shelter to abandoned street dogs

The Animal Wellness Rescue’s

The Animal Wellness Rescue’s mission is to provide a safe and caring refuge for homeless dogs and cats and to subsequently place these animals, whenever possible, in quality, permanent homes.


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About Us

Animal Wellness Rescue’s

The Animal Wellness Rescue Shelter was initially started in 2017 to provide shelter to abandoned street dogs mainly from the Galle Face Green situated in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  With the ever-increasing number of street dogs and cats finding solace in the shelter, the Animal Wellness Rescue Trust was officially established in 2019 with the objective to:

  • Rescue, rehabilitate, re-home and provide shelter to the abandoned and street dogs and cats and afford veterinary care to those street dogs and cats who are sick or injured;
  • Support the humane population control of dogs and cats through sterilization and neutering and;
  • Improve community understanding of abandoned dogs and cats by highlighting the benefits of companionship between humans and animals.

Featured Pets


Domestic Short Hair
Baby – Male


Collie Mix
Adult – Male


Domestic Short Hair
Senior – Male


Collie Mix
Adult – Female


Adult – Female


Domestic Short Hair
Adult – Male


What We Do

Rehabilitate Animals

Spay & Neuter

Finding A Home


Are you looking to adopt a dog or cat?

The process includes an application, interview by phone/home visit and reference check.

If you’ve decided that adopting a dog or cat from us is the right decision for you, please send us a message.





Sponsor a Dog

Many of our dogs have been in the shelter for some time now. However, they do enjoy their lives at the shelter, where every dog has a safe environment, open spaces to run, clean water, plenty of food and attention from our staff and volunteers.  

US$10 a month will provide extra treats, additional joint supplements for our older residents and routine medical care.  


Donations help cover medical costs, training, equipment, food, and much more. To make a general donation, please click Donate below.  We are also undertaking a Feeding Program for street dogs.

Choose your Amount





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One Time


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