When Wendy arrived in New Zealand for a 6 month holiday with her family, one of the first things she did was apply for a volunteering position with us. How lucky we and our animals are to have had her dog-walking and shelter help since October.
Sadly Wendy returns to the UK on Monday and will be sorely missed. However, she assures us she will return to NZ before long… and we can’t wait to welcome her back!
BON VOYAGE dear Wendy! Huge thanks for all the assistance and love you bring to humans and animals alike….
Awesome Angie creates long-line leashes
Thursday, 09 March 2017 00:00
We are very grateful to Angie who has kindly been volunteering for us for 18 months now.
She has been shopping and putting her creative talents to excellent use. Angie has made six long-line leads so that our dogs can go swimming and have some extra freedom without getting into trouble.
You rock Angie!
Watching this video clip helps dogs
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 00:00
Whatever we are doing, animals enhance our lives
Simply watch this engaging video clip to help rescued dogs. Many thanks!
Introducing our latest rescue pup – Charles
Friday, 03 March 2017 00:00
Gorgeous little Charles is a Cocker Spaniel and he will be looking for a home once he has been assessed, neutered, micro-chipped and registered. More information coming soon...
Early expressions of interest to
Animals can ease our grief
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 00:00
A little girl in grief at the loss of her beloved cat friend releases her pain and is comforted by the arrival of a kitten.
One of our fosterers has many rescued kittens awaiting adoption as soon as they are old enough... and we have many, many more beautiful adult cats who have been waiting much too long for a loving home to call their own.
Beautiful Baylie has been adopted
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 00:00
It’s with a joyful heart that we announce 10-year-old Baylie’s happy ending.
She is now fully immersed in a cheerful, stimulating home with an extended family of eight people and a canine friend for company. Her human friends range in age from 3 years old to 84 years… and they are all tripping over themselves for turns to feed and walk her. We are so delighted that everyone has fallen in love with our beautiful girl.
Baylie has established herself as the doggy matriarch with resident Boxer Rocco, and visiting Retriever Mikko both respecting her senior position.
Not only does Baylie have an ideal retirement home; she also has a new lease of life! Lucky Baylie, lucky family! How we love a happy ending…
Note from Baylie's original mum: "I cannot thank you enough for all the time, energy and goodwill you have put into helping us re-home Baylie. Your care and concern for our canine companions humbles me - we are all most fortunate to have such a hard-working and kind-hearted soul as yourself working on behalf of our furry friends".
Two steps to change your world
Saturday, 25 February 2017 00:00
When this man adopted a shelter dog and went vegan, his whole world changed for the better. May everyone follow his lead.
Watch the touching video:
Happy Ending for Niki
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00
Time to share yet another happy ending!
It was love at first sight when Claudia and Mark met Niki, our rescue German Shepherd X puppy. They flew through their interview and home inspection and had bought everything she needed - even before the adoption was formally approved.
Her new name Enake (meaning 'Alert') suits her beautifully. We are absolutely thrilled for this gorgeous little girl.
When we rescued Little Brown Hen, Little Black Hen and Little Rooster from being killed in possum traps, we cared for them in our small, 'temporary' holding pen for 18 months while we searched for a fully predator-proof home for them.
In desperation, we asked The Animal Sanctuary if they would adopt them. Thankfully they said yes - and we were ecstatic when we saw the massive enclosure they had prepared. We are so grateful to everyone at The Animal Sanctuary.
The trio of tiny Bantam chickens was equally impressed with their new home, and Little Rooster strutted about as though he'd personally moved his girls into this awesome mansion.
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.
If you would like to meet Buddy please contact