Pawsitive Tales

Sharing heartwarming tales of animals and their humans.

Alex and May — March 4, 2022

Alex and May

~ Alex and May ~

A few years ago, Alex met her furbaby, May. Since then, they have become the best of friends and not only has May impacted Alex’s life, but also many others. 

Having been looking for a dog, in 2019, Alex came across a special dog on her local pound’s website. She instantly fell in love with a black and white dog named May. Unfortunately, she was unable to adopt as her house wasn’t suitable for a larger dog. Later that year, however, May had been transferred to Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ and it was the right time for Alex. 

After deciding she wanted to meet May, Alex organised a visit with May’s foster mum. May came charging down the path to Alex’s house, but as soon as they met, she instantly rolled over for belly rubs. That was it. Alex knew this was the perfect dog for her. The very next day, Alex welcomed May to her forever home. 

Since adopting May, Alex’s life has changed for the better. Despite having a difficult start in life, May is a very caring and loving dog. She has supported Alex through many challenging times and never fails to brighten her day. They have been there for each other through thick and thin and because of this, have formed a very strong and beautiful bond. 

In 2020, Alex fell ill and was unable to get out of bed for quite some time. During this time, May never left her side. She spent every day in bed next to her human and ensured to bring a smile to her face at least once a day. 

Not only has May impacted Alex, but also many others. Alex fosters from Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ. Many of these dogs have had difficult lives and can sometimes find it a challenge to socialise with and trust other dogs. Because of May’s calming nature, she helps them to adjust and feel safer in their new environment. This also helps them to find their forever homes by helping them flourish.

One of Alex and May’s favourite things to do is to go to their local beach. It’s time they get to spend and enjoy together. If Alex is having a tough day, going to the beach with May always makes it better. 

Through thick and thin, Alex and May have always been by each other’s side. They have both positively impacted the other’s life and through it all, have formed a beautiful relationship full of love and happiness. 

Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ — September 17, 2021

Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ

~ Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ ~

Just over three years ago, Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ officially opened its doors. The team had been working in rescue for many years but saw there was a great need for a rescue to help dogs in New Zealand who had been chained up, neglected, and/or abused. Many rescues were at capacity and were unable to take these dogs in. It was decided that enough was enough, and so, Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ (CDRRNZ) came to be.  

Many of the dogs who find themselves in the care of CDRRNZ often come from difficult backgrounds. There have been many dogs rescued who may have been chained up for most or even all their life. When they arrive at the rescue, they finally have some freedom. Not only this, but CDRRNZ have also helped to rescue from puppy mills and backyard breeders, helping to make New Zealand a better place for our canine friends. 

While the work can be distressing, it’s so important and helps better the lives of many. CDRRNZ are on a mission to empower owners, rehabilitate dogs, and help educate and advocate for animal welfare. Through their work, they have helped to bring happiness to many dogs and have helped people better understand how to properly treat animals.  

The positives the CDRRNZ team receive far outweigh the negative. From having a litter be born at their shelter, seeing dogs find their freedom for the first time, to helping them find their forever home. The dogs have a completely new perspective on life. They are given care, love, and safety, all things they wouldn’t have known until being rescued.  

Being a charity, any amount of help or support can go a long way. Fostering, donating, volunteering, and even adopting can help a lot. The dogs who find themselves in with CDRRNZ have come from difficult backgrounds. It’s so important for them to find a forever home who can provide love and safety. Not only this, but also simply helping to advocate and spread CDRRNZ’s message. 

The team who work at CDRRNZ all love the work they do. They are all passionate and dedicated to helping improve the lives of the dogs they work with. No matter what, they are driven to give these dogs a better life. Whether they need some time and patience as a result of trauma, or some extra love due to neglect, they are right there to ensure that each dog gets what they need.  

Nothing motivates the team at CDRRNZ more than seeing the dogs happy and free. When a dog finds their forever home, the CDRRNZ team are beyond thrilled. Knowing they are going to a loving family after a difficult life makes all the difference.  

The impact that Chained Dogs Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ have on the dogs they rescue and the greater community is amazing. The dogs they help are forever changed for the better. As well as this, they are helping make New Zealand more aware of animal welfare one step at a time, making it better for everyone.