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We welcomed Lilly into our family in November, she has slowly but surely gotten more and more comfortable, and her personality and cheekiness shows. She has two (human) older sisters who absolutely dote on her and it’s so sweet to see their bond develop. She has gained a lot of confidence on her walks, happily trotting along now, instead of constantly stopping and checking in with us like she used to. She prefers short walks and will literally sit down when she’s had enough!! Lilly loves a cuddle and an ear scratch, and does the biggest, happiest zoomies when we arrive home. We still continue to work on her recall but she very happily sits for treats. She has lots of favourite spots around the house but is often found on a bean bag on the deck, watching the birds in the garden and barking at the neighbours (). Lilly has such a sweet nature, she has brought a lot of laughter and happiness to our family, and can’t imagine not having her with us. Thankyou Chained Dog

Doug's New World

Doug came into CDRRNZ very unsure and wanting a bit of direction and guidance. Overtime he has blossomed into a very cool dude! We asked his new family how he is doing and this is what they had toRead more

Maeve & Her New Life!

Maeve has been a lovely addition to the family and is finding her feet getting used to her new environment, wasting no time in adopting her favourite resting places (especially our bed, doggie dreamsRead more

Pakus Story

We were not in the market for another dog. Our beloved pitbull was nearing the end stages of life, and we had a small rescue pup. Huia was the only dog we have had from a puppy to senior years.Read more

Happily Furever After - Lilica & Whanau

After losing our 2 dogs within a year of each other we needed time to grieve for our babies and made the decision not to get another dog for some time.   Well in January 2018 we saw a call for helpRead more

Max - In His Mums Words

When I think of Max pre adoption I always picture the photo of him on the steps on the chain in his adoption ad – sad and hunched. This photo struck a cord with our whole family and we knew he wasRead more

Diesels Story - In His Own Words

Hi.  My Name is Diesel and I live with my family and a mountain of other animals, but it wasn't always like that. I was once a dog on a chain. Lets not focus on that though because I didn't likeRead more

Buzzy Bear

The life and times of the Buzzy Bear. I first got involved with the chained dog society 7 years ago, when I adopted Buzzy. He was the biggest smooch of a pooch. He was always by my side thru thickRead more

Our Boy Ted

Ahh what can I say about Ted? Probably that he is the bestest boy and we love him to absolute bits. When you start feeling like Elmira and just wanna squish them and love know you'reRead more

Jake's Story

Have had Jakey since July this year. My little tripod is a crack up. He’s got big brother Buzzy showing him the ropes. Not sure that’s the best idea….lol  But having a deaf little one has beeRead more

Margo's Story

Margo is an amazing dog, from the minute she came to us our other dog Riley loved her! They love to wrestle and then cuddle up when they are tired. She was a bit full on with other dogs to begin withRead more

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