Canine Welfare Australia
BIN or Source Number: 12 305 283 004
WA, Perth 6000
The Canine Welfare Alliance of Australia (or Canine Welfare Australia), is small not for profit, volunteer run, foster based, pro-life canine welfare and rescue group based in Perth, Western Australia. Our organisation is the first of it's kind, and was set up to fill a gap in the canine welfare industry, by providing a comprehensive approach to save dogs who required a little extra assistance to find their forever home. One of our aims is to rescue, humanely rehabilitate and appropriately rehome dogs which would otherwise be left behind or forgotten. With a focus on staffy, bully and molosser breeds, we work with councils, veterinary clinics and other industry professionals around Australia to decrease euthanasia rates of all canines. We provide an individualised rehoming program for each dog which enter our care, in the hope they never find themselves in the system again. Furthermore provide a referral, advocacy and support service to dog owners who require assistance to keep or care for their dogs. We feel if owners are presented with adequate resources and appropriate advice, it reduces rehoming and euthanasia rates, as well as improves public safety and quality of life of canines. We also campaign to improve penalties for the abuse or neglect of canines; advocate for the removal of breed discriminatory legislation, including promotion of responsible canine ownership; and campaign to introduce consistent, progressive and humane welfare management practices for all canines. It is our belief that all dogs have the ability to be social, well behaved community and family members, given the right opportunities, and provided with the right environment, training and guidance
Adoption Policy: StrictLooking to adopt a dog in need? The first step is to contact us via the online query and we will call you for an over the phone interview (email application is required as first step for puppies under 6 months), to discuss the needs of the dog during hours of 9am to 5pm weekdays. We aim to match the each dog with a home and lifestyle best suited to each individual dog. If we feel the dog is a good fit, we will arrange a check of your home and boundary fences, to ensure they will adequately contain your chosen dog. If the property check passes, we will ask you (and any family members who regularly stay in your home) to attend a meet with your chosen dog. If you rent, a letter from the real estate stating you can have a pet will need to be provided prior to adoption. If all parties wish to proceed to the next step, payment of the adoption fee is required by bank transfer, and a mutually agreed day is arranged for your new family member to be handed over at your home by his or her foster carer, at which time the adoption contract will be signed. All of our dogs are placed on a trial period (2/4weeks) to allow the dog to settle in comfortably and provide any support needed during this time. Once the trial period is over and terms of the adoption are completed, all paperwork will be sent to you, and you now are the lucky owners of a rescued canine.