• Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Light of Life Veterinary Clinic
    Tel: 6243 3282
    Blk 740 Bedok Reservoir Road #01-3165 Singapore 470740
    Opening Hours:
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm-5pm, 8pm-11pm
  • Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Animal Practice Veterinary Clinic & Surgery
    Tel: 6288 3929 (24 Hours)
    1015 Upper Serangoon Road #01-00 Singapore 534753
    Opening Hours:
    Daily 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm- 8pm (Closed on Public Holidays)
  • The Animal Clinic
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6776 3450 / 6777 0273
    Block 109 Clementi Street 11 #01-31 Singapore 120109
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9.30am-12noon, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sat: 9.30am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-8.30pm
    Sun: 12noon to 4:30pm
  • Toa Payoh Vets
    The Animal Clinic
    Tel: 6254 3326
    Emergency: 9668 6469
    Block 1002, Toa Payoh Lorong 8 #01-1477 Singapore 319074
    Opening Hours:
    Mon-Fri: 9am - 8pm
    Sat, Sun, Public Holidays: 9am-5pm
  • Singapore Pet Cremation
    Singapore Pet Cremation
    Tel: 9665 1038
    Opening Hours:
    24 hours

Reasons to Adopt and Not Shop

Reasons to Adopt and Not Shop

Reasons to Adopt and Not Shop

If you are considering getting a new pet and are certain that you want one, the next step is to find a place to get your pet. There are Singapore pet shops, but there are also many pet shelters in Singapore. Be it a dog or a cat, an animal shelter is a great place to find a new furry friend and here are just a few reasons why!

Save lives Reasons to Adopt and Not Shop

Unfortunately, shelters just don’t have enough space for the number of pets that need a home. To make room, older pets sometimes have to be euthanized. When you adopt, you not only give one pet a great life, but you also free up one more spot for the shelter or rescue to bring in another pet.

A known personality Reasons to Adopt and Not Shop

Caretakers and volunteers at shelters interact with the animals daily, and they get to know the pets’ personalities well. Depending on your own personality and lifestyle, some pets may suit you better than others. For example, a hyperactive dog or moody cat may not be the best for someone who is constantly working in the office and has not a lot of time to play with their pet. Check with the caretakers on the personalities and history of the pets at the shelter before coming to a decision on which to adopt.

Senior companionship Reasons to Adopt and Not Shop

Older animals tend to be calmer in nature, and there are plenty of these at pet shelters and rescues, which would make ideal pets for senior adults who are looking for company without an active kitten or puppy to look after. Once again, seek advice from the shelter staff and give yourself time to meet and interact with the animals before deciding on a pet.

Financial aspects Reasons to Adopt and Not Shop

Adopting a pet is relatively more affordable than purchasing one from a pet store in Singapore. Furthermore, the pet usually comes spayed or neutered, already has a microchip and kept up to date on vaccines. Sometimes, shelters get insurance for the animals and pass it along to new owners along with a collar and some pet food.

All pets deserve a great life, and sometimes, we are the only ones able to give them that! By turning to your local animal shelter for a pet, you will be giving these animals a second chance at life, which is something they will be eternally grateful for – and you’ll soon realize you would be too!

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