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Adopter details

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

About me

My name is Jane McDermott.  You can reach me on: 0226484647 or email at jane.mcdermott@vetent.co.nz. I live in Otorohanga in our own property. I can walk/exercise a dog and I already have 2 other dogs. The dog is likely to be left alone for 8 hours per day.


There are no children at the property. At our property, we have 0 cats, 6 chooks, 0 rabbits and 6 sheep.
Details of other animals:

Cattle, alpacas. Dogs have own area though and in house at night, only in with stock and chickens when I am there. Lifestyle block.

We are interested in adopting the following dogs:

An older dog that will be happy to chill out most of the time in retirement but that might help me move the sheep on the odd occasion or come with me in the paddocks for company if it wanted. Needs to get along with other dogs as would be with my two greyhounds whilst I am at work. An ex sheep dog that is truly looking for retirement, but can still manage a little bit like half an hour once a month… not wanting a young dog, hoping to have one that is trained with sheep and can help me move them in return I can provide a pretty cushy retired life:) I am a vet so can provide pretty decent care for an older dog, plus my current 2 are also in their senior years.

A few words about our property:

2.5 ha Flat lifestyle block. Fully fenced but just standard height, so no escape artists 🙂

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

I am a large animal vet. Nice flat block of land, 2 senior pet greyhounds that chill here already, ideal place for an older retired dog. Whilst I am at work all day and the dogs stay here alone, they have a reasonable sized fenced off enclosure, are then allowed inside to sleep at night, and I am almost always around at night and weekends and they can potter around with me. They hounds are too lazy to come in the paddocks, but they want to they can…