Adopt a Dog

​​​​​​We rehome suitable dogs that have been abandoned or surrendered in the Taupo District. We have dogs of varied breeds and ages at the pound who need a good home. Come visit and see if we can find you a 'friend for life'.

Adopt-a-Dog Facebook page

Check out our Adopt-a-Dog Facebook page to see the dogs are currently looking for their forever homes.

What we require

  • A property check of the property the dog will be living at. 
  • An adoption fee of $100. This fee includes the cost of registration and microchipping.
  • The dog must be registered before being taken home.
  • A completed Adoption Form. These can be e-mailed to or apply via our online application​.

Download an Adoption Form or Apply Online​

​Contact us

If you are interested in adopting a dog please contact us on 07 376 0899 or email The Taupo Pound is open Monday to Friday from noon until 2pm, except public holidays. 

Any enquiries outside of opening hours can be directed to 07 376 0899. We can arrange appointment times outside of hours for dog viewings.

Access is through Owen Delany Drive. View the location map here.

Dogs that have been adopted


Page reviewed: 21 Jun 2018 10:02am