Adoption Success Stories

BISCULT

It's been three years since I picked up Biscuit from Paws 4 Life. As you can see she is absolutely thriving (actually probably a little too much!) Biscuit is very nosey but adorable and loves nothing more than someone to give her a bit o...

Balance

I thought I'd give you an update on our 2nd kitten, Balance, we adopted from you. Our first, Banjo, was a little hesitant when we brought her home, but now they are just like brother and sister.... the secretly love each other, though don't...

Jojo

Jojo was too wild to be rehomed as a family pet , however she was lucky enough to find a home on a large property ”Jojo has gone to her new home, she went out to Riverhead on an orchid, lots of huge glass houses with the fruit trees gro...

Ferris

Ferris won the hearts of his foster family and as sad as we were to see him go he has found the perfect home. His new owners said the following: “Ferris is settling in to his new home. When he first arrived he settled in under a sofa th...

Flame

Flame is doing so well and has definitely settled in her new home now. She’s become an incredibly loving little girl and is a fantastic companion for me. I really do adore her. She spends most days outside coming in about 7 at night. She ...

Milly and Max

Just a note to say all is well – and I have attached a photo of my “ twins”. They are great mates now and can even manage to share the same bowl which I thought amazing@! Milla is exactly what we were searching for – she has the lo...

Sam

Thought I would check in and let you know how Freida’s getting on in her new abode! We had lots of hiding, no eating and lots of plaintive mewing for the first day and a half until my Sam built a little kitty haven in our bedroom where s...

Rocky

Just to bring you up to date with Rocky’s progress. He is a real hoot and spoilt rotten. He has been to the cattery a couple of times , first time for two nights ,he was fine but his mother was a mess.Last time he was there for six nig...

Myrtle

I’ve been meaning to send you a photo of my two furry children for ages!Murphy ended up being called Myrtle since she was sick of people thinking she was a bloke, haha! They both have their winter coats on now, and it’s interesting to s...

Hudson

As you can see Hudson is growing fast. He’s long and lean with big feet soI’m picking he’s going to be a big fella. He has a beautiful coat, silkyand multicolored, sometimes he looks red when the light catches him.He’s very happy ...

WINNIE

This is Winnie she is gentle quiet girl she had been living on a section for approx 4 months - the children simply would simply not refill her bucket so we filled her bucket once a week. On wet nights the children tipped the recycle bin an...

Donkey

Donkey was rescued as a young 3 ½ month pup, following a 3 week relinquishment work out from South Auckland about 6 1/2 yrs ago….She was destined for the pound. She was roped up under a deck to amuse the kids after school. No one knew ...

Annie

Annie is one of CDANZ's earlier rescues. The young owner said she kept forgetting to feed her, Annies ears were raw from fly damage and she was skeletal. She also became pregnant a few days before rescue from another chained dog on the prop...

Dulce

Here is the dog we rescued from over 7 years 24/7 chained and abused. Just look at him !!. He’s now an inside dog with outside access and wonderful, caring owners. This would have to be a miracle for him. He is very well behaved in his ne...

Despair

We came accross Despair last year (Yes that is what his owners named him) He had spent his entire life in all elements on the chain, no water, no real food he was only fed cooking scraps. Despair sat in a makeshift kennel a wooden box...

Bo

Bo was life chained at the back of a property in Auckland. He was relinquished to CDANZ thanks to the kindness of a lady living in the house who wanted to help save him from his misery. Bo was malnourished and dehydrated when he was rescued...

Axel

Axel spent at least 8 months of his life after being 'given away' chained to a fence on a slab of concrete with no shelter and very little food and water. Due to the intervention of a concerned neighbour who contacted us, a 'kennel' was rel...

Betty

It’s hard to believe that beautiful ridgeback-boxer cross Betty was once small enough to fit into an ice cream container. Betty was five weeks old when someone out walking found her cold and hungry in a central city gutter. She was take...

Scout

Scout, the labrador cross, came from the Cambridge Pound. She had been picked up along with another dog and was never claimed. Her current owner, who also owns an SPCA dog, saw her online and drove down to meet her. First impressions appa...

cav

This is a story of three cavalier king charles spaniels. When you think of rescue dogs you don’t often think of small purebred dogs as being SPCA and pound animals, but increasingly you’ll find more of these pups in your local shelters...