A compassionate community of animal carers

Our Network

Companion Animal Network Australia represents the companion animal welfare work of our six member agencies.

Adoptions and fostering are the core of what we do. Our network has found homes for millions of animals that have been surrendered and neglected but we always have many more awaiting adoption.

Learn more about your state’s agency below, and find a furry friend who’s eager for a new companion.

Meet Our Members

Queensland

Animal Welfare League Queensland

Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) was founded in 1959, when a small group of animal lovers was concerned with the inhumane treatment of impounded dogs.
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South Australia

Animal Welfare League SA

Established in 1964, Animal Welfare League of SA (AWLSA) operates the state’s largest animal shelter and is a leader in re-homing lost, surrendered and abandoned animals.
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Victoria

Lort Smith

Lort Smith was built on its current site in North Melbourne in 1936 by the Animal Welfare League of Victoria. Today it is the busiest animal hospital in Australia.
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New South Wales

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home

For more than 73 years, Sydney Dogs & Cats Home has been the safe haven for Sydney’s lost, neglected and abandoned pets.
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Tasmania

Dog’s Homes of Tasmania

Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania has been caring for Tasmania’s stray, lost and abandoned dogs since 1950 and today has facilities in Hobart, Burnie, Devonport and Launceston.
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Western Australia

Saving Animals From Euthanasia Inc

With branches and networks across the state, SAFE Inc rescues and re-homes pets through a successful foster care model operated by volunteers.
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Finding homes for thousands of pets every year? Australia CAN

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