SPCA New Zealand

Find your perfect pet

Looking to adopt an animal from SPCA? 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.

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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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Chocolate and River

A happy adoption story

Chocolate and River

Chocolate and River

A success story

Chocolate and River arrived in SPCA's care through no fault of their own. After months of waiting, their new family walked through SPCA's doors and the rest is history! They now are living their second chance at happiness in a loving home.

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