney All Breeds Dog Club. Visit pets4life.com.au

About Jetpets: 

Jetpets are Australia’s leading pet travel experts. Their in house team of pet travel consultants, pet handlers and resident vets have been caring for people’s beloved pets for over 27 years. Setting the highest standards of care for pets travelling interstate and overseas, the Jetpets team love nothing more than reuniting and bringing families together. Jetpets provide a complete pet travel service, taking care of everything involved in transporting a pet from their home to their final destination. For helpful information on pet travel visit www.jetpets.com.au, or to speak with an experienced pet travel consultant on 1300 668 309.

Image Credit (all) - Jo Lyons Photography

MEDIA RELEASE, 16th August 2019
Two months ago an interesting press release landed in our inbox: Sydney company Pet Greens was now delivering farm fresh pet supplements of potted pet grass and potted catnip directly to the door of pet owners. 

Our kitten Arya had only been with us for a little over a month so we were still focused on getting her settled in and accepted by our dog pack. Sourcing fresh greens was not on the agenda but this concept definitely piqued our interest and we were very keen to trial the Pet Greens supplements once she was a little older. 


Home delivery of fresh meals has been a growing trend for humans and in the past 2 years, there has been an explosion of similar offerings for our pets, ranging from home cooked and raw meal options to entertainment and gifts packs!

Why provide fresh green supplements to your pets?


Long before she arrived, it was decided that our new kitten Arya would be an indoor only cat.

We live right next to a regional park which means we enjoy wild native birds visiting our deck and backyard as well as the occasional snake (!) and a large goanna also ventured on our lawn last summer. But our vet also cautioned that local stray cats pretty much all carry the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), easily spread from cat to cat though bite wounds. If we were in any doubt, this solidified our opinion that unfortunately for Arya the great outdoors would only be enjoyed through the windows …

I clearly remember as a kid watching my first cat munching on fresh grass in the garden and our dogs also occasionally enjoy tearing up some fronds. Aside from the pure enjoyment factor, these pet greens are also beneficial to our pets' health because they’re rich in vitamins (
A, B, C, E and K to give your pet the vitality they need to get through their day) plus minerals, antioxidants and other great nutrients.
The Pet Greens plants we received were naturally grown and harvested in NSW. Our delivery included a choice of both Pet Grass and Catnip freshly potted plants which are pesticide free, high in protein and rich sources of Chlorophyll which is great for helping boost your pet’s health.

Dr Katrina Warren and her Maine Coon Leo are brand ambassadors for Pet Greens and commented “for cats, especially those who live indoors, Pet Grass offers a form of environment enrichment. It allows us to ‘bring the outdoors in’ and gives cats something to graze and nibble on at their leisure, encouraging natural behaviour. Pet Grass provides cats with insoluble fibre that can help with digestion and hair balls.”

Pet Grass is also suitable for a wide range of domesticated pets including dogs, rabbits, lizards, guinea pigs and birds. 

Our Pets' experience with Pet Greens

In our house, we found that only our kitten Arya was interested. 


Our male Malinois Porthos did have good sniff on delivery day (he does this with any box so he's clearly missed his vocation as a Customs detector dog) but he quickly moved on. 

Despite placing a couple of plants on the floor within our dogs’ reach, they expressed no interest in chomping on either the pet grass or catnip in the first 8 days when the plants were at their freshest. Realistically, they have easy access to the backyard and during winter the lawn is not mowed regularly, so they are able to source fresh grass tips mornings and evenings. 


If your pet is hesitant to try Pet Greens initially, you could pinch some fresh tips and add these to their food at meal times. We decided that our kitten Arya was quite capable of deciding what she’d like to eat so we left that choice up to her and she dived right in as soon as our plants arrived!
Some days she was really into it: getting the pots out of the drawstring bags they’re delivered in (this keeps the soil from going everywhere if your pet is a little terror) was definitely on her list but she did not completely wreck the plants. She would just snip off a few tips and then move on to something else … 

Maintaining the plants lush and fresh for as a long as possible will make a huge difference in your cat’s interest levels. Keep your greens away from direct sunlight (not a window sill!) and heat sources in winter and also well ventilated. You only need to place them on a saucer to water twice a week so that the soil is just damp but not too wet or they’ll wither quickly…

Depending on where plants were placed, our pet grass still looked quite good after three weeks, whilst the catnip did not fare so well.



You have a range of options available but would recommend the trial pack (1 Pet Grass, 1 Catnip Plant) to decide what your pet is mostly into. 

Arya clearly loved playing with and chomping the pet grass, always choosing that option first whilst she appeared much less interested in the catnip plant.

