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 $140 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 11 December, 2018.

SinBad is the black and tan Huntaway x, he's around 12 to 18 months old and he arrived at the Pound on 24th November. We're unsure if he was a lost dog who was picked up and then left at the Pound or if he was dumped at the Pound when there was no-one around.

Sinbad's a lovely dog, energetic and full of beans. We took him to the Vet for his vaccination, another dog barked at him and he hopped up onto the seat where he was safe. He said hello to the resident cat and didn't show too much interest. SinBad would suit either a working life or an active home. He seems to be in very good physical condition and he seems to be a confident well adjusted fellow.

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 the top photo, but he's very slowly learning to be more trusting. The bottom photo shows ShyBoy (on the left) out for a walk with another Pound dog, this wouldn't have been possible even a month ago. 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.