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The Humane Society of New Zealand Inc. endeavours to improve the situation of needy animals as it is made aware of them. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. Read more...

Adopt A Pet


Status: Available
Age: 4-5 years
Sex: Male
Breed: Schipperke
Bertie is a delightful, loving dog. He is very playful including with his toys which he greets you with


Status: Available
Age: 4 months - 22/07/16
Sex: Female
Breed: Tabby Domestic Shorthair
Tammy purrs a lot and is affectionate once she trusts you

Latest news

Posted 27-Feb-2015

Sponsored Trek to Mt Everest Base Camp


Ramesh is back!  Congratulations!

He successfully completed the trek to Mt Everest Base Camp, and writes:

I returned from Nepal just last week and pleased to inform you that the trek was a huge success. :)

I managed to reach Everest Base Camp at 5,400m without any problems (despite two of my trekking mates dropping out due to altitude sickness) and the views from there were simply breathtaking.

Here are some pics from Everest.  I came across several mountain dogs on the way up to Everest and was amazed to see them walking beside me for quite a distance.

The trek to Mt Everest Base Camp is back on, after having to be postponed due to the earthquake. Ramesh will be leaving next week!

We are so grateful for the money he has raised, and wish him all the best in Nepal

If you want to support his trek his give-a-little account has been re-opened at:   http://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/ramesh1402#


Ramesh adopted a Golden Retriever from us in 2011, and has now kindly offered to raise some funds for the Humane Society by setting up a give a little page to sponsor his trek to Mt Everest Base Camp in May.

If you wish to see his page the link is:  http://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/ramesh1402#

Thank you so much Ramesh, your efforts are really appreciated by the Humane Society, and the animals we help.

Mt Everest Trek Update:

Due to the earthquakes currently in Nepal Ramesh has postponed his trip until late August, we are just thankful he wasn't there when the earthquake hit.


How Can You Help?

The Humane Society of New Zealand consists totally of dedicated volunteers. We need your help to continue our services.

Desex your pet

There are not enough homes now for pets, so why produce more? The Humane Society of NZ has desexing of pets as one of it's core aims.


Assist us with the organisation and running of our annual Pets Picnic in the Park fun day, held in the One Tree Hill domain.


Become a foster home for our rescued dogs. If you have some experience with dogs, a securely fenced property and some time to spend, you can assist with the rehabilitation of our rescued dogs.


Donate your time by joining our telephone roster to assist in taking calls from the public. Make regular donations to the Society for its ongoing work. The Society receives no funding and relies on donations to continue.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance towards the cost of desexing your pet is available in cases of genuine hardship.

To enquire about an application for assistance to desex your pet, please phone or write to the Humane Society, or fill in the online application form located under "desexing".