Looking to adopt?
Under New Zealand’s traffic light system, our Centre is open to the public by appointment, in both red and orange. If you are interested in adopting, please contact us via the website or by phoning us to make an appointment. In line with Government regulations, physical distancing, face coverings, and contact-tracing measures are required and must be adhered to when appointments take place.
We’ve improved our adoptions process to better care for the animals in our centres by using an appointment system.
We know that high levels of foot traffic and crowded adoption areas create stressful environments for our animals. Our priority is to provide a calm and controlled environment where our animals are happy, healthy and stress-free. A good majority of our animals are also being cared for by foster families out in our communities while they prepare for adoption. Research shows that when animals are cared for in foster homes, it’s less stressful for them. As foster parents get to know the animal and their characteristics, it is very helpful in matching them to the most suitable family when they’re ready for adoption.
If you’re interested in adopting an animal from SPCA, click on the Adopt button to browse the animals and apply online. Alternatively, please contact your nearest centre directly to make an appointment.
N.B. Kittens: Due to the volume of kittens for adoption during kitten season (from December), not all kittens are listed individually online. Centres who have kittens available will have an ad to indicate they do. You can apply to adopt a kitten via this ad and the team will invite you to a meet-and-greet at the centre if they find a good match.