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Finding Lost Dogs in NZ!!

Another site with all SPCA's in New Zealand

Microchip Register The New Zealand Companion Animal Register has been launched by the New Zealand Companion Animal Council, working with the New Zealand Veterinary Association, SPCA, NZ Kennel Club and the NZ Cat Fancy Association. The register accepts any microchipped animal registrations, not just cats and dogs.

Find your Local City Council Check the local dog pound. govt site

Articles about finding a lost dog

Fido Finder - Where Lost Dogs Are Found in the States.

Video from The Early Show website
Veterinarian Debbye Turner suggests ways for preventing your pet from getting lost, by attaching proper id, and how to locate lost pets.

Some tips and info to finding your lost pets. An excellent resource.

Dogs Get Found, Cats Stay Lost Why? Because man's best friend is more likely to have identification tags and dog owners are more prompt in searching for their missing pets , according to a new study.


Rehoming your Dog?

Did you know that most dogs find their owner by friends or neighbours? If you want to rehome your dog, tell people !!

Trade Me- This is probably the best place in listing your dog. It has the most views. another important website to list your dog

Breed clubs - if you have pedigree, go to the local club, tell the breeder that you are looking for a new home for your dog.

Other websites that might prove useful:

Pets on the Net , , Rehoming Greyhounds , DogzonlineDoogle

Adopting a Dog?

Hutt Valley have dogs to adopt

Hamilton City Care has plenty to find a home.

Tauranga City Council- no list of dogs

Christchurch Dogwatch Adoption Centre

Christchurch K9 Rescue and Rehoming

Greyhounds As Pets GAP is a charitable trust established by Greyhound Racing NZ to find pet homes for greyhounds which are no longer suitable for racing.

German Shepherd Rescues in Auckland. Links to finding dogs, how to adjust to a rescue dog in your life.

How to Find a Lost Dog

The most effective way to locate your missing dog is to organize a search. Follow these steps.

1) Inform neighbours that your dog is lost. 2

2) Organize a search party. Travel on bikes, by foot, and by car and search the area.

3) File a lost dog report at all agencies and shelters in the surrounding area.

4) Go to local agencies and shelters at least once daily to check the new arrivals.

5) Make fliers that include the date of loss, name of dog, description, any unique markings, a picture and your phone number. Include a reward offer.

6) Put the fliers up around your neighborhood, at shopping centers, veterinarian clinics, pet shops and anywhere else, including your old neighborhood if you've recently moved.

7) Place lost dog ads in newspapers and check the Found Dogs section in your local paper. Most important, don't give up.

How to Adopt a dog

Adopting a dog is a big responsibility, but it can also be an incredibly fun, rewarding experience as long as you consider some important factors.

What breed of dog best suits your personality or lifestyle?

How much room can you offer your new pet for running and playing?

Do you want a puppy or an adult dog?

There is a lot to consider, but following these simple steps will help you make a decision that will result in a special friendship that will last for years to come.

Step One Research breeds to determine which type of dog best suits your personality and lifestyle. For instance, if you have small children, a small breed with a high-maintenance personality such as a Jack Russell terrier or chihuahua stands a greater likelihood of being injured by or nipping at a child who is too rambunctious.

Step Two Be prepared to pay a considerable sum if buying a purebred from a breeder. Keep in mind that a purebred very often carries a certain set of characteristics such as hard-and-fast personality traits or health issues. Poodles, for instance, tend to be yappy but love to curl up in your lap. Spaniels may jump up on people, but they are usually playful dogs that are great with kids.

Step Three Check online for rescue organizations (on this page) in your area.

Rescues have fees that are often much less than a breeder, but their adoption procedures will most likely be more stringent, often requiring a home visit from a rescue volunteer.

After all, rescue dogs have most likely been abandoned or surrendered, and the rescue personnel want to make sure the dog is being placed in its forever-home.

Step Four Check the dog pound or shelter (Animal Control) that is usually operated by your city. Often times, you can find a real diamond-in-the-rough and the fees are generally low.

City shelters often have limited resources and need to find homes for dogs quickly so they do not have to euthanize them. Purebred dogs are sometimes abandoned to the pound, but animal control is also full of loveable mutts.

Step Five Consider how much room you have in your home before you bring a dog into it. If you have a big yard and house, then a larger dog like a Labrador retriever or collie mix might work well for you. Likewise, if you live in an apartment or small house with little or no yard, a smaller lapdog like a miniature schnauzer or llaso apso might be best.

Step Six Take into account how the breed you select might interact with or tolerate your children or another pet in the house. Some breeds like heelers are herding dogs by nature and tend to chase something smaller than themselves, resulting in your kids or cat being corraled around the house or yard. A big floppy dog like an Irish setter is a hunting dog, liking to run and swim and play outdoors, perhaps more suitable for children.

Step Seven Bring along a leash or pet carrier (for smaller dogs) when going to pick it up. This is for the animal's safety as well as for your own.

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