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Golden Hearts - seniors' pet support program

ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE QLD’S GOLDEN HEARTS™ SENIORS PET SUPPORT PROGRAM IS A UNIQUE PROGRAM TO SUPPORT PEOPLE 65 AND OLDER WITH PET OWNERSHIP.

IT IS COMPLETELY FREE TO JOIN AND SUPPORTS A SENIOR-AGED PERSON THROUGH EVERY STEP OF PET OWNERSHIP WHETHER THEY ADOPTED THEIR PET FROM US OR NOT.

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Golden Hearts™ supports its members with emergency foster care of their pet if they have to go into hospital. Members can also receive 50% off annual vaccinations through its Community Vet Clinics, plus 10% off everything else. We have discounted pet grooming and a pet-matching service if you don’t already have a pet.

We also support older people who need to transition into an aged-care facility that does not allow pets.  Animal Welfare League Qld understands this is a very difficult time and offers a free surrender of a person’s beloved pet and try and match it with a loving new home in a similar environment to what it had.

Golden Hearts™ also has annual social events where members get to enjoy the company of like-minded people.

What do you need to know about Golden Hearts?

  • YES it’s FREE to join
  • YES the program is open to ALL pet owners 65 and older, whether you adopted your pet from us or not.
  • YES the discounted vaccinations and vet services are open to ALL pet owners 65 and older.
  • YES we offer a pet matching service.Nb. AWLQ Golden Hearts will do its best to help you find a new pet to adopt, however, due to increased interest in smaller breed dogs and a large waiting list, we cannot guarantee that a suitable pet will be found for you immediately. If you have any queries about pet matching, please call (07) 5509 9033.
  • YES the S.T.E.P.S. (Short Term Emergency Petcare Service) is open to ALL pet owners. The  S.T.E.P.S. program is subject to eligibility for genuine medical emergencies. The  S.T.E.P.S. program is not a kennel boarding service.
  • YES we offer a pet matching service

How do I join Golden Hearts

  • You can sign up ONLINE using the link below
  • CALL or EMAIL us and we can send an information pack in the mail, or
  • COLLECT one of our Golden Hearts™ booklets from any of our Rehoming Centres, Vet Clinics or Op Shops

Call (07) 5509 9033 or email goldenhearts@awlqld.com.au to learn more

View the Golden Hearts Booklet

Apply to be a golden hearts member online

Want to know more About Golden Hearts?
Watch below

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Golden Hearts celebrated it’s first birthday in August 2016 – watch here