Adopt a Dog
Council's Compliance team manage an Adopt a Dog programme. Every dog that enters the Pound is assessed by Compliance Officers for its suitability to be re-homed. This task is taken very seriously and Officers go out of their way to find the right owner, for the right dog. Decisions made to rehome a dog to a successful candidate is never based on a 'first serve' basis. The successful candidate will be the owner that can provide the home and environment that the dog needs according to their size and breed characteristics.
Council's Compliance team also rehomes dogs via Trademe. View our current listings on TradeMe.
Criteria apply and there is a re-home fee (see Fees and Charges). Before any prospective owner is permitted to rehome a dog from the Pound they must have passed a property inspection. This includes an Officer visiting the potential property to ensure it is securely fenced and that the dog, if kept outside has a weather proof kennel. If at any time the Unit feels that the dog will not be a good fit for the property or the new owners, we have the right to refuse the applicant. All dogs are de-sexed before they leave the Pound at no additional cost to the new owner.
The pound is in Whakauru Street, in Tokoroa. Pound hours are 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.