We couldn’t do it alone and there are many people and organisations that support the squad. We cannot list all of them all here, but we are thankful for their time and commitment in supporting our team, and the community.

We are so proud to be supported by our major sponsor, the Petbarn Foundation. Without their generous support we would not have been able to develop this capability for the NSW community.

From Greencross Chief Executive Officer and Petbarn Foundation Board Member, George Wahby: “The Petbarn Foundation’s mission is to support animals and people in need, so the partnership with VRA Rescue NSW Search Dogs is the perfect synergy. We are thrilled to be part of a revolutionary initiative, sponsoring these special dogs which will undoubtedly change and save many lives.”

A special THANK YOU to all our amazing sponsors shown below who contribute to the resources and capabilities of the squad.


Established in 2012, the Petbarn Foundation has donated over $24m to help animal welfare groups and rescue organisations throughout Australia, and continues to support thousands of pets, animals and the people who love and care for them every day.

Mission Statement: To partner with customers, team members, suppliers and community organisations to enrich the lives of pets, animals and the people who love and care for them.



We provide a complete door-to-door pet transport service within Australia and to any destination in the world
With over 30 years’ experience providing safe pet transport for fur babies in Australia and around the globe, Jetpets is widely regarded as Australia’s leading pet travel experts. Flying animals with trusted airline partners within Australia and to key destinations including New Zealand, Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and South America, we pride ourselves in providing first-class comfort for dogs, cats, zoo and exotic animals alike.


Here at Macpac, we’re passionate about creating long-term change for the good of people and planet. The Macpac Fund for Good is our way of giving back through cash or gear grants to non-profit organisations whose core focus is long-term positive impact in at least one of the following three areas:

  1. The protection, regeneration or monitoring of native flora or fauna; or
  2. Providing adventure-based learning, therapy or environmental education; or
  3. Supporting Indigenous community projects focused on either of the above.