(03) 981 4708 info@dogwatch.co.nz 230 Dyers Road Bromley Christchurch 8062

The Gift Of A Helping Hand

Without the dedication, generosity and hard work of volunteers, we could not run the Adoption Centre and we are enormously grateful for the wonderful people who donate their time on a regular basis to help us save lives.

But please remember volunteering is a big commitment. We need motivated, comitted and reliable people to join our team of volunteers on weekdays and weekends to help with the running of the adoption centre. Our volunteers carry out a range of tasks including but not limited to:

  • Cleaning Kennels (working with chemicals)
  • Exercising and feeding dogs
  • Poo Patrol
  • General housekeeping e.g. mopping and laundry
  • Odd jobs
  • Assisting with re-homing of dogs
  • General customer service (showing visitors around, answering questions, phone calls, photocopying)

If you are keen to help out there are also some other conditions you must consider before sending in your application form:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years or over
  • You must be able to commit to a roster
  • You must be able to volunteer at least twice a month for a minimum of six months.
  • You must complete our training program
  • Reference and police checks may be required.

If you would like to join our team please or have any questions email Patria our Volunteer Coordinator to book in for a volunteer information session.


Costs Not Covered By Fees
Unfortunately, our adoption fees do not cover the following costs:
  • Our latest project - Isolation Kennels
  • Advertising
  • Vet bills for injury and illness
  • Medical supplies
  • Cleaning products
  • Specialised dog foods
  • Power
  • Phone
  • Rates
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance of vehicle and property
  • Petrol
  • Internet

Recently Added Dogs

  • Hope
    Collie cross
    5 years old
  • Kaiser
    Staffy cross
    On trial with a new family
  • Jed
    Staffy/Collie cross
    9 months old
  • Flo
    Huntaway cross
    3 years old
  • Marley
    Lab cross
    6 years old

    Adoption Centre Open Hours

    Tuesday to Sunday, 1–4.30pm
    Closed Mondays & public holidays


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