How to adopt an animal

When you adopt from the SPCA, our expert animal team will take the time to match you to the right pet for your family. We will talk with you to understand your lifestyle and needs before helping you to select the right pet for you and the right home for every animal.

1. BROWSE ANIMAL PROFILES ONLINE

View some of the animals available for adoption on this website or on our Facebook page. Not every animal is on the website as new animals come in every day. We don't put individual kittens on the website as they get adopted so quickly.

View animals for adoption

2. VISIT THE ANIMALS IN PERSON

Come and view the animals available for adoption at the SPCA at 50 Westney Rd Mangere. We're open to the public 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm.

Cats and small animals - you’re welcome to come during opening hours, have a look around the cattery and small animals area and chat to the team and they can introduce you to the animals we have available. Please note that all adoptions must be done in person at the animal village and you must meet the animal prior to adopting.

*Please note that photographic evidence of you rabbit accommodation set up may be requested during the adoption process.*

Dogs – you are welcome to come and view the dogs anytime during opening hours. However, if you are interested in adopting a specific dog or puppy please call ahead on 09 2567309 to schedule a meet and greet appointment with our canine team. This ensures you have plenty of time to get to know the dog, especially during our busy periods, as we do prioritise our booked in appointments. Prior to coming out we are happy to provide you with more information over the phone on our available dogs/puppies and our adoption process.

3. TALK TO AN EXPERT AT THE SPCA

Our friendly animal team will help you choose the pet that’s right for you. They will discuss your lifestyle, experience level and what you’re looking for. They’ll check you tick all the boxes for adoption and introduce you to some of the animals that are right for you.

4. FILL IN THE PAPERWORK

Cats and small animals - once you've found the pet for you, you’ll need to grab an application form, fill it in and get one of the team to review and approve the adoption of your new family member.

Dogs – you are welcome to view the dogs available in the adoption area. However, before being introduced to any of the dogs, you’ll need fill in an application form.  You will also need to provide photo ID.  One of our canine team will then introduce you to some of the dogs or puppies that are right for you.

*PLEASE NOTE* - The Canine Adoption area will be closed to the public from 12pm-4pm on the following days:

  • Thursday 26th October
  • Thursday 9th November
  • Thursday 26th November

Save time by downloading and completing the application form before you come.

5. INTRODUCE YOUR FAMILY (DOGS ONLY)

Found your new best friend? The next step is introducing them to your existing family – everyone in the family, including your existing dog(s) must meet the new dog prior to adoption.

6. PROPERTY CHECK (DOGS ONLY)

We will then arrange a time to complete a property check to ensure your home is fully fenced and has suitable space for the dog.

7. SIGN UP

It’s time to make it official. We'll just need you to sign up and pay the adoption fee and get ready to bring your new buddy home.

8. SHOP

Before you leave the SPCA, make sure you pop into the SPCA pet supplies shop for expert advice and everything you'll need for your new pet. All profits help us protect Auckland's animals.

How much does it cost to adopt a pet?

When you adopt from the SPCA, your new pet is all ready to go. We ensure all animals are healthy and prepared for their new home prior to adoption. Our adoption fees are great value for money as all animals are:

  • Vet checked, healthy and temperament checked
  • De-sexed
  • Vaccinated
  • Wormed and treated for fleas
  • Micro chipped
  • All dogs are registered (Auckland Council only)
  • Adoption fees help us to rescue other animals in need.
Kitten $170
Adult Cat $110
Senior Cat $60
Puppy  $285
Adult Dog $265
Senior Dog $160
Rabbit $65
Guinea Pig $30
Other animals price on application

Kittens and puppies are less than 6 months old. Adult cats and dogs are between 6 months to 7 years old. Senior cats and dogs are 7 years or older.

Why adopt

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Animal Care

Learn about caring for your pet as well as legal Minimum Standards for care.  

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