News and Events
Pets Picnic in the Park
We are holding our annual Pets Picnic in the Park on Sunday 14 April 2013, 12 noon, at the One Tree Hill Domain, Royal Oak (enter off Manukau Road, on the grass area between the Observatory and Children's Playground).
We have novelty events for dogs with prizes, judging for this commencing at 1.30pm. From 12 noon there will be a sausage sizzle/drinks available (or bring your own picnic lunch), we have dancing dogs and an agility demonstration, raffles, a Trash and Treasure stall, dog cart rides for the under 4's and much more - a fun day out for the whole family.
(All dogs must be registered and no puppies under 4 months for their own safety).
Humane Society does Facebook!
One of our friendly volunteers has undertaken the task of creating and updating our facebook page. Keep up to date with new dogs being rescued as well as updates on those already in foster care. Be sure to stop by and say hi.
A Big Thank You
The team at the Humane Society would like to express a big thank you to Samantha, Josie, Alyssa and Angel for their recent fundraising efforts. These proactive young ladies took some passion for animals, mixed it with some initiative and cooked up a storm. They held a bake sale during their lunch hour which raised over $145! Samantha’s family adopted a dog from us not too long ago which inspired the bake sale, you can read about Jackson here.
Also a big thank you goes to Marina View School in West Harbour, Auckland, for allowing these proactive young ladies to make a difference.
Foster Dog Finds Her Niche as a Drug Dog
Bree is one of those dogs who have a strong desire to work, she is a smart thinker and has an overabundance of energy. She failed in her first adoptive family home because these traits put not only her life in danger, but that of her family. One of her adventures included eating through the gas pipes into the house!
However, while these traits are seen as undesirable in most homes, Bree was lucky enough to find herself with one that embraced them. We are pleased to annouce that Bree has now passed her final validation training with 100% accuracy to become a drug detection dog with New Zealand Dector Dog Services. She now has a very bright future doing what she loves by day, with swimming and long bush outings on her days off.
We thank Dector Dog Services for taking on dogs like Bree, who have a great work ethic, but can be difficult to adopt into family homes because of their overexhuberance.
You can read more about Bree here
Welcome To Our New Website
Welcome to the new Humane Society website. It has been a long time in the pipelines, but we are pleased we finally made it. We went live at the beginning of March and the feedback and hits to date have been very pleasing. For your information the website will be kept current with frequent updates on the status of dogs and cats as they happen. For those who have adopted a pet through the Humane Society you might like to look at our Happy Tails section and email us through an update (and photo) on how you and your adoptee are faring.
Thank you for visiting and we'd love to hear your feedback about the site. Don't forget to tell your friends.