Whangarei SPCA always has lots of animals in need of new homes. Our Tip of the Week feature includes details of one SPCA animal up for adoption, and an SPCA tip for animal care.


Peaches is a young female rat looking for a home.

The SPCA also has her sisters Pogo and Pickles and mum Pandora.

Rats, if they are well handled, make great pets who are friendly and affectionate.


They need a large secure cage to live in and prefer to live in same sex pairs.

Her tip: It's getting hotter out there during the day. If your dog is tied up make sure it has easy access to a kennel and shade and has plenty of fresh water that can't be tipped over.

Contact the Whangarei SPCA on 09 438 916.

See more details about Whangarei SPCA, including how to give them your support here.

Or see Peaches and other pets at:

Whangarei SPCA
143 Kioreroa Road

Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am - 3pm