We are always on the look-out for folk to provide homes for our dogs. The people listed on this page have applied to adopt by completing our form on “Application to Home a Dog“. They have all agreed to share their details so please don’t abuse the privilege.


Adopter details

Hi, I'd like to adopt a retired working dog.

About me

My name is Sarah Willette.  You can reach me on: 0212783578 or email at moc.liamg@71ettelliwharas. I live in Upper Hutt in rented property. I can walk/exercise a dog The dog is likely to be left alone for 5 hours per day.


There are no children at the property. There are no other animals here. At our property, we have 0 cats, 0 chooks, 0 rabbits and 0 sheep.
Details of other animals:

We are considering the possibility of also having a cat at some point in the future.

We are interested in adopting the following dogs:

We are open to adopt any dog that matches what we are looking for regardless of age, size, or appearance. Although we have both grown up with dogs, we are still new to dog ownership ourselves, and would be looking for a dog that could fit the bill of being a good "starter" dog. Since we are renting, having a dog that is house trained and not likely to be destructive is imperative for us. We also plan on keeping the dog inside during the night and most times during the day unless we are out on walks/adventuring. Our energy levels are low to medium - we're looking for a more mellow, laid back, and sleepy dog who could be up for the occasional adventure or two. Also imperative to us is that the dog not be consistently vocal, as we live in close proximity to neighbors who, while understanding, are slightly noise sensitive.

A few words about our property:

We are renting a two bedroom house that has two lawns: one fenced, and one partially fenced. The fenced lawn is smaller - half of it is concrete walkway, and the other half is grass. The fence itself is around 1.5m high. The other partially fenced area is all grass and larger - our landlord has indicated he would be interested in entirely fencing it for us if the need be.

Our property is in Upper Hutt, and close to SH 2 - it's probably medium noise level, with the occasional loud motorcycle and truck driving by. Our dog would have to be content with the occasional loud noises to live at this property - but the noises themselves are not constant. Additionally, we are very close to dog friendly parks and walkways.

Here is why I think we can provide a good home:

We have patiently been waiting to adopt a dog for years, and now we finally believe the time is right to welcome one into our home. Although we lead busy lives (I am a full time graduate student at Victoria, and Henry is a full time welder), we are committed to providing our prospective dog with the care it needs and are confident in our ability to be dog parents. I believe we are also very careful and meticulous about our dog search process - it is of utmost importance to us that we are placed with as perfect of a fit as possible. We're contacting multiple rescues to try and land with the best possible match for us, but more importantly, our future dog. What makes us special, I think, is our commitment to wait for the right dog for us, rather than forcing a dog to accommodate our lifestyle. We would be attentive and doting parents, mostly interested in a companion who would like to "chill" with us as we go about our lives - but who could also be inspired to participate in the occasional tramp or river excursion with us.