Here you’ll find

  • Dogs placed in our foster care network.
  • Working breeds advertised on behalf of owners and rescue organisations.

Need-to-know information

  • If you have questions about an advertised dog, use the contact details on that listing.
  • Looking for a fulltime worker? Please check the working dog buy/sell pages instead.
  • To contribute towards their medical costs, we do require an adoption fee for our foster dogs.
  • This is not a “buy and sell” page. Were you asked to pay for any dog not in our foster network? If so, please notify us.
  • Got a question related to a dog ad? Contact us with the reason set to “ad queries”.
  • To submit a dog for adoption, please complete our dog for adoption form.  

Our foster dogs

What you need to know…

  • Our special team of dog-loving foster carers welcome these animals into their lives for a minimum of one month. They learn their personalities and expose them to new situations and adventures, in preparation for their new homes.
  • Our fosters are vaccinated, microchipped, worm and flea treated and, if age-appropriate – not too young or old – they are de-sexed.
  • Some are referred to us through vet clinics after experiencing career-ending injuries. We arrange and pay for all medical costs and rehabilitation while they await adoption.
  • When we rehome a dog, we take great care to match them to the best possible home. Prospective owners must provide a vet reference and undergo a property inspection.
  • To contribute towards the cost of their care, we charge an adoption fee of $350.

RWDNZ FOSTER DOG – Punga – Hastings

RWDNZ FOSTER DOG – Fade – Ohakune

RWDNZ FOSTER DOG – Tika – Palmerston North

Bugger – Raetihi

Listed on behalf

These working breed dogs are not in our personal care. The advertisements are on behalf of the current owners or rescue groups.

We have a fabulous online network filled with many repeat adopters. If your situation has changed and you need to rehome a working breed dog, you can arrange this here.

Considering fostering?

We supply what you need and cover any veterinary costs.

If you have time, love and patience and feel suited to becoming a dedicated foster carer, we’d love to chat.

Please complete this form and we’ll be in touch.  Please note that his link takes you to an external site and your personal information will no longer benefit from the protection provided by the RWD website.

Alternatively, you can contact us with the reason set to “fostering“.

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