Dogs available for adoption

Adopting a dog is a life altering decision that should not be taken lightly. We'd like to match every dog with the most suitable family or owner. Consider your personal circumstances before taking on the responsibility of owning a dog.

If visiting the dog shelter you may see a dog that you like to adopt, you must be prepared to commit to the health, welfare and care of the dog.

You can discuss adopting a dog with shelter staff at 10 Metro Place(external link), Bromley, Christchurch.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday 1pm to 5.30pm 
  • Saturday 11am to 1pm
  • Closed Sunday and public holidays.

When adopting a dog you need to bring a form of identification, such as your drivers licence, passport, utility bill or birth certificate.

Adopting a dog from the animal shelter

What you should know before adopting a dog