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 and TAS have 290 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.

Your pet’s emotions – can you read them?

Researchers in the Netherlands are carrying out a study into the emotions of pets and whether pet owners can recognize them. If you would like to participate in this research, click here.

National Cat Action Plan

A national action plan for managing and improving outcomes for domestic cats was recently released by our friends at G2Z (Getting to Zero). The plan details how cat owners, government, breeders, sellers, vets, animal welfare groups and media can collaborate to work towards common legislation and policies. The cat action plan is available at and feedback is invited before December 17th.  Cat Action Plan Media Release 

Petside – winning hearts, minds and awards

Dogs Homes of Tasmania and Parkside Foundation have joined forces to open a unique business called Petside. This venture recently won a “Best New Business” award. Read More



Positive Ageing in the Company of Animals

TriCare Nursing Home at Jindalee in Brisbane is one of many who have responded to our Positive Ageing with Animals Survey. Click here to find out what this nursing home is doing to enrich the lives of their residents.

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Adopt from one of our Shelters

this year
as of
April 2nd

Adopt Pablo

from Gold Coast Re-homing Centre

Shelter Rd, Coombabah

  • Domestic short hair
  • Male - 2 years of age
  • Animal ID: 19941

Pablo is a lovely boy who is a real smoocher...

Adopt Dude

from Kemps Creek Shelter

1605 Elizabeth Dr
Kemps Creek

  • Fox Terrier Cross
  • De-sexed
  • Male
  • 6 years of age
  • Animal ID: 50653

Hi, I'm Dude, a happy, energetic dog that would do best with an owner who lives an active lifestyle. I really enjoy being outside and running around. I do best with older children and adults. I could use some training and someone who could help build my confidence.

Adopt Tigger

from Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Melbourne

Lort Smith
24 Villiers St North Melbourne
Ph: 93 21 7240

  • Female
  • Aged 2 years
  • Staffy Cross
  • Microchip # - A10488

I'm Tigger a 2 year old happy-go-lucky kind of gal, full of life and enthusiasm!

My ideal home would be one where I am exercised daily and have plenty of time with my human companions. I would be best suited to a home with no children aged under 10 as I am a bit excitable and boisterous. My new owners will be strong and firm with me and commit to ongoing socialisation and training.

Adopt Daphne

from Wingfield Shelter

Wingfield Shelter
19 Cormack Rd
Port Adelaide

  • Domestic short hair
  • Female
  • 4 years of age
  • Animal ID LL 831

At 4 years of age I am a slightly hefty tabby tortoiseshell girl who needs to lose a l'il weight. Not only will this return my girly figure but will benefit my long term health also. If I am the feline who could be purrrrrfect for you then please come and meet me.

Adopt Brittany

from the Dogs' Homes of Tasmania

Hobart Dogs' Home
Risdon Vale

  • Springer Spaniel
  • Female
  • 2 years old

Imagine a future where every dog and cat is safe and wanted...
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