Pawsome Pals (ages 6 – 10)

Pawsome Pals IS A 2 hour SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN 6 – 10 YEARS OLD. THE PROGRAM OFFERS two hours of engagement, pats and cuddles with our shelter cats, pocket pets and dogs. We aim to TEACH CHILDREN RESPONSIBLE CARE AND RESPECT FOR ANIMALS, whilst having fun! THE PROGRAM RUNS FROM 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on selected days in THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

Children do a combination of small and whole group activities, which includes supervised contact time with our animals. Children also have the opportunity to get a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the AWLQ Rehoming Centre.

Children receive a ‘take-home’ pack at the end of the session that includes colouring sheets, pet safety information and magazines. The number of children in the program is capped at a maximum of 25 per day, so as to allow for small group activities. To enrol in the Pawsome Pals Activity just find which dates are available and follow the prompts to register. The program is extremely popular, so we recommend getting in as early as possible to avoid disappointment!

Bookings are essential

Cost: $25.00 for 2 hours

Maximum 25 children


In response to the increasing concern regarding Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Animal Welfare League Queensland is implementing a series of plans to mitigate the risks associated with this.

This includes temporarily suspending our School Holiday Programs.

These proactive measures are being taken in an effort to keep our animals, staff, volunteers, and customers safe, follow the recommendations of health officials, and allow our team to focus on supporting our community and continuing our lifesaving work. We will continue to maintain the high standards of animal care we always provide.

The safety and well-being of our customers and team is our number one priority, we are closely monitoring the situation and making real-time adjustments as needed. Further updates will be provided through our social media channels.

We thank you for your understanding and support during these challenging times.