Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Attention: Stay tuned to the end for a special Clubpets E-store surprise for all adopted pet owners!

Despite how developed and urbanised Singapore’s landscape is, you’d be surprised by the number of strays living among our concrete constructions.

While stray dogs might be a less common sighting, out of sight doesn’t mean out of mind. The majority of stray dogs are typically found in construction sites or densely vegetated areas. In any case, those conditions aren’t safe for them.

Although valiant efforts to control the local stray population have been taken under the Trap-Neuter-Release Program, it’s difficult to countermeasure the population growth entirely. Moreover, after being released, these doggos still need a good home.

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Regardless of a dog’s pedigree or history, we can all agree that our stray and community animals deserve better. All they want is just a loving, fur-ever home with their favourite hoomans to spend their days with — and maybe, just maybe, you could just be their fur-ever family.

Apart from adoptions, donating, sponsoring or even volunteering at animal rescue and welfare organisations and shelters helps to make a huge, paw-sitive difference!

Dog Adoption Centres to Check Out

1.    Forget Me Not

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Source: Forget Me Not

Just like the eponymous flower, Forget-Me-Not, this dog shelter is unforgettable. They trace their origins from an owner who was previously caring for a group of dogs. Unfortunately, he came under fire by the media for reasons and had to relinquish the dogs from his care.

What’s even more unfortunate was that these dogs were labelled as “aggressive” and hence, unadoptable. Needless to say, the outlook for these pooches wasn’t looking too bright.

In response to this crisis, a team of selfless, caring individuals banded together and quickly formed Forget Me Not to take in these “aggressive” dogs. And of course, with plenty of love, care and affection, these “aggressive” dogs blossomed into affectionate, playful and loving pooches.

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Peep the crew in their hypebeast merch
Source: Forget Me Not

Today, the Forget Me Not team proudly provides for over 40 dogs in and out of their shelter. You can check out some of their good boys and girls here. Alternatively, you can help support them through purchasing their stylish, paw-shionable ‘hype-beast’ merchandise.

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2. Just For Paws (J4P)

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Source: Just For Paws

Although new to the online sphere, Just For Paw’s is strong regardless ever since they began operations 27 years ago. What started as an independent pursuit to rescue forgotten and neglected dogs in Singapore, the private shelter has since blossomed favourably among the animal lover community.

With an animated and supportive community, head on over to their Facebook to stay up-to-date with all their latest activities and events.

3. Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Source: Save Our Street Dogs

An entirely volunteer-run organisation, Save Our Street Dogs is dedicated to the rescue of Singapore’s street dogs. With a strong opposition towards culling, their mission is to rehabilitate and rehome strays across the country.

Together with another shelter, Noah’s Ark, both shelters work together to operate the largest Trap-Neuter Release (TNR) program on Jurong Island. Due to work safety reasons, many of these neutered dogs cannot be released and are instead relocated and maintained by full-time workers from both shelters.  

If you wish to volunteer, foster (for min. 2 months), donate or adopt a pupper today, take a look at the list of beautiful canines under their care today. Adoption fees under SOSD are $300, covering the cost of microchipping, three vaccinations, sterilisation and administration.

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4. Action For Singapore Dogs (ASD)

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Source: Action For Singapore Dogs

All talk and no action will get you nowhere, that’s why the team at Action For Singapore Dogs possess a fervent and motivated drive to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore. Having started as a non-profit organisation in 2000 to become a registered charity today, they’ve come a long way in bettering the lives of our street fidos.

Since then, they’ve rescued over 3000 dogs and house 150 dogs at present — either at the Adoption Rescue Centre (ARC) or in foster homes. You can view their list of adoptable furbabies here.

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

ASD Calendar 2021 for sale
Source: Action For Singapore Dogs

Unsurprisingly, with such a huge number of dogs under their care, their monthly vet expenses easily total up to a hefty sum of $10,000. To support their funds, feel free to purchase their 2021 ASD calendar to contribute. Otherwise, you can also donate, sponsor or volunteer your time at the shelter.

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5. Exclusively Mongrels

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

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While pedigrees like Golden Retrievers, Toy Poodles, Pomeranians and Corgis are crowd favourites among Singaporeans, what about our local population of mongrels and mutts? They’re equally adorable, endearing and have so much love to give if we just gave them a chance.

This is exactly what Exclusively Mongrels stands for; with a vibrant community and active following, their team is committed to rehoming and assimilating every mongrel into their fur-ever home, no matter how many tries it takes.

