Below is a list of Shelters that have amazing volunteer programs where you can get started helping these animals find a forever home.

new south wales



SoCares aims to reunite lost pets with their owners or find forever homes for every healthy adoptable animal. We work closely with rescue groups to move animals out of the shelter and into foster care while waiting for adoption



Sydney dog & cats home

Sydney Dogs and Cats Home is Sydney's only charity pound and community facility.

Today we open our doors to 3000 pets each year, servicing multiple council areas across Sydney and pride ourselves on never placing a time limit on any animal awaiting adoption.


sutherland shire animal facility

Sutherland Shire Council Animal Shelter is a no kill animal shelter that houses stray dogs & cats found in the Sutherland Shire Council and City of Sydney.



The Central Coast is where RYF was born, at the Gosford Pound. It is now run by CCACF a rescue group dedicated to rehoming lost animals and encouraging community involvement.


shoalhaven animal shelter

Run by Shoalhaven City Council, our main aim is to ensure the animals we find receive the best care and can be adopted to caring people.



Monika's Doggie Rescue is a registered charity that believes in saving and re-homing as many dogs as we can from the council pounds.

For many years Monika Biernacki and a group of volunteers have been rescuing dogs from death row and successfully re-homing them with permanent and loving owners.



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sunshine coast animal refuge

The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge was established in 1979 with the primary aim of providing temporary refuge and eventually new homes for abandoned, abused, stray and unwanted cats and dogs.We are a no euthanise Refuge.


animal welfare league queensland

Animal Welfare League Queensland has grown in the past 50 odd years to become one of the largest animal organisations in Queensland.

The AWLQ retains a strong commitment to the rehoming of abandoned cats and dogs.


The overall goal of the organisation is to provide an animal welfare service aiming at excellence to Cairns and the surrounding district. YAPS is one of very few animal refuges in the area providing this service to the community.

western australia

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Dogs refuge home

The Dogs' Refuge Home is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue, care and re-homing of dogs. Every year we take in many hundreds of dogs that have been abused, neglected or simply no longer wanted.



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lort smith animal care

Lort Smith was built on its current site in North Melbourne in 1936 by the Animal Welfare League of Victoria. Our founder Louisa Lort Smith was passionately committed to caring for the animals of poor and disadvantaged people.


south australia


animal welfare league SA

Established in 1964, the AWL operate the state's largest animal shelter at Wingfield, as well as a Shelters at Edinburgh North, caring for approximately 12,000 cats and dogs each year.



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APROP is a shelter for cats and dogs in the town of Pego, Alicante in Spain. They have an average of 50 dogs and 50 cats at anyone time in our care. The shelter is run solely by volunteers and is a non profit organisation