ADOPTION - DOGS

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Pablo will be a loyal companion to his successful applicant
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Would you like to offer a home to a beautiful, adventurous rescue dog?

Pablo’s early history is unknown. He was found at an isolated Auckland dog park, emaciated, bald and begging for food. Whether he was lost or abandoned, no-one came forward for Pablo when we advertised him. We took this fun-loving dog under our umbrella and had him vet checked, registered, neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, flea and worm treated… and have grown to dearly love him and his exuberant zest for life.

His age and breed(s) are also a mystery so our vet has estimated that he is a Labrador X aged between 3-5 years.

During his time with us Pablo has rapidly progressed in his training and learned so much from coaches, kennel staff and our dog walking volunteers. He’s learning how to enjoy human affection, to travel in a car, to walk on a leash, to sit, shake hands, to go into water and (most times) come to the call. He is still learning how to remain calm in exciting, unexpected situations and how to lay quietly at a café or when his walker stops to chat with someone. To ensure a strong and respectful bond is formed, Pablo’s successful applicant must undertake a series of group dog training sessions with him as a condition of his adoption.

Due to his days of starvation, Pablo guards his food; because of this and his spurts of boisterousness, we are seeking a calm adult home with an active individual or couple who have dog experience and a willingness to continue training him. Ideally Pablo would be the only animal in the home – although he does enjoy the company of other dogs. Pablo is an intelligent, confident dog without obvious separation, anxiety or fear issues. He needs a firm and loving caregiver to help him to understand the complexities of living with humans.

Pablo the loving, the happy, the soulful, is also Pablo the playful. He’s keen to fetch and carry balls, pinecones and sticks and to bring them back to his caregiver. He expresses his happiness by rolling in the grass and goofily mouthing those he loves. We are teaching him that mouthing hurts and is inappropriate… and he’s learning fast.

We are looking for a home for gentle Pablo where he will be with a human friend most of the time. He will be a fun, loyal and loving companion and, after his ordeal with homelessness (and whatever came before that), we very much look forward to placing him in a home where he will be cherished for the rest of his life.

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Walle needs care within 10 days

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UPDATE: Walle is currently being fostered in a wonderful trial home. If all goes well, his adoption will follow. Paws crossed.

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Walle’s caregivers are unable to keep him… and he must be in a permanent or foster home within 10 days!

Although he's almost nine-years-old, little Walle is a healthy, energetic live-wire and his successful applicants will need to make exercising and training him a priority in their lives. Fences and gates will need to be a minimum of 1.5metres high.

Walle is a small-medium dog, weighing 10.6 kilograms and is a beautiful mix of Jack Russell, Bichon Frise and Lhasa Apso - he is one very handsome little boy!

We are seeking a home for Walle where he is the only pet and where his successful applicant will agree to a pre-booked series of weekly dog training classes as a condition of his adoption.

Walle’s previous caregiver describes him in this way:
“Walle needs to be on a lead at all times, otherwise he will run away to explore - and not return when called. He gets excited and pulls on the lead because he hasn’t been walked enough – only a few times a year and he has had no training. He’s very affectionate so he loves wallelicking your face, and sitting close to you. He also loves being patted, kissed and cuddled, bathed and brushed. He likes to stick his head out the car window – but most of all he wants to be with the people he loves and to play with a ball. Walle needs someone who can handle his excitement, cheekiness, naughtiness, someone who will carefully introduce him to other dogs and take him to training so he can be let off the leash”.

When asked about Walle’s most annoying traits, this was the reply:
“Given the chance, he will climb on benches and tables, and rummage through rubbish bins. He sometimes chews on his harness, lead and bed. He’s not sure how to behave around dogs or other animals – but he loves people of all ages”.

Please register your interest if you have plenty of time and energy to spend with this little man, if you will take him for walks and attend obedience classes with him, if you will be patient while an old dog learns new tricks... and if you can offer him a comfortable retirement.

If you live on the North Shore of Auckland and are able to foster Walle as a backup option, we also look forward to hearing from you at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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URGENT: Little Eva seeks a loving retirement home

UPDATE: Eva is currently being fostered in a wonderful trial home. Paws crossed this will become her permanent retirement home.

Dear little Eva needs a securely fenced and gated, loving home within 15 days. She is a petite, 8-year-old Bichon Frise weighing only 4.4kg.

Due to her caregivers moving into a house where fencing is not possible, she suddenly finds herself homeless for her retirement years. Eva loves to follow her caregivers around, to be cuddled, held and to sit on laps. She has seldom left her property and therefore, thoroughly enjoyed the walk we did with her last week. Regular walks and outings to gain confidence with new people, dogs and experiences will need to be a part of her new lifestyle.

Eva is shy at first meeting, but warms to people who treat her with kindness. She has just completed a comprehensive vet check and, apart from having shocking dental health (which required a deep clean, 16 extractions and antibiotics), she appears to be in very good condition. She has quickly bounced back from the treatments.

Eva is sensitive to sound and will bark when she is startled by noises, so you and your nearest neighbours will need to be tolerant of her potential to be yappy. This behaviour may subside once she is separated from her current canine housemate. A quiet environment would be ideal in this regard.

She has had no training whatsoever, so group or one-on-one obedience classes are highly recommended for Eva’s successful applicant. She needs a home where she is seldom alone, and preferably, where she is the only cherished companion animal in the household. She must have indoor and outdoor access and sleep near her new caregiver(s) at night.

Eva requires a professional groom every 6-8 weeks to maintain her coat and to prevent facial matting. This cost will need to be factored into her budget.

To register your interest in Eva, please send us an e-mail with a little information about yourself and the home you would provide for her. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If you live on the North Shore of Auckland and are able to foster this sweet little dog as a backup option, we also look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

 
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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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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