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

3 adorable Singapore Special pups available for adoptions (as of 23/6/2021)
Source: Exclusively Mongrels Limited

If you resonate with their mission to give Singapore’s misunderstood mongrels and mutts a second opportunity in life, please view their roster of adorable doggos waiting patiently for their new family. And best of all, adoption is free!

Feel free to support their ventures in other ways like donation, sponsorships, fostering and even purchasing their extensive catalogue of doggie goodies — ranging from unique collars to pet t-shirts and even artwork prints!

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6. MercyLight Animal Rescue and Sanctuary

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

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By mercy through faith, the team at MercyLight Animal Rescue and Sanctuary is doing an amazing job at rescuing and rehoming many stray dogs all over Singapore.

Their humble beginnings started in 2009, when a group of kindhearted volunteers spotted an emaciated dog roaming around an industrial area. Heartbroken by this sight, they quickly dabao’d (order takeaway) a packet of chicken rice and the rest was history. They soon began feeding over 50 dogs in a few locations daily.

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Source: MercyLight Adoption

Believing that every dog is a blessing, all their dogs are aptly referred to as Blessing. Despite the shelter’s tough operation demands, nothing is more rewarding than seeing a Blessing happily find their special hooman family.

Consider blessing your life with a Blessing today, or get involved with other ways through feeding, fostering, sponsoring and volunteering.

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Some Honourable Mentions

1.    Voices For Animals (VFA)

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Source: Voices For Animals

Voices For Animals is one of the more unique animal rescue initiatives currently in operation. Led by a group dedicated to animal welfare, they are actively involved in rescuing all kinds of animals in need. However, more importantly, they specialise in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming retired breeding dogs.

Hence, their rescue efforts often include intervening in puppy mills or unlawful breeding homes to save those pitiful pups from their personal hell. As a result, VFA’s work is crucial to stopping illegal dog breeding in Singapore. In return, their efforts give owners a chance to adopt potential purebreds that have to be bought otherwise.

However, DO NOTE that the available breeds for adoption are subject to their rescue operations. They are not a breeding service for your desired pedigree.

Follow their Facebook and Instagram to be updated on recently-rescued breeds (for dogs) or other animals available for adoption. You can also donate here.

2. Animal Lovers League (ALL)

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Source: Animal Lovers League

Animal Lovers League is a registered charity and shelter housing over 500 dogs and cats consisting of a variety of rescue backgrounds of strays, abandoned, traumatised and abused animals.

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Founders, Cathy and Mohan

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Their dedicated team of fur-less volunteers
Source: Animal Lovers League 

Moreover, as a strictly no-kill shelter, their objective is to raise awareness and encourage members of the public to adopt, and not shop. Not to mention, adoption is completely free because founders Cathy and Mohan don’t believe in putting a price tag on their animals. They are all priceless.

Given the sheer scale of animal rescues under their watch, they need every help they can get in the form of donations, sponsors, fostering and volunteers. Otherwise, if you’re ready and committed to welcome a new fluffy companion into your abode, learn how you can adopt here.

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3. Metta Cats & Dogs Sanctuary

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Source: Metta Cats & Dogs Sanctuary 

Last but not least, Metta Cats & Dogs Sanctuary is one of the more underrated and independently-managed animal rescues out there. Initially started as a project of love by the late Mdm Lee Siew Ying, the non-profit organisation has since been taken over by her son, Terry.

Established in 1999, it’s one of the longest-running rescues in Singapore that started with rescuing 50 cats to over 200 dogs and cats. With “metta” meaning “loving kindness” in the Pali language, Mdm Lee’s goal was to emphasise and uphold the special bond shared between humans and animals.

Do consider supporting their efforts through donations and participating in their fundraising because they heavily rely on them to survive. The monthly operation costs alone can total up to $26,000. Every little penny is greatly appreciated. You can donate here.

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A Little Something From Us to You…

Shelter Dogs: Adopt a Man’s Best Friend Today

Clubpets ambassador, beautiful Hira with his lovely hooman
Source: hira.yoru on Instagram

If you’re currently a proud owner of fluffball sweethearts adopted from any shelter or welfare organisation or independent rescuer, our team at Clubpets would like to return the gratitude!

As a thank you for saving the lives of these precious furbabies, Clubpets will be issuing a special Clubpets E-store promotion code for all existing owners!*

Simply fill out this form here.

Proof of your pet’s adoption details MUST be shown before being able to redeem this code! Upon completion, each submission will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you qualify, you will be contacted shortly after with the code.

*Note: This promotion code is only valid for pet owners who have adopted.

Shelter Dogs Adopt A Man’s Best Friend Today