Dogs are adopted out to responsible new owners only and checks will be made in relation to prospective owners and the suitability of their property, prior to an adoption being approved.
Get in touch with us to chat to one of our Animal Control Officers by phoning 0800 492 452. They will chat to you about the available dogs and arrange a time for you to visit the pound. You can also check out our Waikato Pound Pups Facebook page to see what dogs are available for adoption from our pound.
We reserve the right to make a decision on the most suitable home for any dog available for adoption.
Some people may not 'qualify' for being able to adopt a dog. The criteria that would possibly prevent you from being able to adopt a dog from the Council are:
- Previous non-registration history.
- Numbers of existing dogs on the property, e.g. in a permit controlled zone.
- Property unsuitable for the dog.
- Previous history with regard to a substantiated offences of such things as straying, nuisance barking, impounded dog etc.
The criteria that would prevent you from being able to adopt a dog from the Council are: