Education and Awareness - Community and Business Groups


The AWL is here for the thousands of animals who find themselves lost, abandoned or surrendered each year

Ultimately it would be good if all animals had loving, safe and caring homes so they did not find themselves having to be at the AWL. 

A key to reducing the number of animals who visit our shelters each year is through education & awareness. 

Our Community Presentations involve the Pet Education Specialist visiting your site to talk about the AWL.  The presentation includes:

  • The purpose and goals of the AWL
  • Our history
  • Our top 5 messages
  • How we look after lost, abandoned and surrendered animals
  • How we prepare animals for adoption
  • How we support and help pet owners

Location: AWL Pet Education Specialist will visit your group

Fees: $100.00 per presentation

Number: Suits small to large groups

Duration: Each presentation approx 1 hour


The AWL Tour de Fur provides you with a behind the scenes look at one of South Australia’s biggest and busiest animal shelter.  You will experience a unique guided behind the scene tour of how the AWL cares for lost, abandoned and surrendered animals.

Our Tour de Fur has been specifically designed for small groups enabling VIP treatment.  This program would suit; business community awareness days, community engagement groups, teenagers interested in a career working with animals; and anyone curious about what happens behind the scenes of an animal shelter. 

Tour de Fur covers the following topics:

  • The history and growth of the AWL
  • The dog shelter and cattery
  • AWL Vet Clinic for the animals in the shelter
  • The AWL pet services
  • Making an informed decision about owning a pet
  • Adopt Don’t Shop
  • Ways to improve the welfare and care of pets

Location: AWL Wingfield

Fees: $5.00 per participant

Maximum Number: 15 participants per tour

Duration: Each tour approx 1 hour

Inclusions: Each participant receives a Take Home Pack


Our Community Excursion Program has been designed for community groups who want to engage in activities to support the animals in our shelter.  Examples of activities:
  • A short tour
  • An opportunity to get up close and personal with animals.
  • Learn about the needs of companion animals
  • Make enrichment toys for the animals in the shelter
  • A dog training demonstration may be included

Location: AWL Wingfield

Fees: $8.00 per participant

Maximum Number: 30 participants per session

Duration: Each tour approx 2 hours

Inclusions: Each participant receives a Take Home Pack