Finding forever homes

Bay of Islands Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization which believes all animals deserve a fair start in life with kindness, love and care.

We rescue and rehabilitate all kinds of animals and teach them how to trust again so that they can have a second chance in loving forever homes.

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

How we work

Our team takes unwanted and abandoned animals into our homes and hearts. Once there we temperament test them to see what areas may need working on and start training from there. Once all this is done we can look at fostering out where they can further their rehabilitation and training and when they are ready they are put up for adoption.

The more fosterers we have the more animals we can save and we are lucky to have a great team of people working with us in the local area. If you are interested in learning more about becoming an animal foster carer please click here.

When we consider the animals are ready for adoption we then begin the process of finding homes that suit their needs and personalities. We do our very best to make sure they are fully prepared to go to their new homes healthy, confident and happy.

  • We have a strict rehoming process we go through with any new owners including property checks and follow up visits.

  • All animals are vet checked and before being re-homed they are de-sexed, vaccinated, registered and worm and flea treated.

  • Your new pet will come with their very own bag of goodies including items like a blanket, a towel, toys, food, a food bowl, treats and their own collar and lead.

  • If needed we will help you where we can with equipment until you can arrange your own.

  • We will help to make the transition as easy as possible. The first two weeks are a trial for both the new owners and the animals benefit.

We’re with you every step of the way

We are the first ones to ring if anything should go wrong. We have a wonderful group of experts that we rely on to help us, if you have any concerns we will do our very best to help you or point you in the right direction.

We are always available if you have any questions or concerns remember we are with you every step of the way. So please find it in your heart to rescue one of these wonderful animals and you’ll be rewarded by their love and affection every day.


Not Just Dogs

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

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