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

Thursday 5th & 12th October, 11am

Free School Holiday Activities

These school holidays Animates has proudly partnered with Kids Safe with Dogs Charitable Trust to educate children how to safely interact with dogs.

Learn more here

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