Lost and found dogs

Lost dogs

If you have lost your dog, visit our Animal Welfare Centre in person to see if your dog has been bought in.

It is important you see for yourself as many dogs are cross-breeds, their descriptions can differ, and no dog can be accurately identified over the phone.

If your dog is not at our Animal Welfare Centre, we recommend you phone the New Zealand SPCA

If your dog is not collected within seven days, we may rehome it.

The following organisations in Hawke's Bay can also assist you in finding a dog for your family.

Adopt a Dog

Web: adoptadog.org.nz
Facebook: facebook.com/adoptadog.hawkesbay

SPCA Hastings

The SPCA Hastings as well as taking adult dogs, take all of our puppies three months of age and under. If you're looking for a puppy, be sure to contact them!

Web: spcahastings.org.nz
Facebook: facebook.com/SPCAHastings
Phone: +64 6 878 8733
Email: contact@spcahastings.org.nz

Found dogs

If you have found a dog, please bring it to us at the Animal Welfare Centre in Flaxmere.

We advise that you do not attempt to handle or restrain an aggressive dog. Instead, try to enclose it by locking it in a shed or behind a gate, then phone us immediately.

Dogs available for rehoming

See the list below of our dogs currently looking for their new forever home. We also post dogs for rehoming on our Facebook page.


We currently don't have any dogs available for adoption but please check Adopt A Dog.


Each dog costs $250 which ensures they are desexed, treated for fleas and worms, vaccinated, registered and microchipped.

If your dream pooch isn't on our list of currently available dogs, contact us to be added to our Dogs Wanted List.

We're pretty proud of our record for rehoming dogs. We work closely with Adopt a Dog and Pets on the Net to ensure our dogs are rehomed.

Dogs we've recently rehomed

2528 Huntaway x F Adopted
2521 Labrador x F Adopted
2503 Heading dog x M Adopted
2498 Pointer x M Adopted
2501 Jack Russell x M Adopted

2504 Whippet x F Adopted
2506 Jack Russell x M Adopted
2500 Jack Russell x F Adopted
2473 Bulldog x M Adopted
2496 Rotweiler x Lab M Adopted
2460 Border collie X Adopted
2450 Jack Russell X M Adopted