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493A Devon St E
New Plymouth, Taranaki, 4312
New Zealand

06 758 0282

Welcome to The Hounds Hangout Dog Daycare!  The newest and first of its kind opening soon in New Plymouth!

An exciting indoor adventure playground for dogs...

The Hounds Hangout is Taranakis first professional Doggy Daycare offering  positive, fun filled days for your best friend to play, exercise and socialise with other doggy pals while the rest of the family are busy or at work and school!

With friendly trained and experienced staff we provide personal human care and constant supervision, space to run and play with plenty of other awesome K9 company, exciting toys and games and of course those quiet comfy spots for a bit of R+R.

The Hounds Hangout is dedicated to ensuring your dog loves their time with us and is returned to you at the end of each day happy, tired and completely fulfilled giving you peace of mind and a relaxed evening!

Melissa Norgate


Growing up as an only child, the closest thing I had to siblings were our family dogs.  Two in particular, our Rottweiler Mace and Golden Retriever Vincent.  We adopted Mace when I was only 1 year old and he became my best friend for 10 years.  Vincent became part of the family when I was around 8 years old and was a huge part of my life.. Always by my side as a teenager, he knew everything about me.  It was through those teenage years I really discovered the bond that can form between human and canine.  When we had to say goodbye to Vincent, I knew I needed to have that special canine bond in my life but being young and in flatting situations I wasn't able to have my own dog.  

What better way to have my canine fix than to pursue a career working with dogs!.. The Hounds Hangout is the perfect place for me, being able to spend time and care for these amazing animals.  Seeing the dogs so happy is extremely rewarding.  

Of course it drove me further to wanting my own fur baby, so when my partner and I met a gorgeous 6 month old Pit-bull named Rouge who was in a situation where she desperately needed adopting there was no other option but for us to take her in!

The knowledge I gain every day at The Hounds Hangout has played a huge role in the work I have done with Rouge.. She is now the most happy, healthy and loving dog we could ever ask for.  I am excited for the future with The Hounds Hangout and I look forward to creating amazing bonds and memories with our clients and their special fur babies.