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All dogs featured here will go to their new home desexed, with at least their first vaccination, microchipped, registration with NZCAR, worm/flea treated. Owner occupied/fully fenced properties are a condition of adoption. To adopt any of the dogs featured on this page or to find out more, contact us via the contact button. All dogs are $280 to adopt, unless stated otherwise in the dogs’ description. To find out more about how our adoption process works, click here.




Breed: Huntaway.

Age: 9 months approx.

Location: Naike.

Spring is a very sweet natured girl! Found in a very rural area, we have no idea where she came from. No one in the area came forward to claim her, no missing dogs reported with animal control and no chip – we suspect she was dumped out there. Luckily she found her way to a lovely lady who took care of her until we could pick her up. Spring doesn’t seem to have seen much in her life, so is a little nervous sometimes. She loves going on walks, and walks nicely on a lead. She prefers to be with people and will stay nice and close to you even in the paddock, and has a good recall. Spring is good with the other 8 dogs at her foster home, and ok with cats (but will chase if they run). She has shown some interest in stock through the fence (has not been tested for stock work ability yet), but is very soft natured & should be easy to train in that department. Spring is very food motivated (typical Huntaway!) and eager to please. She loves attention from people she trusts. Spring is very nervous of bad weather, and prefers to be an indoor dog at night. She is great in the crate overnight, and will just relax and go to sleep. She has met children with no issues, but would prefer a home with older or no children as they can be a little scary sometimes. She would suit a rural property where she can go for a good run around to use her energy. Being a working type dog, she would best suit a home where she will get a good amount of exercise and mental stimulation. Spring is looking for an owner that is patient and happy to help her learn about the world, while also providing good boundaries and training. She is not a sit at home all day type dog, and would love to go out on lots of adventures. Spring is desexed, had 1st vaccination, is microchipped and will be registered with council & NZCAR so an adoption donation of $280 is asked to recover some of these costs.



Breed: Collie.

Age: 1-2 years.

Location: Hamilton.

Fly is a gentle sweet natured girl who gets on well with other dogs, cats, chickens, horses and stock.  Fly can be a little timid in new situations so she is looking for an understanding home which can help her build her confidence. She would do well in a home with a confident dog to guide her.

Fly will be desexed, had 1st vaccination, microchipped and will be registered with council & NZCAR so an adoption donation of $280 is asked to recover some of these costs.

Photo taken by Play Creative.

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