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 


Bert (left) Ernie (right)

Impound numbers:​

  • # 103334 (Bert)
  • # 103335 (Ernie)​​ 

Bert & Ernie are 2 young brothers that need to find a forever home. The boys don't need to go together and can be rehomed separately. They are maybe mastiff x or lab x and have been here since Boxing Day. They love playing and the kong seems to be the favourite toy, at the moment......with the squeaky burger a close second. ​They play until they sleep, then play again.

Please come out and meet Bert and Ernie, they would love to meet you​.


Impound # 103323

Tasha is a lovely wee pup that has been with us prior to Christmas. She plays well with the other pups and is just learning to walk on a lead. Tash could grow to a decent size and is a mastiff X.

Please come out to the pound and meet Tasha. She would love a young family to grow up with.


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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