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Exercise your heart – adopt a dog

MEDIA RELEASE 10 August 2012

Exercise your heart – adopt a dog

Our poster dog: Mishka

Ready to adopt a dog? Now is the time to do it because SPCA Auckland is offering 40% off the cost from Saturday 11 August to Sunday 19 August.

It’s part of a campaign called ‘Exercise your heart. Adopt a dog’ that aims to address an overflow of rescued dogs at the SPCA Auckland Animal Village in Mangere.

“We hope Aucklanders will do their hearts a favour and adopt a dog,” says Christine Kalin, SPCA Auckland CEO.

“When you adopt a dog from us, you’ll not only get lots of heart-healthy exercise walking it, but you’ll also get as much unconditional love from your canine companion as you can handle.

“And it will warm the cockles of your heart to know you’ve saved a dog that has had a hard start in life and has now found its forever home with you. It’s such a win-win.”

Right now SPCA Auckland has lots of beautiful dogs ready and waiting to be adopted, just like Mishka, a one-year-old huntaway and collie cross.

“Mishka was surrendered into our care in July by her owner because sadly she was no longer able to care for her due to ill health,” says Ms Kalin.

“Mishka was very shy when she first arrived, but has now really come out of her shell. She is extremely responsive to praise, loves cuddles, and is a highly intelligent dog.

“She has responded very well to obedience training. She has a playful nature and loves to play tag with Ashley, a canine team member. And she is great with puppies.

“Mishka’s new owner must be prepared to be a strong leader or this strong-willed dog will rule the house herself.

“If you’re looking for a dog that’s smart, fun, and highly trainable, Mishka is waiting to meet you.”

Come and visit Mishka and our other dogs at 50 Westney Rd, Mangere – open 7 days from 10am to 4pm or call SPCA Auckland on 09 256 7300 and ask to speak to a canine attendant.


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