Our adoption process is individual to each and every applicant, so please allow plenty of time when you come in to meet the animals available for adoption. Please note that we do not adopt animals as surprise presents for other people. However, you can buy a voucher from us to cover the adoption fee. The recipient of the voucher will then need to come in and find the animal that's right for them.
We operate a no time limit policy for all the animals we have available for adoption, which means that we will care for them until we find them the very best home.
View some of the animals available for adoption on this website or on our Facebook page. Not every animal is on the website as new animals come in every day. We don't put individual kittens on the website as they get adopted so quickly.
Come and view the animals available for adoption at the SPCA at 140 Alexandra Road, Newtown, Wellington or at our Waikanae Centre, Main Road North, Waikanae. We're open to the public 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm. You’re welcome to come and have a look around and chat to the team.
We also have cats and kittens in foster who only attend community adoption events. To meet these animals please contact our Animal Care Team on 04 389 8044 or head to one of our community adoption events.
Our friendly animal team will help you choose the pet that’s right for you. They will discuss your lifestyle, experience level and what you’re looking for. They will also discuss the needs of the animals, and ensure your living situation will suit the animal you are interested in adopting.
Once you've found the pet you want, we will need to get some more detailed information from you. Our team will discuss what we need with you to facilitate your adoption. Dogs require a bit more information than cats and small animals, e.g. an inspection of your property.
Found your new best friend? The next step is introducing them to your existing family – everyone in the family, including your existing dog(s) must meet the new dog prior to adoption.
We want you to think through the decision to adopt a pet very carefully and be fully aware of the commitment, costs, challenges and legal obligations that come with pet ownership.
You need to be able to afford both the day-to-day care of your new pet, as well as any unexpected vet bills if your pet gets sick or injured. When you consider your future plans, does a new pet fit in with these? If the answer is yes to all of the above, then it’s time to make it official. We'll just need you to sign up and pay the adoption fee and get ready to bring home the new member of your family.
Before you leave the SPCA, make sure you pop into the SPCA pet supplies shop for expert advice and everything you'll need for your new pet! All profits help us protect Wellington's animals.
When you adopt from the SPCA, we ensure your new pet is healthy and prepared for its new home. Our adoption fees are great value for money and help us to rescue other animals in need. The preparation is:
|Kitten up to 6 months old||$175 or $225 for two|
|Kitten between 6 months and 1 year||$75 or $125 for two|
|Adult cat over 1 year old||$50 or $85 for two|
|Puppy up to 6 months old||$295|
|Dog 6 months to 8 years||$195|
|Senior dog over 8 years||$125|
|Guinea pig||$10 for females and $20 for males|
|Rats||$10 for females and $20 for males|