Therapy with Pets

Therapy with Pets
Therapy with Pets

We help pets and kids

Act and Care is a organisation which provides support services for the Australian community and esp. autistic children and parents to find a suitable companion animal. Here you’ll find FREE advice on how to select your pet.

Due to increased isolation in the living environment and less social interactions, autistic and disabled people in particular have special needs.

Pets contribute to the overall well-being of individuals as they form fundamental bonds to humans resulting in health, social and economic benefits.
Contact us here!

Therapy with Pets

Volunteers serve important roles at our facilities and in the community. Find an opportunity that’s right for you!

Click here to learn more about our program and the qualification process. Please note that you do NOT have to have an animal in order to become a Volunteer. Everyone is welcome!

Volunteers answer your questions about keeping pets.

  • Consider which type of pet: cat, bird, cats, dog, fish, reptiles.
  • Find a suitable pet for you and your family.
  • Meet our pet consultants.
  • Advice on responsible pet ownership.
  • Pet support programs for disabled people.
  • Raising awareness of the need for pet support programs as an integrated part of overall service delivery to the disabled living at home.
  • Find registered and responsible breeders.

  • Doberman Guard Dog

    A hardy Doberman does not easily fall ill. It is also highly loyal, possessive, and loving to its owner. It is extremely ferocious, unfriendly, and fiercely combative to strangers. As a result, a Dobie can be an extremely successful service dog.

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  • Wobblers Disease Doberman

    By taking precautions early when your pet Dobie is just a puppy, you can curb a common disease which strikes most big dogs: Wobbler’s Syndrome. Through there are drugs and surgery to cure it, yet the disease is dreadful and can make your dog motionless if not addressed in time.

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  • Attacked by a Dog

    Walking a dog at a known place where there are not many hostile or stray dogs is quite a fun loving activity. However, you may get a job of walking a dog at a place where you can be accosted by aggressive dogs.

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  • Dog Walking Jobs for Kids

    Most big kids or those in their initial teens are an energetic lot who are always on the lookout for excitements. When given a social pet to look after, they immediately start off right away with dog walking chores. No wonder there are no shortage of dog walking jobs for kids – especially in a friendly locality.

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  • Dog Walking Service

    You can create your own dog walking service where dog owners will hire you or dog walkers will enrol for a suitable dog walking assignment. If you are adept in dog walking and know how to manage issues related to dog walking, you can develop a unique animal service centre.

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  • Dog Walking Insurance

    When we go for a walk with our pet dog, we hardly think about dog walking insurance. However, from routine dog sitting activities to dog walking chores many opt for dog walking insurance to mitigate accidental expenses that come with it.

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  • Be the Pack Leader

    Walking a pack of dogs can be tough unless you show that you are the leader of the pack who is dominant and authoritative. Dogs are born submissive and tend to follow the leader. You should take up this role before the dog grabs it up.

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  • Public Dog Parks

    In Australia there are hundreds of parks dedicated just to the dogs. Most dogs look forward to their day at the dog park, especially if it is well maintained.

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  • Canine Aggression

    Dogs must be trained to visit dog parks decently, and socialize with other dogs instead of starting off a fight. Experts point out that dogs must be trained for dog parks to ensure safety of all in the park.

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  • Dog Allergies

    Did you notice that your adorable pet is licking and scratching its body? It often rolls on the ground in a bid to get a relief from intense itching on its body. Perhaps, your dog is suffering from allergy. With proper pet care therapy you can save your dog from allergy troubles.

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    Multiple Dogs

    Dog fights, often gory and tragic can be painful incidents at homes. Much to your horror, dogs which behaved docile earlier may show their hostile side. Barking, chewing, and aggressive behaviours are some traits you may notice with multiple dogs in a household.

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  • Dog Whispering

    Dog whisperers work on dog’s psychology and tame it in such a way that it listens to its master. The idea of dog whispering is to be calm yet assertive so that the dog understands what the owner wants without getting fearful, flustered, or unruly.

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  • Hyperactive Dog

    It is generally a lack of exercise, fun-time, and social interactions that make a pet dog hyperactive. Hyper dogs are believed to be bored rather than suffering true nervous disorder. With little care from you, your pet will be active rather than be a nuisance or hyper.

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  • Dog Kennel Australia

    Students studying animal studies look for a pet care job where they can learn the tricks of animal care, grooming, and problems associated with it from a practical angle. While many learn from their first hand experiences, others prefer working at kennel boarding where they work with experts in the field.

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  • Dog Bites in Australia

    Dog bites are unfortunate but a regular affair in our society, especially at homes where there are dogs and kids around at the same time. Experts say that there is always a reason why a dog proactively goes forward to attack and ultimately bite a person.

