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Welcome to Ellie's Canine Rescue & Rehome

Thank you for considering or supporting the idea to adopt and rescue a dog.

Ellie's Canine Rescue & Rehome, is a dog rescue not for profit charity created by founders Vicky and Nicole in late 2019 (CC56924).

We take in dogs from private surrenders situations along with working with many Council Animal Shelters across New Zealand.

All of our dogs are accessed for any displaying issues then carefully placed into volunteer foster homes where they are taught the basics and cared for until adopted.

We are based in Wellington, but are willing to assist outside Wellington Area.

All of our dogs are desexed, microchiped, vaccinated, flead and wormed before adoption.

We  do not have a shelter or base of operations so if you wish to arrange meeting a dog you are interested in please contact us.

Please contact us with any inquires and support for our cause.

Thank you


About Us

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Who we are

Ellie's Canine Rescue and Rehome (ECRR) is a registered Charitable Trust set up in August 2019
Since its start Ellie's Rescue has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed over 250 dogs and puppies in the last 16 months alone.
We are truly passionate about dogs and put their welfare first, dedicating all our free time to making sure they get the best life possible.


Our Goal

Ellie's is dedicated to creating a dog rescue and sanctuary operation with one purpose. To rescue, rehabilitate and re-home all abused, neglected, abandoned and stray dogs all over NZ. We work to match all homeless with loving forever homes and owners who will make them part of their family.


Our Mission

To rescue, recover, re-health, rehabilitate, retrain, love and rehome dogs who have been abused, abandoned, hurt, traumatised or neglected.


Our Story

Vicky and Nicole started Ellie's in 2019 as they wanted to help as many dogs needing help as they could. The Rescue was named after Vicky's late dog Ellie, who was her first Rescue dog.


Who Funds Us

Ellie's Rescue is a registered charity, a nonprofit organisation that receives no local council or government funding in any way. We rely totally on donations, gifts, private grants and our own fundraising activities for income.


Our Dream

We are committed to helping as many dogs as we can and giving them a second chance. We dream of the day when we can afford to have a plot of land we can call home and work to help even more dogs.



Without the help, support and kindness of so many we could not continue to do what we do.
Thank you to all those who help us with donations, support, sharing/supporting our Facebook page and Especially those that Foster for us.
We would like to recognize a few companies that have offered us some incredible kindness and support, we can wholeheartedly say that we use and recommend these businesses and services.

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The Natural Petshop


Cheryl Trust Practitioner


Maidstone Vet Clinic


SPCA Wellington


Rappaw Vet Clinics

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Central Hutt Vets


PakNSave Lower Hutt





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Nature's Kai