Pet Adoption Process

AWLQ will help find A new best friend that suits your lifestyle and aid you through the animal adoption process

The pet adoption process isn’t as scary as it sounds, but to ensure you are happy with your new pet and that your new pet will be happy in its new home, the AWLQ animal rehoming team will ask about your lifestyle as well as your wants and needs in a furry friend.

When you visit the shelter to adopt a pet please bring the following:

  • If you rent please check that you are allowed to have a pet. Lot’s of our pets are surrendered because the landlord does not allow pets so this is really important.
  • Identification (drivers license or 18+ Card)
  • If you already have a dog you are welcome to bring him/her to the shelter to meet the potential new dog to ensure they get along. This is not necessary if adopting a cat.
  • If you have children it is wise to bring them along to ensure they are OK with the new pet.

People love the photo of the cute puppy/dog on the website but it’s important to research the breed of the pet before coming to adopt. The Purina Breed Selector has stacks of information to help you make an informed decision before deciding to adopt your new pet.

When you visit the rehoming centre and meet a pet that you love you are welcome to take it home that day.

AWLQ has a 21 day settling in period so if you change your mind you are welcome to bring your pet back and we will find it a more suitable home. You will receive a refund of the adoption price minus a $50 administration fee.

AWLQ has a pet shop at each rehoming location where you can purchase everything your new pet requires. From food bowls, food and bedding to kitty litter and scratching posts. We also have a wide range of collars, leashes, grooming products, worming tablets, shampoo and toys available.

All money raised in the shelter shop  goes back in to caring for the animals still waiting for a new home.

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