Pet Surrender

We understand that surrendering a pet is never an easy choice but sometimes is the only option people have. During this difficult time AWLQ is committed to helping owners who are experiencing difficulty.

Please be aware AWLQ currently has a limited ability to take surrendered animals. If you are in an urgent situation and require assistance with your pet, please phone the Rehoming Centre directly – animal rehoming centre contact details can be found here. Walk-in surrenders without notice may not be able to be accommodated. Please plan ahead and contact the rehoming centres should you require further information or assistance.

If you require help rehoming your pet please ensure you complete AWLQ’s online surrender form to request assistance, which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Having trouble with your pet’s behaviour?

Please see AWLQ’s pet owner help section for handy tips. AWLQ offers training tips and advice for people who are considering surrendering their animal due to behavioural issues. We encourage owners to seek help and advice before considering surrender.

Please see our Owner Help section for tips and advice on common problem behaviours in and out of the home.rowan2

Can’t find pet friendly accommodation?

With high-rises and complex living spaces gaining more popularity it can be hard to find a rental property that allows pets, especially ones over 10 kilos. Be sure to check out Pet Friendly Rentals as this website offers lots of properties that allow animals. For more information about your rights as a pet owner view our pet friendly flyer or check out the Animal Welfare League Australia website.

To surrender your pet please fill out the form below with as much detail as possible:


Please don’t leave surrendering your pet to the last minute as this puts added stress on our shelter and the animals we currently care for. We would rather you fill out the form and cancel your surrender appointment if you find an alternative solution.