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Country Retreat Animal Sanctuary rescues dogs and puppies from all across Auckland.
We give them all the love and care in the world, but they really want a new forever home.
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Adoption FAQs

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We take care to match dogs with new owners. Some need space, others need a quiet home, and some won't mix well with other pets or young children. Please don't be offended if you can't adopt a particular dog.

Before you apply to adopt, please know that desexing if mandatory if it has not yet bene done. Desexing will generally be done before the dog is adopted out by our vet. If you prefer to have your own vet do this, it will be at your cost. Failure to abide by this is a breech of the adoption contract, and the dog will be removed and returned to the Animal Sanctuary – no exceptions.

Please remember that adopting a dog is a lifelong commitment. Dogs can often live for 15 years plus. They require love, attention, training, and there will be medical expenses along the way. So, make sure you are committed to the dog you choose.

The adoption fee covers desexing at our specified vet, microchipping and lifelong registration on the NZ Companion Animal microchip register, up to date vaccinations, and a current dose of flea and worm treatments when collected.