Australians race to add senior dog, Echo, to their family after rescuers make urgent call to rehome


The most heartwarming story you’ll read today: Thousands of Aussies step forward to help after Echo the senior Labrador is left homeless and alone

  • Hundreds of animal lovers put their hands up to help an old Labrador find a home
  • Animals in Need Brisbane put out an urgent call for carers for 13-year-old Echo
  • The rescuer’s Facebook post racked up hundreds of likes, comments and shares 
  • Animals in Need were flooded with requests for Echo who has now found a home


Thousands of Australians responded to an urgent call for carers for a sweet elderly Labrador in need of a new home.

In a post to their Facebook page yesterday morning, rescue organisation Animals in Need Brisbane put out the special request for someone to foster to adopt 13-year-old Echo. 

Animals in Need Brisbane said they have now found a carer for Echo after receiving many applications and are now looking for transport to get the senior lab to his new home in the Brisbane suburb of Carindale.   

Thousands of animal lovers responded to Animals in Need Brisbane’s urgent call for a home for a sweet 13-year-old Labrador called Echo

Their page’s posts usually receive a handful of likes but Echo seemed to tug at the heartstrings of thousands of animal lovers with his friendly face and racked up more than 500 hundred shares.

There were also dozens of comments from people from across the country keen to help and have Echo be part of their family.  

‘If only you were in Tassie sweet boy, you’d be coming home with me,’ one woman responded. 

‘Application submitted. We have 2 labs, live in the country on our own property and have the room, love and spare spot beside the fire in winter for a senior to live out their days,’ wrote another.

Animals in Need Brisbane said they have now found a carer for Echo after receiving many applications and are now looking for transport to get the senior lab to his new home in the Brisbane suburb of Carindale

Animals in Need Brisbane said they have now found a carer for Echo after receiving many applications and are now looking for transport to get the senior lab to his new home in the Brisbane suburb of Carindale

According to his listing, Echo is friendly with other dogs, is not aggressive in anyway and just wants pats from everyone he meets.

Echo is an indoor dog who ‘just loves to sit with you and to be around people’.  

To see more pets in need of a home head to the Animals in Need Brisbane Facebook page.  

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