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 



​Meet Bandit, he has been in the pound far too long. He is going to be a tall dog and stil going through another growing phase. He loves cuddles and is quite energetic. He would fit into a family situation really well. 

Please come out to the pound and meet him!​


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!​


This chunky little chap is called Sammy (or Sam-The-Man!) He is funny and cute and will do anything for a biscuit, except sit!
He is about 1 year old but is fully grown.
He is always happy and loves running around and bark at the goats! 

Come out and meet this great little guy, he just loves everybody and would love to go home with a family​


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: 22 Jul 2019 11:53am