Have you made a plan for your pets?

RSPCA NSW has many amazing programs that assist the community in making sure their pets are well taken care of – no matter the circumstances.

One of these programs is our fantastic Home Ever After program, which focuses on finding new forever families for the pets of those who have passed away.

How the program works

The Home Ever After program is designed to provide a safe system and place to go for animals when their owners have passed away. Any animal that is desexed, microchipped and has up-to-date veterinary records can be accepted into the Home Ever After program.

Once the animal has been accepted, we provide their owner with a fridge magnet and wallet card to keep with them at all times, letting people know that they wish for RSPCA NSW to take care of their animals if they pass. We also encourage owners to let their friends, family and neighbours know of their wishes.

If the owner of the animal passes away, a friend, relative or lawyer will need to contact RSPCA NSW. From there, we will collect the animal and take them to one of our shelters to find them the perfect loving forever home as soon as possible.

If you wish to sign up for the Home Ever After program to make sure your pet is taken care of in the unfortunate event of your passing, there’s no need to add a Clause to your will explaining your wishes. By signing a contractual agreement with RSPCA NSW, we’ll make sure that your wishes will be honoured.

How much does the program cost?

Signing up to the Home Ever After program, as well as the collection of your animals, is totally free. However, RSPCA NSW is a non-government funded and not-for-profit charity, meaning we rely almost entirely on the generosity of the public. If you’re thinking about using our Home Ever After program, please also consider leaving a gift to us in your Will. To find out more information about leaving a gift to RSPCA NSW in your Will, please click here.

For more information or to sign up to the Home Ever After program, please click here.

The Home Ever After program is one of many programs and initiatives run by RSPCA NSW that supports animal welfare in the community, both through direct access services and ensuring owners are best-equipped to look after their beloved pets.