ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE QLD’S GOLDEN HEARTS™ SENIORS PET SUPPORT PROGRAM IS A UNIQUE PROGRAM TO SUPPORT PEOPLE 65 AND OLDER WITH PET OWNERSHIP.
IT IS COMPLETELY FREE TO JOIN AND SUPPORTS A SENIOR-AGED PERSON THROUGH EVERY STEP OF PET OWNERSHIP WHETHER THEY ADOPTED THEIR PET FROM US OR NOT.
Golden Hearts™ supports its members with emergency foster care of their pet if they have to go into hospital. Members can also receive 50% off annual vaccinations through its Community Vet Clinics, plus 10% off everything else. We have discounted pet grooming and a pet-matching service if you don’t already have a pet.
We also support older people who need to transition into an aged-care facility that does not allow pets. Animal Welfare League Qld understands this is a very difficult time and offers a free surrender of a person’s beloved pet and try and match it with a loving new home in a similar environment to what it had.
Golden Hearts™ also has annual social events where members get to enjoy the company of like-minded people.
What do you need to know about Golden Hearts?
YES it’s FREE to join
YES the program is open to ALL pet owners 65 and older, whether you adopted your pet from us or not.
YES the discounted vaccinations and vet services are open to ALL pet owners 65 and older.
YES we offer a pet matching service.Nb. AWLQ Golden Hearts will do its best to help you find a new pet to adopt, however, due to increased interest in smaller breed dogs and a large waiting list, we cannot guarantee that a suitable pet will be found for you immediately. If you have any queries about pet matching, please call (07) 5509 9033.
YES the S.T.E.P.S. (Short Term Emergency Petcare Service) is open to ALL pet owners. The S.T.E.P.S. program is subject to eligibility for genuine medical emergencies. The S.T.E.P.S. program is not a kennel boarding service.
YES we offer a pet matching service
How do I join Golden Hearts
You can sign up ONLINE using the link below
CALL or EMAIL us and we can send an information pack in the mail, or
COLLECT one of our Golden Hearts™ booklets from any of our Rehoming Centres, Vet Clinics or Op Shops