Animal shelters

Brisbane City Council has two animal shelters that house homeless, lost or abandoned animals. Council's animal shelters provide a safe environment for lost cats, dogs and other animals.

The animal welfare organisation, The Lost Dogs' Home (The Home), has been engaged to administer the animal shelters.  Since 1910, The Home has been a voice for animals without owners. It has been a pioneer for fair animal laws and continues to work towards reducing the number of lost, abandoned and stray cats and dogs.

The Home is currently managing pound and animal shelters services on behalf of 22 local government agencies, including Brisbane City Council. It is committed to providing high quality services for the ratepayers and residents of Brisbane, as well as visitors to the city.

You can search online to check the dogs or cats available for adoption from Council's animal shelters. Check back in a few days if you can't find the pet of your choice.

Northside

Warra Animal Shelter

Address Opening days Opening times
523 Telegraph Road
Bracken Ridge
Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm
Saturdays 9am - 1pm
Sundays 9am - 1pm
All public holidays except ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day 9am - 1pm
ANZAC Day (observed on weekdays) 1pm - 5.30pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas day

Warra adoption hours

Warra adoption hours
Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm

Southside

Willawong Animal Shelter

Address Opening hours Opening times
501 Gooderham Road
Willawong
Monday to Friday 10am - 5.30pm
Saturdays 9am - 1pm 
Sunday 9am - 1pm
All public holidays except ANZAC Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day 9am - 1pm
ANZAC Day (observed on weekdays) 1pm - 5.30pm 
Closed Good Friday and Christmas day

Willawong adoption hours

Willawong adoption hours
Monday to Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm