We are a non-profit organisation based in the Waikato, New Zealand. We do not have a shelter as such, and have all of our dogs and puppies in foster homes throughout the Waikato and Auckland regions. All meet and greets are by appointment only, around our work, family and other time commitments.

We first started rescuing dogs in 2012 and take in dogs in need from pounds and owner surrenders throughout the North Island.  We grew quickly, and now rescue and rehome over 250 dogs a year thanks to our network of admins, foster parents and supporters. We care for them, do all the necessary work that all dogs deserve (desex, vaccinate, council register, microchip, registration with NZCAR, flea/worm), then place them into well-vetted forever homes nationwide.

All of our team members are volunteers working full time jobs outside of the rescue, so every cent the rescue makes goes back into the dogs.

How you can help DC Rescue Dogs

As a non-profit charity organisation, we rely on support from the public to continue doing what we do. There are many ways you can help us.

  • Donations
  • Adopt
  • Foster
  • Volunteer
  • Spread the Word
  • Shop with Us – Visit our online shop and purchase a calendar or other products, and 100% of the profits will go directly to helping more dogs in need.


Please visit our website for more information