Where to adopt in Hong Kong
Updated: Jun 28, 2022
If you are looking to add a furry friend to your family, your first stop should be one of the numerous shelters across Hong Kong! There are many, many, MANY reasons you should adopt and not shop, but guest blogger, Kopal of @adoptdontshop shall just reiterate a few of those reasons below.
First and foremost, you’re saving a life. A animal adopted from shelter or rescue is getting a second chance at a good life. You might not know where they are coming from or what their story is, but the day you get them home, you will be giving them a new one.
Also, you will stop the terrible racket that is the breeding industry. While not all breeders are awful, it is a profit-making practice, and many dogs are used just to create puppies that can be sold for exorbitant prices. This is especially bad for breeds such as French bulldogs or pugs which have been bred for their looks and have terrible health conditions including breathing difficulties, hip and spine issues and other allergies. Similar things can be said for cats. Just read the news about the huskies or imported cats and dogs in cages.
It is also great on your pocket! While there are minimal costs for adoption, it is nothing compared to the cost of buying a dog or cat. In Hong Kong, a pet can cost tens of thousands of dollars, versus adoption which costs between 2 and 5 thousand dollars. You can use all the money you save to buy goodies for your new pet!
To make your adoption journey easier, here is a complete list of all the adoption agencies, shelters and rescues in Hong Kong from where you can adopt your new pet.
Catherine's Puppies, founded by Catherine Lumsden in 2015, opens daily between 11am-4pm.
They host regular adoption days at various locations across Sai Kung, including Centro and Pet Central. Address: Ho Chung, Sai Kung
Contact: Whattsap 6799 7530 for enquiries or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Guard For Stray Welfare Association
The name says it all! GFSWA help the stay dogs of Hong Kong, often Tong Gaus - or Hong Kong specials - to ensure they're all fighting fit before finding them their forever homes.
Address: Kam Tin
Contact: 6166 6106 or email@example.com
HK Homeless Dogs
Founder, Angela Chan, will do whatever it takes to help the dogs at her shelter, and even resorted to selling her village houses, jewellery, and borrowing from banks to keep the shelter afloat when donations stopped amidst the pandemic
Contact: 2578 8396 / 63321611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hkhomelessdogsl.org.hk
Home for Homeless Dog
The shelter, located in a Tai Po village, is a relatively new shelter, having only established in 2019 and rescues injured, stray and newborn dogs.
Address: Tai Po
Contact: general inquiries 94033036 (WhatsApp Only) or for emergencies, contact 91955900 Website: www.hfhd.org
Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR)
HKDR was founded in 2003 by Sally Andersen with a missions to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome abandoned and unwanted dogs. You can follow Sally's blog here of their latest results, or attend one of their regular adoption days at Whiskers and Paws, every Sunday between 2-4pm. To foster or adopt, fill out their fostering questionnaire or adoption questionnaire . Address:
Kennedy Town: Shop 4, G/F, Brilliant Court, Sai Hong Lane, No.28 Praya,
Tai Po: 6 Shek Lin Road
Contact: general inquiries: email@example.com