Rehoming- Our services explained


Rehoming a dog is always a difficult choice for those who's dog is part of their family. Finding the right people to take over your guardianship can be difficult. 

People rehome a dog because:

1) incompatible with the family's lifestyle
2) the family moving overseas
3) change of circumstance for the owner
 4) mild behavioural problems - any kind of problem, except being aggressive. 

*** We are here to help for those who's life circumstances have changed like relocating, or taking on a business with little spare time for your dog.  ***


Our Process:


1) Owner fills out the application form to give us more information about their dog.  

2) We contact the owner -either email or phone -- to talk more about their application.

3) We visit the dog in their home to assess the dog (cost $50 -please note-- this does NOT mean we agree to rehome the dog).  We will come to your home and provide an assessment of the dog. After meeting him/her interact with the family, getting medical information as well as behavioural information, we will either accept to rehome, and decline the rehoming.
We need your dog to fit into our lives while we look for a home.

4) Once we agree to rehome the dog, a further $200 is payable. 

5) The dog is usually released to us, and the dog stay in our home while we look for a new home.
HOWEVER, if we have no room in 'The Inn" (our house), then we make an agreement with the owner that the dog stays in their home while we look for a new home. The fee is still payable.

To Be Absolutely Clear

We are not a rehoming service of last resort. We don't rehome dogs that have behavioural problems like aggression toward other dogs or people. We just don't have the time OR space in our home to help a dog with behavioural problems. 
We have client dogs that stay with us, so it's IMPERATIVE that your dog is dog/people friendly. We choose dogs that we know that we can find a home fairly quickly. We live in a house. We don't have kennels!

Rehoming fees

from $250.00 depending on each circumstances. 

We charge a fee to the new family that will take your dog. This pays for our training, our space in our home, and our time & effort looking for the right family. Yes, this does take time. 


Where do we advertise?

We have a database of people looking for dogs, but it is not intensive. We use our Facebook page, and other Facebook pages, our newsletter to advertise. We have not had to use TradeMe in a few years, but we will advertise on Trademe if we need to look further afield. 

Apply here for us to rehome your dog


No dogs to rehome

Each dog comes at a cost- this is to pay for training, cheaper homestays. our care, vaccination and anything that comes with the dog like food, and bed and toys.  Are you keen on wanting to rehome a dog- APPLY HERE

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Pictures of the dogs (BELOW) that we  have rehomed successfully.   They are no longer needing homes.

The most beautiful dog REHOMED-- George came to us because he didn't like cats. The family that we found lived in Auckland, and he lives in The Georges.More Info
Marmite REHOMED-- Marmite found a home with a family who changed the neighbourhood for the better.More Info
Max the Springer Spaniel REHOMED-- Max found his home in Dunedin one Christmas. He was needed to do the work that he was breed to do!More Info
The most beautiful dog REHOMED-- Sasha, a Japanese Spitz, is a beautiful dog who was just too much for the young family. We see Sasha from time to time, and she wins people's hearts.
Shiloh REHOMED-- Shiloh is an 8 year old brown labrador.She's been with a great family who moved to Spain for a great job opportunity.More Info
Louie 
REHOMED-- Louie is a beautiful Cocker Spaniel that found a home with a nice couple who've had Cocker's for the past 3 years. They had a dog just like Louie!More info
The most beautiful dog REHOMED-- Harry, a long haired Daschshund, was rehomed to a family with an 8 years old daughter. Harry was reactive to all noise, and their family just couldn't get his behaviour undercontrol due to where they lived.
Harry- be well! You got our heart strings!
REHOMED-- Buster, a collie/lab cross came to us needing a new home. He just didn't fit into his family. The kids were just too excitable.  More info
Louie is a beautiful Cocker Spaniel that found a home with a nice couple who've had Cocker's for the past 3 years. They had a dog just like Louie!More info
Blair and Eddie 
REHOMED-- Eddie, the 7 year old poodle lived with an older gentleman. Unfortunately, he couldn't care for him because he had to go into care.
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The most beautiful dog   REHOMED-- Kora went to a family with a yard, a kennel and an active lifestyle. She is a Lab, she is smart and can be silly, she is self-cleaning but will get dirty, being wet comes naturally, and is best fed in a slow feed bowl

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REHOMED-- Zac and his brother Samson were rehomed to separate families. 

They have given joy to 2 families

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Blair and Eddie  REHOMED-- Harry, the 2.5 year old Border Collie was a delight. He came almost already trained. We would have kept him in a heartbeat, but another family is being delighted in his company.
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The most beautiful dogREHOMED-- Molly (formerly Momo) is a lovely, gentle Golden Retriever. She is placid, loves to run and gets in the water where ever she can&;

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 REHOMED-- Frankie- doing zoomies is so much fun  .  More Info 
No dogsREHOMED: Macy is an active dog, fun loving, and very personable.
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 REHOMED Ollie, Mini Schauzer Poodle cross just wants to hang out with a human!

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 REHOMED Moe, Mini Schauzer Poodle cross needs a great human to live with.

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No dogsREHOMED
Sammie, Bishon X, 10 year old looking for a new home.
An independent dog that would be a great animal companion without too much work :)
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 REHOMED

Poppy, our wee little miniature bulldog  is looking for a home.         

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REHOMED
Pearl- English Cocker Spaniel loves water, and chasing balls
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Pixel- Welsh Corgi- 3 year old dog found a great home with kids who were giving up on finding the right dog! 

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REHOMED
Gorgeous Khan- the Black Beauty (Lab His previous owners had a baby and was allergic to Khan... 

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REHOMED
Frankie- a LabX is the perfect dog for an active family

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OllieREHOMED Ollie- 
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Cookie- Rehomed in Christchurch
REHOMED
Cookie- a Golden Retrever looking for a great home. Long haired, quiet, and very loveable!More Info

REHOMED
A full of character black Lab/Collie.
She reminded us of our old dog Holmes

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REHOMED
Lenny has full of energy, 6 months old. 

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Cookie- Rehomed in Christchurch
REHOMED
Sage- a great brown Lab
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About our School

We are professionally trained dog trainers/behaviouralists. We teach and use best practice positive training methods to help you build the companion dog you and your family want.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (03) 389 40 65 / 021 82 36 47
  • Email:
    info@nakeddog.co.nz
  • Address:
    Dallington Terrace          Christchurch, Canterbury
            New Zealand