DC Rescue Dogs » Rescuing and rehoming dogs in need

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DC Rescue Dogs is a non-profit organisation based in the Waikato, New Zealand. We do not have a shelter as such, and have all of our dogs and puppies in foster homes throughout the Waikato and Auckland regions. All meet and greets are by appointment only, around our work, family and other time commitments.

We first started rescuing dogs in 2012 and take in dogs in need from pounds and owner surrenders throughout the North Island.  We grew quickly, and now rescue and rehome over 250 dogs a year thanks to our network of admins, foster parents and supporters. We care for them, do all the necessary work that all dogs deserve (desex, vaccinate, council register, microchip, registration with NZCAR, flea/worm), then place them into well-vetted forever homes nationwide.

All of our team members are volunteers working full time jobs outside of the rescue, so every cent the rescue makes goes back into the dogs.

We are a registered Charitable Trust, Registration Number – CC52420
Charitable Trust 2628771

Donations to the rescue vet account are greatly appreciated and are essential for Cherie and the rest of the team to continue helping those in need.

Donations can also be made directly to DC Rescue Dogs, account 03-1318-0109617-000. We also accept donations of dog food, crates, puppy pens, bedding, and quality secondhand clothing or household items for the shelter to sell at car boot sales or our auction Facebook page for fundraising. For more information on how you can help, click here.

We couldn’t do this without the support of our network of volunteers, businesses and other supporters throughout the country.

Special thanks to our vets, the Hamilton Vets who do a brilliant job providing vet care for all of our rescue dogs.
We would also like to thank Jody at Hart & Associates in Huntly who donates her time to do our accounts free of charge, Sascha from Citizen Canine who helps with temperament testing and training assistance. and Kelly Wolfe Photography for providing photography services for the rescue.

DC Desex a Dog is our desexing initiative run alongside DC Rescue Dogs. Our mission is to desex as many female dogs as possible in problem areas to help reduce the overpopulation of dogs (conditions apply).  Please support us!


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