We love to keep in touch with our furry friends and hear all about how they are enjoying their new lives. You can read about some some of our success stories here.

Whippy the retired pig dog

Due to his work and living circumstances, Whippy’s old owner was unable to keep her. His kids said “Good bye” to her and he took her on the one-way trip to the vet. Luckily for Whippy, the vet nurse knew … Read More


It’s exactly a year since we found our beautiful Kate via your FB page. We had been devastated when our treasured Border Collie died after 15 years, but realised we still had love to give and a work colleague suggested … Read More

“Better Together: Simba and Brody”

What happens when the Council tells an owner of six dogs that he has too many for his suburban section?  In this case, the owner turned to Retired Working Dogs NZ. What happens when you are getting ready to move … Read More


I would like to introduce you to Daisy. A big old gentle high country Huntaway who is living out her remaining years with love and comfort in permanent foster with the help of Retired Working Dogs NZ. In June 2016 … Read More


Jake went to his forever home in November 2017. His birth was unexpected and he was well cared for by his owner until he was old enough to be taken into foster care with Retired Working Dogs. He is a … Read More


Toshie, our beautiful rehomed border collie. She came to us as “Toss”. Toshie was a failed working dog who has quickly settled into her new life where she’s enjoying being a spoiled, doted-upon, much-loved dog. She just loves putting her … Read More


Rose has settled into our family extremely well. She is very affectionate, responsive and obedient. She seems very intelligent, and adjusted to our routines very quickly – we are very pleased with her. Unfortunately she doesn’t know anything about playing … Read More


Fay came to live with us in August 2017 and has made herself very much at home. We cannot imagine being without her now.  She was retired as a young dog due to an injury on the farm which meant … Read More