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Dog pound

The dog pound is a holding facility for dogs before being returned to their rightful or sometimes new owner. Once a dog is impounded, every attempt is made to contact the owner.

Christmas/New Year Hours

Please note, we are closed Saturday 24 to Tuesday 27 December 2022 and Saturday 31 December 2022 to Tuesday 3 January 2023.

To have your dog released from the pound you will need to pay impounding fees to cover our costs of picking up and caring for your dog. If your dog is not registered you will also need to pay the registration fee before your dog is released (it’s much cheaper to register your dog the usual way).

The dog pound is located on Rifle Range Road, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth.

Please note: We currently take visitors by appointment only. To arrange a visit, call 06 759 6060 between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

If you have lost your dog or have reason to believe that it has been impounded then please call NPDC on 06 759 6060.

Bull mastiff dog