Kate
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It’s exactly a year since we found our beautiful Kate via your FB page. We had been devastated when our treasured Border Collie died after 15 years, but realised we still had love to give and a work colleague suggested … Read More

“Better Together: Simba and Brody”
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What happens when the Council tells an owner of six dogs that he has too many for his suburban section?  In this case, the owner turned to Retired Working Dogs NZ. What happens when you are getting ready to move … Read More

Beautiful prints available
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(10 Jan 2019: We regret these prints are no longer available. Please contact Vicky directly with any enquiries). The very talented and kind Vicky Taylor (a pyrographic artist) has given permission for Retired Working Dogs to sell two of her … Read More

Jake
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“Jake” retired off the hill country after 12 years of hard work. He has chronic eye issues that require twice daily eye drops. He is so tolerant of all the medication and having his eyes wiped. We are monitoring him … Read More

Jake
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Jake went to his forever home in November 2017. His birth was unexpected and he was well cared for by his owner until he was old enough to be taken into foster care with Retired Working Dogs. He is a … Read More

Daisy
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Daisy is a 13(?) year old female huntaway who came to us from the Pound. We don’t know much about this old girl’s life, but she has improved so much in the care of her wonderful foster mum and the … Read More

Cassie
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Cassie is a two or three year-old beardie collie cross. She came to us in Aug 2017 severely underweight. She has gained weight and confidence and learnt how to be a house dog. Cassie has damaged kidneys and, sadly, we … Read More