Once you've worked out what your cat enjoys the most, you can order either 2 Catnip or 2 Pet Grass potted plants separately. 

We received excellent customer service from Pet Greens from the placement of our order to its delivery (24 hours in the Sydney metro area) and they followed up shortly afterwards to see if everything was received in good order.

If you have a multi-cat household or other small pets (especially guinea pigs, rabbits or even birds or lizards) you may get a lot more value out of a single delivery.

If your cat lives indoors permanently, this is definitely one of the many things you could do to provide your cat with  mental enrichment so why not give Pet Greens a try as a special treat? Your cat (and other pets) may absolutely love it! 
Currently available across NSW, VIC and QLD, the Pet Greens will roll out nationally soon.

Price & Where to Buy

RRP: $19.95 as a one-off for 2 Pet Greens plants (mix of Pet Grass + Catnip or two of the same) at www.petgreens.com.au 

NB: You’ll save 10% if you order fortnightly order and 7% on a monthly order.
This August 2019 selection of the Cat Lovers Book Club has something for everyone: from a photographic anthology of our feline friends spanning 6 decades to a book that throws light on the highly controversial issue of indoor and outdoor cats, a guide to entertaining your cat and some light-hearted fiction. There are also some fabulous illustrated books for the younger cat lovers.

CATS
Photographs 1942-2018
by Susan Michals, Reuel Golden (Editor), Walter Chandoha (Photographer)

Purr-fect! A career-spanning retrospective of the 20th century's greatest cat photographer.

On a winter's night in 1948 in New York City, young marketing student and budding photographer Walter Chandoha spotted a stray kitten in the snow, bundled it into his coat, and brought it home. Little did he know he had just met the muse that would determine the course of his life. Chandoha turned his lens on his new feline friend-which he named Loco-and was so inspired by the results that he started photographing kittens from a local shelter. These images marked the start of an extraordinary career that would span seven decades.

Long before the Internet and #catsofinstagram, Chandoha was enrapturing the public with his fuzzy subjects. From advertisements to greetings cards, jigsaw puzzles to pet-food packaging, his images combined a genuine affection for the creatures, a strong work ethic, and flawless technique. Chandoha's trademark glamorous lighting, which made each cat's fur stand out in sharp relief, would define the visual vocabulary of animal portraiture for generations and inspire such masters as Andy Warhol, who took cues from Chandoha's charming portraits in his illustrated cat book. The Cat Book leaps into this genre-defining artist's archives. 

Across colour studio and environmental portraits, black-and-white street photography, images from vintage cat shows, and more, this is a fitting tribute not just to these beguiling creatures but also to a 98-year-old photographer whose compassion and appreciation for animals can be felt in each and every frame.

Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Taschen Books, 23rd July 2019

Price: $68.75 from www.booktopia.com.au

AMONG THE PIGEONS
Why our cats belong indoors

by John L. Read

During the last century, global domestic cat numbers rocketed past 200 million, along with a surge in cat diseases and numbers of feral cats and sick, injured and malnourished cats. Cat shelters are overflowing. Hundreds of thousands of cats are euthanised every year by despondent animal welfare workers. Misplaced sentimentality, sometimes promoted by corporate greed of cat food companies, has exacerbated this situation through promoting irresponsible feeding of strays.

Ecologist and author John Read has travelled the world consulting cat experts and collating the most recent science. In Among the Pigeons he balances the allure of indoor cats with the animal welfare, human health, and conservation issues they create when allowed to roam. 
But he also presents solutions, from breeding ideal indoor pet cats to development of humane and targeted tools to control feral cats.

Warnings about the damage wrought by free-ranging cats have been largely denied or overlooked but we ignore these issues at our peril. For our own mental health and endangered wildlife worldwide, time is running out.

Paperback, 366 pages
Publisher: Wakefield Press, 6th May 2019

RRP: $34.95 at www.booktopia.com.au


FUN AND GAMES FOR CATS
by Denise Seidl

Do you have a cat that snootily turns up his nose if you try to involve him in a game? Or perhaps your cat is a loner, reluctant to interact with you? Maybe you think that cats simply don't play games and are impossible to train ...? Then think again, as this book will introduce you to the games that your cat will love to play, and have great fun doing so! 

To determine precisely what games will most appeal to your cat, there's a definition of each type of cat personality, and how best to interest him or her in the activities that the book contains. 

Fabulous action shots describe every game in detail, plus there’s an explanation of how playing with your cat will strengthen the bond between the two of you. The hunting instinct - explains why cats need to play • A-Z rules of rules on how to interest your cat in playing games • Different types of cat personality: discover your cat's, and test his intelligence! • Games for loners AND team players • A checklist of everything you need for the games • An in-depth description of each game • Fantastic action shots to match each description • Cat toys to buy and to make yourself • Solving behavioural problems with games and fun • Physical fitness and mind activity are linked – train both with single exercises.

Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd, Imprint: Hubble & Hattie, 15th September 2011

RRP: $28.00 at www.booktopia.com.au

THE CATS CAME BACK
Berkley Prime Crime

by Sofie Kelly

The charming Minnesota town of Mayville Heights is hosting a music festival, and the whole place is bustling with musicians and tourists. Kathleen is looking forward to taking in some fabulous performances-and her two cats, Owen and Hercules, are looking forward to taking in some fabulous sardine crackers. But then the trio stumbles across a dead body by the river.

The victim is a close friend of a well-known cabaret singer set to perform at the festival-and the two happen to look incredibly alike. Who could have wanted to harm the dead woman? Was it a case of mistaken identity?

As accusations abound and suspicions swirl, Kathleen, Hercules and Owen will put their abilities-both mundane and magical-to the test, and lay down the paw.

Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books, Imprint: Berkley, 6th August 2019

RRP: $13.50 at www.booktopia.com.au

CAT LOVERS - KIDS CORNER

THE ARTIST WHO LOVED CATS

The Inspiring Tale of Theophile-Alexandre Steinlen

by Susan Schaefer Bernardo, Courtenay Fletcher

This is a picture book biography of artist Théopophile-Alexandre Steinlen, the creator of iconic French "Chat Noir" posters.


When Antoinette notices a little bronze cat in the window of her favorite Parisian antique store, she begs the shopkeeper Monsieur Arvieux and his clever cat Noir to tell her all about the artist. Steinlen moved to Paris in 1881 to pursue his artistic dreams, ultimately creating not just the iconic Chat Noir posters but also more than 700 journal illustrations, famous posters, sculptures, cartoon strips and paintings. 

Many of Steinlen's artworks feature cats, his favourite subject. Delightful verse, a sweet sprinkling of French vocabulary, and lovely illustrations by the award-winning team of author Susan Schaefer Bernardo and artist Courtenay Fletcher bring art history to life.

More than just a biography, The Artist Who Loved Cats is a celebration of art, inspiration, and following your heart to create a life that you love!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Inner Flower Child Books, 6th June 2019
For Ages: 6 - 7 years old

Price: $29.25 from www.booktopia.com.au

CATS AHOY!
by Peter Bently, illustrated by Jim Field 


When Alfonso the cat hears there’s a boat coming into harbour carrying its largest ever catch, he hatches a plan. It’s brave! It’s bold! And it involves a ghost pirate ship, some rather gullible fishermen, and cats … LOTS of cats. 

With an infectious rhyming text and laugh-out-loud illustrations, this book is set to become a firm favourite for fans of life on the high seas.

Paperback, 32 pages
Publisher: MacMillan Children’s Books, 8th August 2019
For Ages: 3-5 years old

RRP: $14.99 at www.booktopia.com.au


CATS IN PROVENCE
by R. F. Kristi

The Inca book series is based on the escapades of an energetic Siberian cat named Inca who considers herself a great sleuth. This book finds our super cat detective embroiled in the world of art thieves. 

Inca and her family are awakened one night by a disturbing phone call; someone has stolen a painting from Aunt Florence! Now, Missy and the cats must go to Provence to help find the culprit and get back the stolen painting before the opening night of the art exhibition. They'll need all the help they can get to recover the painting and clear Aunt Florence's name. Inca will have to call her friends, old and new, to help solve this case. 

But when the case gets more confusing, will they still find the culprit? Or is Inca in over her head? Read all about the tantalising tale of Inca and company solving a mystery in Provence, France. 

Inca the Siberian kitty, the main character, exemplifies the intelligence and cunning of our feline friends, and is a sure-footed and strong-willed leader. Readers will surely admire Inca's grace and wit as they follow the detective cat's adventures in these unexpected tales of redemption. This book series will appeal to children who have a natural love for animals. The book is equally great for cat and dog lovers, who will enjoy seeing the personalities of their favourite members of the animal kingdom shining through.

Format: Paperback, 90 pages
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers, 30th April 2019

Price: $19.25 at www.booktopia.com.au
We're very excited about the launch of Sure Petcare's SureFeed® Microchip Pet Feeder Connect and you will be too when you discover all it can do for your pet!

This is definitely one of the top pet tech gadgets we have come across in the past four years but it is also incredibly useful for a pet owner (ideal for cats and small dogs).

This smart feeder will monitor how much and when your cat eats and will send real-time notifications directly to your smartphone via the free Sure Petcare app. This product also features integrated scales, which means you can deliver an accurate food portion at every meal. 


