Pet Adoption

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. Animates actively support pet adoptions through stores and through fundraising events that support the efforts of animal rescue charities including SPCA, Hope Rescue, Kitty Korner, Animal Care Turangi and CARE Trust Taupo.

Since 2010, over 20,000 animals have been adopted to Animates customers and more than $1 million has been raised through Animates stores. Animates is committed to helping the rescue pets that would otherwise face uncertain futures. Our commitment is to the wellbeing of pets and to supporting those who have pet wellbeing at heart. Animates has moved to 100% rescue-only adoptions.

A prospective pet parent will be taken through a one-on-one adoption process in store with one of our trained team members to assess suitability of the adoption, this relates to all adoptions of puppies, kittens, cats, rabbits, birds, chickens, rats, mice, reptiles and chinchillas. Call or visit your local store, to start your enquiry for adopting your new family member and to enquire about what pets are in store and looking for their forever homes now.

Call or visit your local store, to start your enquiry for adopting your new family member and to enquire about what pets are in store and looking for their forever homes now.

Read Charlie's story below, our 20,000th adoption!

Charlie was adopted through a family who sadly lost their beloved cat of nearly 15 years, last year. They had been thinking about adopting a new pet for a while. The family's daughter had just started at Auckland University which is great as far as a quiet place goes - but a bit lonely sometimes.
"She had called into the Lunn Ave store and fell in love with three identical kittens, then named Ralph, Rodger and Steve - which turned out to be serendipitous, as Steve is her dad's name. The only condition is that Steve needed a new name!
The next day, we brought Charlie home. Charlie has made himself at home over the last week while Claudia has been home studying for her exams... It really changes the feel of the house having a pet living there and we're all loving having Charlie around and getting to know him. The staff at Animates made the whole process very smooth and we were inspired by their enthusiasm and obvious love of the animals in their care, plus the wealth of practical advice they shared.