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Adopter details

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

About me

My name is Caitlin O’Connor.  You can reach me on: 0277130455 or email at c8tie@icloud.com. I live in Wellington 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. There are no other animals here. At our property, we have 0 cats, 0 chooks, 0 rabbits and 0 sheep.
Details of other animals:

Three horses who are well accustomed to dogs. During certain times of the year there are sheep and cattle on the trails I run/ride.

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

A four acre lifestyle property in Ohariu Valley. It is about a 25 minute drive to Wellington central and has plenty of walking/riding tracks nearby.

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

I have grown up with dogs my entire life and have a lot of experience in owning dogs. My family and I have owned an old English Sheepdog, a Bichon Frise, a Newfoundland and more recently a Leonberger who unfortunately passed away last November at the ripe old age of 11. We spent over $10k for her to have a portion of her lower jaw removed due to cancer and as a result we luckily got spend another year and a half with her before she passed. All our dogs have been loved unconditionally.

I go out running and horse riding on the trails near our property and am looking for a canine companion to join me. There would always be someone home to care for the dog each day and my manager has very kindly agreed to let me take the dog to work with me as well. As with all our previous dogs it would also be allowed inside as it pleases. I have a number of close friends with dogs so the dog would have plenty of canine interaction also.