Welcome to Bay of Islands Animal Rescue

Bay of Islands Animal Rescue - Dog rescue, rehoming and adoption.

Animal rescue and rehoming

‘Never Ending Story’ had been an animal rescue movement for over 12 years when its founder moved to the Bay of Islands. Here she and a group of passionate, like-minded people saw the need to make a difference. They joined together to rescue and rehome animals and, in early 2017, formed Bay of Islands Animal Rescue. To date, the charity has rehomed over 3000 dogs as well as hundreds of cats, horses, sheep, pigs, cows, ducks, chickens and even rabbits and alpaca.

In the three years that BOIAR has been operating, our combined skills, contacts, resources, ideas and capabilities have opened up huge opportunities. We are proud to say we now have a team of professionals including highly experienced vets, lawyers, marketers, chartered accountants and website and social media experts working alongside BOIAR, helping us make a difference to hundreds of animals lives.

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Latest news

At Bay of Islands Animal Rescue, we’ve had a lot of exciting things happening over the past couple of months. BOIAR has received a wonderful response from the public to our appeals for donations of food, bedding, toys and money – Thank you all so much!

We’ve also been lucky enough to receive support from some awesome local companies. We would particularly like to thank Law North in Kerikeri and PKF Accounts in Paihia for generously taking care of all our legal and financial needs for us.

Remember if you want to keep up with all the latest news, please follow us on Facebook.

If you have been following us on Facebook recently, you’ll know that we’re now working with the Far North District Council to save as many rehomable dogs from the council pound as possible. The council does have it’s own rehoming website but is limited to the number of dogs it can hold which is why we’ve offered to help them with rehoming. So far we have taken over 800 dogs from the council pound.

Bay of Islands Animal Rescue will do it’s best to ensure no healthy dog is ever put down but we need your help… Any donations, no matter how small, go a long way to helping our work.

If you have the time and are located in our area why not check out becoming a BOIAR foster carer.

Can’t keep a dog or cat but still want to help? Sponsoring a pet is a great way to help us give them the care they need and deserve.

Bay of Islands Animal Rescue - Dog rescue, rehoming and adoption.

This video means a thousand words to me, from being too scared to get out of the van, to being so settled in her new home within 6 days.

What people are saying…

“The Humane Society of NZ Inc. began as a registered charity in 1975. We believe the single most important tool in the effort to deal with unwanted animals is the prevention of indiscriminate breeding. It is our absolute belief that all pets be desexed.

We are happy to be financially assisting Bay of Islands Animal Rescue with the cost of desexing stray and unwanted, friendly, healthy animals prior to them going to their forever homes. As volunteers, we know how much effort and hard work goes into the rescue and rehabilitation of all animals, and we applaud them for responsibly making the decision to only rehome animals who are desexed.”

The Humane Society of NZJill, Vice President, The Humane Society of New Zealand

“We have been fortunate enough to be working with, and calling upon, Bay of Islands Animal Rescue for the past two years and are constantly blown away by their overwhelming love and compassion for all animals. You guys are awesome!”

Bay of Islands VetsBay of Islands Vets

“Paw Justice has a zero tolerance attitude towards animal abuse. It works with the community and like minded groups such as Bay of Islands Animal Rescue to reduce animal abuse and cruelty.”

Paw JusticeCraig, Paw Justice

“Ask yourself this question… ‘How often can I save a life or really make a difference?’ I support Bay of Islands Animal Rescue because they make a difference, they save lives and they give these animals a second chance.”

Lucie Green - GreenWeb LtdLucie, GreenWeb Ltd

Not Just Dogs

We have lots of animals that need a forever home – could you give one a second chance?

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