What does it cost?
We ensure that all the animals we rehome are de-sexed, vaccinated, treated for parasites and are in good health. We do charge a rehoming fee to help us recoup part of the cost, though by no means does it cover the full cost so we are always delighted to receive donations no matter how small.
We ask you to pay a fee towards the cost of your pet’s care during their stay with us. The fees vary depending on the type of pet but here’s a guide to help:
- Dog, (adult or puppy) $250
- Cat or Kitten: $80
- Rabbit: $20
- Guinea pig: $20
- Chinchilla: $40
- Birds: $20
- Pigs, Sheep, Cattle: Dependent on treatment given but likely to be around $150
- Llama or Alpaca: $200
- Horse, Pony or Donkey: Decided on a case basis, please contact us for more information
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes you will need to sign an agreement with Bay of Islands Animal Rescue. Please click here to read / download our 2018 Adoption Contract
Do animals have to be desexed?
YES! All the animals we rehome regardless of species will be de-sexed before being rehomed. In the case of dogs they will also be micro chipped and registered.
What if I live in a rental?
This is up to you and your landlord, we will not refuse to rehome an animal with you because you don’t own your own home, however we will need to see evidence of permission to keep a pet in your home prior to taking your new pet home.
What if I don’t have a fenced section?
In an ideal world we would all have fully fenced sections but we understand that isn’t always possible. Most animals can be trained to ‘stay put’ with time and we are happy to work with you to achieve that goal. For example we have helped new owners build puppy areas within their properties to help give them a secure location for their new family member while they learn the boundaries.