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 ... Adopt and SAVE a life!

Please see our Pets for Adoption for all the dogs, cats, birds and other pets currently available for adoption. We get new listings constantly, so please bookmark us and visit often! Petsonthenet specialises in lost pets and pets for adoption, successfully rehoming thousands of pets since 2002 from the public and shelters into their forever homes. You can see some of our recent NZ Pet for Adoption Success Stories here.
Petsonthenet wants to be part of the solution - not part of the problem, so we only allow ads for Pets for Adoption, not Pets for Sale ((the only exception being shelters and rescues i.e. SPCAs, pounds etc, who may charge an adoption fee). This is part of our core philosophy of  "Adopt, Don't Buy".
Adopt, don't buy!
If you or anyone you know is considering adding a pet to their family, please don't "buy" a pet online or from a pet shop etc. Instead, please consider adopting an animal in need of a home via your local shelter or Petsonthenet first. Animals that are not adopted within a certain time (seven days in some shelters) may be euthanised. Heartbreakingly, thousands of companion animals die this way every year - purely for lack of a home.
We believe more pets are euthanised due to lack of homes when backyard breeders keep breeding cute pups and kittens etc into the world for the pet shop or online trade, for cash profits. There is only a finite number of homes in NZ, which means some animals will supply simply exceeds demand.

Some petshops sell supposed "purebreeds" and "designer dogs" often without supporting registration/papers. Some of these animals may have inherited health problems or defects which could mean costly vet bills for you further down the track. If you are absolutely set on a purebreed, be wise and contact a trusted registered breeder directly such an NZKC registered breeder for dogs. Otherwise, please save a life - adopt, don't buy...
PS It is also critical to desex your pet, so the supply of unwanted kittens and pups does not keep increasing. Many shelter pets are desexed already, saving you money.




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