Pound Paws Rescue, based in Oamaru, North Otago We are a not for profit organisation and are all volunteer workers. We are totally self funded and rely on fundraising efforts and donations from the public. We have a passion to help the underdog - this includes taking in dogs from pounds that have no one else, dogs that are neglected, retired/injured/failed working dogs. All of our dogs are housed in foster homes. 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 if needed, and support. These dogs have often, (but not always) have had a rough time, so we are looking for extra special permanent homes and have an adoption process, which includes an application form, property visit (safe, secure fencing is super important), back ground check. All going well, we then arrange a meet and greet with the dog. 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. Feel free to message us if you have any enquiries.
We’ve also helped a few pigs, sheep, goats and chickens find loving, save, forever homes that are able to provide them all the quality care they deserve for their natural lifespan. We are currently doing some trapping of cats in our area - they are not owned by anyone and are breeding like crazy. We are trapping, de-sexing and releasing them. We have a volunteer that feeds the cats and looks out for them daily. We know that not everyone would support this, but we know we are stopping the population from growing further, and are reducing suffering.