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Tick season…are you prepared?

The warmer weather is a great chance to explore the great outdoors with your four legged best friend. It’s also a time when potentially deadly paralysis t…

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AWLQ’s new recruit a Titan of animal welfare

Titan’s utility Chris McQueen will show just how versatile he is when he swaps his Titans’ jersey for a volunteer T-shirt this summer as he relishes his n…

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Laughter and tears of joy as seniors celebrate Golden Hearts

Golden Hearts’ Pet Support Program first member Neil Andersen and his dog Lilly enjoying the seniors’ pet support program’s first birthd…

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A Bug’s Life…the difference you make when you donate

It’s tax time – we need your help to help animals in need! Please donate before June 30! Dear Supporter, Surrendered, abandoned and homeless a…

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Reaching for a blanket? Think about your best friend…

Winter has finally arrived in the Sunshine State. While it’s not a northern winter, it is cold enough for your four legged companions to also feel i…

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Mother’s Day – AWLQ salutes its four legged Mums

Mothers come in all shapes and sizes – and nothing can be truer than at Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) shelters. Heavily pregnant dogs and …

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Hop to adopt and save a life this Easter!

Animal Welfare League Queensland Rehoming Centres (AWLQ) across South East Queensland will throw open their doors tomorrow Thursday (March 24) with specia…

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No eyes. no worries: Meet Daisy the blind dog!

MEET DAISY. She may look a little different to the other dogs in the shelter – but can she see a problem with that? Nope! Daisy has no eyes and no w…

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Project Empty Shelter

AWLQ is encouraging families to adopt a shelter pet for Christmas by slashing their adoption prices this weekend to $37 for dogs and $27 for cats. In a bi…

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Sara and ‘Mike’

Hi there, Just thought you might like an update on the wonderful kitten we adopted! A year ago this week, we collected eight week old Mike, who we promptl…

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WORST EVER TICK SEASON GRIPS THE SOUTH-EAST

Tick season is in full force with this summer predicted to be the worst season on record. AWLQ’s Gold Coast Community Vet Clinic is admitting an average o…

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Lou Lou made our life better

Two years ago a puppy by the name of Lou Lou (right in pic) came into our lives. My husband bought her home from the Animal Welfare League Gold Coast as h…

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Kitty completes the family

My partner and I were moving in together and decided it was the perfect time to add a new edition to our fur children. I was already the proud owner of a …

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Thank you.

Thanks for the great work you all do! Jasper (his old name) arrived at the Ipswich Rehoming Centre after being surrendered by a girl who was not able to k…

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Saidie the heart healer

After the devastating loss of our beloved fur baby Lola, my husband and I decided to pass on Lola’s legacy by rescuing another cat. We walked into the AWL…

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Dexter turns 17

13 years ago today I adopted a wonderful little Jack Russell x from AWLQ on the Gold Coast. I had seen him a few days before, he was the quiet little dog …

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Munchkin the kitten

I sought to adopt a kitten when my own cat, Mischief became notably sad that his former companion had moved on. Mischief was sulky and would meow sadly at…

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Mia + Taylor

Mia and Taylor were surrendered to the AWLQ Warra shelter recently and had been together for six years! It was decided these lifelong friends should stay …

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Game of Bones rehomes 329 animals!

AWLQ’s recent four day promotion “Game of Bones” found homes for a massive 329 companion cats and dogs across our rehoming centres! We h…

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Xena the Chihuahua

My daughter is animal obsessed so we are regular visitors to AWL to visit the dogs and spend some time with the cats. The day before school started this y…

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Kittens Galore

The AWLQ is still inundated with litters of cats and kittens. With no end in sight we wanted to shine the light on our feline friends in the hope they are…

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Conner the Greyhound gets adopted

Project #AdoptAWLQ is a community awareness campaign showcasing shelter pets in everyday life alongside local high profile social media influencers. Playi…

