If something happened to you, what would happen to your pet?

HEA: Home Ever After

Pets are cherished family members, and it’s important to safeguard their future should something happen to you. Having a plan in place for your pet’s care provides great peace of mind. It secures the health and wellbeing of your pet if you were to become permanently incapacitated or pass away. Family and friends are always the best option, but for some, that option isn’t available. That’s where RSPCA NSW can help. The Home Ever After program is a trusted, tailor-made rehoming plan for your beloved pet, should you ever need it.

If you are interested in the Home Ever After (HEA) program, please complete the form below or contact our Home Ever After Coordinators to organise a meeting to discuss your needs. At this meeting, we will provide more information about this service and assess your pet’s suitability for the program.

You can learn more about the program by viewing our FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Discuss with our team

Maria Natera

HEA Coordinator (Sydney and Southern NSW)

A famous poet once quoted, “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” My experience as a vet nurse reinforced the knowledge that people see their animals as more than just pets – sometimes they are the only companion they have. I’m so passionate about assisting people who want to make sure their pets are cared for after they’re gone. Fortunately, the RSPCA NSW Home Ever After program does just that!

Tel: 0466 720 351
Email: mnatera@rspcansw.org.au

Lisa Gledhill

HEA Coordinator (North Sydney and Northern NSW)

Being surrounded by animals all my life, I know that pets are important family members. I love my fur kids so much and should something happen to me, I would want to ensure they will always be cared for. That’s why I helped create RSPCA NSW’s Home Ever After program in 2015. It means so much to me to help give other pet owners the peace of mind in knowing their companions will always have the love and safety they deserve.

Tel: 0421 489 083
Email: lgledhill@rspcansw.org.au

Home Ever After FAQs

An appointment is made to visit you and your pet at home. We learn everything there is to know about your pet, from likes and dislikes, to favourite toys, treats, sleeping habits and everything in between – all those unique details that only you would know. That way, if we ever need to rehome your pet, we do so by using the information provided by the person who knows your pet best – you!

We do not ask for any payment for this service. All we ask is for you to consider leaving a gift in your Will. RSPCA NSW is a not-for-profit organisation, and a gift like yours can help ensure that no animal in the state has to go without a safe and loving home.

If you have bonded pets, we will do everything we can to ensure they are rehomed together.

The HEA program should be used when alternative provisions for your animal’s future care are not available. If a friend or relative has offered to look after your animal, that’s wonderful, and sometimes we may recommend this option if we feel that your pet would not benefit from the program.

HEA can be used like an ‘insurance policy’, it’s there if you need to draw on it. If family circumstances change, HEA is your perfect back-up option.

If you are interested in adopting a pet from the Home Ever After (HEA) program, please email hea@rspcansw.org.au with your name and phone number and a member of our team will respond to your enquiry. As with all our adoptions, an RSPCA NSW staff member will determine your suitability according to the animal’s needs and requirements.

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