We are here to support, educate and help dogs and dog owners in Ruakaka, Bream Bay and Whangarei.


Founded in 2014, Ruakaka Dog Rescue aims to bring about change and introduce responsible dog ownership to our local community.  We want to reduce the numbers of puppies and dogs bred, traded, unregistered and without vaccinations that roam the streets. As a part of this mission, we support low income families with feeding, kennels, flea treatment, worm treatments and other assistance they may require.

We aim to promote, and provide where possible, de-sexing in order to decrease the number of unwanted pups born every year. We are small but we are extremely grateful to have the support of an amazing group of skilled people from within in the dog industry throughout New Zealand.

About us

These people and our Facebook supporters help us everyday to work towards our goals. If you want to adopt, foster, fundraise, donate or just be involved with Ruakaka Dog Rescue - contact us today! Check out our Dogs for Adoption page - you might just find your next family member.


Registered charity number: CC51267