Karishma’s Party and Fundraiser

Our friend Karishma, invited us to attend and bring a few dogs along for the afternoon to her birthday party. We were all, of course concerned about the weather for good reason as lets face it we all know it can rain 🌂at the drop of a hat 👒.

Well to our amazement it didn't rain, not for longer than about 4 minutes yay! 



We had a laugh with the kids who loved hanging out with the dogs, walking and playing with them. They asked a lot of interesting as well as curious questions which kept us on our toes. The food was delicious, lots of vegetarian nibbles and summer drinks followed by a cake which was to die for! The dogs got a special cake too, nobody was left out at this party!



Over the space of the day I talked about the charity, answered questions and received a positive response. A huge bonus - $29,600 was generosity donated by Karishma's friends and family. We were stunned by the kindness shown and our cats and dogs 




For me the highlight of the day was meeting a little girl who was terrified of the dogs, it was heartbreaking to see such fear in a child. She was standing on a wall, white with fear, completely terrified of Lili my little Poodle.  

I spent time with her as did our volunteers and of course Lili and slowly things changed. It was like watching the leaves falling off a tree as she became less and less scared. By the end of the day, she was proudly walking with Lili on the lead, stroking her too. Of course Diva Lili loved every minute of it and was proudly strutting around with her new friend.


Huge thanks to Karishma and of course our amazing volunteers - Andrea, Tammy & Sue - you did us proud ladies! Not forgetting Wally & Boo, Gerda and Diva Lili - great job!

July... it's Wooffit Month!

💚For the month of July we at Kirsten's Zoo have a special treat for dogs adopted from us  🐾

We want to introduce you to Wooffit Pup Cakes for your four legged best friend....


Special occasions like your dogs Birthday, Adoption day or for absolutely no reason at all just because they deserve it. 🐾  Every cake is made with fresh premium ingredients which are totally safe for your dog and the secret ingredient is of course, that they are all made with love 💖

Send us a photo with your Kirsten's Zoo dog and their name and a few lines telling us why you love your dog 💕 Dog Chef Kellie will choose the best photo and they will win a Homemade Wooffit Pup Cake tailor made for their pup 🐶

Get your photos ready and email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 💚

June 2019 Dogs

The very blooming hot 🌞 and turbulent month of June saw a few new come in and a few go out. Sadly our rabbits were not lucky but our Guinea pig was. 


Kayla the guinea pig - she was a lonely though loved piggy as her friend passed leaving her alone. We advertised her and shes now in a home with two little piggies both girls and they're having the best time. The three little piggies are loving life and each others company 🌈


Indie - we inherited her when her family moved to China and I suggested they didn't take her. So glad she stayed, as she has a wonderful home with the handsome dog Tito. Thanks to Vivien for fostering and giving Indie a second chance and of course to her new family for working with her and allowing her the time she needs to settle in.


Jasper - the difference in this boy is incredible. When he came to us he was dirty and in awful condition. He stayed with me initially and spent the first night under the sofa, I slept on the sofa to comfort him and stop him crying. A day later he went to another foster with less dogs and his rehabilitation began. When his dental etc was done he really started to relax and slowly began to eat dog food drink from a bowl and even go for walks which he loved and gets so excited when he sees his dog lead. He's even started playing with toys which is so good to see - thank you Jodi & your pack for showing him the way💕


Jiggle - I really hoped she would go to a home with her gorgeous sister June, alas it's not so easy as most of us rent and have landlords and if they say no it's no!

Thankfully she will have a group of friends and walk with them and she'll still get to see her friend Simche who she adores and it is fully reciprocated. They'reinseparable right now and it will be very hard to split them up. Thanks to her amazing foster family for all they did to help Jiggle adjust and learn how to live in a home and do all things dog 🐶


Jumbo - he went into foster and though he was gentle he didn't know how to behave with children and he appeared to have issues with his hind legs. On further inspection a neurological issue was discovered perhaps from an accident who knows. It stopped him from walking properly though he loved being stroked and clearly enjoyed attention. Perhaps acupuncture or regular swimming ,we'll see what happens after another vet visit.. Whatever he needs he's certainly in the right home to get it as each of his new pack has a physical problem and he loves them all. If there ever was a dogs dog it's Jumbo - he's SO happy and fits like a glove and loves play time, now he's already using his legs more.💜


Junior - he never had to leave his foster home, they fell in love with him and no surprise. He has the ability to make you feel like you are the only person in the world. He'll be living in New Zealand at some point in the future even though he already has more than he or we could have asked for. It looks as though it will just get better and better. 💙 




Kevin - our adorable youngster who lost an eye but gained a fan club is just the best. To know him is to love him, he's gentle, cute as a button and oh so very loving. Homeless too sadly ............


