Why Adopt?



What are the benefits of adopting a dog from us?

  • When you adopt a dog, you not only gain an amazingly loyal family member and friend, you are also freeing up space for us to help another dog in need of a foster home.
  • All of our dogs are temperament tested, placed in foster homes to learn about life as a pet dog, and given a full veterinary check up.
  • We do our very best to disclose all information about available dogs to prospective adopters, and match each dog to the most suitable home.
  • All dogs are desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and registered with council and NZCAR prior to adoption.
  • We charge an adoption fee of $280 (for most dogs) to cover some of our costs, which is usually cheaper than what it would cost to do that privately thanks to our generous vets.
  • We provide post-adoption support, with a professional trainer on our team as well as many very experienced dog owners who can advise you in the rare case where you have difficulties once you get home. We also have a parents Facebook group where you can ask for advice, share updates and connect with other adoptive parents. And if for any reason you cannot keep your dog that you adopted from us, you can let us know and we will do our best to help you find them a new safe home.


What kind of dogs do you have?
Our rescue dogs come to us due to no fault of their own. Whether they have been strays picked up by animal control, dumped, or their owners just haven’t been able to care for them anymore, the only thing that makes most rescue dogs different from privately purchased dogs is their misfortune to end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Contrary to popular belief, dogs of all shapes and sizes end up needing our help, from the usual “Pound Specials” through to purebred or even pedigree Chihuahuas, Huskies, German Shepherds, Kelpies, Border Collies, Labradors, Chinese Cresteds, Maltese, Dogue de Bordeaux and more. We adopt out dogs from 8 weeks old puppies right through to senior dogs needing a retirement home so we have something to suit any responsible dog owner.

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