Adopt a dog

Photo of Pound Pooch Baxter, 2022.

Our "pound pooch" dogs are looking for homes! 

Adopting a dog from the pound is a great way to help an animal in need.

Our pound adoptions also have an excellent success-rate because each animal is fully assessed and given some training before it is advertised, to make sure it is suitable for residential homes.

Your checklist:

  • Do you want to adopt?
  • Are you in a position to give the dog the care and attention it needs?
  • Do you have space for the dog to exercise?

You can view dogs up for adoption on the Pound Pooch Whangārei Facebook page, which is run by Armourguard.

Pound Pooch Whangārei (

Please contact the Animal Management Centre directly to discuss adoptions. 

Expression of interest

Step 1.Find a dog

You can find a dog either by coming into the Animal Management Centre or seeing an ad about our pound pooches.  

Step 2.Complete application

Download the application, print and complete it by hand.

Adopt a dog application form(PDF, 88KB)

Step 3.Bring into us

Bring your completed application into the Animal Management Centre staff.

Address: 115 Kioreroa Road, Whangārei

Photo showing the entrance to the Animal Management Centre on Kioreroa Road.

The Animal Management Centre and Pound Pooch Facebook page is run by ArmourGuard.  

Recently adopted dogs

Every dog advertised in 2021 was adopted.

Here are Charlie, Bailey, Maggie-May, Colin, Kobe, Lady, Lunda, Max, Millie, Rain, Dirk, Licorice, Jed, Cooper, Pixie and Suzie!  They have each gone to a loving new home.

Would you like to give a dog a home?  Please contact our Animal Management Centre to discuss.

Photo-collage of Pound Pooch dogs adopted in 2021.