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.




Since dodging the dreaded bullet,  gorgeous little Milly has had quite an adventure for her young life.
Enjoying time and love with her rescuers, then her CAWI foster carers, to meeting wonderful prospective new adopters…. Milly met her perfect match in Michelle & cattle dog Storm last Thursday night and was adopted on Friday by Michelle, who was holidaying in Byron, before heading back to her 8 acre farm in Brisbane where Milly will not only enjoy romping around with Storm, but will also be trained in sheep herding.
Michelle’s 2 boys “love her to bits, she & Storm are great mates, she’s learning her manners nicely – she’s great! – thanks so much for letting her come to us”.
Nicely done Milly!
And so much gratitude to everyone involved in your journey to joy 💛



MILLY – Our latest rescue pup:

4 – 6 month old Milly, a Kelpie / Cattle / Border Collie x, was rescued from a bullet.

She’s used to farm life, good with other dogs, sweet as pie & a bundle of joyful energy. 

Yesterday, she travelled all the way down steep windy St Helena Rd to her CAWI foster carer, with her chin resting on my shoulder 😍

Like to meet her? Give Shell from Byron Dog Rescue a call on 0458461935


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  • LUNA’s ADOPTION UPDATE, UPDATERemember little Luna angel who was abandoned at South Golden Beach?

    Well her journey took a couple more turns…..

    She got to enjoy a Boxing Day road trip with foster carer Hannah to her prospective adopters in Queensland.

    By the end of the weekend however, the family cat said, “NO!!!!

    Wow, fun weekend, said Luna, returning home with Hannah to safety & security.

    The following weekend, Luna met Annie, and her German/Belgium Shepherd – Pippa. They all enjoyed a great meet-up – tonnes of fun, said Luna.

    On Tuesday, Luna had a huge day – she was spayed and picked up by lovely Annie who drove her to her new forever home at Critta Creek with new best friend Pippa (the German/Belgium Shepherd), Boxer the benevolent cat, resident parakeet and a herd of Alpacas.

    Annie reports that Luna is fitting in fantastically, is healing well from her Op and even gets to sleep in her very own bed next to Annie.

    What a loved-up, cared-for journey Luna has experienced – boundless gratitude to everyone involved in her fairy-tale adventures 💛🐚

    (More photos of Luna & Pippa to follow soon)

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10-12 month old Kelpie x

Check out this little “angel’s” journey…. found abandoned at South Golden Beach, no collar/name tag, no microchip, hungry and dehydrated…. little Luna had been sneaking into a resident’s laundry at night for shelter and rest.

A caring couple took her in, fed and hydrated her, fell in love, but due to rental pet restrictions had to surrender her to the pound. Unclaimed, Luna came into the care of Byron Dog Rescue (CAWI) where she found herself safe and secure with foster carer Hannah and family (and of course Jake, their most chilled and gracious family dog).

Members of the family saw photos of sweet-natured Luna and learnt about her heart-rending journey and her enthusiastic aspirations to please and be loved. Like everyone who met dear little Luna, they too became enamoured.

Luna journeyed to her 3-week-trial-adoption home/family in Queensland on Boxing Day, where she will enjoy her new young playmate, plenty of exercise and a huge fenced yard to frolic in.

HAPPY ENDINGS  🎶 That’s the way ha huh ha huh we like it!  😃🎄💛





LOLLIES: Originally rescued from the pound, Lollie’s rescue family are now devastated that they’re unable to take her with them to Victoria (due to a family medical crisis). 

Lollies is an absolute sweetie who loves people, children (very protective of), other dogs and has lived with a cat. She is nearly 3 years old, desexed and naturally well-behaved. 

She is small for an Australian Kelpie x Cattle (possibly Foxy x) Dog – possibly the runt of the litter. 

Lollies would make an adorable, affectionate, playful family dog and would also enjoy the company of a doggy playmate. 

Please phone Shell from CAWI on 0458461935 if you would like to meet sweet Lollies.