We are passionate about creating fun and informative events for pets and their owners and Animates stores actively support local community events for dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish, birds and reptiles, such as Pet Fun Days, VIP nights, Nutritional Advisors and more.

Be sure to check back regularly to see what exciting events are happening near you!


Animates Nationwide

6 - 9 July 2017

Our annual Aqua Expo is here, we’ve got some HUGE savings lined up on everything for fish and reptile.

Whether you are a fish fin-atic, or looking to adopt your first pet fish, there will be something for every aquatic and reptile fan.

Join us on Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th July for awesome deals at your nearest Animates store!

Animates Nationwide

Thursday 13th July or 20th July at 11am

School Holidays are just around the corner and once again, we are hosting some exciting activities to keep kids entertained!

Join us at your local Animates store on Thursday 13th July or 20th July at 11am. Children can learn everything they need to know about fantastic fish and rocking reptiles.

The sessions are a great way to introduce children to the skills they need to be a nurturing pet parent. Each child that attends will also receive a certificate to take home.

No booking are required, but make sure you get in early.

Animates Nationwide

Pet First Aid Courses

23 Module Course - $179.00

PET First Aid & Training are proud to offer the only New Zealand written PET First Aid course through Animates stores nationwide. There are 23 modules in the course covering:

  • Poisoning
  • CPR
  • Rescue Breathing
  • Choking
  • Broken Bones
  • and more!

The course costs $179 with a discount available to students and gold card holders. Find out more at their website or contact 0508 PET FIRST; email