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 



He is a cute-as-a-button little guy that has been here too long!. He is about 3 months old, mastiff x and he will grow to be a reasonable size. He is playful and a little naughty but very sweet. 

If you think you can give Bruce a forever home then​​ please come out and meet this little guy!


She is a cool as little pup that has never been claimed. She is about 3/4 months old, probably a mixture of greyhound or bull terrier and she will grow about medium size. She loves attention and playing with the other pups. 

If you think you could give Chillie a forever home please come out to the pound and meet her!​


He is about 10/11 weeks old and full of mischief. He loves playing with the other pups or cuddle. Do will grow about medium size and will be a solid little chap; loves his food and loves people. 
Dooby and his brother were dumped at the landfill when they were about 4 weeks old. His brother went to his new family a couple of weeks ago and now it's Do's turn.

Please come out to the pound and meet him; he loves meeting people and would love to go home with you.


Girlie is a big, playful and full of energy who just loves anybody. Adores a tummy rub and will spin in circles for attention!. She is pretty obedient and will come when she is called.  She will need a family who will give her lots of daily walks. 

If you can give her the home she needs, please come out to the pound and meet her.


Mike is a big, gorgeous, boisterous Mastiff x dog that really needs a home. He is probably about 1 1/2 or 2 years old and still needs to put on a bit of weight. He loves running around the pound. He will need a family who will give him the exercise he needs. 

Please come out and meet Mike, he is very cool.


Peg is a sweet little girl that gets on well with her sisters, Sally and Pip. She plays nicely and loves food and attention. 

Please come out and meet her. She loves meeting people and really needs a forever home.


Pip is a 3/4 month old pup that is in here with her sisters. Pip can be a little bossy and likes to have her own way specially at breakfast and dinner time. However she responds well to voice and very sweet. She will grow to medium size or maybe a bit larger. 

Come out to the pound and meet her!


Sally is a 3/4 month old pup that is just adorable. She is in here with her two sisters and she really needs a new home. She loves to be cuddled, playful, happy and very quiet. 

If you feel you could give Sally a new forever home please come out and meet her.​


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 May 2019 3:45pm