As well as rescuing and rehoming dogs abandoned at local pounds, we do a lot of work in the community to assist dog owners who – for whatever reason – are finding it difficult to provide for their dog’s needs.
We can provide food, shelter, bedding, jackets and we can assist with desexing and containment (fencing, gates etc). It’s all part of our mission to improve dogs’ lives. If we can help a loved dog stay in its loving home, we’ll do whatever we can.
Providing essential care
As a responsible dog owner, you must ensure that your dog:
- is free from hunger, thirst, discomfort, distress, disease, pain or injury
- has adequate shelter
- has the freedom to display normal behaviours
This is the very minimum of care required by law.
If you or someone you know is struggling to provide any of these essentials, please reach out to us. There is absolutely no shame in asking for help and we’ll do whatever we can to assist you and your dog.
Desexing your dog
By getting your dog desexed you can help reduce New Zealand’s dog overpopulation problem and help your dog live a healthier, longer life.
Advantages of desexing your female dog:
- She won’t ‘cycle’ or have messy bleeding
- She won’t produce unwanted litters of puppies which in turn can result in thousands of unwanted dogs
- She’ll be less likely to be aggressive towards other dogs
- She’ll be more manageable in terms of training and temperament
- She’ll likely be more affectionate, playful and relaxed
- She won’t cause male dogs to roam the streets looking for in-season females
- If you desex her before her first cycle, you’ll help reduce her risk of mammary and ovarian tumours and infections
Advantages of desexing your male dog:
- It helps prevent unwanted litters of puppies
- He’ll be less likely to have aggressive impulses or feel the need to mark his territory with urine
- He won’t be driven to roam long distances looking for an in-season female, reducing the risk of injury from fighting and road accidents
- He’ll be less at risk of testicular cancer
- He’ll have a lower risk of complications associated with the prostate, including cancer, infection and enlargement
- He’ll be less likely to suffer issues associated with testosterone such as hernias
If you need assistance to desex your dog, please call us to discuss how we may be able to help.