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Thank you for considering adoption! 

We have closed our foster and adoption programme to focus on desexing as many dogs as we can in the community to stop the flood of unwanted dogs and puppies. 

But you will find some amazing dogs needing a forever home on our Facebook page and at other amazing rescues around the region. 


Your newest family member is waiting for you...


All Ruakaka Dog Rescue dogs must go to homes that are owner-occupied (unless in exceptional circumstances) and they must sleep inside and be family pets.

A donation of $300 applies which covers vaccinations, de-sexing, micro-chipping (registered with the NZ Companion Animal Database), flea and worm treatment, and current council registration.

We have some incredible dogs looking for new homes advertised on behalf of their owners. Please check out our Facebook album for more information.

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These dogs are listed on behalf of their owners, we have not met these dogs. If you are interested please contact the number on the ad on the Facebook listing. 
All dogs are desexed unless otherwise mentioned.

There are also amazing dogs needing forever homes at: 

Pound Pooches Whangarei 

Bay of Islands Animal Rescue

Country Retreat Animal Sanctuary

SPCA Whangarei

SPCA Kerikeri



Adopt, don't Shop!

For owners
If you have a dog to rehome, please fill in the Advertising on Behalf form on our forms page. Please note we only advertise dogs that are desexed.

If your dog isn't desexed, we can assist with desexing if needed. Please fill in the Desexing application form to apply.

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