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Aria finds her forever home

After waiting six months for a new home our spunky cat Aria has finally convinced one of our very own staff members to adopt her. Aria became an office ca…

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Pilot

Pilot is jetsetting off to his new home after waiting three months at the Animal Welfare League QLD Pilot caught the eye of a TAFE student who’s cla…

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Bella & Boof

This (not so) little guy started out very shy and spent most of his first day with us in hiding. That was until he met his new ’sister’ Bella Brown Town t…

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Texy’s new BFF

My partner, Tim, and I had a very beautiful little furry child already but as much as we spent time with him, played & exercised him, when it came for…

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Leo the Kelpie

I adopted a kelpie puppy one year ago from AWLQ Gold Coast. And he has made me smile and brought me joy everyday since. He’s so loving and loyal and cleve…

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Luke and Piper

We lost our dog Zach to cancer a number of years ago. It took about six months before we were ready for another one to take his place. My mother had been …

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Diesel the Cuddler

We adopted Diesel from the AWLQ Gold Coast Rehoming Centre. When we visited Diesel’s kennel, we were instantly drawn to his beautiful brown eyes – h…

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Frederick the Poodle

An update on Frederick the Poodle! I have changed his name when I brought him home as he wasn’t really responding to Fredrick. We called him JET as …

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Ivy from Warra

Just an update on Ivy. We adopted Ivy on 6 Dec from the bracken ridge shelter. Ivy and my existing dog Fizz are now besties, it’s everything I’…

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Bonnie and Tao – Proof Cats & Dogs CAN Get Along

My name is Kartya and I wanted to send you an update on our growing family! My partner Tim and I adopted two furbabies from AWLQ recently. Tao the cat (fo…

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AJ AND VERA FOREVER FRIENDS

Dominique downloaded the AWLQ rehoming app recently so she could ‘keep up to date with the dogs 24/7’. When she arrived at the Gold Coast Rehoming Centre …

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We need YOU to help finish this story

At AWLQ we work closely with councils, pounds and rescue groups to save the lives of companion animals who would otherwise face uncertain futures. On Tues…

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Lumi Reuinted!

It’s every pet owner’s worst nightmare, to come home and find your beloved pet no longer there. Unfortunately that is what happened to Rebecca and Pat but…

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Pip heads to Townsville

Linda from Townsville had been looking for a Shi-Tzu for quite some time. She liked the breed and had always wanted one of her own. The only criteria Lind…

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Mack starts a new chapter

Mack the American Staffy has the patience of a saint. He was surrendered to the AWLQ in April after he was hit by car. He needed surgery to fix his leg bu…

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Ivan the Great

In November 2012 my husband and I adopted our beautiful two year old cat Ivan from the Beenleigh Rehoming Centre. I saw his picture on the AWL website and…

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Bear & Tigerclown

We adopted bear from the AWLQ in December 2012. He was a scruffy  black dog, and we knew we had to have him the instant we saw him! (Coincidentally, he lo…

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Little Leo

I adopted my beautiful Kelpie X puppy from AWLQ in January, and he has been the animal-love-of-my-life ever since. He is such a good dog, so smart and so …

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I have been wanting to adopt a dog from AWLQ for a few years, I finally found a house & area suitable for a dog. I first saw Marcie via the adoption p…

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Isabella finds her feline friend!

My name is Isabella. When I decided to adopt, I wasn’t sure whether to get a dog or a cat so I paid a visit to the AWLQ Gold Coast Rehoming Centre to visi…

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JinJee & Lamb Chop

Jinjee cat was adopted by us in late 2009. He was one in a litter of six kittens that we were lucky enough to foster from just five weeks of age. We loved…

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A ‘Stirling’ Win

“When we decided to get a kitten we knew he or she would be coming from the Animal Welfare League QLD. My family have always adopted our pets from t…

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Elmo and Woody

Despite their adorable boyish names Elmo and Woody were in fact perfect little ladies. Surrendered at 10 and 11 years of age these adorable seniors had sp…

