Dog Pound

Our dog pound has been set up to look after stray dogs, reunite lost dogs with owners and re-home eligible dogs whose owners cannot be located.

If your dog is missing, please look on the Council’s Adopt a Dog Facebook page. All unknown dogs picked up by our Animal Management Officers are listed on this page.

If your dog is listed on the Adopt a Dog Facebook page, please call us 24/7 on 06 349 0001.

You are also welcome to drop into the dog pound on Ridgway Street during opening hours to check if your dog has been picked up. The pound is open from 12noon to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday, or by prior arrangement.  

Adopting a pound pooch

Pound pooches for adoption are posted on the Council's Adopt a Dog Facebook page.

To adopt a dog, you must be over 16 years old, have an adequately fenced property to contain the dog and be able to pay adoption costs. 

If the dog is not suitable it may be returned for a refund within a suitable time frame. Microchipping is non-refundable. All pooches must be de-sexed.

In ALL cases, one of our team will need to do a property inspection to make sure your property place is appropriate and we think your new pooch will be happy. 

For more information, call us on 06 349 0001.