All dogs that are ready for adoption have a profile here on our website, so please look through them to see if you can find your new best friend.
Your adoption journey starts here! Take a look at our available dogs, read their profiles and their Suitability Guides, and if you find one you like and that would fit with your home and lifestyle, come down our Wingfield Shelter to meet them.
If the dog you're looking at is listed as 'application only', please fill out the application form on their profile as soon as possible. If your application is successful you will be contacted by an AWL staff member and proceed to the next steps of your adoption journey.
You and the whole family will need to meet the dog. If you have another dog at home, please DO NOT bring them on your first visit. If you and the dog you meet are a match, you can organise with our team to bring your dog at a later time for a meet and greet.
Once you've decided to adopt, there's some simple paperwork to sign and an adoption fee to pay.
Please bring an ID showing your current name and address (i.e. driver's license, concession card, proof of age card, passport).
You can purchase everything you need to make your new best friend happy at our Pet Shop.
Adoption fees vary depending on the age and type of animal. The prices include a full vet and behavioural assessment, desexing, microchipping, vaccinations, and a pack full of tips for settling your pet into their new home. These costs represent a significant saving on the fees you could pay if you buy a pet from elsewhere.