pet workplace visits

Would you like an animal visit at your workplace?


Paws + Connect is AWLQ’s latest fundraising initiative for our welfare work, de-stress you and your workmates and connect adorable shelter dogs with humans.

Every Friday AWLQ will be out visiting workplaces in the Brisbane and Gold Coast area for 30 minutes of doggy playtime. All you have to do is convince your boss that a visit from AWLQ’s shelter puppies will be the best thing you did this week and then register below. Paws + Connect visits run every Friday so it’s a great way to start the weekend.

University studies have shown that petting animals is a great way to relieve stress and increase workplace productivity. 30 minutes of dog visits on a Friday isn’t intrusive to the work day and it’s a great way to put a smile on your employees’ face.


When you register for Paws + Connect there are three levels of donations that you can commit to. As AWLQ is a non-government funded charity organisation that rehomes stray, abandoned and surrendered animals, your donations go straight towards the protection, care and medication of animals in need.

$150 – for this amount AWLQ is able to perform a full health assessment and provide up to date vaccinations for incoming animals. This is a process essential to rehoming as it allows us to prepare dogs, cats and small animals for their new family.

$250 – For this amount our rehoming Vets can perform basic surgeries. This can mean anything from desexing, to a life saving procedure that can give a stray, abandoned or surrendered animal a second chance at life.

$350 – This amount allows us to provide basic care for up to 11 animals a day. This includes an animal’s daily feedings, enrichment activities and beach/bush walking trips.

If you aren’t sure how much you would like to donate, after you register you can hold an office fundraiser to get your team excited for an AWLQ puppy visit. Just mention in your application that you would like to hold a fundraiser, and we can provide you with some extra information

*Please note that all donations are tax deductible and you can be issued with a tax receipt on demand. 

How is AWLQ’s Paws + Connect program beneficial for your workplace?

workplace puppy visitsCompanion animals are known to be natural conversation starters, with an amazing ability to bring people together! Sharing the companionship and affection of an animal allows staff to develop and reinforce connections between each other. AWLQ’s Paws + Connect allows colleagues to be more engaged in their office life and ultimately, improve morale. Forget any corny team-building activities! Paws + Connect provides a wonderful opportunity to eliminate any awkward ice-breaking conversations for anyone who is a little shy or new to the team!

Having a furry friend in the workplace is absolutely guaranteed to put a smile on your dial! The pure happiness and warmth of a shelter animal is sure to melt your heart and relax your mind.

Studies and polls agree that pets in the workplace can decrease stress, improve morale and productivity, reduce absenteeism and increase staff retention rates.

How Paws + Connect will benefit the shelter animals?

Paws + Connect provides shelter workplace puppy visit AWLQanimals with similar stress-relieving benefits as it does for humans. AWLQ’s program offers a great opportunity for the animals to interact and engage with new people outside of the shelter environment. Paws + Connect allows AWLQ’s animals to build their confidence with equally loving humans, providing them with great socialisation skills to take with them on their journey to finding their forever human companions.

Paws + Connect not only provides shelter animals with key life skills, it promotes the movement in choosing to adopt from a shelter and giving an animal a second chance.

What happens if I fall in love with an animal during a workplace visit?

AWLQ puppy workplace visitsYou can adopt! AWLQ’s animals which are visiting workplaces around the city are all available for adoption! This means that they are all desexed, microchipped, up to date with their vaccinations, had a complete veterinary examination and have been treated for the prevention of fleas and intestinal worms.

Providing that a suitable match is made during a workplace visit, AWLQ’s team will be there to answer any questions and follow adoption protocols with the animals’ best interest in mind. The best part? Your new furry friend will never have to step foot in a shelter again!

Paws + Connect

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  • All donations are tax deductible and you will be issued with a receipt upon your visit
    By ticking the box above you are confirming that the details submitted are correct and you are committing to donate a minimum $150.00 towards AWLQ's welfare work.