Adopt a cat or kitten from us

Since 2014 we have re-homed thousands of cats and kittens into their new homes.

At New Lives we have cats and kittens of all shapes, sizes and personalities needing new homes, so whether you're searching for old, young, fluffy, cheeky or cuddly we'll do our best to match you up with a purr-fect new buddy!


Why adopt from us?

  • Our felines all receive veterinary health checks before placed for adoption (ensuring that you're adopting a healthy and happy buddy)
  • We desex all of our animals before they are adopted 
  • Our felines are vaccinated* (receive at least their first, new owners must commit to completing vaccination course)
  • Our felines are micro-chipped & and registered on the New Zealand Companion Animal Register (NZCAR)
  • Our felines receive regular treatment for fleas & worms whilst in our care Days free Pet Insurance (conditions apply)​​
  • Courtesy of Pet N Sur your new cat will receive 30 days free pet insurance* (T&C's apply)
To help recover some of our costs we ask for an adoption fee of $179* for kittens, $99* for kittens aged 6-12 months, $69* for cats over 12 months old. (*unless otherwise stated)

*PLEASE note that our adoption criteria is NOT negotiable. ALL cats/kittens will receive the above treatment. 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 unsuccessful. ​

Searching for a kitten to join your family?


We have teamed up with the awesome team at PETstock, who adopt kittens to their new families on our behalf. This is a fantastic and much appreciated partnership as it allows us the much needed extra time and space to facilitate other rescue duties, and enables all of our available kittens to be in one place, allowing much more flexibility for potential new families to find them!

Once kittens are available for adoption they will be available from PETStock Cambridge and Hamilton. Over the coming months we will have new kittens available for adoption each week, please visit PETStock to view our kittens that are available for adoption. Please note we do not hold/reserve kittens.  All our kittens are fed on Royal Canin thanks to their generosity. Adoption fee and contracts apply.