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. 


  1. The real problem is in Canberra. Allow backyard and unsustainable breeding is the problem. Like with most wildlife/environmental/pet issues that Canberra doesn’t care about because it doesn’t make them money, the lack of rules and boundaries allows for a range of problems. Canberra needs to get their heads out of their @sses (or wallets), and look at some other issues too


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