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  • Guide Dogs Australia

    Today, there are many ways in which visual challenged people are capable of enjoying their life – independently. While Braille reading allows them to read on their own, vision dogs help them to travel anywhere they wish to go.

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    Noise Anxiety in Dogs

    Noise causes pollution and often, a source of discomfort to organisms, including humans. But a dog can get jittery even more. It can shorten life expectancy in a dog and make it a nervous wreck. Find out if you can help your pet from this onslaught.

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  • Dog Health Care

    Dogs often suffer from bloating, toxicity from certain fishes and house plants, and ticks even though they are vaccinated for other deadly diseases. Learn how to spot the disease and help to cure the hapless pet from suffering.

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  • Pet Healthcare

    Beautiful city, Brisbane is a wonderful place for pets, especially dogs. However, sitters and walkers must be careful as there can be many instances where pets can suffer from near fatal accidents.

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  • Dog Attacks

    Protecting Your Child From Dog Attacks

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    Dog Manners

    How to improve your dogs manners

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    Indoor cats

    We accept indoor homes only!

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    Horse Property wanted

    Rural Horse Property wanted

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    Parrot Cafe

    Our parrot cafe will open soon

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    Build a Native Frog Pond

    An attractive frog pond not only adds glitter to your courtyard but also helps you to stay away from pests.

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    Peacocks Noisy

    A peacock’s cry can be heard from a distance. During peak mating season, the cries can be shrill and disturbing. However, there are ways to adjust to the noise.

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  • Miniature Goats as Pets

    Noted breeder, Sue Ludwig was able to successfully breed cute, tiny goats in 2000 after years of experiments. As a result of her success, she created the Australian Miniature Goat Club. The club allowed pet lovers to woo this animal as a companion pet.

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  • Dwarf Angora Rabbit

    The Dwarf Angora Rabbit is a crossbreed that came over to Australia and was further developed by many Australian breeders. Today, it is a popular recognized pet rabbit in Australia that is readily available across the country.

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  • Miniature Pigs as Pets

    If you are in Australia, you cannot own the original miniature pigs. Pet lovers can own an Australian miniature pig which is not as tiny as the original one. Nevertheless, you can own a cute and cuddly pig that is quite similar to Kune Kune.

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  • Mini Donkeys

    The miniature donkeys are cute, intelligent, easily manageable, and affectionate animals. They serve as companion pets to elderly couples and lonely people as they are friendly, docile, yet entertaining.

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  • Alpacas as Pets

    Alpacas are ideal pets in ranches if you have a herd of goats or sheep to look after. These intelligent, protective, yet amiable animals help to protect herds and entertain owners with their antics.

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  • Emu as a Pet

    It is necessary to find out if you are able to own an emu as a pet. The bird requires a suitable pen and shelter, food, etc to survive. Emus are best suited in large farms with poultry, cattle, and other farm animals in it.

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  • Sheep as Pet

    If you love to own a docile yet friendly and entertaining pet, here is your choice: a couple of Dorper or Wiltipoll. Easy to keep and enjoyable to watch, the sheep is ideally suited as a pet for hobby farmers who require the animals to keep the grass trimmed.

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  • Macaw as Pets

    Macaws can be lovely pets for teen kids as they are entertaining, responsive, and beautiful to look at. However, macaws survive only if they have the proper living conditions. Check for details to find whether you can maintain this majestic as a pet.

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  • Fox Rescue

    Foxes are permitted to be kept at homes as a pet only in NSW in Australia.

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  • Guineafowl as Pets

    Bird lovers having a wide backyard can keep a friendly flock of guineafowl as pets. The docile birds can charm any onlooker with their look and behaviour. Guineafowl stay in small groups and remain amiable except when establishing their pecking order.

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    Property in Cleveland-QLD for sale

    Tropical Paradise for Parrot Owners

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    Pet Carer Home for sale in Cleveland

    Tropical Paradise for Animal Keepers – House For Sale in Cleveland

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    Property in Cleveland

    Tropical Retreat for parrot owners in Cleveland, Queensland, for sale. Stunning landscaped aviaries and parrot enclosures, walk in bird free flight aviary, ponds, water features, fresh water eco pool, home based business possibilities, office, fast cable internet, cable tv – close to beaches, parks for bird watching, cafes, shops, marina, public transport

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  • Acreage Property wanted

    Tropical Retreat for parrot owners wanted! What we want to build: Stunning landscaped aviaries and parrot enclosures, walk in bird free flight aviary, ponds, water features, fresh water eco pool.

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    House in Cleveland

    Tropical Retreat for reptile keepers in Cleveland, Queensland, for sale.

