Unofficial Tasman Pound Dog's Website

Pound Dogs looking for homes

The Dogs available for rehoming through the Tasman Dog Pound are listed below. All these dogs are offered to their new owners desexed, vaccinated and microchipped, they are good value at $120 for both male and female dogs.

If you want to interview one of these dogs please call the Tasman Council on 03 544 3207. The descriptions below are from my experience of the dogs when taking them out for a walk and should not be considered to be professional advice.

When you adopt a Rescue Dog you know you're saving a life. We've found that there's only one owner for some of our Pound Dogs, if we can't find that one owner, then the Dog has no options left. So, please spread the word, mention the YouTube videos and this website to your friends and family and encourage every-one you know to adopt a Rescue Dog, either direct through the Pound or from the Nelson ARK. The Nelson ARK match unwanted and abused Dogs with young people who have lost their way. Once a Dog is selected by the ARK they don't come back to the Pound.

Site last updated 10 October, 2018.

Percy is a young dog, probably between 6 and 12 months old. We think he's Greyhound x with maybe a bit of collie. He's a confident, happy adolescent, who wants to be part of everything. Percy's probably got a bit more growing to do, and will probably be quite a tall fellow.

We took Percy to Sinful Coffee to see how he went, in the photo he's talking to three new friends. He had a wonderful time and he loved all the attention!

ShyBoy is a dog who needs to find a very special home. He's been living at the Pound for over twelve months now as the Pounds resident dog. He's been there so long because John was worried about how he would cope with life outside the Pound.

ShyBoy is still very, very scared of people, as you can see in his photo, but he's very slowly learning to be more trusting. He's still terrified, he still runs away when anyone approaches him, but this morning when I pulled up, he actually stood still when I got out of the car and when I stayed still, he did too. So, very slowly, he's improving and if ShyBoy can find the right home for him, with some-one with a lot of patience, it is possible ShyBoy could adapt and become a good friend.

Shyboy will need to go to some-one with fences and on a two week trial. If things didn't work out ShyBoy could return to the Pound, but we want to give ShyBoy a chance of a normal life.