Adopt a dog

Find out how to adopt a dog in Hutt City.

About our dog rehoming programme

With help from the SPCA, HUHA and other rescue organisations, we've put together a successful dog rehoming programme that helps place dogs into safe homes in Hutt City.

All of our dogs are temperament-tested to make sure they're suitable for rehoming. Our dogs are microchipped and desexed.



If you're a prospective owner, you'll need to have a property inspection to show that you have dog-free access to the front door.

To adopt a dog:

  1. email, or
  2. fill in the Dog Rehome Application Form (PDF 485.6 KB)

We'll be in touch as soon as we receive your application. Dog adoption costs will apply if your application is successful and you choose a dog to adopt.

Our adoption service costs include:

  • a $75 vaccination fee
  • a $15 NZCAR fee
  • Desexing costs of the dog

To see what dogs we have available for adoption, go to the Animal Services Facebook page.

We have multiple dogs come in to our care and are looking for new homes. All dogs are checked for temperament and health before we put them up for adoption.

From time to time, some  dogs need more extensive and costly treatments such as a dental, ultrasound, and surgery. These treatments need to be arranged and paid for before dogs can be adopted.

We're lucky to have help from our local SPCA or HUHANZ agencies to assist with some of these cases, but they too have a huge number of vet bills each month for their own dogs. For that reason, we'd really love to be able to take the burden off other charities that are already struggling and raise funds to treat our shelter dogs ourselves.


21 Meachen Street, Seaview, Lower Hutt 5010

Contact details

Telephone: (04) 570 6666