Mei mei - she may be blind but you'd never guess she does as any dog she has the loveliest personality. We were told that a 15 minute walk and a pee stop was plenty for her and yet I see her trundling along the trail with so much confidence it's SO impressive.


Juliette - at last I found her a safe place to go though not until 11th July - out in the elements, chained up and its brutal. Her puppy Pudding now in foster and doing well we hope they can both find homes and loving families.


To our amazing team of volunteers, fosters, friends and photographers THANK YOU for making it all happen. Not forgetting the staff at the Peak Cafe - see you all on 14th & 28th July for more adoptions, fosters and a nice cold drink🥂🍺🍸🍷or 12!    


To foster or adopt please complete the appropriate questionnaire, www.kirstenszoo.com

To volunteer and to see more of our dogs, cats, rabbits more go to our website www.kirstenszoo.com


Have a cool summer!

Kirsten - Kirsten's Zoo 

May- Dogs Homed and Newbies

What a strange few weeks we've had, has anyone had a summer? I might have missed it......... Well, as long as I get homes for some we'll be out there come rain or shine!

The staff at the Peak Cafe certainly make us welcome as we huddle under the canopy with our soggy shoes and damp dogs. The dogs are so good bless them, they, like us turn up and wait, hoping that it will be their lucky day! Come rain, thunder and all, we'll be there - only a T* will stop us from showing up!

See you soon for another rainy, sunny weird month? 


Our lucky lot this month ........

Rocky - what a truly perfect outcome for this unusual coloured dog with almost amber eyes. He went back to his dad and a better adjusted, happier dog than ever! His dad decided to stay in Hong Kong after all and so a truly happy ending for Rocky and family 💕


Gandalf - an unexpected adoption and a wonderful one. First time dog and they couldn't have chosen a better adjusted, well behaved youngster. Needless to say he fit like a glove and they are all living happily ever-after. I know for his long term foster it will be a bitter sweet moment, but after all he wen't through and the intense care he received - it is the perfect end! Yay Gandalf you have a home to call your own.❤


Gerda - Gandalf's sister and what a great outcome even though it took far longer than we expected. She was probably one of the two most popular of the 9 and had many many offers of a home however none of them were suitable for Gerda and it was certainly worth the wait as she has the home I was looking for. I get the chance to see her quite often as she lives right round the corner. Her ever growing fan club ask after her almost daily. Way to go Gerda ❤️ You are missed by many as you were indeed one of the most popular puppies, I hope your magic rubs off on Gretel the last of 9. 


Indie - now on trial and she seems to be settling in well and having a great time with her new pal and brother, Tito. We are very much looking forward to a result that will suit all. 


Elzan - what an absolutely wonderful surprise after a very, very long haul, a lot of training and behavior issues he has a home. He's not perfect don't get me wrong, never was nor will he ever be, but he's happy, much better behaved and HOMED 💜 What an absolutely wonderful way to end the month. Once again proof of the pudding, "There is the right home, person for every dog, it's just a question of putting them together''


Who is new this month?

Pudding, June, Jiggle and of course little Mei mei too. We have 3 rabbits also needing homes - check the website for more www.kirstenszoo.com  and of course our Facebook page (click here) for more 



We took in 6 Chihuahua mix dogs last week. Here's a little update on them. 

We have had an interesting time for want of a better expression. Every dog eats and in some cases drinks something different and it has been a real task. Some walk happily, some after a few days want to, some are scared to go far. Stairs ... they have no idea and are reliant on their foster to teach them how to use/climb them. One thing they have in common is they've clearly not drank water from a bowl nor have they been fed decent food; they don't quite get the whole dog food thing!

