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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 summer, mother cats with their litters have continued to arrive at our rehoming centres. We…

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 AWLQ by offering each person who purchases a car the opportunity to direct a…

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 and hoping for someone to stop by her kennel. Kanga arrived at the Animal Welfare…

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 Sprocket which was totally appropriate so the name stayed. (more…)

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 my new life with my new family. (more…)

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 with big dogs comes more work. This is almost always…

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 how incredibly easy on the lead she was, with absolutely no pulling,…

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 beautiful greyhound who needed a home, and I thought…

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, sweet natured yet playful dogs however I thought I could not adopt one as I had…

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 relocated overseas. Having lived together their entire lives this bonded pair were inseparable. Young Alfie…

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 detail and it was decided that Darla should be cared for…

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 top shape. When we met Harold we were sure that he had never been…

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 children’s book character, ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’. Latimer’s personality was also very similar to his fictional…

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 and we knew we had to do our best to rehome them…

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 the ‘AWWW’ factor and have most passers-by pleading with their loved ones to take them home.…

Aria Kitty

Meow! I adopted a gorgeous five-year-old cat called "Sammy" in December from the Coombabah Shelter. I have renamed her "Aria" which in Hebrew means "Lioness". It took her a little while to settle in to her new environment and a…

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 owner’s life and his constant companion for six years. But…

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 second she got out of the car, she claimed our farm as…

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. My husband decided it was time to bring another canine into…

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 Disease. He was already confined to an electric wheelchair when we visited…

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 had 2) he played his “cute” card well and did army-rolls around the…

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 second she got out of the car, she claimed our farm as…

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 looked through his cage and asked him to sit …

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 Rudy and Nicole who became Jack and Lucy. (more…)