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 David Elliston.  You can reach me on: +10212629343 or email at davidelliston@xtra.co.nz. I live in Hokitika in our own property. I can walk/exercise a dog The dog is likely to be left alone for 1 hours per day.


There are no children at the property. At our property, we have 2 cats, 0 chooks, 0 rabbits and 0 sheep.
Details of other animals:

We have ducks that live on the nearby creek. They usually drop in for a feed once a day

We are interested in adopting the following dogs:
A few words about our property:

Rural 2 acre property. borders onto a swimmable creek. % minutes to the beach. 3 bedroom house

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

Have previously had a dog for 12 years. Sadly passed a couple of years ago. We are semi retired couple with plenty of time to put into a dog. The dog would lbe an inside dog. I am part time Sky TV tech and dog would travel with me when working as my previous dog did. A great beach close by for the dog to run and a creek borders the property for swims. We are both dog lovers and the dogs welfare would always be a priority.