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.
Walle needs care within 10 days
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 21:50
URGENT: Contact us at
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 licking 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
Update on Eva
Monday, 28 August 2017 00:00
(Original post is immediately below)
Today we took this gentle little dog to a lovely foster home. If she and the resident dog get along and Eva settles in well, her adoption will follow. We have our paws crossed with baited breath.
Many thanks to each of you who shared Eva's post, offered her foster care or applied to adopt her. We have kept your details on file in case Eva's trial home doesn't work out - or in case another small dog comes along.
Please check out the post for Eva's housemate, Walle, tomorrow night. Many thanks.
URGENT: Little Eva seeks a loving retirement home
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:00
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.
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.
Paw Justice strikes again
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 00:00
We are so grateful to Paw Justice for donating the dog, cat, rabbit and chicken food that we so desperately needed for our rescued animals.
Co-founder Shaughan is pictured with his gorgeous daughter Andee when they delivered the goodies to our shelter door.
As everyone knows - you guys are totally awesome! Thank you!
Who will you vote for?
Monday, 24 July 2017 00:00
Elections will be held in September. Please cast a meaningful vote for animals.
Which parties really care about them and which parties don't care at all? Click on the image for the answers and please widely share these party responses. Thank you.
(The project is half completed - but more funds are needed to continue)
If you are a new visitor, please check out this link first: click here
Thanks to everyone's generous donations, Vernie's fences and gates are shaping up beautifully. Friends of his future family have turned up to weekend working bees and nothing has been able to stop their determination - not even a large tree that needed to be removed... or torrential downpours.
We are halfway there, but cannot continue without further funds to purchase more building materials.
Please share Vernie's story and encourage your friends to be part of his adoption team.
Thank you so much everybody!
Cerberus is saved
Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:00
Cerberus was saved through a united public effort. He went from sleeping under a tree in an Auckland suburban neighbourhood, to being impounded in a council shelter.
Today he was released from the pound and is in a welcoming foster home until he is neutered and adopted.
Congratulations to everyone involved for a fantastic outcome!
We are so happy to be playing a part in this beautiful boy's rescue...