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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 the mini daschund. It was love at first sight.…

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 us to leave for work or even just socially, our…

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 clever. He likes to nuzzle into my neck with his…

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 watching Luke, a wolfhound cross on the adoption…

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 – he looked so sad, sitting there all quiet and hopeful with all the other dogs…

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 I had to jet over to Ipswich as fast as I could…

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'd hoped for in getting a 2nd dog. They're so funny together, when…

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 (formerly known as Timmy), was our first adoption. He is…

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 she had a few dogs in mind but as she walked past the…

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 Tuesday November 25th at 4:30pm we received an emergency call from the Toowoomba City Council…

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 the story doesn’t end there. When Rebecca and Pat lost their dog they…

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 Linda had for a new pet was that it needed to be…

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 but it meant he would have to stay still…

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 travelled from the Gold Coast to Beenleigh to meet him. I…

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 looks exactly like the black dog in the new pet…

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 affectionate. He loves playing fetch and frisbee, and loves cuddling up…

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 page & quickly organised a meeting with her-…

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 visit the dogs. I didn't want to…

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 them all but he had something extra…

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 the shelter and have always been blessed with the most loyal,…

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 spent their entire lives together. They were brought to the AWLQ to find a…

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 campaign. We held this promotion because we had a…

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 was decided that Sushi would need a special diet…

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, starting your life homeless isn’t very fair. When pregnant mother Muffin arrived…