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 



Molly is a lovely little black Lab x pup. She is probably about 4 /5 months old, and has the playful lab nature. Molly plays well with the other pup and, although a little shy, loves attention. She will be a great loyal family pet. Please come out to the pound and meet her.

Impound # 102034



Polly is a lovely little Huntaway X pup. She has a great nature, a little bit shy, but once she gets to know you, very playful. Polly gets on well with other dogs especially, Molly. Please come out to the pound and meet her.​

Impound # 102005​

​Pretty Boy

Pretty Boy is about 8 or 9 months, lovely, young greyhound x. He has the sweetest nature, loves cuddles more than running around. He gets on well with other dogs but much prefers to be with people and prefers cuddles and pats to playing. Please come out to the pound and meet him....he just loves meeting new people.​

Impound # 102010​


George is a really nice little Collie x dog. He has a really nice temperament and plays well with the other dogs. He gets a bit excited in his cage but when he is out he is lovely and quiet. Please come out and meet him.​

Impound # 102001​


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: 14 Mar 2019 1:04pm