Looking for a four-legged furbaby to add to your family? Check out these awesome rescue organisations to give them a new forever home
We all love having a cuddle buddy/loyal companion to boss us around the house. We also like introducing them to everyone at different dog-friendly restaurants just because they’re the best! Not only are there many charities to donate in Hong Kong, such as Box of Hope and Impact HK, there are also a number of animal shelters and rescue organisations that need your help. Remember, commitment to a pet is serious business, so adopt only when you’re ready. From doggos to kitties, here are all the places you can adopt pets in Hong Kong. #AdoptDontShop
Here’s where you can adopt pets in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Dog Rescue
There’s no better place to take the puppy plunge than at Hong Kong Dog Rescue, a no-kill rescue centre that is committed to finding loving homes for abandoned pups. Prospective paw-rents have to fill out an adoption questionnaire and are thoroughly vetted by the organisation before being allowed to take these pups to a loving home. There is an adoption fee that covers microchipping and vaccinations before you take them home. Definitely the perfect spot to adopt pets in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Dog Rescue, 21 Main Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 鴨脷洲大街21號
Kirsten’s Zoo is non-profit animal rescue organisation that finds new loving homes for abandoned or abused cats and dogs. Pets are neutered or spayed, vaccinated, microchipped, given flea medication, and de-wormed. They hold two adoption days every month – one for cats and one for dogs. These are the best time to meet the animals and apply for adoption as the organisation does not have a permanent shelter or kennel. If you want to help out, but are not sure which animal you want, you can sign up to be a foster family to provide the animals of a temporary home.
Kirsten’s Zoo, 1703, Central Plaza, 18 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, p. 5595 1933, 香港灣仔港灣道18號中環廣場1703室
SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
SPCA is dedicated to keeping animals safe from cruelty by giving lovable animals the forever home they deserve. It’s not only cats and dogs they rescue – if you’re looking for a smaller critter that fits into your Hong Kong dwellings, SPCA also offers hamster adoptions. But don’t expect the adoption process to be as easy as walking in and walking out with a new fur-baby, adopters must first sign up as a member and spend some time interacting with the animals before the Society will allow you to take one home. These guys will help you through the process of adopting pets in the city.
SPCA HQ, 5 Wan Shing Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2802 0501, 灣仔運盛街5號
Hong Kong Paws
Looking to adopt pets in Hong Kong? Save a life by scooping up a lovable cutie from Hong Kong Paws. This rescue organisation works closely with local shelters to give the dogs the care they need. Animal-loving volunteers go above and beyond to make sure that these cats and dogs find a truly loving home. To see which pets are currently up for adoption, follow their Facebook page.
Hong Kong Paws, p. 9485 5188
Catherine’s Puppies is a smaller dog shelter based in Sai Kung that does amazing work trying to find abandoned doggos a hooman to love them unconditionally. If you’re looking to adopt a dog, this is a wonderful place to do it. Check out one of their Puppy Booth days where you can meet the puppers in person, overdose on cuteness, and hopefully bring one of these little fellows home with you.
Catherine’s Puppies, p. 6799 7530
LAP Lifelong Animal Protection Charity
Looking to give a furry munchkin a new home filled with love and snuggles? Adopt a fur-baby from LAP. Their website is chock-full of all the information you need before adopting the animal of your dreams. You can see all the available cats and dogs online before making an appointment to see them in person. Prospective paw-rents need to fill out an extensive adoption form before taking them home.
LAP Lifelong Animal Protection Charity, p. 6344 8110
Hong Kong Cats Charity
If you’re looking to adopt a cat in need, Hong Kong Cats Charity is the perfect place to do so. The non-profit rescue organisation is committed to helping felines find a new family. Rest assured the kitties get all the necessary checks and medical treatments – animals are spayed or neutered, microchipped, checked for parasites, bathed, groomed and ready to be loved.
Hong Kong Cats Charity, Tan Cheung Village, Sai Kung Tuk, Hong Kong, p. 5131 3921, 西貢躉場路