Welcome to Retired Working Dogs NZ Charitable Trust

Proud and passionate about working breeds, we’ve rehomed more than 1,580 of these intelligent and loving animals.

We are here for…

  • Seniors integral in helping run their farms. These stoic dogs have worked their entire lives, helping to put food on our table. They ask for so little. We help them find the pampered retirements they deserve.
  • Workers slowing down but still keen to stay busy on a smaller block of land.
  • Dogs injured on the job. When we’re able to, we bring these dogs into foster care, arranging their medical treatment and rehabilitation while they await their new homes.
  • “Failed” working dogs that would prefer life as a pet!
  • We also rehome retiring pig hunting dogs who are looking for a quieter pace of life.

Learn more about our dogs available for adoption or check out our success stories.

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