Committed to the welfare of pets, Animates proudly supports pet adoption through animal rescue charities to help pets find their fur-ever homes.
We care about the welfare of pets
At any given moment, there are thousands of lovable pets in animal shelters waiting for a new home. Animates believe all pets deserve the chance to have a happy and healthy life with a loving family. We are committed to responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.
Over the last 9 years with the Saving Lives programme (adopting rescue animals out through Animates stores) over 20,000 pets have been adopted out and over $1 million has been raised through Animates stores for charities.
We are so excited to be hosting Saving Lives rescue events at your local Animates store alongside our community events and our animal charity fundraising events.
Visit our articles section to learn more about adopting a pet.
|Thanks for your enquiry; it's great that you are looking to bring home a new furry family member.
Below are where you could find small pet and bird breeders in New Zealand.
Guinea pigs - New Zealand Cavy Club
Rabbits - Rabbit Council of New Zealand
Rats - New Zealand Registered Rat Breeders
Mice - There is no current registry, best to look on Facebook (Mouseclub NZ) or Trade Me.
Chinchillas - There is no current registry, best to look on Facebook (Chinchillas in New Zealand) or Trade Me.
Birds (Parrots) - The Parrot Society of New Zealand
Birds (Hand Raised and/or Parrots) - The Parrot Place
Birds (General) - Facebook groups such as New Zealand Bird Clubs and Breeders page.
Lizards (Beardies, Leopard Gecko) - Facebook groups such as NZ Reptile/Amphibian Keepers. “Dragonland” bearded dragon breeder.
All the best with your search, and feel free to check out our Article section online.