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Big Brother's Delilah is a perfect poster pooch

TAILS wagged at the Animal Welfare League of Queensland (AWLQ) Ipswich shelter yesterday, as Big Brother housemate Delilah met fans and shelter animals.

Delilah has embraced her role as AWLQ ambassador, and yesterday used her fame and charm to promote animal adoption.

AWLQ Ipswich manager James Taylor said Delilah was a great poster dog.

"I think she'll bring more people in," Mr Taylor said.

"She's a great dog; she's well-socialised with other dogs, she loves people, and she's quite calm for a kelpie.

"When Delilah was at the shelter earlier in the year she was quite a character - when she was out in the exercise run she used to try and squeeze under the fence to be with the other dogs."

Mr Taylor said Delilah's story showed that every shelter dog was special.

"So many of our dogs have similar stories, and when you give them a chance to be part of a family they can become a star."

Volunteers at the shelter were proud of Delilah's progress on Big Brother, especially at her ability to pick up tricks.

Melissa Harriss and her young children visited the shelter especially to meet Delilah.

"My kids loved seeing Delilah on television, and they were keen to come and see her and give her a pat," Ms Harriss said.

"Having Delilah on the show was a great message.

"I'm going to pick up some volunteering forms while I'm here."

Delilah has now found her permanent home with a Gold Coast family, and is relaxing after six weeks on Big Brother.

She was rescued by the AWLQ from life as a wandering stray earlier this year.

Visit awlqld.com.au to find out more about adopting a pet.

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