Towards the end of last year I took on a role that has quickly become the best job I have ever had, volunteer dog walker for the Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWL). For the small investment of 4-6 hours a week I get to spend time with an array of lovable characters whom through no fault of their own, have found themselves at the shelter awaiting their forever home. We have had lots of rain recently which made walking and playing fetch a little difficult, rather than leave the dogs in their pens we took them out for a cuddle and walk where it was reasonably dry.
Below are some of the dogs I have had the pleasure of spending time with over the last couple of weeks, some of them just want to play with toys but others love to lean on you for tummy rubs. It is sad that they’re still at the shelter but I am hoping that the right person will come along soon and that they’ll never be seen at the AWL again, until then I will make the most of the cuddles and kisses.
Their personalities shine through! What a great group 🙂
I’m sitting here in tears. The thought of any of these beautiful animals being put down is giving me a headache. I could never do what you do because somehow animals seem to posses me like a spirit looking for a home.
Thank you for doing what you do and I love your photos. This was a wonderful post.
Thankfully the AWL is working towards zero euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets of which all of these guys are so it is extremely unlikely (next to zero chance) that any of these lovelies would be put to sleep. The AWL rehoming rate is very good and they’re out there in the community promoting the adoption of shelter animals, desexing, microchipping etc.
I would love to be able to adopt them all, but I can’t so I do my little bit to make sure that they have time out of their pens, some of the dogs spend months at the shelter before finding a home. They have a really good volunteer program and there are even volunteers that take the dogs to the beach for a swim and a walk.
Thank you for your lovely comments, I hope my response has cheered you up.
Yes it did, thank you.