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.

AWLA Calls for National Regulation of Breeders

Animal Welfare League Australia has welcomed South Australia’s bipartisan commitment to companion animal legislation, hailing the collaboration as a model for other states.


Guide to Renting with Pets

Renting with pets makes good sense for tenants and owners, and can be a simple and enjoyable process for all parties. The ACAC has released a series of information brochures to assist tenants, landlords and agents with all aspects of renting with pets.



Pets in Aged Care Grants Open

Elderly Australians and their pets will receive an extra helping hand this year, with Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) announcing a new small grants program to deliver $10,000 funding to support pets in aged care settings.


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Adopt from one of our Shelters

this year
as of
Sept 5th

Adopt Nato

from Gold Coast Re-homing Centre

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

  • Male
  • Seven years

Seven year old Nato is a big, handsome boy who is such a smooch and loves attention. He adores company and will happily sit with you, roll around and receive all the pats and cuddles you can give him. He will make a wonderful and affectionate new family member. You can meet Nato at the Gold Coast Animal Welfare League QLD Rehoming Centre. Phone 0755099030 or log on to for more information.

Adopt Sooty

from Ingleside Shelter

Animal Welfare League NSW
Ingleside Shelter
11 Cicada Glen Road, Ingleside
(02) 8899 3333

  • Shih Tzu cross
  • Male
  • 12 years 5 months

Hi there my name is Sooty. I’m a mature aged guy waiting for my forever home at the AWL Ingleside. Ideally, my new family would be mature, experienced and understanding owners that can help me be the best dog I can be. I would also prefer to be the only animal in the household. I love playing ball, and I LOVE toys. I would make the perfect companion for an elderly person. For more details call 02 8899 3333 or email

Adopt Pompey

from Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Melbourne

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

  • Jack Russell X
  • Male
  • 13 years
  • Microchip # - A8765

Hi there, I’m Pompey. I’ve come to the Lort Smith Adoption Centre to find a new home as my previous owner had to move into aged care and unfortunately I couldn’t go with him. I’m an older boy myself and am looking for a lovely home to retire to. My new family will be comfortable and knowledgeable about the needs of an older pooch and will take me to the vet for regular check-ups to help keep me in good health. I am on medication for dry-eye and this needs to be applied daily for the rest of my life. Even though I’m getting on in years, I still have plenty of get up and go in me and love nothing more than a daily walk. Give me a home and I’ll give you all the love I have!

All dogs seven years and over at Lort Smith, including Retro, are available for adoption for a voluntary contribution. This means people choose how much they offer Lort Smith when adopting these animals. We want to make sure these older animals get re-homed and back to a peaceful routine as soon as possible.

Adopt Altaria

from Wingfield Shelter

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

  • Female
  • 2 years
  • Animal ID LM 665

I am a lovely two year old black and white girl who arrived at the AWL as a
stray with my baby and now it’s time for me to find my very own loving family! The AWL team say I am a quiet and very sweet girl so they can’t understand why I am their current long term resident having called the AWL home since April!

If you think you could give me a quiet and loving indoor only home, please
come visit me – think of all the cuddles we could enjoy together!! Come and meet me at AWLSA at 1-19 Cormack Road, Wingfield or call on (08) 8348 1300.

Adopt Bonnie

from the Dogs' Homes of Tasmania

Dogs' Homes of Tasmania
(03) 6243 4177

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier X
  • Female
  • 2 years old

Looking for another doggy addition to your family? Bonnie is your girl! She is a playful, happy lass who would love a securely fenced home where she can stretch her legs and take afternoon siestas. She shows a little too much interest in our feathered friends so having a doggy companion would be best for her, as she just loves all dogs of different size and shape. Bonnie adores the adult people (too playful for the smaller human kind) and laps up all the cuddles and affection she can get! Get in touch with Dogs' Homes of Tasmania on (03) 6243 4177 to find out more about Bonnie.

Adopt Nitro

from SAFE Carnarvon

SAFE Bunbury

  • Whippet Mix
  • Male
  • 7 months at 7 Aug 2014

Nitro was abandoned for three weeks when his “owners” left town. Luckily a kind neighbour realised and he was saved from starvation. This boy is really grateful at the change in his life. He is very loving and energetic.

Nitro loves playing chasey and wrestle with the other dogs and when left alone outside is content to play with his toys. He is currently an outside boy and is happy rugged up in his kennel at night. Nitro sits for his food well and with training will be a great boy. He can be jumpy but is learning not to do so. Because of is breed he will make a great exercise partner!

To find out more about Nitro, email Mary at SAFE Carnarvon through the SAFE website:

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