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87 big dogs thank you for changing their lives

What an incredible 10 days of rehoming we have had at our three rehoming centres. On the first of August we launched our Adopt 10 dogs for 10 days for $10…

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Sushi Samba

Little Sushi arrived at the AWLQ in April very unwell. She was cared for in our vet clinic for six weeks and was then found to have a urinary problem. It …

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Mothers and Babies at AWLQ

During the summer months and even more recently pregnant cats and dogs arrive at our shelters in need of help and while we all love kittens and puppies, s…

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Raining Cats and Kittens

The AWLQ is currently experiencing a high number of cats, kittens and the teenagers we affectionately refer to as ‘catterns’. Due to having an extended su…

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Von Bibra Auto Village: A great community supporter of AWLQ

AWLQ has been engaged in a vibrant community partnership with von Bibra Auto Village on the Gold Coast since December, 2012. Von Bibra has been supporting…

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Our Girl Kanga

Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day and Easter are all days you spend with loved ones. But for Kanga these special occasions were spent waiting, wishing…

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Sprocket

On Anzac Day 2004 my husband & I adopted the most wonderful dog in the world from AWL Gold Coast. One of the lovely ladies working there had named him…

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Peppa the Labrador

I am Peppa Dog, formerly ‘Bess’ and I was adopted in March 2013 from AWL shelter on the Gold Coast. I’m a Chocolate Labrador and I love …

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Love at first sight for Dale

Big dogs have big hearts and so much love to give, yet sometimes spend more time waiting for a home because people looking for a new pet seem to think wit…

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David and Cookie

In November, 2012 I was at work at AWLQ when I had the occasion to walk a beautiful, purebred black greyhound across the shelter. My first impression was …

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Gracey the Great-hound!

On a quiet Monday back in December 2013, I had phoned my partner to visit AWLQ, where I worked as soon as he could. I was excited, because there was a bea…

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Tess the Greyhound makes a perfect pet

When I first volunteered at Animal Welfare League QLD’s Gold Coast shelter I met my first Greyhound. I was absolutely captivated by these gentle, sw…

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Reggie & Alfie

Despite having boy names eight year old Reggie and five year old Alfie were the most affectionate ladies who were surrendered together when their owner re…

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Our Gentle Giant

Darla the Great Dane arrived to the AWLQ in early January very underweight and with heat rashes in need of treatment. She was checked over by our vet in d…

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Handsome Harold

When people purchase a ‘non shedding’ pooch they sometimes don’t take into account the amount of regular grooming still required to keep their coat in tip…

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The new ‘Hairy Maclary’

When we met two-year-old ‘Latimer’ there was more than one double take. The little wire-haired dachshund looked almost identical to the incredibly popular…

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Angie & Minnie

Angie and Minnie were known as the Perfect Pommy Pair. The six year old Pomeranians arrived at the AWLQ when their owners could no longer care for them an…

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Tinker-bell & David

The Maltese, Shih-Tzu, Terriers, Poodles and the like are affectionately called the “little fluffie’s” at the AWLQ. They are happy little dogs who have th…

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Aria Kitty

Meow! I adopted a gorgeous five-year-old cat called “Sammy” in December from the Coombabah Shelter. I have renamed her “Aria” whic…

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Weston

  Weston arrived at the shelter sedated. His owner unsure if he would travel well in the car from Lismore to the Gold Coast. He was the love of his o…

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Grace

We adopted Grace from AWLQ Gold Coast recently, and wanted to let you know that she is settling in very well on our farm at Scenic Rim Milk. From the seco…

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Reika

Last October, one year ago, we were blessed to have a little girl adopt us. I had not long lost my little sweetheart Sheba, and I was grieving terribly. M…

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Beautiful Beau

Hi, We adopted Beau as a companion dog for my husband Mal in April last year. Mal had progressively limited movement due to a diagnosis of Motor Neurone D…

