Fur-ever friends

Dogs of all ages and breeds are saved at Dogwatch, a Christchurch charity which has been rehoming abandoned and surrendered dogs for 35 years – with no government or council funding. Need for its services, and forever homes for its hounds, is showing no signs of subsiding.     From its five-acre, purpose-built adoption centre […]

The call of the wild: Orana Wildlife Park

Experience the ultimate animal adventure at Orana Wildlife Park.     Orana Wildlife Park, NZ’s only open range zoo, provides amazing opportunities for people to connect with nature. Meet their stunning new tigers, see NZ’s only gorillas, hand feed giraffe, travel through the Lion Reserve, meet rhino up close, observe kiwi and encounter mischievous kea. […]

In dogs we trust

The bond between human and dog is unmatched. And when a dog’s role is to help their person, intriguing tales are to be told. Love for animals was Sue Allison’s inspiration to write the book Friends Indeed: Assist Dogs and Their People. However, it was the human connections that captured her heart.     The […]

Essential Care: Ourvets

Over the last month of COVID-19 restrictions, Ourvets St Albans remained open to provide essential care for all our furry friends. It hasn’t been an easy process – frequent changes to the guidelines around what ‘essential care’ was permitted, long hours, understandably anxious clients and sick pets have made for a very challenging time. We […]