Pet Surrender

During busy periods there may be a waiting list in place. 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 Can help rehome your pet if you can no longer care for it.

At AWLQ we know circumstances sometimes change and even with the very best intentions pet owners may need to find a new home for their cat or dog.

We know this is a very stressful time for you and your family and AWLQ does everything we can to make the surrender process as smooth as possible.

If you are considering surrendering your pet please give the AWLQ as much notice as possible. This allows us time to create space in our rehoming centre. There are dozens of people that need our help every day so planning ahead is very helpful.

To start the surrender process please fill out the form below

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 log or check out the Animal Welfare League Australia website

For Emergency surrenders please phone 07 5509 9000 for Gold Coast surrenders.

To surrender your pet please fill out the form below with as much detail as possible  and email to your closest centre – email details can be found at the end of the surrender form


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 alternative accommodation.