SPCA New Zealand

Are you the Special Someone our animals have been waiting for? From 6-21 July, we are waiving adoption fees for long-stay residents for the right home. Look for the ‘Special Love Needed’ tag on our adoption profiles, check you can provide what they need to flourish & apply online. Our usual adoption criteria and processes apply.

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Why we charge adoption fees

Why we charge adoption fees

When you adopt from SPCA, your new pet is all ready to go.

We ensure all animals are healthy and prepared for their new home prior to adoption, with essential things such as desexing, microchipping and vaccinations already done for you.

Our adoption fees are great value for money if you tally everything up – and they help us rescue more animals in need.

The adoption fee for each animal is shown on their adoption profile.

Our adoptions fees across all our centres are as follows:

Animal Price
Kitten <5 months $200
Cat >5 months - 9 years $125
Senior Cat >10 years $90
Puppy <5 months $300
Dog >5 months - 8 years $250
Senior Dog >9 years $125
Rabbit $60
Guinea Pig $40
Birds, rats & other small animals $20
Horses $290
Cattle $200
Pigs $65
Sheep $40
Goats $40
Chickens / Ducks $20
Roosters Donation


To cover the cost of processing your adoption and accepting payment, a service charge of $2.50 will be added to all adoption fees.

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