Despite their adorable boyish names Elmo and Woody were in fact perfect little ladies. Surrendered at 10 and 11 years of age these adorable seniors had spent their entire lives together. They were brought to the AWLQ to find a new home when their owners had to relocate overseas for work. Due to their age their owners decided not to put them through the stresses of moving and we assured them we would do our very best to rehome their furry friends together.

Both dogs were checked by our vets and it was soon realised that they would need a dental clean to keep their pearly whites shiny and that Woody had two lumps near her chest that would need to be removed. She did really well in surgery and was soon made available to adopt with her sister in tow.

This week Animal Welfare League QLD has been promoting our senior pets as part of Seniors which caught their new owner Andrews attention. He had wanted a dog for a while and couldn’t bear the thought of Woody and Elmo being split up. He decided to visit the shelter with his partner and it was quickly decided that two dogs are definitely better than one. Andrew took them home to start their new journey right away.

We hope that Woody and Elmo enjoy their retirement with their new parents and we look forward to hearing how they have settled in.

The Animal Welfare League QLD has a lot of senior pets waiting for a new home. Senior pets require less exercise then our younger animals and are usually toilet trained. If you can provide a home for a cat or dog in their senior years click here for full listings