Meet furry friends on National Pet Adoption Day

PETstock Sunbury store owner and manager Stephanie Duggan with a couple of domestic kittens up for adoption. Photo: Marco De Luca

Anyone considering adopting a pet can head to Sunbury PETstock on Sunday – National Pet Adoption Day – to learn about the process and meet potential furry family members.

The Sunbury store is home to rescue animals who have been left at Woodend’s Pets Haven animal shelter.

After loving working alongside the rescue pets at the shop for years, Sunbury PETstock employee Kristen Rice adopted her own last year.

Kristen and her partner Ty adore their rescue pet, Lenny, who is a blue, domestic shorthair cat.

“We love him,” Kristen said. “He’s the most affectionate cat in the world.”

“He sleeps on my head nearly every night – or he sleeps between us.”

Kristen said for an unknown reason Lenny only has half an ear, which makes the couple love him even more.

Kristen said they would encourage anyone who is thinking about adopting a pet to come into the store and find out more.

Pet adoption experts from local animal rescue groups will be at Sunbury PETstock, 85 Vineyard Road, from 10am-2pm on Sunday, February 4.