Some are only eating rice with or without vegetables, fish with soaked dog biscuits and rice, chicken, eggs. Again thanks to their lovely foster parents and shared info we are getting them all to finally eat dog food mixed with other additives. Two of the boys struggled to drink from a bowl and are being taught to do so with the help of a syringe. Caged and those horrible water dispensers were clearly what they had and all they knew. On the 12th they'll all have had their dental and desex surgery and I know will be feeling so good. They have come a long way in a week and more to come. 

The 3 dogs who are up to date - Juno 13 teeth removed and an eye.


Jasper 11 teeth, skin problem and ear infection and...


Junior 8 teeth and skin not 100% yet.


I think it's pretty clear the remaining 3 will be the same. It will cost a small fortune to get the boys up to scratch as just the basics plus dental will be thousands.

Jack, Jumbo and Jake will all be at the vet on the 12th and an update on their health and well-being will be available soon after.

We still need help to cover their costs which are mounting, can you help? Thank you to those of you who have given already 💙💙💙💙💙💙

Our HSBC account 848 525382 838 Kirsten's Zoo Ltd and a tax deductible receipt will be issued for amounts over $200. They really do need your help and we hope to give them the best of everything. They've had the worst already, bless.

Thank you all for all your help and support. Our volunteers, photographers, friends, fosters and dog lovers - here comes summer or does it ?

Cats for this Month!

It was a lovely month cat wise, with 9 of our gorgeous cats finding homes ~yippee~ some newer arrivals and some long termers too! Just perfect as the numbers have to go down before the silly summer season begins, holidays yay! However a sad, difficult time for us when many people get rid of their pets rather than find a pet sitter, a friend or someone to help while they are away. It may be hard to believe, but it happens, year in year out!

Nonetheless, let's start on a high note though shall we, with our lucky now homed cats.❤


Ivan & Irene - kittens always find homes and usually quite quickly - we do however keep ours a litter longer than most. We really try to ensure there's nothing nasty like FIP lurking. We wait until they're around 10-12 weeks old as a rule. These two beautiful kittens have a all the love in the world and are having an amazing time with cuddles and kisses round the clock. 


Inky one of the most beautiful cats, really wow! Adopted by a lovely couple who waited a very long time for the circumstances, the flat and Penelope to be right before adopting again. We are all waiting to see if the lady of the house is happy with her new friend ........ 


Enzo & Yudothis was the best ever, Yudo has been with us for a very long time however long enough to make friends with his now side kick and bff Enzo. We all waited and hoped for the day our boys found their place, their forever family! That day is the 3rd of June and it will be cause for celebration. 

You may remember how Yudo was when we got him, the pain and suffering he'd endured and the fact that he survived says a lot about his strength and determination. It also shows how incredible his fosters have been and the work they have put in - Isabelle and Francois and later Kat & Matthew. Between you all, you nursed, cleaned, medicated and gave him everything he needed to keep going, and this incredible cat has finally found his place with his buddy Enzo.


Hera - she's such a pretty youngster and although initially scared she's now with two boys Bilbo and Balu, adopted from us. She certainly looks like she's having fun climbing and playing. They'll help her adjust and gain confidence. We are thrilled she's got friends both cat and people.


Henny & Harlow - they've been with us a while and at last found the home they and we wanted for them. A large flat and lots of space to run round and play, a family to love them forever and ever and together - yep we ticked all the boxes and they are very happy kitties.


Izzy - she came to us not long ago and ironically went to a home and family who have waited patiently for months for the right cat. Izzy was, she is everything they wanted in a first time cat. Lovely Izzy is at home in her forever home and living the life- yippee!



RIP - We had to say goodbye to 3 of our cats this month - Will, Yule and Berty. It's always sad and we feel the loss and pain, grief. They give us so much ❤

Will was adopted when abandoned by his owner. He was already middle aged and had health issues however the latter part of life was by far the best. He was loved and spoiled to the very end.💔


Yule - one of 47 I took years ago and he lived in our sanctuary for many years until homed and going to live in the UK - he passed away leaving his bff Moon and his mum who adored him.


Berty - he was never adopted though lived out his life with a family who gave him everything and more. He wanted for nothing and was over 14 when he finally passed, he was loved and knew it.💙


See you next month at PAWTNERS - with some new and some longer term cats and kittens - click here to find them all on the website/ facebook ........ Many thanks to those of you who helped and supported us by volunteering, fostering and adopting!