The dogs shown below are for adoption – either through our foster network, or directly from their current owners, whose details are provided in the dog’s description. Please use the contact details on the listing if you have questions about the dog.

This is not a “buy and sell” page, although our foster dogs (and some dogs listed on behalf of rescue organisations) do come with an adoption fee to contribute towards their medical bills and the cost of their care. Please let us know if you are asked to pay an adoption fee for a dog listed by the current owner and we can talk to the owner or remove the advert.

For the most part, these dogs are either unsuitable for the work they were bred for, or have retired from full work, so if you are looking for a working dog for full-time use, then please check the dedicated working dog buy/sell pages. Working dog breeds that have not reached retirement age are generally very active and need lots of of exercise. Be aware that if they are not exercised sufficiently, they may show this by destructive behaviours, such as chewing or barking – as with any high energy breed.

To submit a dog for adoption, please fill in your details on our form.  If you have a question about an existing ad, please Contact Us and select “Ad queries”.

Our foster dogs

When a dog comes into foster with RWD they generally stay with us for a minimum of a month. During this time our amazing team of foster carers get to know the dog in their own homes, teach them about life as a pet, introduce them to as many different animals, people and situations as possible, and ensure that the dog receives all necessary veterinary treatment.

When we adopt out our foster dogs, we take great care to match them to the best possible home; we require prospective owners to provide a vet reference and undergo a property inspection. Foster Dogs have an adoption fee of $350.

Peg – Hawke’s Bay

Timmy – Feilding

Mel – Hastings

Spy – Wellington

Ruby And Pete – Feilding

Listed on behalf

These are the dogs that are being advertised by visitors to the website. You can advertise your dog by completing and submitting our form.

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