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Bullet the Cat

I adopted Bullet in December for 3 reasons: 1) the staff loved him and convinced me not to “overlook his personality” as many of the previous pet-seekers …

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Grace

We adopted Grace from AWLQ Gold Coast recently, and wanted to let you know that she is settling in very well on our farm at Scenic Rim Milk. From the seco…

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Zeus the Shar Pei

My husband and I adopted Zeus when he was two years old back in 2005.He had been returned twice for various reasons but we fell in love with him. When we …

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Jack & Lucy

Hi to all the lovely people at the AWL on the Gold Coast. It’s already been one month already since we brought home our little Jack Russell puppies …

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Willow

I adopted Willow about 14 months ago and today, she is absolutely my most prized possession who makes me smile everyday. When I headed to the AWLQ in Hele…

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Louise and her little treasures

My name is Louise Piper and five years ago I adopted a little treasure named MAVIS but changed to Missy Moo. Here is our photo. Last Monday she was put to…

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Rummy

We adopted Rummy from the AWL Gold Coast shelter early 2005. He was a long term resident and had been ill with cat flu and been stuck in a cage for around…

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Shahrukh Kitty

I went to AWLQ to volunteer for the cats, thinking I was safe, as I thought of myself more of a dog person as I had a Cavoodle, (no I came home with a kit…

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Persevering with Percy Pays off!

As I was growing up, my family pet was always a blue heeler – from Booga to Rocky and now Buddy. After moving away from home I desperately wanted an…

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Beautiful Bangle

When a dog arrives at the Animal Welfare League Qld they come with all kinds of personalities, likes and dislikes. Some are energetic and outgoing, some a…

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Foster Failures – Enriching Families!

For four years of my life, I didn’t have a dog. My boyfriend at the time wasn’t interested in a pet and his son was very scared of dogs after being …

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Pippa the little Princess

I remember after the floods in 2011 thinking I must foster an animal after I heard on the radio that the AWLQ was in dire need for Foster Carers. I didn’t…

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Ebony the Foster Failure

Ebony arrived at the Gold Coast rehoming centre In February. She had a collar wound under her armpit which was caused when she got her foreleg caught thro…

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Tasha the brindle pooch

You should never judge a book by its cover and you should certainly never judge a dog by their markings. Statistics show that brindle and black dogs can f…

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Onyx is on his way home

When Ruby and Onyx arrived at the Animal Welfare League of Qld you could have sworn there was just one cat in the carrier. Ruby, an outgoing six year old …

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Kenny

Hi my name is Kenny! I WAS from the AWL but have now found the BEST HOME EVER!! My mum & dad are the best and always tell me how special I am. Most of…

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Beautiful Bear

Beautiful Bear the five year old Shar-Pei came to the Animal Welfare League of Qld with alergic dermititis, ear infections and an eye problem called Entro…

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2 Happy Boys

We fell in love with Buddy (Andy) 5 years ago when he chose us at the Staplyton Shelter, and last October we decided we needed to give a home to another d…

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Richie’s new life

We went to AWL Gold Coast shelter looking for an adult cat to complete our household of two adults, five children and one timid cat. We saw the AWL featur…

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Mieke has landed on her feet

Mieke (formerly Bree) was one of your Ipswich AWL residents who was moved to the Gold Coast back in March this year. I had seen her story in the local new…

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Buster’s homeward bound

This week’s happy tail reminds us how important it is to keep your pet’s microchipping details up to date and how lucky one dog is to find his original fa…

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Forest

Long term resident Forest the tabby cat arrived at the shelter in October 2012. This friendly five year old was vet checked and desexed before settling in…

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Pumpkin found her purrrrrrfect home

We were very excited to say goodbye to long term resident Pumpkin the cat this past weekend. Pumpkin had been at the shelter since August 2012 and was lon…

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Bella

There were happy tears around the shelter when Bella finally found her new home on Monday, (April 8). This gorgeous seven year old Labrador x Cattle dog h…

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Eddie!

