Help us to help them...

As a totally self-funded registered Charitable Trust, we receive no council or government funding and rely solely on donations, sponsorship, merchandise sales, the Dogwatch Variety shop in New Brighton and of course, the help of our amazing volunteers (over 60 of them!!).

There are a number of ways you can help us to keep saving lives and we are VERY grateful for all and any help we receive.

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Find a new best friend...

Adopt a Dog... check out the dogs and puppies currently available for adoption

The adoption process... things to think about, requirements and what to expect when you visit the Adoption Centre

Dogs Homed...  when a dog or puppy is adopted into a loving, forever home they leave the Adoption Centre but they never leave our hearts.  From now on we will post their photo up on this page to celebrate the part that we played in giving them their second chance. 

Where do our dogs come from...

Dogwatch rescues and rehomes dogs and puppies who, through no fault of their own, have ended up in the Christchurch City, Selwyn and Waimakariri pounds.  After the 7 day holding period the council becomes the legal owner and at their discretion may rehome the dog/puppy or destroy it.  Dogwatch is contacted if no one steps forward to claim these dogs and, if we have kennel space, we will take them into our care. Dogs with special needs and extremely young puppies will go into foster homes until they are ready for adoption. 

Once they reach the safety of the Adoption Centre they get plenty of TLC as we get to know them and get them ready for adoption.  While they are in our care they are vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, desexed and socialised with the other dogs, puppies and people.

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Information, resources and all things helpful...

This page has been created to allow us to share some of the resources and knowledge we have gained during the thirty-plus years of rescuing and rehoming dogs and puppies at Dogwatch.  

Dog Owner Information - Basic guidelines on many of the components of responsible dog ownership including; socialisation, feeding and toileting routines, general health, and exercise.

 Rehoming Your Dog - Things to think about should you have to rehome your dog. This page also includes a downloadable list of questions to ask any prospective new owner to ensure that they will be responsible dog owners and are the right 'fit' for your dog. 

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