This is a must-have for households where pets are on either prescription diets or weight management programs. You can still feed your pet any type of diet: dry, wet or raw or a mix using the half bowls configuration.

Over time, the app will gather comprehensive data about your cat's unique feeding patterns, making it easier to spot any changes in their health and wellbeing early on.

The SureFeed® Microchip Pet Feeder Connect uses your cat’s identification microchip (or Sure Petcare collar tag which is provided), as a unique “key”, allowing only the authorised pet to access the food in the bowlNo more dogs stealing the cat's food!

You can give friends, family and pet sitters access to the Sure Petcare app so that you can see your pet is being properly fed whilst you are away. There are so many cool features, you'll need to watch this video!

 

** Win a SureFeed® Microchip Pet Feeder Connect & Hub **
(Total Prize Value*: $348)

Your Prize* will include:

✔️ SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect 
✔️ 1 x single food type bowl and bowl supports 
✔️ 2 x half bowls and bowl supports (to be used together when feeding two different types of food) 
✔️ 1 x mat (to collect food spills) 
✔️ 1 x Sure Petcare RFID Collar Tag (for non-microchipped pets) 
 
✔️ Sure Petcare Hub to connect the SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder Connect with the Sure Petcare app (free to download on the App store or Google Play). Also compatible with the SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap Connect and Microchip Pet Door Connect. 

Terms of Entry:


1) Like our post (09/08/19) AND our Facebook page 
2) Like the Sure Petcare page at https://www.facebook.com/surepetcare/
3) Answer this question correctly:"how many portion indicator lights represent your cat's correct portion (one side only = half bowl)?" via the Australian Cat Lover Facebook page before Sunday 25th August 2019.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition closed on Sunday 25th August 2019 (5pm). Open to Australian residents only.

Congratulations to our winner: Monika Anderson (via Facebook). Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your prize from the company directly.
2. To Enter, Like our post (09/08/19) + answer this question correctly "how many portion indicator lights represent your cat's correct portion (one side only = half bowl)?" via the Australian Cat Lover Facebook page 
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Cat Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Please note you MUST LIKE BOTH accounts to be eligible for a prize.

5. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
6. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.
The purr-fect way to celebrate International Cat Day 

Australia is a nation of cat lovers and with International Cat Day just around the corner, there’s no better time to seek out a cute and cuddly companion to look after on your next holiday.

Cat sitting is growing in popularity in Australia, TrustedHousesitters saw a 19% increase in the number of available cat sits on its site between 2018 and 2019 and a 32% increase in the number of cats sits available worldwide.

International Cat Day is celebrated on Thursday 8 August and its aim is to help raise awareness for our feline friends and to learn about the ways we can continue to help and protect them.

To celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of the most adorable cats and their exceptional homes both here in Australia and overseas. Whether you’re after a trendy beachside pad in Sydney or a tropical escape in The Whitsundays, a sensational city escape in London or a relaxing retreat in New Zealand, these beautiful homes will guarantee Aussie travellers have an exceptional experience in the company of some seriously cute and cuddly new friends. 


Cronulla, NSW - A luxury waterfront apartment looking after “Leo” the Persian cat.

Whitsundays, QLD  - Beautiful Whitsundays escape to Airlie beach minding kittens “Fyfie” and Nikki.

Alfold Crossways, UK Cosy country retreat in small village taking care of two Bengals, “Butler” and “Queenie”. 

London, UK - London escape in the leafy suburbs close to city, keeping 7-month old “Mynyx” and “Tigris” company.


Kai Iwi, NZ - Quirky beach cottage stay caring for four rescue cats, “Socky”, “Shmoke”, “Mojo” and “Bijoux”.


By engaging a pet sitter cats can stay in the comfort of their own home when their owner travels, reducing the stress and anxiety of moving them away from their normal environment.

By signing up for a yearly membership of just $99, TrustedHousesitters members have unprecedented access to thousands of pet and house sits all around the world, all year round including these fabulously furry felines.

Alana, Brenda and their seven-year old son Chase LOVE cats and travel the world for free by cat sitting. Chase is the reason they want to travel, to let him experience what other parts of the world have to offer.

Alana and Brenda summed up their personal experience of cat sitting via the TrustedHousesitters platform by saying “cats are one of the easiest animals to care for during house sits. Some need plenty of space, some love to jump up and snuggle when you are, and I have even known some to roll over for a belly rub! There are no ambiguities with cats... They dictate the rules of engagement. This makes them an ideal house sitting partner.”


MEDIA RELEASE, 7th August 2019

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