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    Pet Care Buiness for sale

    Petcare business for sale. Offers are welcome!

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    House for Sale Brisbane

    The perfect home for you and your cats

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    Pet Sitting Business

    Looking for a pet-sitting accommodation? Yes, there is one just close to Brisbane and near the beach!

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    Pet Sitting Business for sale

    Want to do pets sitting and stay close to the beaches near Brisbane. Here’s your catch…

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    Rescue Birds

    Do You Know the Basic Care for Birds? Are you planning to get a rescue bird as a pet?

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    Aviaries for sale

    We have many different walk in Aviaries for sale – all are in a good condition! Need to be sold ASAP.

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    Rabbit Rescue

    Support the Rabbit Sanctuary

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  • Zoo Guidelines

    Here are some guidelines which you should maintain while visiting parrot garden, the cafe and the zoo.

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    Farm Animal Rescue

    Contact us if you know about any farm animal in need or if you can’t keep your pet anymore.

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  • Electrician Job

    Replace all gas systems with electric systems

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  • Lamb wanted

    We want a pet lamb

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    Miniature Goats wanted

    2 female goat kids wanted

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  • Driver wanted

    We offer free horse agistment in exchange for some driving.

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  • Fencing Job

    Make the paddocks donkey proof

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    Aviaries for sale

    We need different walk in Aviaries for sale – all in a good condition!

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  • Aviaries wanted

    Wanting someone who builds bird aviaries professionally, looking for a couple of quotes on some ideas I have and possibly then some made.

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  • House Sitter Emergency

    What to do in a house sitting emergency! Before the home owner leaves you in control you should make sure you have all the proper emergency contacts at your disposal

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  • House Sitting Myths

    With any jobs, there are often myths surrounding them. This is no different with house sitting jobs. Here are some common myths about the job to ease your mind!

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  • Dog Trainer Course

    Do you want to become a dog trainer in Australia?

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    Dog Sitting Checklist

    Dog Sitting Checklist for Repeat Clients

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  • Veterinary Jobs New Zealand

    Round-the-Clock Emergency Care for Pets in Distress to Come Up at Massey University

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  • DCF 1.0

    What to look for when buying a Birman

    A warning to potential buyers

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    Dog Barking Issues

    Stop your dog from barking all the time

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    Autism Assistance & Companion Dogs

    Aspergers Syndrome is a common irregularity diagnosed for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

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    Kitchen hand wanted

    All Rounder wanted. Start 1.7. 2015

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    Cook wanted

    Cook with the ability to multi-task wanted.

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    Handyman wanted

    Make some animal enclosures snake proof

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  • Unwanted Farm Animals

    We care for unwanted farm animals

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  • Garden Rubbish Removal Crystal Creek – NSW

    Who is able to do the job ASAP?

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  • Landscaping Job

    Volunteers wanted to remove small trees, bushes, mow the lawn, build trails for donkeys and bush walkers

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    Pet Therapy for Seniors

    Pet Therapy: How to get Back One’s Spirit even at Old Age

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    Volunteer Position Tweed Shire

    We need Volunteers to help us with our charity work

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  • Volunteer Job

    Experienced Camper wanted to set up a camp on the hill for our volunteers

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  • Pond Builder

    Volunteers needed to improve existing ponds and build new water features for aquatic rescue animals

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  • Fencer Job

    Volunteers wanted for dog and snake proof fencing, bamboo fencing, gates

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    Carpenter Job

    Picnic benches with umbrellas for the Parrot Garden Cafe needed. Who would be able to build them or suggest a shop where we can get discounted prices?

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    Reptile Enclosures wanted

    Who can help to build some outdoor reptile enclosures? Helpers and Experts wanted in Northern NSW, Crystal Creek.

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    Volunteer with Animals

    Volunteers don’t need experience, but need to stay at least a month. Only those with a deep desire to care for animals should apply.

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    Become a Volunteer

    Enthusiastic volunteers wanted to set up an organic farm and animal rescue park

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  • Parrot Stands for Sale

    We are selling different second hand parrot stands and perches.
    Please contact us for further details!

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  • Noisy Parrots

    A parrot is a great pet to have but sometimes you can find they are extremely noisy and a real pest to have around.

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    Wwoofer Job Gold Coast

    Looking for a Wwoofer interested in living with our family on our farm in a beautiful valley close to the Gold Coast hinterland, 40 min from Surfers Paradise.

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  • Parrot Boarding

    We care for your parrot while you are away.

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    Home Pet Sitter

    Not all pets are docile, amiable, and social, especially when the owner leaves them for a vacation under the care of a home pet sitter.

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    Volunteers Wanted

    Are you a handyman, builder or have experience in this field?

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