ADOPTION - DOGS

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LOVEABLE BOY IS STILL WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE HIM BACK

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UPDATE: Vernie has a beautiful home awaiting him, but he needs our immediate help to get him there. Please help to get Vernie home!

Vernika was shocked to see a cute little puppy running alone along a busy street. She watched in horror as he ran across the road and was hit by a car. She contacted us when she was unable to find his original guardians – and with no microchip or collar our search proved fruitless too.

The pup had developed a limp so we took him to the vet who prescribed seven days of bed rest – not easy for a brindle bundle of boisterous energy! We are pleased that his leg recovered completely.

We named the pup Vernie after his rescuer and he has been registered, micro-chipped and de-sexed.

This beautiful puppy has now grown into a large, handsome, 15-months-old Mastiff X, who has been with us for most of his life. He adores cuddles and playtime with people and dogs, and loves his adventurous off-leash walks - whether it’s charging through the bush, galloping around a dog park or swimming in the ocean.

Vernie wants to be with people all the time, and would be happy chilling out at a café or in front of the TV with you as long as he has company. He likes children but would probably knock young ones over with his enthusiastic play, so wouldn’t be suited to a family with kiddies under 11.

He knows basic commands but does need more work on these. Vernie is currently attending a group obedience class with some of our volunteers, and as a condition of his adoption, his new family will have to be committed to continuing his training.

If you have time for a young, energetic dog, and will love him to pieces for the length of his lifespan, we look forward to hearing from you. Please send your applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thanks to Vernika for rescuing Vernie, Dog Protection Society New Zealand for fostering him for us, Paw Justice for donating his puppy food, Nose To Tail Dogwash for giving him complimentary baths, Bronwyn for updating his status on Pets on the Net and to our valued volunteers for providing him with regular walks and love.

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Bertie needs a "special needs" home

bertieBertie the smiley Shih Tzu is a gorgeous 6-year-old who requires a "special needs" home where he will seldom be alone.

Due to a change in family circumstances, he is currently on his own for 10 hours a day, five days a week and most of the weekend. It’s a heart-breaking situation because Bertie loves being around people and has a non-aggressive, affectionate nature towards humans and other dogs. He enjoys walks on the beach and deserves undivided attention and care.

Bertie is at his happiest when he’s with his loved ones and is a playful, loving and caring little soul, who would suit an individual, couple or family with gentle older children.

This 9kg, neutered and micro-chipped ball of fluff will make you the centre of his world once a strong bond has been formed.

Due to Bertie's nervous tendencies, he will occasionally release fluid from his anal glands when strangers enter the home. To ease this anxiety, he currently takes a homeopathic remedy. He also suffers from back pain from time to time and has a daily Rimadyl to keep him comfortable. If you are able to cope with these special needs and would like to give him a beautiful life, please send your application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Lovely Jaz needs a retirement home with plenty of company

Jaz is a beautiful Border Collie x Staffy who came into our care when her family left the country. She is 8.5 years old and badly needs a loving retirement home.

After always being confined to her former property, Jaz lights up when we take her for walks, is very affectionate and will be happiest in a home where she has human company for most of the day. This sweet girl is used to having free access in and out of a family home and clearly misses the attention, interaction and activity.

It’s heart-breaking to see Jaz sadden and to hear her whimpering when we return her to the boarding kennels. She is grieving for her family and her familiar lifestyle. Please think about adopting Jaz after we have given her a comprehensive vet check. Thank you.

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Introducing Buddy

Introducing Buddy Meet our gorgeous boy Buddy who is looking for his forever home.

Buddy is a Border Collie x Lab who is about 8 years young. He is a charming boy, full of love and affection who dotes on human company. He walks nicely on a lead, and loves going on long walks and then lazing around in the afternoon.

Buddy gets on well with our other dogs Vernie and Pablo but is best suited as the only pet in the house. He can react to some dogs and, for this reason, he wears a muzzle whilst walking. His new family would need to be comfortable and confident with this.

His perfect home will provide him with company most of the time, a daily walk and people who don't mind him wanting to snuggle as often as possible.

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PABLO WILL BE A LOYAL COMPANION TO HIS SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

Pablo Face A friendly young dog was begging for food scraps and looking worse for wear when Rachel found him at an isolated Auckland dog park. He was very thin and suffering hair loss through a severe flea infestation. When she opened her car door for her own dog after their walk, the stray jumped in and wouldn’t budge. Rachel named him Pablo and contacted us.

pablo-at-time-of-rescue-rachel-aWith no collar, micro-chip or neutering, we weren’t surprised when nobody came looking for Pablo - we believe he was abandoned. We bathed him, had him vet checked, chipped, vaccinated, de-sexed, nails clipped, etc and soon fell in love with his enthusiastic, even-tempered nature. Pablo was unused to being on a lead, but is improving with practise and can be trusted to walk leash-free in traffic safe areas.

This happy, affectionate boy is a Labrador X thought to be about two-years old. He loves walks, fetching sticks and human company in equal measure and enjoys playing with other dogs. Having experienced starvation, he is also pretty keen on food and treats. Pablo has recovered well; his coat has grown in and he is now a healthy weight.

We are looking for a home for gentle Pablo where he will be with a human companion most of the time. Due to his energy and strength, he would be most suitable for an individual, couple or family with older children. In order to tighten up his recall and to encourage bonding with his successful applicant, a series of group dog training classes are a condition of Pablo’s adoption.

Pablo will be a fun, loyal and loving companion. After his ordeal, we very much look forward to placing him in a home where he will be cherished for the rest of his life. All inquiries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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