SPCA New Zealand

Find your perfect match

Looking to adopt?

We would love for you to meet your perfect match - that's why appointments are required for adoptions in all SPCA Centres.

If you are interested in adopting:

  1. Browse the adoption profiles below
  2. Apply for any animal you are interested in, using the 'Register to adopt' button in their profile
  3. The team will be in touch to ask further questions and arrange an adoption appointment.

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 large number 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 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.

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Coco and Nugget

A happy adoption story

Coco and Nugget

Coco and Nugget

A success story

"[They] rule the house as a team!"

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