CAWI Adoption fees: CAWI charges adoption fees to help cover the costs we have spent on the dog. Every CAWI dog is desexed, microchipped and vaccinated, plus up to date with parasite prevention. Our fees for adoption are $300 for an adult dog, $350 for a puppy and $200 for a mature age dog.
CAWI takes pride in matching dogs with the right homes. We can advise on the dogs’ suitability as we have the insight gained by our foster carers. In addition, there is a 3 week trial and cooling off period for you and the dog – if things aren’t working out CAWI will take the dog back. We don’t want any mistakes for you or the dog.
The dogs on this page are CAWI rescue dogs. Some non-CAWI dogs that are looking for new homes are advertised on the PRIVATE ADS page.
Pounds often have nice dogs – there are some choice candidates advertised ON THIS PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE. It’s also worth contacting your local pound.

Maggie & Lucy

Maggie and Lucy have been liberated from a situation that has not been ideal for both the dogs or the owner for some years. Irrespective of their lack of socialisation and appropriate exercise for those many years, both Maggie and Lucy are in excellent health and are adjusting well to their new environment in Byron Dog Rescues care.
They are socialising soundly with other dogs and both get on well with cats. They are eager to please their new foster-carer Sarah but would do well with some formal training.
Maggie is a stunning black & tan 4-year-old Australian Kelpie, full of joie-de-vivre who has a beguiling singing voice.
Lucy is a calm loveable black & white 7-year-old Border Collie who has a congenital front foot disorder that has malformed some of her toes. She nevertheless enjoys a good walk and will do well with regular nail clipping.
We would love to re-home Maggie and Lucy together, but will consider other options. If you would like to meet these gorgeous girls, please phone Shell on 0458461935.




Sonny, thank you for the smile upon your face 🎤

Sonny, thank you for the gleam that flows its grace

Yesterday, oh, my life was filled with rain 🎸

You smiled at me and really eased the pain

Sonny one so true, I love you 🎶

These song lyrics are so appropriate to introduce:

7-year-old Sonny, a de-sexed male Dalmatian x (Labrador/Bull Terrier?) 

Due to circumstances involving jealousy issues with his cat comrades of many years, Sonny now finds himself in the care of Byron Dog Rescue. He was seen out and about last night with his fabulous foster carers in downtown Brunswick Heads enjoying pizza in the park with lots of new doggy friends. 

Sonny is calm, chilled, but loves an energetic game while also being quite content to lounge in front of a good movie. He is eager to please, so training him to suit your lifestyle will be workable. Sonny is excellent with children, very good with other dogs and would make a loyal, cheerful, intelligent and protective companion. 

If you would like to meet Sonny, please phone Shell on 0458461935.





Introducing playful ‘Panda’ – a curious name for her, given her lack of white markings. 

Panda is a 13-month-old Border Collie x (Kelpie?) with a gloriously soft shiny healthy coat.  She is very sweet natured, a little timid and submissive but enjoys a lively frolic with other dogs and delights in ball games (can cleverly juggle two balls at once). Panda loves the company of humans and is very responsive to direction and knows basic commands well. 

She needs a bit of excitement in her life! She would fit well in many a situation so long as there was plenty of exercise and mental stimulation involved (otherwise she may dig up your garden). 

If you would like to meet Panda, please phone Shell at Byron Dog Rescue on 0458461935.