Can you help with surgery for Smudge?

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All Smudge wants for Christmas is two good legs. Smudge is kind, loyal, cuddly and loves his foster Mum. He needs cruciate surgery on two of his legs. Our friends at Totally Vets, Fielding have come to the party with … Read More

Our 2023 calendars are now available for pre-order

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The 2023 calendars have gone to the printers and will be available in the second week of November. Harvey is the cover boy this year.

SPCA Desexing Grant

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We are grateful recipients of an SPCA Desexing Grant of a little over $3,000. The grant includes microchips and NZCAR registration all of which will benefit our foster dogs. Thank you to the SPCA and Companion Animals NZ Trust.

Federated Farmers Article: There’s Life in the Old Dog Yet

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Federated Farmers article about retired pig dog Eric and Cloud who sustained a career-ending injury

Rural Life features RWD

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A North Otago teacher is giving retired working dogs a second chance at life. Read Elizabeth’s story in “Rural Life”

Fieldays Spotlight Success Story: Wag’s new life

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Natalie and partner Steve re-homed their 8 year old working dog, Wag. In this video, Natalie goes to visit Wag and his new owners. What a great success story! We have many dogs available for adoption

2021 Calendar now shipping!

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They’re here!! Our 2021 calendars are hot off the press and ready to go. With all kinds of retired working dogs, from the one-eyed to the three-legged and everything in between, each month features a different poster dog re-homed through … Read More

RWD on the Wireless

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“The Kiwi charity teaching old farm dogs new tricks” James Fyfe Transcript from Newshub Natalie Smith spoke to Rural Today. Credits: Video – Newshub; Image – Retired Working Dogs NZ A Kiwi charity says it can’t keep up with demand … Read More

CopRice is RWD’s new food sponsor

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In January of this year, Retired Working Dog NZ (RWD) signed a food sponsorship  agreement with CopRice to feed the foster dogs that come into their care.  RWD aims to find homes for farm and hunting dogs that either have no interest … Read More

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