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Adopter details

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

About me

My name is Brandy.  You can reach me on: 021870100 or email at bk@maitai.nz.

I live in Nelson in our own property.

I can walk/exercise a dog

The dog would not be left alone.The dog is likely to be left alone for 0 hours per day.


There are no children at the property.

At our property, we have 1 cats, 6 chooks, 0 rabbits and 0 sheep.

Details of other animals:

two highland cows

We are interested in adopting the following dogs:

heading, vizsla, beardie, or really any dog retired from farm duties that knows about cows and chickens, and wants to stay close to to their people. Ideal situation would be a well behaved/ well trained dog that doesn’t bark needlessly

A few words about our property:

4ha lifestyle block previously fenced for sheep, plus lots of QE2 land nearby for leisurely walks. Also UTV + tracks for dogs with a bit more energy

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

Both work from home, so dog will very rarely be left alone – ideal situation for a dog. Property is a lifestyle block (away from major traffic) with lots of gentle activities so an older farm dog won’t feel without a purpose.