Virtual Adoption is a great way to support the ongoing work here at Brightside. You may also like to gift an adoption to a family member or an animal loving friend.

Virtual adoption is similar to animal sponsorship whereby your payment goes towards the costs of keeping that animal.

When you virtually adopt an animal from Brightside you will receive a certificate, made out in your name or the name of your choice,  with a picture and a biography of the animal. Please tell us who you would like the certificate made out to and from in the additional comments section.

All payments are processed in our online store via Paypal and certificates are posted out within 14 days.

Brightside Gertie


Gertie was rescued from a meat chicken factory farm when she was five weeks old- only days before she was to be sent to slaughter. She loves people, and loves a scratch and pat under her wings.
brightside boston


Boston was born deaf, he was surrendered to Brightside when he was eighteen months old and was the worst behaved dog we have ever had surrendered. These days he is a perfect boy and a permanent resident at Brightside.
brightside lola and linda


Lola and Linda are two of the many ducks who have been surrendered to Brightside over the years. Everyday they hike down to our huge dam where they paddle and puddle to their hearts content before returning for dinner,
brightside sweet pea


Sweet Pea was surrendered to us in a terrible state, she was weak, emaciated and covered in lice. She now loves her retirement at Brightside so much.
brightside sam


Sam is the most incredibly kind and gentle horse, he lives in our rescue herd after being bought from the Echuca sale yards.
brightside rosie


We found Rosie in the meat pens at Echuca sale yards where she was so hungry that her stomach was rumbling and she was nothing more than a skeleton. She now lives in our rescue herd at Brightside.
brightside bobbie turkey


Bobbie grew up in a turkey factory farm but was lucky enough to be rescued and sent to live at Brightside where she is free to roam and make lots of turkey and non turkey friends.
brightside bobbie cow


Bobble was surrendered to us as a calf, she was born with cerebellar hyperplasia. This means she has very poor balance, but she still lives her life to the fullest.
broightside cows tess


Tess was born on a Victorian dairy farm and was sent to a huge cattle sale. Our founder Emma outbid an exporter at the sale and bought Tess home to live at Brightside.
brightside pigs ned


Ned is a permanent resident at Brightside. He was seized by police and surrendered to us after being found in terrible conditions.
brightside horses rocky


Rocky was treated very badlybefore ending up in the meat pens at a Victorian horse auction. He was very lucky that Emma our founder was present at that sale. She saw the fear in his eyes and his terrifed body language and out bid a rodeo contactor.
brightside horses beau


Beau is an ex-racehorse who we rescued from Tasmania so that he would not be turned into pet meat. He has one of the sweetest temperaments of all our rescued horses. He has lived happily in our rescue herd for five years and his soulmate is his friend Myrtle, they are never apart.
brightside camels albert and einstein


Albert and Einstein were captured and taken from the wild by dealers, they were separated from their mothers when they were only babies and taken to an animal sale. Thankfully Brightside was at the sale rescuing donkeys and the two baby camels landed on their feet and found themselves heading to Tasmania to lead happy and safe lives at Brightside.
brightside cows esther


Esther has been a resident at Brightside since she was a few days old. She and her sister Annabel were born on a dairy farm so were taken from their mothers shortly after their birth.
brightside rabbits mrs. bun


Mrs Bun and her 19 rabbit friends are permanent residents at Brightside. Many like Mrs Bun have lived most of their lives in tiny battery cages where they were used to produce baby rabbits for their meat.
brightside pigs


The runaways are 3 girls who turned up at the Brightside gateway one Saturday afternoon. They stood on the road holding up the traffic until someone opened the gate and let them in
brightside pigs henry


Henry was rescued from a factory farm when he was a few days old. He was very sick and weak and could barely stand up. Today he is a far cry from that poor little piglet we thought would die. He is the life of Brightside and every ones favorite.
brightside sheep gillian


Gillian is a long term resident of Brightside. She was an orphan as a lamb and lives in our flock of rescued sheep. Gillian is a quiet and friendly girl who likes people especially if there is a bucket of delicious oats involved !
brightside horses black vala


We rescued Black Vala from Zeehan in Tasmania. She was skin and bone and the vet thought she may die. Thankfully with careful feeding and care we restored her to good health. Vala is a permanent resident at Brightside.
brightside pigs winston


Winston was our Christmas rescue pig in 2009. We save a pig each Christmas while sadly most people choose to eat them.
brightside bull bubby


Bubby has been a Brightside resident for 2 years, he came to us when he was 4 as he was unable to stay in his old home and they could not stand the thought of him being slaughtered and eaten. He loves being a favorite resident at Brightside and is showered with love and affection which he takes all in his giant stride.
brightside greyhounds


Brightside specializes in rescuing, rehabilitating and re homing greyhounds. We have lots of them … all sizes temperaments and ages. All absolutely wonderful dogs.
brightside mini pigs


Brightside has a number of mini pigs for adoption that we rescued from a hoarder. They had a miserable existance but are happy now. Mini pigs are wonderful if you have a good set up for them. They are intelligent, strong willed, dig (actually ….plough like a tractor) and require the very best fencing and a warm house. They live for 10 to 14 years. Feel free to call Emma during business hours for more information.