Waiheke is putting out the call for responsible dog-lovers to consider owning a new puppy.
Last weekend Auckland SPCA held a special Rescue Me themed weekend to deal with an unprecedented number of dogs and puppies.
The island branch has nine new puppies looking for homes.
Rusty and Ranger are staying at the Waiheke Vets in Oneroa and Jack and Sally are at the SPCA centre in Surfdale.
Five tiny German shepherd-collie cross puppies also need new owners but are still at their Waiheke home with their mum, and will be moved when they are a little older.
The puppies are all crossbreeds from four different litters and are six to 10 weeks old.