Hi Animal Welfare League friends – it’s Eddie!! I just wanted to write and let you know how I was going. I stayed with you last April and in my ad you sai…

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Our new Best Friend TJ

We suddenly lost our dog “Dolly” who was 11 yrs old on Xmas Eve last year.  Dolly had been a part of our family for 9yrs as we got her from th…

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Our Bobby Boy

Last June we adopted Bobby as a mate for our Lab x Jensen. Bobby and Jensen just love each other and we are so happy the way Bobby has taken to our older …

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Clayton the Jack Russell

In April 2012 we lost our beloved mini-foxie named Minnie, after 14 years together. Naturally we were heartbroken and wanted to take time to remember her.…

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Ruby

We adopted beautiful Ruby about a month or so ago. Helen helped us out with the adoption and we promised we would send her some photos once she was settle…

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Petal – now Pebbles

Here is my story about my adoption of Petal (now Pebbles) from Animal Welfare League Beenleigh Rehoming Centre at Stapylton.

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RIP “Hunni” our beautiful dotti dog

Hunni went to the shelter 14/02/2005 and we adopted her on 04/03/2005. I went to the shelter with my sister and mum as they wanted to adopt a cat. All my …

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Kirra the Great

In last week’s Happy Tails we showed you a YouTube video featuring Kirra the Greyhound. We are happy to announce that it was that email and more important…

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Noah

My family recently visited the AWLQ animal shelter to find our new family member, as we walked down every isle our hearts began to sink when we thought we…

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Our perfect addition to the family

To the AWLQLD staff,especially Helen who introduced us to our girl! After a bumpy start for our Ollie, who was previously named Pluto, but we didn’t…

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Mr Bob 10 years since finding his perfect match.

Mr Bob has been a part of my life for 10 years this Valentine’s day.  He came into my life after losing my beautiful Border Collie to pancreatitis at just…

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Mishka

I wanted to give another cat a home. I had Smokey who I adopted from the AWL in May 2006. He is a gentle man and knew it would be easier to introduce a ki…

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My Beautiful Abbey

I just love reading through the Happy Endings Stories so thought I would add my own. My task for the day was to find a bigger bird cage for our two pet bi…

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Sally the Beaglier

We adopted Sally in April 2012, then 6 months old. We chose her after falling in love with her picture uploaded on the facebook site. Since getting her ho…

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Life after Zeus

For those of you that read my Happy Ending on Zeus the Shar Pei, you will be pleased to read that we have found Mikey a new companion from the AWLQ!

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Milo

To the staff and volunteers, We just wanted to let you all know about the progress and success we are having with adopting a canine companion from you rec…

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Long termer Holly found a happy home

I just wanted to let you know that Holly has fitted in so well with my partner and I, and my other dog Josie. We love her to death and she is already comi…

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ROWDIE – same as ROWDY just not spelt the same!

On the 5th of January 2012 we lost our beautiful Dog Rowdy of 12 years. We had adopted him in Toowoomba to grow up with a child we never could have. Frida…

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Ninja the little karate kid finds his furever home

Six year old Ninja is a pooch that everyone loves. When you gave his back a scratch his whole backside would shake with delight and his back leg would tap…

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Lorenzo

We adopted Lorenzo from the Animal Welfare League at Beenleigh in August after seeing his photo on the website. As soon as we saw his photo, we fell in lo…

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Noah!

After the passing of our beloved 13 year old Maltese Levi, we embarked on a search for a new buddy for Zac. Visiting the web site regularly, we saw a like…

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Toby the wonder cat!

In November 2010 our local pet shop “Pets Unleashed” started displaying cats for the AWL. I always go there with my dogs to buy something for …

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Lucky ‘Loki’ gets a home!

 At the AWLQ we see happy stories every day, but every now and again we experience one that really touches all of our hearts. The story of ‘Loki’ the Husk…

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Tammy the Tabby

Tammy( previously Petunia) the Tabby came into our lives only two weeks ago. We can’t believe how she has accepted that she is here forever!

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Henry

Dear AWL,   I am writing to you today, to tell you about a Golden Retriever we adopted from your Coombabah shelter. We adopted Henry on the 31st of J…

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Jasper waited for 4 months

You never know who you will find on the internet and this is exactly true for Jasper, the jolly Mastiff cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Jasper’s story m…

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Bonnie & Mack: Good mates now together for life!

‘Bonnie’ is a sweet,  two year old brindle staffy cross who was abandoned by her original owner and later surrendered to the care of the AWLQ after her ne…

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Jedi Happiness

We considered getting another dog for 3 years. Our beloved 16 year old Ernie (Kelpie x Basenji) died in 2009 and we couldn’t imagine another dog we …

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Marlin and Tiberius

I want to give the biggest thank you to Lorraine who was working in the fostering centre two years ago, whose overwhelming support, assisted me in adoptin…

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Kobi’s new home was fate!

Hi, Im Gill and Im part of the Dog Rehoming Team. Recently I was on holidays with a friend overseas, while we were away we talked about her dog who was ve…

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NIXIE has found the Perfect Home

It warms our hearts every time an animal gets adopted but it is really special when you know it will be the most perfect union between owner and dog. Nixi…

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Smokey the Cat

Smokey a beautiful 6 year old Persian x Domestic Medium hair cat was much loved cat by all the Animal Welfare League staff and volunteers and they are hap…

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Bella

We adopted Bella from AWL Gold Coast when she was 10wks old, Bella is a Border Collie x Staffy, She currently lives at Logan Village with my sons Grandfat…

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MOLLY

After seeing Molly’s cute little heart shape nose looking at me on my FB page we fell in love with her and adopted her on Friday 13th July. She is q…

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Happy Beginnings…

We adopted Max from the Coombabah Animal Shelter almost 3 years ago. Max was in one of the very secure enclosures as he was an escape artist and could sca…

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Oscar the Golden Oldie

In December of 2007, we adopted 13 year old Oscar through the Golden Oldies program. He was so fat that he fell through the bottom of the cardboard pet ca…

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Big Baby Buster

Its been about 8 months now since we adopted Buster the Ameican Bulldog. We had an older Mastiff x German Shepard called Jazz who we felt could do with a …

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Our adoption experience

Hi there – I just wanted to say thank you very much for our new addition to the family. We adopted “Ward” on Saturday the 14th and our s…

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Bogart

Hi I just thought I’d drop you guys a quick note to let you know how BABY(PomeranianXPekingese) is getting along. We adopted Baby who we renamed Bog…

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The Gorgeous Willow

We have been foster carers to alot of furbabies. We could’ve adopted every one of them. They were all gorgous loving animals. But we didn’t be…

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Hessie

We adopted “Hessie” last saturday , 30th June, and he is such a good boy. We could’nt have asked for a better dog. He is well trained, c…

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Bodie

 Almost 14 years ago, I adopted my dog ”Bodie” from the AWLQ at Coombabah. When I adopted Bodie, he was 8 weeks of age, a tiny puppy who knew just how goo…

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Jamie got a 2nd chance

When you meet 7 year old Jamie you can’t help but fall in love. His happy personality and big sloppy kisses hide an ordeal that sadly the senior members o…

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Ebony

We have had a great dane for 7 years, 2 years ago our maltese passed away aged 18 years. our dane was depressed for 3 months on jacks passing this little …

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Luna from the Zodiac Litter

Thank you to all AWL Staff – especially Gillian.. We had recently lost our beloved Dogue de Bordeaux “Gus” in February this year after a…

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Gypsy

Here is a picture of my georgous Gypsy. On Saturday 30th June it will be 11 years since I first saw her languishing in pen B1. It was love at first sight …

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Honey & Chino together forever

