Pound Paws Rescue

$11,411 donated
Given by 222 generous donors in 2 years

Save Lives, Stop the Breeding, Spay / Neuter.


The photo above is Davey (Greyhound/Bully cross) upon arrival at the pound (9 years old), after being found in a pig hunting area at Mt Misery, someone had tied him up, perhaps thinking the hunter would find him, but it was a couple of days and no one came. He was very very thin, had infected puncture wounds, old scars and was very hand shy. I ended up fostering, then adopting Davey. He needed a couple of fractured K9's extracted. He quickly gained weight, and confidence.

The video of him on the couch is a part of what his retirement looks like.

Pound Paws Rescue, based in Oamaru, North Otago (we cover further afield).

We are a not for profit organisation and are all volunteer workers, (we are not the pound). We are totally self funded and rely on fundraising efforts and donations from the public.

The dogs that come into our care come from a variety of places - pounds, farms, vets and the community. Our dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, registered, flea/worm treated. We ask for a donation towards these costs - Adults $250, Puppies $290, Seniors - varies.

All of our dogs are housed in foster homes (we do not have a kennel/adoption facility). We are always on the look out for good foster homes that are securely fenced, have someone home part of the day, have good dog experience and use fear/force free training methods. We supply the food, blankets, crate, vet care, and support.

We are looking for extra special permanent homes that are willing to go the extra miles and are 100% committed to provide an enriched, happy, stable home life. We have an adoption process, which includes an application form, property visit (safe, secure fencing is super important), back ground checks. All going well, we then arrange a meet and greet with the dog. (We do not send the dogs away on transporters). We never rush our dogs into new homes. We understand that adoption is not for everyone, the most important thing is to find the dog that best suits your (and the dogs) needs.

Use of funds

Costs of de-sexing, vaccinating, worming, flea treatment, micro-chipping and registering

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Another special rescue - 2 broken legs after an accident  3 August 2021

Patch - Special Rescue - Located Oamaru

27 July 2021 - We got a call from the Vet today, they have a special patient in and it was agreed to have her signed over into our care. Patch is a 5 month old Collie (heading dog) that sadly had an accident on farm and has 2 broken legs. A fracture across her forearm and another across her femur. Surgery is the best option, and plates will likely be put in. If all goes well, and once recovered - she will be able to fully function which is great, then we can find her an awesome new home. We need to raise $3,500 - $4,000 (is the est cost). If you are able to contribute to this, every little bit is so appreciated. If by a stroke of luck we raise over the amount needed, it will go towards our next special needs operation. Many thanks in advance.

28 July - Surgery took about 2.5 hours and along with prepping time - she has been under for about 4 hours. The Femur also needed a rod along the plate as the bone had extra pieces to hold in place. Being a young dog is to her advantage, she is likely to recover very well - it will take about 8 to 10 weeks. It is great to play a part in saving this lovely young dog's life and thanks to you all that have contributed to this! We still have a way to go with raising the funds, but the most important part has been completed successfully thanks to the skilled surgeon!

Update - Tuesday 3 August 2021 - Patch is still in care at the Vet, she is not yet wanting to put any pressure on her hind leg, so is staying there for extra care and monitoring. We are very grateful to all who have been able to contribute to her surgery costs - it means a lot to be able to help dogs like her. $1,780 has been raised so far from kind donations. The estimated full cost is $3,500 - $4,000. Thanks all. Onwards and upwards.

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Charmaine on 09 Nov 2021
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Kate on 08 Nov 2021
An early Christmas present for your fosters. With licks from Boots
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Camille on 07 Nov 2021
Rose’s extropion surgery.
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David Phillips on 05 Nov 2021
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Monique on 04 Nov 2021
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