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 



Baxter is a young Bulldog x pup, maybe about 7 or 8 months old. He is just adorable and loves everyone. He is learning to walk on the lead and learning very fast. Bax loves going for a walk but hasn’t figured out how to fetch yet. He prefers to stay by his human. Please, if you can offer Baxter a loving, energetic home, then please come out and meet him.​



BoiBoi is a great little German Shepard X boy. He is 3 & a half and a real character. Boi has spent a lot of time in the pound so a home where he has secure fencing is a must. He just needs a home where he will be an inside dog, have plenty of exercise and a couch to watch tv. If you feel you can give BoiBoi a loving family home, then please come out and meet him.



Charlie is such a lovely girl. A lab X, and won’t grow any more. She is just learning to fetch, loves chasing a ball, but hasn’t quite learnt how to bring it back! Charlie gets on well with other dogs but is still a little timid and may need a home without young children. She loves cuddles and is just learning about being brushed. If you feel you could give Charlie a great home, then please come out and meet her.



Impound # 103508

Lulu is a super adorable, fat, black lab X puppy. She loves having her tummy rubbed and loves her food! Lulu is still pretty young, maybe about 4 or 5 months old and still learning to walk nicely on the lead. She isn't very active but does love playing and eating. She will benefit from going to puppy classes and training.

Please come out and meet Lulu if you are looking for a bundle of cuteness to join your family.​


# 103413

Ruby is a really nice, lively dog, that needs an energetic family to love. Ruby is a Greyhound X and is very tall and lean. She loves coming out to run around, but settles really quickly. Seems to get on with other dogs although can be a little food protective. If you can give Ruby the family life she needs, then come on out and meet her.​



Squeaky is a very friendly, very playful, but slightly timid greyhound x boy. Squeak loves everybody and loves all the other dogs. No one has come to claim him so he really needs a loving, family home to go too. If you need a lovely, friendly, playful dog to call your own, then come on out and meet Squeaky.​​


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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