Australian dog food company seeks to end dog euthanasia

Local family-run dog food business, SavourLife, is on a mission to save every rescue dog in Australia with its launch of Adopt-A-Dog, Australia’s newest online, dog adoption platform.

The successful profit-for-purpose company, which has donated over $1 million to local rescue shelters in just six years, launched the site as part of its campaign to eliminate the euthanasia of adoptable dogs in Australia by 2022.

Despite being a self-professed nation of dog lovers and a country with one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, Australia has over 200,000 dogs that end up in rescue shelters across the country each year; 44,000 of them are sadly, then euthanised. It’s a shocking number that SavourLife wants to reduce to zero.

Adopt-A-Dog is an online portal that showcases thousands of rescue dogs from rescue groups across the country, connecting them with potential new families.

“The site allows people to find a dog that is perfectly suited to their needs; they can filter by breed, age, size, location and whether or not they need to be good with kids or other pets,” SavourLife co-founder Michael McTeigue said. “This allows them to find the perfect new member of their family.

“One of the biggest misconceptions about dog adoption is that you can’t find a specific type of dog, or that you can’t find a puppy,” McTeigue added. “There are dogs of all sizes, ages, shapes and breeds at a rescue shelter. And in fact, over half the dogs on Adopt-A-Dog are puppies.”

With over 140 rescue groups on the Adopt-A-Dog platform, the site is giving these dogs the best possible chance to find their forever home.