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Gold Coast Pound and Animal Rescue Options

There are a variety of Gold Coast pound and animal adoption facilities. Where can you go to give a little life a brand new chance at happiness?

Where can we find Gold Coast pounds?

  • Animal Welfare League Queensland
  • City of Gold Coast – Coombabah City Pound
  • Gold Coast Guinea Pig Rescue
  • RSPCA, Miami

Why visit a Gold Coast pound?

Gold Coast pound closeup

Purchasing your newest family member from an animal rescue facility, as opposed to a pet store, is a great idea for a number of reasons.

Animals who have been abandoned have a new chance at finding happiness with a brand new family – yours!

You know that the money that you are paying is going to people who are interested in animal welfare and safety, as opposed to a highly problematic backyard breeder.

The conditions, medical history and facilities that the animals are homed in are all completely transparent. There are no hidden ‘nasties’ – your new animal will have a full veterinary history, be desexed and be completely treated for worms and parasites.

Gold Coast pound and animal rescue options often involve the family in training, meet-and-greet and classes on animal care. They are interested in making sure that your new pet is the ‘right fit’ – from your perspective and theirs! Gold Coast pounds look to make sure the process is seamless, happy and healthy for everyone concerned.

Why introduce a new pet to the family?

After making sure a pet is the right choice for your family (housing, ability to pay for vet care, time and love to spare), visiting an animal shelter will open up a whole new world of possibilities.

Gold Coast pound family pet

There are HUGE health benefits to owning pets. They have a marked impact on lowering levels of depression and anxiety. They encourage exercise, being outside and a sense of community. Pets bring a real sense of joy to households and they have a lot to teach your own children about compassion and kindness.

Where to now?

Visit one of the Gold Coast pound options listed above and see if your new best friend is waiting for you! Then check out our articles about how to have the MOST fun with your new family member:

Does your child have a soft spot for all creatures great and small? Then check out The Animal Welfare League of Queenland (AWLQ) school holiday Program.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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