His children said the attacking dogs belonged to a friend who was boarding there temporarily.
Three dogs escaped the Puketawa Road property when police arrived at the scene.
The third dog is yet to be located.
A man was reportedly subjected to a dog attack on Thursday afternoon.
Three of the dogs are still on the loose.
A man and a woman have been arrested in the Whangārei District.
"We are working hard to ensure we keep our community safe."
The man intended to go on a walk on the pest-free conservation island Whatupuke.
The Department of Conservation believes the large dumping of penguins is from people picking them up on the beach and placing them there.