We do not send dogs around the country except in special circumstances, so we prefer that you be able to visit Rocky in Whanganui. Please no South Island applications unless you can come and meet Rocky here.

Rocky is a Border Collie X Terrier who will be a medium sized dog. He is very soft and fluffy, more long haired than the photo shows. He is now 8 months old and weighs 10kg.. Rocky is very sweet, smart and will be easy to train.

Rocky will be de-sexed, vaccinated, microchipped and registered and up to date with flea/worm treatments.

We don’t know what he’s like with cats, but as he’s just a pup, there is no reason why he could not learn to behave well with all other animals, with the correct training.

There is an adoption fee of $300 to contribute towards these costs. This is heavily subsidised for you and represents approximately half of what it would cost you normally.

Rocky’s new home must have a safe secure place for him to be while you are out. ARAN dogs cannot be chained to kennels or left for very long periods home alone. All ARAN dogs must sleep indoors.

Our adoptions start with a two week trial period, to make sure the dog is a good fit for you. If things don’t work out they return to their foster home.

The first step if you are interested in adopting is to fill out an online adoption application which you can do here: