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With the current COVID-19 global pandemic we are all faced with challenging times ahead. With the situation changing frequently, we will continue to assess and respond to these changes, because the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, foster carers, clients community and the animals in our care are our top priority.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: From 9am Monday, 27 September 2021 public viewing of dogs available for adoption is permitted however, adoptions services remain by appointment. All dogs available for adoption are listed on the below page of our website. If you're interested in submitting an application for an animal, please complete the online form. If we think you may be a match, one of our team members will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

When visiting us onsite please ensure that you abide by the recommended density limits per building, wear a fitted face mask in all settings(unless an exemption applies), practice physical distancing at all times, utilise hand sanitising stations located around the site and sign in via the QR code when you arrive.

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GAWS receives thousands of animals into care each year and has over 200 animal pens onsite.  Your annual sponsorship supports the animals in your pen by helping cover the costs of veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and all of the care they need during their stay. Annual Pen Pal sponsorship starts at as little as $50 per month.

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We've changed our adoption process...

To learn more about our new process click here. If you're interested in adopting a new furry family member, please complete the Dog Adoptions Application form via the button below. One of our friendly staff members will be in touch.


All dogs are checked over by a vet, vaccinated, desexed, microchipped and given any treatments they may need. Our shelter team are experts at supporting you to make the right choice for your lifestyle.

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Dog Adoption Prices:

Adult med & large breeds - $360 

Adult small & toy breeds - $460 

Puppies med & large breeds (under 6 months old) - $795 

Puppies small & toy breeds (under 6 months old) - $895

Senior (any dog over 7 years old) - $100

dog adoption application

Please only complete the application if you are applying for a specific dog. Unfortunately, we cannot refer back to general applications. Keep an eye on this page as it changes daily and if you see a dog that you think might be a good fit for your lifestyle, then submit your application.