So you'd like to adopt a Pound Hound...

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As a preliminary step to adopting one of our Poundies, we require you to fill out an adoption application form. The questions in the adoption form are necessary for us to get a better insight into you and your family and to determine whether your family would best match the needs and personality of the dog you have applied for. If your application is approved to go to the next step, we will phone you to have a chat about your desired Poundie.

We will only match a dog to a home that will best meet its needs and personality . You are not automatically guaranteed a specific dog just because you apply for it. Please do not be offended if your application for a particular dog is not approved - these dogs have already had a rough start so it's really important to us that we get it right for them this time around. 

If you aren't willing to let your dog hang out with you and sleep in the house, we probably aren't the rescue for you. Around here, dogs are family and we expect that they would be treated as such. No being banished to a life outside on their own, and definitely no being chained up, so a fully fenced section is a must.

Every one of our Poundies is vet checked, vaccinated, treated for fleas and worms, microchipped with the National Dog Database, Council registered and desexed (no exceptions) before heading off to their new home. We ask our adopters for a fee of $285 to help towards these costs (adoption fees may vary). We also offer optional extras of free pet insurance for 30 days and NZCAR microchip registration for an addional $15 fee. 

All our Poundies also come with a free adoption pack full of goodies to start you off on the right track and ongoing support from us. Poundie Parents are family and we're always here to support our Poundies and their forever families. 

If you would like to adopt any of our dogs, please click on the apply to adopt button in their profile and fill in the form.

Please Note: A background check of your history with Council Animal Control is a compulsory part of our adoption criteria.

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Poundies for Adoption

Please Note: A background check of your history with Council Animal Control is a compulsory part of our adoption criteria.









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Best Fit

If you are looking for a Poundie that is the "best fit" for your family, apply here.

Currently Unavailable

The following dogs are currently unavailable for adoption at this time. Applications received for Currently Unavailable Poundies will NOT be accepted.



Luke is NOT available for adoption at this stage. We are NOT accepting applications for Luke.


Chihuahua x

Currently unavailable

Want to help us take care of our Poundies?

Head on over to our givealittle page and make a donation. Every dollar you donate helps us pay for things like dental care, desexing, vaccinations, flea and worm treatments and so much more!

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Community Rehomes

The following dogs are being rehomed by Pound Hounds Rescue on behalf of their owners. They are not PHR dogs. PHR Adoption criteria and fee apply. 

Adoption fees are considered donations and upon adoption, adopters will be given a donation receipt.


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