How does interstate adoption work?

Some rescue groups offer the option of interstate adoption, but it depends on the group so please check the individual pet’s profile page or enquire with the rescue group directly to see whether this option is available.

Generally, the relocation costs are at the adopter’s expense, though it’s often not as expensive as you might think, and can certainly be worth it if you find ‘the one’!

You may wish to enquire with a pet travel company such as our partner Jetpets regarding prices. Also, rescue groups can apply through PetRescue for a limited number of free flights per month (again, thanks to our wonderful partner Jetpets) so that might be worth mentioning to the rescue group should you find yourself particularly keen on an interstate pet.

Good luck in the search for your new furry family member!


Coronavirus update 2020

Due to interstate flights being largely grounded, the ability for pets to be adopted interstate is currently limited. 

Flights are not the only way for pets the be transported interstate. Depending on the states involved, the policy of the individual rescue group and your distance from the pet, there is still some potential for some interstate adoptions to occur. 

Each pet's profile will advise whether it is available for interstate adoption, and which states it can be adopted to. 

If you have further questions as to the logistics of an interstate adoption for a pet, click the orange 'Enquire about this pet' button on the pet's profile to get in touch directly with the organisation that has them in care. 

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