The City of Casey has been named one of Victoria’s top hot spots for pet lovers in 2021.
Data from The Lost Dogs’ Home showed Victorian’s were prepared to travel far and wide to find their special companions with adopters coming as far as Macedon, Swan Hill and East Gippsland.
The City of Melbourne had the highest number of overall adoptions, followed by the City of Casey and the City of Moreland, respectively.
Moreland won the title of biggest dog lovers with the highest number of dogs adopted by people from the area and the City of Melbourne was home to the greatest number of felines adopted this year.
Clyde resident Gemma Harvie recently adopted her Rottweiler puppy Casper from The Lost Dog’s Home Cranbourne.
“Sadly I had to say goodbye to my Staffy, so I wanted another dog where I could feel safe and one that could get along with our border collie,” Ms Harvie said.
“Now I see them cuddling up next to each other which is nice.”
Casper was 10 weeks old when he was adopted.
“He’s actually been the most amazing dog I’ve ever had,” Ms Harvie said.
“He had been in foster care for a while and they got him used to the other animals, I can’t thank them enough.”
The Lost Dog’s Home spokesperson Suzana Talevski said almost 5,000 animals have been adopted this year.
“That means a second or third chance at a happy forever after for so many vulnerable and abandoned animals,” Ms Talevski said.
‘’Victorian’s are a passionate community of animal lovers and we are extremely grateful for that.
“Congratulations to everyone who took in one of our beautiful animals and made a wonderful change in their lives.’’
In regional Victoria, the top three performing areas were Greater Geelong City Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Nillumbik Shire Council.