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.

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.


AWLA welcomes SAFE Inc

The President of Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA), Dr Liz Walker is pleased to announce the new membership of animal rescue organisation SAFE Inc as the Western Australian arm of the national body.


Why Should I Have My Pet Desexed?

It’s no secret that Australians love their companion animals, yet many Australian pet owners still hesitate to have their pet desexed. In the lead-up to National Desexing Month, AWLA looks at some of the common misconceptions about animal desexing.


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Adopt from one of our Shelters

this year
as of
July 15th

Adopt Elton

from Gold Coast Re-homing Centre

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

  • Bull Terrier Cross
  • Male
  • Adult
  • Animal ID: 22877

Elton is an excitable and playful guy looking for his new home. He would benefit from some training and would love a doggy friend to keep him company as he mixes nicely with other dogs. He has lots of energy to share with the family and will enjoy playtime in the backyard and to go to the dog park to make new friends! This boy has been with us for nearly four months now and it's time for him to find his forever home!

Adopt Snowflake

from Kemps Creek Shelter

Animal Welfare League NSW
Kemps Creek Shelter
Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek
(02) 8899 3333

  • Domestic Short Hair Cross
  • Male
  • 11 months 4 weeks
  • Animal ID: 50931

Hi my name is Snowflake, I am a gorgeous smoochy boy who loves food and cuddles. I would do best with a mature owner with no children. I'm also an independent cat who likes to do their own thing.

Adopt Soxy

from Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Melbourne

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

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • Male
  • 1.5 years
  • Microchip # - c11318

Hi there, my name is Soxy. I was surrendered to Lort Smith back in August 2013 when the home I previously lived in was overcrowded with felines. I am currently looking to start a new life where I won’t have to worry about sharing my space with other four-legged friends (aka no other pets please).

I have been in foster care for the past few months to give myself some time to settle my nerves. My foster mum was fantastic, she said I was a completely different cat in a home environment and I was very relaxed. Of course it took me a little while to settle in, so I am hoping my new owner will respect this and give me the time and TLC I need to adjust to my new surroundings.

It has been quite a stressful year for me and I am still coming to terms with my change of lifestyle. But as they say, it’s time for a fresh start. I

Adopt Frisbee

from Wingfield Shelter

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

  • Kelpie x Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Female
  • Adult
  • Animal ID QE 686

I am around 2 years of age. Some dogs love to laze about all day, but I love adventures! I am a very active little lady who still has a bit to learn about the world – will you help teach me? I already know how to sit which I think is pretty cool, but I would really like to learn some new tricks and manners at doggy school.

In my previous home I didn’t get taken for walks, so I would love to find a family who has the time to exercise regularly with me – think of all the amazing and fun adventures we could have! I haven’t had that much experience with small children so they do tend to excite me. If you do have small children in you home please have a chat to my friends in the Dog Adoption Team about the best way to introduce me into your home.

I will need some extra help to fit in with your family but I am worth it! Teaching me special skills such as self-control, manners or self-confidence will help me be my best. I can be quite adventurous so will need to have good secure fencing to keep me in.

Adopt Sully

from the Devonport Dogs

Dog's Home of Tasmania
Devonport Dogs
Spreyton Park Racecourse
(03) 6427 2178

  • Smithfield
  • Male
  • 20 months old

Hi there, my name is Sully and I am 20 months old. I am currently in Devonport and am on the lookout for my forever home. Please contact Dog's Homes of Tasmania on (03) 6427 2178 to find out more about me.

Adopt Champagne

from SAFE Karratha

SAFE Karratha
(08) 9185 4634

  • Torte and White
  • Female
  • 14 months at 16 May 2013

Champagne is young, pretty and great company. She is undemanding and so is an ideal cat for someone who works during the day or, alternatively, who is home a lot. She likes being inside and when her carer is at work, happily sits on her cat tree looking out the window. She enjoys the visits of her carer’s gentle grandchildren and will even get on their knees for a pat. When her carer is home, she loves to hang out: she watches TV from someone’s lap or alongside, stands outside the shower or sits on the edge of the bath if someone is bathing and sleeps on the bed at night. She even walks well on a lead and loves being outside on this while gardening is going on. Champagne is always ready with a greeting at the front door. She really is a part of the family. She would love a single cat household where she is bonded closely with her human(s). She loves to play with balls and little toy mice. Champagne is house trained, desexed, microchipped and wormed.

Live far away? Champagne can fly! Qantas Air Freight sponsors SAFE very generously, so the cost of flying her is minimal. We regularly fly animals to Perth and interstate for adoption.

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