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.

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Dogs available for adoption can be viewed on our Facebook page or by visiting the animal control pounds (appointment required). 

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!

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The only cost to adopt a pound dog is to pay the dog’s registration fee plus the micro-chipping fee. If a dog has not already been vaccinated, then these costs may also need to be covered (at a discounted rate). 

Owners must be prepared to have the dog desexed as soon as it's practical, and preference will be given 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.

 Agreement form

For more information contact our call centre on 0800 924 723.​

Page reviewed: 02 Oct 2015 5:09pm