SPCA New Zealand

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Looking to adopt?

Adoptions have changed as a result of current Alert Levels.

Level 3 areas: Contactless adoptions can take place in our centres under Alert Level 3. You can browse and enquire about animals of interest using the link in their profile, and a member of our animal care teams will be in touch to discuss next steps and book contactless adoption appointments. Please note, adoptions are by appointment only.

The rest of the country: Adoptions can resume by appointment. You can browse and enquire about animals online, and your local SPCA team will be in touch to discuss next steps.

Please note: We are currently not able to transport animals across Covid alert level boundaries, so we will be prioritising local adopters if they are a good fit for the animal.

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.

Thank you!

N.B. Kittens: Due to the volume of kittens for adoption during kitten season (from December), not all kittens are listed online. To adopt a kitten, call your local Centre to make an appointment. You will meet a number of kittens when you come in and upon choosing one, will be able to complete an adoption on the day.

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