Interested to hear from adoptees? Here’s some stories of happy pooches in their new homes!

When the time comes to say goodbye to our fosters, we always shed a tear, so we absolutely love hearing updates on how they’ve settled into their new lives.

If you’ve adopted a dog through us, we’d love to hear how they’re doing. Please contact us and, in the reason section, select other, or message us on our Facebook page!

Colin and Mac

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Colin was an 88 year old farmer needing a new-old dog. We had a great response to his advert and he has the perfect new-old dog now. Mac came from a kind farmer in Hunterville who now owns a farm … Read More

Whippy the retired pig dog

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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


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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


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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


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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


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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