Support for pet owners

Animal accommodation business cuts prices.

A pet accommodation and training business has launched a support program to help owners affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Hanrob Pet Hotels has started the Pets in Our Life Crisis Support Program, a non-profit community initiative helping to help owners by caring for their animals.

The program provides overnight pet accommodation, pet transport for dogs and cats and virtual dog training sessions at significantly reduced rates to both medical professionals who have less available time to look after their pets during the pandemic, as well as owners who are unwell or in quarantine due to COVID-19.

“Across the country, our medical professionals are on the front line of this virus, working longer hours and shifts to help those in need – and we are so thankful for them,” Hanrob Pet Hotels CEO Andrew Briggs said.

“We understand the increased anxiety and pressures regarding caring for animals in this difficult time, so we’ve launched this initiative to support the Australian community, and ensure the nation’s pets aren’t forgotten.

“There are also thousands of people whose quarantine or self-isolation status makes it hard for them to take good care of their pets or even walk their dogs because they are focusing on getting better or staying inside – we hope that the Pets in Our Life program brings a little relief.” 

Thousands of dogs and cats have the potential to benefit with reduced-cost stays at Hanrob Pet Hotels in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. 

To arrange care for your pet and find out more, visit the Pets in Our Life Crisis Support Program website.

Pets In Our Life program rates

  • Daytime and overnight accommodation for dogs: $22 per day all-inclusive, reduced from average per day $38 per day all-inclusive.
  • Daytime and overnight accommodation for cats: $16 per day all inclusive, reduced from average per day $19 per day all-inclusive.
  • Pet Taxi Service for home pick-up and drop-off (within metro areas): $20 per service, reduced from average per movement $60 per service.
  • Virtual dog training sessions: $28 per session, reduced from $55 per session.