Homeless Hounds

​​​​​​ The Rotorua Lakes Council Animal Control Unit impounds around 2,000 dogs each year. Only half that number get claimed by their owners. While we can't save them all, here are some we think deserve a second chance.

Please contact Rotorua Animal Control on 07 348 4199 if you think you can give one of these dogs a decent home, or visit the pound between 2pm - 4.30pm Monday-Friday 


​Bossy Bean

Bean is a very happy, slightly bossy little pup. She likes to be the Boss over Tuffy and he usually lets her. She has been here a long time and she really needs to find a forever home. Bean is still growing and will be a medium sized dog. She is sometimes obedient.

Please come out to the pound and meet her​.


Dash almost had a home.
 She is a lovely girl and is just learning to walk nicely on a lead. Dash is clever so a well fenced property is a must and lots of exercise. She likes to see what is going on and gets on well with the pups she has been out with. 

Come out and meet her!​


Jack is a very cool, little pup. He is probably a Cattle X or a Lab x. Jack has been here a long time; he needed to grow up a little bit before rehoming. 

He is very sweet, very quiet and a good eater!. He would love a family to play with and is still a pup, training would be needed.

Please come out to the Pound and meet jack.


Ownership Criteria

Potential owners must want a dog and be prepared to commit themselves to the dog for possibly up to 15 years. They must have a property that is either fully or partially fenced so as to provide a reasonable sized exercise area. Should they intend to keep the dog outside, a suitable waterproof kennel or kennel/run combination is also necessary. Relevant costs can be discussed with owners.

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Page reviewed: 16 Sep 2019 11:49am