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This is 4-year-old Amber's radiant face when she has been given time to love and trust a human friend.

Do you have time and love to give her?

Please visit us again to view a full introduction to our timid little Whippet X Staffy girl.


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When Jess and Marley's Mum passed away, they were left grieving and without a home. With the huge loss they have suffered, they are in need of a stable lifestyle with lots of love. Their sad little faces show their despair and confusion.

JESSIE. DOB: 7/5/12 (Just turned 10).

Adopted at 4-months-old from the Humane Society. Jessie is an extremely loyal and intuitive girl who has an uncanny ability to read her humans. (Her human siblings call her their ‘human dog’).

She has lived with cats all her life, but has shown interest in unknown cats. Sometimes she suffers from itchy skin which is suspected to be a grass allergy. However, she is currently doing well on good quality sensitive food.

Jessie is a good, alert dog who will bark to let you know something's up - but she’s pretty chilled and calm otherwise. She can be dog reactive at times, but is easily redirected by saying ‘leave the puppy’.

Jess is wary of strange men, loves water, and chasing a ball. At her age, small sessions with short throws are in her best interest now. She’s in good health for a 10-year-old girl, and weighs approx 25 kilos. She has been surrounded by love all her life, lived in a quiet, peaceful, calm home, and loves to be close to her human. All she needs now is her own person.

MARLEY. Will turn 7 in September.

He’s a neutered, white Golden Retriever. He is a failed assistance dog who was adopted when he was about 1-year-old. He failed his assistance training because he has some insecurities and anxiety issues/irrational fears. For instance, he absolutely hates and fears water, and isn’t good in public/noisy/busy places.

Marley is generally a well-mannered boy who loves people and other dogs. He’s just a big hairy loveable goofball of a boy. Marley too has lived with multiple cats and is very gentle, but has also shown interest in stranger cats. He loves to bring presents, loves his food... and will eat anything in sight.

Both dogs require regular grooming and Marley drops a lot of fur. Previous big, hairy dog experience would be an advantage.

They are both de-sexed and micro-chipped, and will be registered on the NZ Companion Animal Register. Council registrations are up to date along with vaccinations, flea and worm treatment.

Neither dog would be suitable in a house with small, noisy children. Their lives have been very unsettled and they’ve had huge upheaval since their Mum passed away. They have never been left alone all day as their Mum worked part time. Marley has some separation anxiety.

Applicants must own their home in the wider Auckland area, be fully fenced, and available for a property inspection, etc.

Expressions of interest in these beautiful, bereaved housemates may be directed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you.

Sassy has never had a loving home

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This beautiful girl was shut in a kennel-and-run for at least 5 years, as punishment for failing to retrieve the rabbits her guardian shot dead. She even became impregnated through the wire and birthed litters of puppies during her harrowing imprisonment. We shudder to think what may have happened to her babies.

Sassy's only joy was the local children who poked their fingers through the bars of her cage to pet her. As a result of this minimal positive human interaction, she adores people of all ages.

Hope finally came when a compassionate woman visited the Far North and heard that Sassy had never been been out of the cage. She bravely knocked on the door and asked to take the man's dog for a walk. Sadly, he refused the request.

When she came back to Auckland, she asked if we would re-home Sassy if she could persuade her captor to surrender her. We agreed, so she soon made the long return journey and repeated her request to walk Sassy.

Again the guy refused, so she inquired whether he would sell her. He asked how much she would give him, but turned down her offer, saying he would only accept a larger sum. Desperate to save Sassy from her despairing life, she rushed to the ATM machine... and Sassy came to Auckland.

Having been totally isolated, Sassy has not been socialised with other animals and cannot be trusted around them. As a no-kill rescue, we all began to work with her and our dog coaches. She is now wonderful on the leash (unless an animal comes into her sightline), is toilet trained and loves being inside human homes. Despite our best efforts, she has not yet learned to get along with other animals - so we are searching for a special needs, animal-free home for her.

Our vets have identified Sassy as a likely Boxer X Staffy now aged about 7 years. This bright, companionable girl picks up tricks in a heartbeat, wants to be a part of whatever is going on and is easily pleased with her naturally happy, curious, tail-wagging nature. She's a playful foodie who trots like a prancing pony, loves to sniff and roll in the grass, to rest her head on our laps and to receive loving touch and praise. Sassy is highly allergic to the plant named Wandering Jew, so a property search for any signs of it would be imperative.

We are looking forward to introducing our girl to one of two types of special home:

Option 1).
To be a companion house-dog who lives out the rest of her life on a securely fenced & gated property with indoor and outdoor access, plenty of company and garden play, sleeping inside and given loads of loving care. Except for vet visits, Sassy would never leave this property and no animals would visit it. With her human sociable outlook, people coming and going would be a bonus, but not essential. The gating system would have to be foolproof.

Option 2).
To live with physically fit/robust people who are experienced with animal reactive dogs and are comfortable to walk her, (as we do) always muzzled, always on a leash, in relatively isolated areas. Again the security of the fences and gates would need to be foolproof and she would be given all the comforts of a loving indoor/outdoor home.

Although Sassy loves little children, they and their friends are more likely to accidentally leave gates open so, unless there is a double gated system (similar to cattery or aviary walk-ins), we would prefer she lives in a responsible adult home. She will be an interactive, happy and engaging companion for the right applicants.

Sassy is currently living in Auckland and we have had her spayed, micro-chipped, vaccinated, flea and worm treated. She is an affectionate, medium/large dog weighing about 28kg.

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Please provide your whereabouts, a contact phone number and a little about your living arrangements and lifestyle. We can't wait to have a chat and bring Sassy to meet you. ? Thank you.

Winnie needs dog-experienced caregivers please


Beautiful 2.5 year old Winnie is looking for an active and loving home. Her mother is an Australian Kelpie cross and, although her father is unknown, she looks to have an abundance of Labrador genes. Her lightly wrinkled face may indicate traces of Mastiff or Shar Pei.

Although affectionate Winnie has plenty of energy for bush, park and beach outings - and boisterous play with other dogs, she is equally happy chilling out for cuddles after her walks.

If you have a dog-secure property, plenty of time to keep Winnie company and are prepared to take her to professional dog obedience classes, we look forward to your application.

Winnie is spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, registered, flea and worm treated. All she needs now is a firm and loving home with a couple or individual.

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PHOTOS: Courtesy of our awesome volunteer dog walkers.

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