These little girls were surrendered to the Animal Welfare League of Qld Gold Coast Rehoming Centre in early April when their owner was moving due to work …

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Jessii

Hi guys this is Jessii, we got her from Coombabah shelter in August 2011, she has gone from a little under weight when we got her to being slightly overwe…

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A note from Hagrid

Hi Guys, I’m settling in nicely to my new home :-) My new brother Bruce told me off a few times but we are getting along quite nicely. I’ve be…

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Morgan was Lil Louie

we are the proud parents of morgan (was Lil Louie) and since we adopted him december 2010 he has bought us lots of laugher and joy. he came to us a 7kg pl…

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Kimbra is a happy chappy after finding her new family!

Hi guys, Just thought I would send you some pictures of Kimba, she is growing every week and settled in so fast. She is a favorite amongst our friends and…

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Max the Lab

This is max the yellow lab, who all ways finds the fun side of things, and he makes his peeps laugh, and loves his friends fifi and gigi the rats

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CHLOE’S STORY

After losing one of our dogs after a long battle with pancreatitis, and almost losing the other one to a ruptured uterus, i never thought I would get anot…

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We have a furball of energy

Harry came to us around about 12 months ago since then he has provided nothing but joy and happiness to our family

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Ellie

In 2009 I adopted a beautiful 3 year old dog named Ellie from AWL at the Gold Coast. As soon as I saw Ellie I knew that she was the dog for me. Unfortunat…

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Lola

David and I adopted Lola yesterday. We went in to have a look on Saturday and saw her and fell in love with her but we didn’t get her then. The next…

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The lovely Miss Lola Boo

We saw a black little ball of fur nestle in the back of a kennel in a pet store that belonged to the AWL – and just KNEW she had to come home with u…

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Missy loves her new home

When we walked in to the awl in 2008 we were just there to have a look around but then in one of the shelters stood my dog missy. She was one of a kind sh…

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Sami/Odin

Odin (was Sammy) makes us smile every day. We adopted him from shelter rd approx 8 months ago and he has been a gentle, smart and loyal member of the fami…

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Our 2 Beautiful Bubs – Molly & Davey!

HI AWL, We are members and supporters of your wonderful organisation. You all do such amazing work! Our two beautiful bubs are the most amzing cats anyone…

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Hello from Dolce now Aston

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how our beautiful boy is going. Firstly, he has had a name change- he now goes by the very posh name of A…

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An update on little Bob

Hi, It’s been nearly 18 months since we’ve adopted “Bob”. He’s happily acclimatised to our move to Melbourne and get’s…

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Calvin’s Cuddles Keep Coming

Over the years the Animal Welfare League of Queensland has re-homed animals to all types of environments and people of all ages. Calvin the two year old t…

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Lolly,(now Archie) new home

Hi to all at AWL at Shelter Road,just letting you know all about our little boy ” Lolly ” that we adopted yesterday,Friday,21st October.Well, …

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Dozer and Ellie – The Facebook Phenomenom

The AWLQ’s Facebook page almost went into meltdown on Wednesday 19 October with an overwhelming response from the public to Dogue De Bordeaux (French Mast…

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Peppa the Singing Puppy

I fostered Peppa in February. I just wanted to help with all the flood animals they had and when I got there Miss Princess Peppa trotted in and I thought …

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Mili-Moli ” My Story”

I fostered Mili-Moli from AWL she was about 2 weeks old with her brother and sister. When they were ready to be sold Mili was a little on the skinny side …

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Benny

We met Benny on Easter weekend of 2010. The moment he nuzzled our fingers through his carrier door we knew he was coming home with us. Within hours of get…

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Pickles the Wonderful Cat

Dean and I collected Pickles up Christmas Eve 2009. Dean asked what I wanted for Christmas and I said that I wanted to ‘save a life’. We got t…

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Jerry’s story

Jerry was only about 4 moths old when we took him home from AWL (Coombabah). He appealed to us by his playful and happy character. He seemed to love his n…

