Lost your cat or dog? Found a stray pet? Want to adopt a pet?
You've come to the right place for help
Petsonthenet is New Zealand's nationwide database for lost and
found pets, and pets for adoption - since 2002.
We help reunite and rehome thousands of pets each year through this service.
Adopt a pet
Buy and Save a Life..."
Petsonthenet has a high level of
success rehoming all kinds of pets with listings
from hundreds of shelters
and pounds throughout New Zealand, as well as
pets for adoption from the public.
Our philosophy is "Adopt,
Don't Buy and Save a Life". We are committed
to being part of the solution and not part of
the problem. So we do not accept ads for pets for
sale, instead we support pets in need of adoption.
We advocate desexing
and publish a list of
Desexing Deals to
assist with desexing.
It works! Petsonthenet helps reunite and rehome
thousands of pets each year
See our recent
Adoption Success Stories
recommended by the
and the NZ Companion
Your optional paid ad upgrades and
us to continue to reunite and rehome pets throughout NZ.
How it works
then easily place your ad.
Ads are free for lost pets, found pets and pets for
adoption at bronze level. For vastly more exposure,
upgrade to an optional paid ad such as Gold Premium or Silver
For Lost Pets...
Check the FOUND pet ads
regularly for new listings
Use our comprehensive
lost pet advice with printable day by
day checklists to make sure you cover all the bases in the
search for your lost pet.
For Found Pets
Check the Lost Pet ads
Use our advice to help reunite a pet
you have found.
For Pets for Adoption
Pets for Adoption
Petsonthenet advocates "Adopt,
so we do not "sell" pets.
Please adopt and save a life instead...
Upgrade your ad
lost pet ad, or
pet for adoption ad
so it stands out amongst the thousands of ads posted on
Petsonthenet each month and increase your chances of
For highest visibility choose a Gold Premium Listing
so your listing features on the ads homepage AND is
pinned to the premium Gold level at the top of your
Or upgrade to a
Featured Listing to pin your ad in Silver position
in your relevant category i.e. "Lost Cats".
From only $5 per week you can add an Attention Getter to
any level of ad - Bronze, Silver or Gold like one of
By upgrading your ad, you get vastly more exposure for
your pet, increasing your chances of success. Plus all funds
raised from upgrades help support this service to
continue to reunite and rehome pets throughout NZ.
Recipe for success to
find lost pets
Check our found pets daily
New listings are being published online constantly
from the public with daily listings from many SPCAs and
pounds. This information is free to list and search 24
hours a day, every day of the year.
Renew your ad
Please renew when you get your email renewal notice
to ensure your ad keeps going so the window of
opportunity is left wide open to help reunite your pet *until* your pet
is home safe.
Pets can be reunited in minutes, hours, days, weeks or
months...Our quickest reunion was
within 10 minutes of the ad being placed and our
longest reunion was after
- both as a direct result of Petsonthenet.
Pets ARE reunited all the time.
Petsonthenet helps reunite and rehome thousands of pets
each year. For hope and inspiration, see our
And when you have success, please share your Success
Cedric the cat reunited via Petsonthenet after one year
cat came back - a year later.
Cedric the Burmese cat has been
returned to his "very happy" Coatesville family almost a year to
the day since he disappeared.
A massive effort to find Cedric
included articles in the Rodney Times and sister paper the North
Shore Times. Cedric's owner Claire Callister was inundated with
calls - but Cedric stayed missing.
Then a Herald Island resident
picked up a wandering cat in Whenuapai about 15 kilometres away
and posted some photographs of it on
petsonthenet.co.nz. It was Cedric.
Sporting a few small injuries,
the cat is now back home, bringing closure to a year of worry
for the family.
A mishap at a North Shore cattery saw the owner of another
chocolate-coloured Burmese cat inadvertently walk away with
Cedric on January 20, 2013. The cat immediately escaped from
that person's Murrays Bay home. The Callisters returned from
summer holiday six days later to find their beloved moggy
They spent hours searching and calling his name and delivered
1500 fliers around the Murrays Bay and Browns Bay area. Emails
and messages also went to hundreds of people, and even dirty
jeans were used to try to leave a scent for the cat to follow.
Claire thanks all who helped in
the search and those who offered other assistance. She's also
petsonthenet.co.nz for helping bring Cedric back."
More (full news article on Stuff)
Cedric's Found Cat listing on Petsonthenet
Cedrics Lost cat ad on Petsonthenet
Tinsel adopted via Petsonthenet
Waikato Times 24/01/2014
"Bailey's new owners wanted a dog
with some spunk, and they certainly seem to have got it.
When they found ''Tinsel'' (now Bailey) on the Petsonthenet
site, they decided to give her another chance at life.
The puppy had spent almost six
weeks in the pound after she was found by animal control,
scrawny and roaming the streets."
More (full news article on Waikato Times)
Tinsel's Pet for Adoption listing on Petsonthenet
Please help support Petsonthenet with an ID tag for your cat or
- a percentage of every sale
goes to helping us reunite and rehome pets, thank you
Lost Pet Successes
Trans Tasman reunion within minutes
via Petsonthenet for
elderly lost dog
Within minutes of placing a lost pet ad and checking the
Found Dog ads, Snoopy the twenty year old Chihuahua was reunited
Animal Management West had listed Snoopy as found on
Petsonthenet and the connection was made with his owner hundreds
of kilometers away!
See more Lost Pet Success Stories
Long distance love leads to adoption
for pound hound via Petsonthenet
Over 13,000 km away in Canada,
Cooper was found on Petsonthenet in NZ. The people emailed
Hamilton Animal Control to say they’d be moving to NZ soon and
could they come and see him. "They flew in on the 20th, and
drove down from Auckland on the 21st to see him.
They came back the following weekend to pick him up, and
are completely in love with him..."
See more Pet Adoption Success Stories