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 our main partner the SPCA, as well as other partners, Hope Rescue, Kitty Korner, Animal Care Turangi and CARE Trust Taupo.

Since 2010, over 16,500 animals have been adopted to Animates customers and more than $1 million has been raised for the SPCA through Animates stores. Animates is committed to helping the SPCA 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.