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Adopt a companion animal from New Lives Rescue

Welcome to the animals for adoption page! Here you can view some of our animals that are currently searching for their forever homes.  If you are interested in adopting any of our listed animals please read the ad carefully to make sure you suit the individuals animals criteria.

Cats - Cats & kittens that aren't suitable for rehoming via the pet shop environment will be advertised below, on Trade Me and our Facebook page, all relevant details are in the ad, if you are interested in adoption please contact the person via the stated contact method in the animals ad.

Dogs - We are now only accepting adoption interest and enquiries via email newlivesrescue@xtra.co.nz - we ask that you carefully read the full adoption profile to ensure that you meet the criteria listed for the individual dog/puppy. If you meet the initial criteria and are interested in adopting please email us and provide any information that is asked for in the ad. Due to an extremely busy daily schedule we will not respond to or process any applications that are not received by email. If we need further details from you are if your application is not successful you will be notified by email. If your application is shortlisted we will contact you and discuss the next stage of the process.

Please note we do our best to match our animals to the family that best suits the personality and needs of the animal. We do not adopt on a first in first serve policy. If your application is unsuccessful please do not be offended. 

We love it when people choose to adopt a rescue animal from New Lives Animal Rescue. However please remember that adopting an animal is a huge commitment.

Adopt a Cat or Kitten from New Lives Animal Rescue

Adopting cats and kittens:
  • Veterinary assessments
  • Desexing
  • Vaccination (at least first)
  • Microchipping & NZCAR Registration
  • Treatment for Fleas and Worms
  • 30 Days free Pet Insurance (conditions apply)

To help recover some of our costs we ask for an adoption fee of $149* for kittens, $99* for kittens aged 6-12 months, $69* for cats over 12 months old. (*unless otherwise stated)

*PLEASE note that our adoption critera is NOT negotiable. ALL cats/kiteens will receive the above treatment.

The majority of our kittens are adopted via PETstock Cambridge, older cats and kittens that may not be suited to this environment will be rehomed via our foster homes. The adoption profiles for these cats/kittens can be viewed via our Trademe listings (New Lives Rescue)

**We do not adopt our animals on a first in first serve policy. We adopt our animals to homes that are best matched for the specific needs/personality of the animal. New Lives Animal Rescue reserve the right to decline any adoption application. Please do not be offended if your application for an animal is unsuccesful. 

Adopt a Puppy from New Lives Animal Rescue

Adopting Dogs and Puppies:

  • Veterinary assessments
  • Desexing
  • Vaccination (at least first)
  • Council registration
  • Microchipping & NZCAR Registration
  • Treatment for Fleas and Worms
  • 30 Days free Pet Insurance (conditions apply)
Adoption fee for all dogs differs - under 8 years old is normally between $280.00 and $350.00, this will be stated in ad.  Dogs 8 years old and older price will be stated on ad. The adoption fee goes towards some of the costs associated with desexing, vaccination etc

**PLEASE note that our adoption critera is NOT negotiable. ALL dogs/puppies will receive the above treatment. Dogs/Puppies will NOT be rehomed to houses where they are not allowed indoors (including sleeping indoors at night), we do NOT rehome dogs/puppies to unfenced properties, or homes where they will be chained up.

**To adopt a dog/puppy from New Lives Animal Rescue you must have a fully fenced and secure property to keep the dog/pup safely contained. The dog/pup must be allowed inside the house and be allowed to sleep inside overnight. A property check will be conducted prior to adoption. We do not adopt our animals on a first in first serve policy. We adopt our animals to homes that are best matched for the specific needs/personality of the animal. New Lives Animal Rescue reserve the right to decline any adoption application. Please do not be offended if your application for an animal is unsuccesful. 

Adopt a New Lives Animal Rescue kitten from PETstock, Cambridge

Looking to adopt a kitten?

New Lives Animal Rescue Kittens now adopted via PETstock Cambridge

In the past we have found it difficult re-homing kittens from foster homes and so this has limited the number of kittens that we have been able to take into care. To have a "base" for our kittens so people can view and adopt from is great. This means we can help more animals.

All kittens will still be New Lives kittens until adopted and the usual process including adoption contracts still apply. PETstock only have rescue animals and make no money on these kittens. Mel and her team have been amazing and we look forward to a long relationship with PETstock.

Kittens will still be in foster homes until ready for desexing and rehoming.

All kittens will be desexed, first vaccination, micro chipped which is registered on NZ Companion Animal Register, are up to date with flea and worm and receive 30 days free pet insurance. There is an adoption fee of $130 (unless otherwise stated)

Any cats that can't be based at PETstock Cambridge for rehoming will be listed on the available animals section below.

PETstock is located at: 63 Shakespeare Street, Cambridge. Phone 07 823 5651.

Are you thinking about adopting a dog or puppy into your family?

Animals available for adoption

Here you can see the animals that are currently searching for their new homes. We don't operate from a kennel environment or centre, all of our animals live with their foster families until they are adopted into their new homes.

New animals come into our care every week, so if you don't see an animal below that suits your family please check here again soon! 

Some cats aren't suited to the pet shop environment so they are also adopted from their foster homes, these will be listed below. We have a selection of cats and kittens that are ready and available to adopt now via PETstock Cambridge, pop in and see them or give them a call to see what kitties they currently have in store (details above)

Dogs & Puppies Available

Jessie
Beardie x

Available

Cats & Kittens Available 

Please note we also have kittens available for adoption now via PetStock Cambridge

Name: Jessie

Breed: Beardie x

Age: 6 years

Sex: Female

Location: Hamilton


Tawa headed off last week to live with his new family and nows the time for Jessie to find her new family. (Tawas mum).

Jessie now knows a warm home, she is never going to be chained to a tree in the cold with no shelter or to watch her pups die like most of her last litter. 

Her foster mum says she's pretty well trained. She comes when she's called, walks great on the lead, no tugging, stands beside you. Shes just so happy to be close to her human.

Jessie is approx 6 years and beardie x, loves her walks, loves car rides and loves attention. She gets a bit excited at times and will jump up as shes so happy to have people around her. She has meet kids (8years) and was good with them and good with other dogs, although would prefer human company. She looks interested in cats but seems to be ok with the right introduction and unknown around stock. 

Jessie puts herself to bed at night and sleeps right through. Jess can be a bit headshy but give her time. Im thinking one lucky family is going to hit the jackpot with this girl. She is desexed, vaccinated, mircochipped and council registrated along with being up to date with flea and worm. Jess is $295.0 to adopt which helps us pay for some of the vet treatment. 

You will need a well fenced area for Jessie and she wants to continue being able to sleep inside with her new family. 

If you are interested in adopting and can commit to Jessie please email newlivesrescue@xtra.co.nz (please note we will not process or respond to any applications that are not received via email in the first instance).
















Kittens, Kittens, Kittens!!!

We have Kittens galore in our foster homes.... Please think about adopting from us if you are looking at adding to your family.

Kittens available NOW from PETstock Cambridge, 63 Shakespeare Street, Leamington, 07 8235651.

Kittens have been desexed, had their first vaccination, been microchipped which is registered on the NZ Companion Animal Register, treated for fleas and worms and come with 30 days free pet insurance (conditions apply). Adoption fee of $149.00, this goes to help with the costs associated with all of the above.

Please note kittens shown in photo are not available (they've alreay found their new homes). Contact PETstock for more information.


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