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Fisher

Fisher has now been in our home for 7 weeks, and already we cannot imagine our lives without him. He loves nothing more than lounging around on the couch …

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My Giant

We adopted little Mosimo from a set up you had at a shopping centre. He was the tiny ginger baby who was the cutest thing I’d ever seen! Mosi has gr…

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Candy & CoCo

In May this year we adopted little Candy & CoCo from AWL Coombabah Shelter. They do everything together like sisters do and love playing in their cat …

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Rocky is a clever little pooch

Last year we adopted Rocky from the AWL. Since then we have all learnt a lot about dogs and had lots of fun teaching him how to rollover, stay, shake hand…

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Winston, the puppy formerly known as Bronco.

Hi there, I have been in my new home for almost three weeks and I am a happy puppy. I love being in the kitchen when she cooks but she won’t give me…

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Baxter

Hi Everyone at AWL I just wanted to let you know I am really happy in my new home. I can’t get over how much room I have to run around and my new mu…

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Puff Puff

  Hi old friends from the AWL! You might remember me, I went by the name of Puff Puff and I am a stunning white cat, you snapped a photograph of me n…

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Fez and Louie find a new home together :)

Hi there, I’m April Willis. My mum, my sister and I adopted these two furballs about 3 or 4 months ago. They are named Fez and Louie (who was previously n…

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Jack the Chi finds new feline friends at the AWLQ

Last year my boyfriend and I moved in together. I already owned a chihuahua x puppy that was quite upset being left at home alone while we went to work as…

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Foster Carers Beware!

  I wondered how fostering would go in a house hold already full of cats and dogs but the AWL was in desparate need. So I fostered two 4 week old kit…

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Keisha’s new life as FIFI

Hello My husband and I adopted Keisha (now renamed Fifi) at AWL few months ago. She is about 2 years old. We were very aprehensive and unsure about how ou…

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Roxy the Husky’s happy ever after

 I lost my little girl MIsty Blue ( Australian Blue Cattle) in 2006 and we had been good friends for 12 years, when living in Brisbane. I missed her dearl…

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Betty – Boo Boo and Darla the chooks

On the 22nd of June 2011, we adopted three hens from the AWL. Two black chooks called Betty and Boo Boo and one red chook called Darla. We renamed them to…

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one of the great ones

Nearly 2 years ago we lost our beloved ’girls’, Angi & Gina who became great mates my husband and I met and started going out about 10 years ago. Afte…

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Jack the Black cat

  It seem’s like just yesterday I was staring at the AWL kitties who needed a home on the website. A cute little boy named Jack caught my eye and for…

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Snooker the Boxer finds his forever home

We were on the hunt for a boxer/ cross dog primarily as a companion for our other 1 year old boxer cross. This is because our first dog is a ’high energy’…

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Oooooh Rats

  It has been nearly two weeks since I adopted Abuku & Chu from the AWL. I’d never owned a rat before, but after over six months of research, I k…

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Foster dog Sprite didn’t want to come back to the AWLQ

  We fostered Poppy (Sprite) in May, for kennel cough — she is a tiny thing, weighing no more than 1.8kg; but; what personality! She made herself ver…

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Penny the Dachshaund

It will be 18 months on Saturday (27/8/11) since I brought Penny(Ella) home from AWL Coombabah and 18 months since she stole my heart. I had previously ow…

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Flick the brave – a tail of survival

Don’t focus on what’s missing; work with what’s there. That is the motto I now live by to ensure I enjoy the ultimate cat life. You see I am a newly creat…

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Another furry addition to the Bateup clan

She may be a woman of steel in the water but away from the competition limelight Hayley Bateup is a real softy at heart. The Gold Coast ironwoman has adde…

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Boss Feature Story

Boss takes pride in his special gift of giving guests to his home the ultimate doggy welcome. But it was this friendly approach to life that saw him becom…

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