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 



Come out to the pound and meet Bobbi. 

She is a really lovely, young and lively dog. She is called Bobbi because she has no tail, but that doesn't stop her giving the pound dog, Sam, a good workout! She is a quiet dog, doesn't seem to bark much and just loves people. Bobbi is pretty good at coming when she is called, and is getting much better on a lead. She would suit a family that can give her the exercise she needs. ​

Please come out and meet her, she has been here too long and needs a forever home​.


Leroy is a lovely and playful young dog. Leroy probably has a bit of Greyhound in him, the rest is a mystery. He will need a bit of training and exercise; but he is quite good on a lead. He get along​​ with the other dogs he has been out with. Leroy will need a home that will give him the training and exercise he needs. 

Please come out to the pound and meet him.​


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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