Dogs in DCC Pound
All dogs in the DCC Pound are held for 7 days. Dogs left unclaimed after that may be put down if not claimed by their owner, adopted via the DCC or rescued by Dog Rescue Dunedin. DRD does its best to rescue every dog available to us but this is not always possible. We rely on having suitable, available fosterers and funding to enable us to care appropriately for the dog.
THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS YOU CAN HELP A DOG IN THE POUND
ADOPT A DOG FROM THE POUND
You can adopt a dog directly from the DCC for $195.50 which includes desexing (within Dunedin area only), registration and microchip. If not adopted, they may be condemned, or they may be rescued if Dog Rescue Dunedin has the resources available (fosterers and funds).
For any questions about any of the dogs currently in the pound, please phone DCC on 03 477 4000 directly, we do not have any further information about any of the dogs.
BECOME A DRD APPROVED FOSTER HOME
DCC do not allow offers of fostering while a dog is in the pound.
Apply to foster by clicking on the ‘Become a DRD Fosterer’ button on the dog’s listing and fill out the application form. There are specific requirements that must be met to be a foster home. A fully fenced section is a must and a property inspection is required. If you are renting written permission from your landlord is essential. Fostering is a BIG commitment. We do expect our foster homes to be more than just a place to stay. A pound dog may well be traumatised or anxious and in need of a lot of support.
If you are already a registered DRD fosterer please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
SPONSOR A DOG
Once we rescue a dog we are always pleased to accept financial assistance to help with the associated costs. These include registration and microchip, vet checks and vaccinations, desexing, food, collar and lead, treats and toys.
You can donate a ‘one off‘ amount or offer ongoing sponsorship for a particular dog until we find him/her a forever home by clicking on the ‘sponsor me’ button on that dog’s webpage.