About Us

At Animates we understand
the important bond that exists
between you and your pets.

We are passionate about providing the best pet
supplies, pet products, pet care, advice and services
for pets at our stores across New Zealand.
Including: dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, fish,
birds, reptiles, rabbits and other small pets!

We also work alongside animal rescue charities to help
pets find their forever homes.

PLUS all leashed pets are welcome at Animates –
we look forward to seeing you and your friends soon!


New Zealand’s leading pet retail store

At Animates, our belief is that life is better with pets. We understand the joy when your dog greets you at the door or the comfort of your cat curled up on your lap. We understand the unconditional love that pets bring to our lives, each and everyday.

We’ve dedicated ourselves to creating an awesome experience for people and their pets; to provide our customers with everything they need to become great pet parents, whether it is products; services and advice that they need. It’s what has made Animates, New Zealand’s leading pet retailer.

To make your shopping experience easy and enjoyable, we’ve employed pet passionate staff and trained them to assist you in caring for your pet. You’ll find your all your favourite brands both online and in store. Pet parents will find everything they need for their pets – high quality food, animal medicines, flea treatments, fun and educational toys, kennels, hutches, cages & tanks, dog and cat grooming products, pet health supplements, pet shampoos and conditioners, and loads of good advice.

In our eyes, the world is a better place with animals and the welfare of ALL animals is our top priority and so at Animates, we pride ourselves on the commitment we’ve made to pets by actively supporting animal rescue charity adoptions and also helping those pets with special needs through the Animates Angels initiative

If you have pets, be sure to bring them when you visit because at Animates stores ALL leashed pets are welcome!

When we opened our first store in Christchurch in 1995, our dream was to create a true pet superstore that could offer the complete pet experience, and help New Zealand be the best pet parents they can be.

Young boy smiling holding puppy