Adopt a dog

​​Most impounded dogs in Waipa are claimed, but sadly there are a few who are abandoned by their owners each year. While not all of these dogs are suitable for rehoming, we put considerable effort into ensuring the majority are given every chance to find a new loving and responsible “forever” home.

We try our best to match a dog’s personality and behaviour with an owner who has the lifestyle to match.  Let us know what you are looking for and we will see if we can find a dog to suit you!

 Dog adoption application from

Waipa Adopt-a-Dog Facebook page

Dogs available for adoption can be viewed on our Waipa Adopt A​ Dog Facebook page or by visiting the Animal Control pounds (appointment required). 

Cost of dog adoption

Council offers free registration for any dog adopted from a Waipa pound, until the expiry of the registration year (30th June) in which adoption takes place. If your new pet was not microchipped by a previous owner, you will have to pay the microchipping fee (currently $27).

If a dog has not already been vaccinated and/or desexed, you're also required to pay these costs directly to the vet clinic (at a discounted rate).  

In most cases dogs will only be rehomed to owners with a fully fenced dog proof property.

At the time of adoption you will be asked to complete an agreement form which outlines the responsibilities of the new owner and Council following adoption.

 Dog adoption agreement form
Page reviewed: 24 May 2017 9:19am