Caring for the nation’s animals...

Animal Welfare League Australia...
we’re a national non-profit organisation caring for companion animals across Australia.

Caring for the nation’s animals...

Our affiliated shelters in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, TAS and WA have 300 years of combined experience in caring for pets and their people.
Strengthening the human-animal bond is central to our work.
We believe caring for animals also means supporting the people who share their lives with companion animals.

Support our latest Campaign

Beyond 100

AWLA is fully funding the desexing and microchipping program in collaboration with Broome Veterinary Hospital who have discounted fees to assist at-risk animals or owners in dire financial need. In the short term, 100 animals will be desexed and microchipped.

With your help, we will be able to extend the Broome Desexing Project to provide much needed desexing and microchipping procedures for another 20 animals.

Your assistance will go directly toward delivering desexing and microchipping procedures for another 20 animals. Any further funds received will go into to the Broome Desexing Project pot to desexing and microchipping for additional animals - the more funds we receive, the more animals we will microchip and desex.

Adopt from one of our Shelters

this year
as of
Dec 31st

Adopt JD

from Gold Coast Re-homing Centre

Animal Welfare League QLD
Gold Coast Re-homing Centre
Shelter Rd, Coombabah
(07) 5509 9000

  • Australian kelpie X
  • Desexed
  • Male - 7 years,1 month, 1 week
  • Price: $50.00
  • Animal ID - 31049

JD is an older boy looking for the relaxing lifestyle with some peace and quiet. He is a calm fellow who won't mind being a single dog, or enjoying a bit of company at home. He would enjoy a short walk each day to keep him moving, and would make a wonderful companion. He would be best suited to older kids as he is a bit too eager when receiving treats from his humans. JD's health has been checked, his vaccinations and worming are up to date, and he's microchipped.

Meet JD at the Animal Welfare League Gold Coast Rehoming Centre, phone 0755099030 or visit

Adopt Sabbath

from Ingleside Shelter

Animal Welfare League NSW
Ingleside Shelter
11 Cicada Glen Road, Ingleside, 2101
Ph: 02 8899 3333

  • Domestic short hair
  • 3 years, three months
  • Charcoal white
  • Medium size
  • Desexed, vaccinated, health check.
  • Animal ID: 52391

Sabbath is friendly, playful and tolerant. She can be held, likes to be petted and loves to sit on laps. She plays with string, catnip balls and fuzzy mice and uses a scratching post. In her last home Sabbath was allowed to roam everywhere. Sabbath would suit a family with children over 5 as she can be scared of younger ones. Although she was allowed outside in her last home, she spent the majority of her time indoors. Her last owner was sad to give Sabbath up due to allergies but described her as playful, mellow, independent and funny.

Adopt Chicco

from Lort Smith, Melbourne

Lort Smith
24 Villiers St North Melbourne
(03) 9321 7240

  • Domestic short hair
  • Male - small
  • 10 years (senior)
  • Microchip # - c09731

Chicco is a distinguished older gentleman looking for a quiet home where he can enjoy his golden years. If you have space in your home and your heart for an old soul, please stop by the cattery to meet him! All senior cats (seven years and over), including Chicco, are available for adoption for a voluntary contribution.

Adopt Roary

from Wingfield Shelter

Wingfield Shelter
19 Cormack Rd
Port Adelaide
(08) 8348 1300

  • Bull terrier X Australian kelpie
  • Male - Medium-size 1-year-old
  • AWL ID: QF718

Roary needs a bit of extra help to fit in with your family, but he's worth it! Teaching him special skills such as self-control, manners or self-confidence will help Roary to be his best. To find out more information about his veterinary history, please talk to the Dog Adoption Team and also ask about specialised training techniques that may bring out Roary's best. He has some special needs and may be more suited to a home without young children. He's well behaved during walks and when keeping people company. Roary does not cope well with the over-stimulation of living in the adoption rows, so you will need to ask to see him. He has a special big pen near the exercise oval.

Adopt Rufus

from the Dogs' Homes of Tasmania

Dogs' Homes of Tasmania
(03) 6243 5177

  • Shepherd X rottweiler
  • Male
  • 2 years old, de-sexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped.

Rufus by name, spunky by nature! This very friendly boy certainly knows how to work the humans with his charm and swagger. He’s obedient and great with other dogs but thinks that cats are for chasing, not for smooching. Rufus will require secure fencing as he loves companionship, whether it is of the 2- legged or 4-legged kind. He would be a great dog for a loving family willing to spend the time making him a part of their life.

Adopt Trinity

from SAFE Karratha

SAFE Karratha

  • White and Tabby
  • Female
  • 6-7 weeks

Just look at those amazing eyes! Trinity is a young White and Tabby based in Karratha, on the lookout for her loving forever home.

To enquire about Trinity, please contact SAFE Karratha on 08 9185 4634 or use the web form at

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