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Pound Paws Rescue

Cause page created in the Animals category by Pound Paws Rescue

$1,390 donated

Given by 18 generous donors in around 5 months


AIM: Rescue - Enrich Lives - Stop the Breeding Cycle - Educate

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Based in Oamaru, North Otago, New Zealand

Pound Paws Rescue is a small volunteer, non-profit, dog rescue based in Oamaru. We are completely funded through fundraising efforts and public donations.

We rescue pound dogs that are able to be released into our care and take over legal ownership. We temperament test our dogs and have an adoption process to help us match them up to the home that best suits their needs - it's never first in first served. All of our dogs are de-sexed, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated, micro-chipped and registered. There is an adoption fee/donation for each dog to help us with these costs. The adoption process includes an application form, a property visit to ensure safe containment, meetings with the dog and their foster home carers. A two week trial period is given. We want our dogs and their new families to be completely happy.

Some dogs have special medical requirements that we have fixed before adoption. For example entropion eyelids, lameness requiring x-rays, skin conditions, ear/eye infections, lump removal, arthritis care. More severe cases are dogs needing a leg amputation due to untreated old injuries. If a dog has a good nature, we want to do our best ensure they get the chance they deserve and we will do whatever is possible to help them.

We do not have an adoption center or a kennel facility. We run the rescue on a tight budget, keeping costs as low as possible. Foster homes are crucial to our rescue. We have a small team of experienced foster homes - most of which are out of town. We are always looking for more foster homes with good dog experience, safe, secure fencing and someone home during parts of the day. All food and vet care is provided.

We also help dogs in the community. Due to back-yard breeding and overpopulation, there are thousands of puppies and dogs all over NZ that will not get a chance for life (or suffer from neglect) because there are not enough good, lifelong, responsible homes available.....yet the breeding continues at a massive rate.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Use of funds

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

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  • David Phillips

    David Phillips on 05 Mar 2020



  • Annie

    Annie on 17 Feb 2020


    In awe of all your kindness, Charlie xxx


    • Pound Paws Rescue

      Thank you so much! xo

  • Debra

    Debra on 15 Feb 2020



    • Pound Paws Rescue

      Thank you kindly!

  • Vicki

    Vicki on 14 Feb 2020


    Get well soon Gin xox


    • Pound Paws Rescue

      Thank you very much

  • Mary

    Mary on 13 Feb 2020


    For beautiful Gin - get well soon, sweet dog.


    • Pound Paws Rescue

      Thank you kindly :)

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