Gutter Kitties

We have been working with Gutter Kitties since 2011, we have seen all the great work they do and how many cats they rescue. It is great to have a local cat rescue and shelter that we can rely on. Find out more below. Gutter Kitties is Auckland’s largest no-kill cat rescue, run by volunteers, and relying entirely on donations to make a difference to the lives of Auckland’s street cats. We maintain high standards of animal welfare, professionalism and integrity, and work with other rescue centres and entities as required to achieve our purpose. We strive to educate the public, and promote responsible pet ownership.

Our communal shelter The Paw Pad is located in Stanmore Bay, and this is where our unsocialised street cats first go upon coming into our care. Here they are tamed by a wonderful group of volunteers, and then move into foster homes to prepare them for finding their own human family. For more information check out their website

Humane Society

We work in with the Humane Society of New Zealand, it is a great rescue and they go above and beyond for their animals. We work closely with one very dedicated local volunteer who does a tremendous job. Find out more about them below. The Humane Society of New Zealand Inc. endeavours to improve the situation of needy animals as it is made aware of them. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome.

We rescue dogs from Animal shelters when their 7-day period for claiming has ended and they are due for euthanasia. We rehabilitate these dogs according to their needs. They are fully Vet checked, treated for worms and fleas, vaccinated, desexed, registered and microchipped. They are then carefully rehomed following a detailed procedure and property check. The Society provides support to the new owners over the rehoming time and is always available for ongoing advice and assistance.

The Humane Society of New Zealand Inc was established as a registered charity in 1975. The society does not own facilities but relies on its volunteers to take the rescued animals into their homes with their own families and animals. Started by a small group of volunteers it continues to be run totally by volunteers. The Society receives no funding at all, relying on membership, donations and bequests to continue its work.

Visit their website to find out more

Saving Hope Foundation

We have been on the forefront when this foundation first started; one of the main ladies who run it is a very loyal client of ours. We do what we can to help this great cause. Find out more about them below:

The Saving Hope Foundation campaigns for the humane treatment of animals in shelter organisations around New Zealand. Practically, this means scrapping ineffective and misguided breed-specific legislation, and introducing a requirement for all shelters nationwide to be transparent, accountable, and meet a minimum humane treatment standard.

We rescue dogs and puppies in urgent need, providing them with foster care and finding forever homes, and run desexing and responsible ownership campaigns.


We desperately need donations to help cover food and vet bills for the dogs and puppies in our care. You can donate through our Givealittle page – – or come down and support us at our charity fundraising events.

If you have time and love to spare, have you considered fostering? Our superstar Saving Hope Foundation foster team care for dogs in need while they wait for their forever homes. This is a rewarding role and can fit around your lifestyle. We can only save as many dogs as we have fosters for, so if you can welcome a dog or puppy into your home on a temporary basis we would love to hear from you.

If you’re considering adoption, we have dogs and puppies waiting patiently to find their forever homes. Contact us so we can have a chat and match you with the best companion for your lifestyle. Alternatively, TradeMe search “Saving Hope Foundation” for available dogs.

And remember: the best tool we have is your enthusiastic support! Talk to your friends and family about the Saving Hope Foundation mission and get involved with fundraising events in your community.

Visit their Facebook page to find out what they have been up to lately: