About Us

Things You Should Know About the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania

  1. We are an incorporated association and are the Tasmanian affiliate of the Animal Welfare League of Australia.
  2. We are pro-dog. We are here to save dogs’ lives, not to end them.
  3. There is NO time limit placed on dogs waiting to be adopted.   There is NO such thing as ‘death row’ here.
  4. We are NOT funded by the State Government, however we do receive a fee for service from some Councils for providing Pound services.
  5. The Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania is in its 69th year of caring for homeless and unwanted dogs and operates Dogs’ Homes in Hobart, Burnie, Devonport and Launceston.
  6. We want you to adopt from us instead of buying from a pet shop or disreputable breeder if you can provide a caring and permanent home – a dog is a life time commitment.
  7. We desex, vaccinate and microchip all dogs and puppies prior to adoption.
  8. We provide assistance and education to dog owners and the community.
  9. Dogs are exercised and provided with enrichment activities every day and heating is provided during the winter months.
  10. We are here to help you and your dog.
  11. Our welfare operations are totally reliant on community support, through subscriptions, donations and fundraising.
  12. We are NOT the RSPCA, we are a completely separate organisation.
  13. We are Tasmania’s largest dog welfare organisation dedicated to improving the life of all dogs.


Nestle Purina Petcare are proud sponsors of the Animal Welfare League Australia, providing food and pet care support for dogs and cats in their care.

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