Are you considering adding four paws to your family this Christmas?
Tauranga SPCA's Christmas adopt-a-thon is on today from 10.30am to 4pm at the Tauranga SPCA in Greerton and it's the perfect place to meet your next soulmate.
Whether it's dogs, older puppies, kittens or cats that catch your eye, there will be a perfect pet for every heart.
SPCA Tauranga operations manager Margaret Rawiri says there will be plenty of pets ready for cuddles and loving forever homes.
“The best way to choose a pet, or to let your new pet choose you, is to spend some time with them,” says Margaret.
“People are welcome to go into the cat adoption area and spend time getting to know the cats and kittens and find that perfect one.
“And we can organise for people to go into our playpen with the puppies if they think the right one is there for you.”
Whether you want to add four paws to your family in the way of a pooch or a feline, Margaret says their adoption pets are ready for devoted new families.
“Being kitten season, we have lots of cats and kittens from eight-weeks-old that have, for an adoption fee, all been vet-checked, de-sexed, microchipped, had their first vaccination and treated for fleas and worms.
“We also have some puppies which are all exceptionally lovely and eagerly waiting to go to their new homes to enjoy the life they truly deserve.”
Margaret says there is even be a bunny or two looking for a loving home.
All of the SPCA's puppies and dogs will have also been vet checked, de-sexed, microchipped, and have had their first vaccination, and been treated for fleas and worms prior to going to an approved home.
“And all of our adoptions are subject to meeting our normal adoption criteria,” says Margaret.
So if you want to add a set of paws to your family this Christmas, head down to Tauranga SPCA, 43 Alach St, Greerton.