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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…)

Willow

I adopted Willow about 14 months ago and today, she is absolutely my most prized possession who makes me smile everyday. When I headed to the AWLQ in Helensvale last year I was hoping to meet a beautiful Boarder Collie,…

Louise and her little treasures

My name is Louise Piper and five years ago I adopted a little treasure named MAVIS but changed to Missy Moo. Here is our photo. Last Monday she was put to sleep in my arms and left a huge hole…

Rummy

We adopted Rummy from the AWL Gold Coast shelter early 2005. He was a long term resident and had been ill with cat flu and been stuck in a cage for around a month, and the day my daughter came…

Shahrukh Kitty

I went to AWLQ to volunteer for the cats, thinking I was safe, as I thought of myself more of a dog person as I had a Cavoodle, (no I came home with a kitten,) (more…)

Persevering with Percy Pays off!

As I was growing up, my family pet was always a blue heeler - from Booga to Rocky and now Buddy. After moving away from home I desperately wanted another 'puppy', but my husband and I lived in a duplex…

Beautiful Bangle

When a dog arrives at the Animal Welfare League Qld they come with all kinds of personalities, likes and dislikes. Some are energetic and outgoing, some are frightened and missing their families. All react differently which in some cases prolongs…

Foster Failures – Enriching Families!

For four years of my life, I didn’t have a dog. My boyfriend at the time wasn't interested in a pet and his son was very scared of dogs after being cornered by one when he was younger. When I…

Pippa the little Princess

I remember after the floods in 2011 thinking I must foster an animal after I heard on the radio that the AWLQ was in dire need for Foster Carers. I didn’t know that I was about to meet a little…

Ebony the Foster Failure

Ebony arrived at the Gold Coast rehoming centre In February. She had a collar wound under her armpit which was caused when she got her foreleg caught through her collar creating a gaping hole under her armpit. Usually once corrected these…

Tasha the brindle pooch

You should never judge a book by its cover and you should certainly never judge a dog by their markings. Statistics show that brindle and black dogs can find it harder to find a home than their colourful counterparts and…

Onyx is on his way home

When Ruby and Onyx arrived at the Animal Welfare League of Qld you could have sworn there was just one cat in the carrier. Ruby, an outgoing six year old cat was taking up most of the crate while super…

Kenny

Hi my name is Kenny! I WAS from the AWL but have now found the BEST HOME EVER!! My mum & dad are the best and always tell me how special I am. Most of all, its great having my…

Beautiful Bear

Beautiful Bear the five year old Shar-Pei came to the Animal Welfare League of Qld with alergic dermititis, ear infections and an eye problem called Entropion. Entropian is a treatable medical condition caused by the dogs  eyelashes roll inwards causing…

2 Happy Boys

We fell in love with Buddy (Andy) 5 years ago when he chose us at the Staplyton Shelter, and last October we decided we needed to give a home to another deserving boy, so Timmy (Tiny) can to join our…

Richie’s new life

We went to AWL Gold Coast shelter looking for an adult cat to complete our household of two adults, five children and one timid cat. We saw the AWL feature a cat called Samuel and thought we would take a…

Mieke has landed on her feet

Mieke (formerly Bree) was one of your Ipswich AWL residents who was moved to the Gold Coast back in March this year. I had seen her story in the local newspaper but when I rang to enquire about her, she…

Buster’s homeward bound

This week’s happy tail reminds us how important it is to keep your pet’s microchipping details up to date and how lucky one dog is to find his original family. Buster the two year old American Staffy was a stray…

Forest

Long term resident Forest the tabby cat arrived at the shelter in October 2012. This friendly five year old was vet checked and desexed before settling in to her new home to wait patiently for her second chance in a…

Pumpkin found her purrrrrrfect home

We were very excited to say goodbye to long term resident Pumpkin the cat this past weekend. Pumpkin had been at the shelter since August 2012 and was longing for an owner to call her own. Staff described Pumpkin as…

Bella

There were happy tears around the shelter when Bella finally found her new home on Monday, (April 8). This gorgeous seven year old Labrador x Cattle dog had been waiting for four months for a home to call her own…

Eddie!

Hi Animal Welfare League friends – it’s Eddie!! I just wanted to write and let you know how I was going. I stayed with you last April and in my ad you said, “A little bit about me and the…

Our new Best Friend TJ

We suddenly lost our dog "Dolly" who was 11 yrs old on Xmas Eve last year.  Dolly had been a part of our family for 9yrs as we got her from the pound when she was 2 years old after she…

Our Bobby Boy

Last June we adopted Bobby as a mate for our Lab x Jensen. Bobby and Jensen just love each other and we are so happy the way Bobby has taken to our older Girls Mitsey & Tiga ( sadly passed)…