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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.

The Tasman Pound Dogs are sponsored by The Vet Centre (Gladstone Road, Richmond).

Site last updated 14 October 2017.

Rocky is a large dog, around 2 years old. He arrived at the Pound with his mate Taz, she's found a home and Rocky is now alone.

Rocky is fine with people he knows, but he's cautious and worries initially about strangers. He's changing all the time though and every-one he meets says what a wonderful dog he is. I took him out visiting this morning and he had a wonderful time, he was so good with wee Milo (a Foxy x) and he's been invited back! Rocky loves the ball, tug toys and he walks nicely on a harness. At the Pound Rocky follows us around wanting to be part of everything we do.

We like the strong, confident dogs, but they need to find the right home for them and this is not always easy so we got Sue from Dog Almighty to do a SAFER assessment for Rocky, he passed with flying colours, we were so proud of him!

Pablo is another large dog, around 12 months old. A big, friendly fellow, he was taken in by the Pound, then assessed and accepted by the SPCA but returned to the Pound because they said he barked. I haven't heard Pablo bark yet, but time will tell. The Pound knows Pablo's background and he comes from a home with young children, and the barking may just be because he's missing he's sad and lonely. Pablo's after all, a very worried young dog, moved from home to the Pound, to the SPCA and then back to the Pound.

I took Pablo for a walk this morning, and he went so well, no worries about bikes or people, he had a lovely time.