Adopt a pet

When you adopt an animal through Animal Welfare League Queensland, you are supporting an organisation that rehomes and cares for up to 10,000 abandoned, stray and surrendered animals each year.

Our promise is to never euthanise a healthy, sociable or treatable animal in our care. At our Gold Coast rehoming centre we invest approximately $660.00 into each animal to prepare them for adoption, this money is never fully recouped. As a result, we are currently running at a loss of $150,000 per month just in rehoming expenses.

We will always keep our promise, but we can’t sustain it on our own.

When you adopt a higher-priced animal from us, not only are you giving this animal a second chance but you are giving many other animals a second chance. The abandoned dog who needs to have his leg amputated to alleviate pain and suffering, the homeless cat who needs lifesaving treatment and the orphaned litters that need around-the-clock care.

From this page, you can see all of the dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, pocket pets and all other animals we have available for adoption across our five South East Queensland rehoming centres.

This page is kept up to date and lists all animals currently looking for a new home.


  • All prices are subject to change and $0 amounts are yet to be priced. All AWLQ centres have a pet supply shop where you can purchase everything you need for your new pet.
  • Pocket Pets (Guinea Pigs & Rats) are only available for adoption Monday – Friday from the AWLQ Gold Coast Rehoming Centre.
  • Terms and conditions apply to the adoption of AWLQ animals – please contact the relevant rehoming centre for further information
  • Council registration for Gold Coast and Brisbane residents is required at the time of adoption. For more information on council registration please visit:
    Gold Coast Council website
    Brisbane City Council website
All AWLQ Cats and Dogs are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, treated for the prevention of fleas and worms and may be eligible for 3 months free pet insurance with RACQ Insurance (conditions apply)