An alphabetical list of services and council business.
Build Hamilton, PIM applications, earthquake register and more building information.
Arts events, public & performing art, artist support, Arts Agenda and more.
Learn more about how Council is working to keep Hamiltonians and visitors safe in our Central City
Current vacancies, how to apply, information for recruitment agencies and our Vision.
Have your say, Community Outcomes, Council submissions, public notices and more.
Hamilton Gardens is one of our city’s biggest success stories - read about what's coming next.
Hamiltonians are passionate about the Waikato River – read about what's planned for its future.
To see the dogs which we currently have available, please check out our dog adoption Facebook page - Hamilton Adopt a Dog.
Or you can visit our dogs at the Animal Education and Control Centre (217 Ellis Street, Frankton) during our kennel opening hours - 12.30pm to 4.30pm, seven days a week (closed on statutory holidays).
Our adoption criteria apply to any dog rehomed from our centre and an adoption application will be approved or declined at the discretion of our Animal Education and Control Team.
It's also compulsory to register any dog you own with us - see below for details.
The current cost to adopt a dog from us is $225.
The fee charged reflects the costs of preparing each dog for adoption as outlined below.
No dog is considered for rehoming by the team unless it is clear that it is either unclaimed after seven days; or it has been surrendered to the Council. This is true of any lost dogs which come to our Animal Education and Control Centre. In every case, each dog we put forward for adoption will also have been assessed by us as being suitable for rehoming.
Find out more about lost and found dogs, including those in our centre and tips on how to find your dog if we don't already have it.
As a dog owner, it is your obligation to meet certain responsibilities such as complying with the law and controlling your dog. This includes the legal requirement to register your dog everyday.
To find out about your responsibilities as a dog owner or to register your dog please click the links below:
If you can't decide on one of the dogs from our centre, you may wish to continue your adoption search elsewhere. Try your local SPCA, Trade Me and Facebook. Another useful site is the Doglinks community portal page. Whichever dog you choose, you need to be sure you will be a responsible dog owner.