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!


Selected Animates Stores Nationwide

Grehounds As Pets Adoption Days

Grehounds as Pets is a registered charity established by Greyhound racing New Zealand to find pet homes for retired racing greyhounds. They will be visiting various Animates stores to educate you on the Greyhound breed and how you can adopt one at one of our Greyhounds as Pets Adoption Days.

See below to see if Greyhounds as Pets will be visiting an Animates store near you.

Saturday 5th May, 10am-3pm:

  • Glenfield
  • Nelson
  • Dunedin
  • Kaiwharawhara
  • Kilbirnie
  • Porirua
  • Coastlands
  • Lower Hutt
  • Tauranga
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Rotorua

Sunday 6th May, 10am-3pm:

  • Westgate
  • Dunedin
  • Napier
  • Masterton
  • Te Rapa
  • Taupo

Saturday 12th May, 10am-3pm:

  • New Plymouth

Sunday 13th May, 10am-3pm:

  • Palmerston North

Sunday 20th May, 10am-3pm:

  • Linwood

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