Adoption Gallery

We’re so excited for you to find a friend for life! Due to Covid-19, adoptions are by appointment only. Please read the information below and book an appointment here.

Can’t find a suitable companion? Please revisit our site as we update frequently. Alternatively, you may visit our public rehoming noticeboard. If you are looking for a missing pet, please visit our lost & found page.

How To Adopt


Step 1: Browse adoption gallery

Step 2: Book an appointment here

  • Bookings must be made 24 hours in advance
  • Maximum of 4 family members per appointment.

Step 3: Show up for your appointment on time

  • Please present your ID or show the confirmation email at the SPCA for verification purposes
  • If all is good, you can adopt the animal on the spot when you visit SPCA; you will need documents showing your address and your passport / Fin.
  • If you’re adopting a cat, it is compulsory to mesh windows and doors at home
  • A counsellor might require additional family members to come down or do a premises check – in such cases, conditions must be fulfilled before the adoption
  • The whole procedure should not take more than an hour

Due to COVID-19, many animals are in foster care. For fostered animals, arrangements will be made with the fosterer. If adoption is confirmed, the fosterer and adopter will have to inform the SPCA before the adopter comes down to the SPCA to complete the paperwork.

For further clarification, please email enquiries@spca.org.sg.

Things To Note


Due to the high volume of adoption requests and limited manpower and resources, we seek your understanding if the animal of your choice is adopted before your appointment date. Adopted animals will be removed from the gallery.

  • We do not have a reservation policy or dedicated service for informing people when a specific animal or breed is available
  • We will conduct thorough interviews with potential owners to make sure we find the right match for our animals
  • Priority will be given to those who apply first
  • If you can’t find a suitable companion at the time of viewing, please revisit the site as we update frequently. Or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for adoption spotlights!

Alternatively, you may check out our public Rehoming Notice Board where pet caregivers put up personal adoption notices for pets (please contact them directly).

For HDB-approved dogs / Project ADORE


You can use our adoption filter to sort HDB-approved dogs only. However, it’s good to double-check with our staff when you visit the shelter, as some Singapore Specials might qualify for Project ADORE, a scheme that allows local mixed breed dogs to live in HDB flats if they’re 50cm in height or below.

The non-refundable adoption fees cover the subsidised cost of caring for the animal, vaccination, sterilisation, deworming, microchipping with registration, and administration fees.

Dogs


Singapore Specials – Local Mixed Breed Puppies (Under 6 months) — $250
Singapore Specials – Local Cross Breed Adults (6 months to under 7.5 years) — $150
Pedigrees and Crosses (Under 7.5 years) — $350
Seniors (Above 7.5 years OR stayed in SPCA for over a year) — $70
Dogs with Special Needs OR require Long Term Medical Care — $25

***Fees cover vaccination, sterilisation, deworming and microchipping with registration. Price excludes *$15/year AVS dog licensing fee.***

Cats


Local Kittens (Under 6 months) — $100
Local Adults (6 months to under 7.5 years) — $80
Pedigrees and Crosses (Under 7.5 years) — $200
Seniors (Above 7.5 years OR stayed in SPCA for over a year OR Special Needs, require Long-Term Medical Care) — $25

***Fees cover vaccination, sterilisation, deworming and microchipping with registration.***

Others


Local Rabbits (Sterilised and microchipped) — $20
Pedigree Rabbits and Crosses (Sterilised and microchipped) — $70
Guinea Pigs — $30
Skinny Pigs — $50
Chinchillas — $100
Hamsters / Mice / Gerbils / etc — $10
Any of the Above with Special Needs or Long Term Medical Care —$10

Can the SPCA contact me if a particular breed I like becomes available?

Unfortunately, we do not have a dedicated service for informing people when a specific breed becomes available at the moment.

Do you have [a specific breed]?

All animals that are up for adoption will be posted on our adoption gallery. You can use ‘search’ box to type in a specific breed!

If you can’t find a suitable companion at the time of viewing, please revisit the site as we update frequently. Or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for adoption spotlights!

What types of animals are up for adoption?

Dogs, cats, rabbits, chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils and guinea pigs!

Can I adopt an animal if I'm a Singaporean PR?

Yes! Singaporean PRs can adopt from us. However, if your NRIC does not reflect the address where your pet will be kept, do bring a tenancy agreement or utility bill for that premise. Note that if you stay in an HDB apartment, you can only adopt HDB-approved dogs.

Why should I adopt a pet rather than buy?

Up to 200 abandoned or unwanted pets end up at our shelter each month. Many of these animals are victims of impulse buying; their owners did not consider the responsibilities of pet ownership. If you adopt a pet, you are not only giving that animal a second chance but also helping us change more lives. There are so many homeless animals waiting for good homes!

How long will an animal be up for adoption?

Until they find a home! There is no time limit. Animals that come into SPCA usually have two options: to be adopted or released back into the community.

For Cat Adopters

Is it compulsory to mesh my windows and doors if I adopt a cat?

Yes! Cat adopters must mesh their windows and gates.

If landlords are unable to allow it, then an alternative would be to close the windows.This is due to the high number of cases we receive regarding cats falling from heights (at least 250 a year) or complaints about cats roaming to neighbours’ homes.

Please visit https://www.catwelfare.org/meshing/ for meshing options. We generally do not recommend magnetic mesh as magnets may not be strong enough.

Am I allowed to let my cat roam outside the house?

No, we hope pet caregivers do not let cats roam free outside homes. If neighbours complain, HDB might continue banning cats. This will prevent us from working with the government to create a regulatory framework (e.g. microchipping and registration to deter pet abandonment) and improve cat management and welfare in Singapore).

More info about repealing the HDB cat ban: https://www.facebook.com/spcasingapore/photos/a.283797778154/10157191817463155/?type=3&theater

Keeping your cat indoors with a scratching post and necessities would be sufficient. We also do not allow cats to be caged up unless for reasons advised by a vet.

HDB-approved/Project ADORE

What are the HDB-approved dog breeds?

HDB apartments are allowed only one dog of a toy breed or its cross (that stands at 40cm at the shoulders and weighs 10kg or less). The list of HDB-approved breeds can be found here. While AVS licenses dogs for traceability purposes, HDB dog owners must ensure that they are allowed by HDB to keep their dog in their apartments.

However, some Singapore Specials (local cross-breed dog) might be HDB-approved under our Project ADORE scheme!

Under Project ADORE, HDB flat owners can now adopt selected medium-sized, local cross-breed dogs that are up to 55 cm in height with no weight limit. Interested adopters are allowed to keep only ONE dog per flat and have to abide by stringent ownership conditions, including the sterilisation, routine vaccination, training and licensing, and microchipping of the adopted dog.

Breeds approved by HDB to be kept in HDB apartments:

1. Affenpinscher
2. Australian Silky Terrier
3. Australian Terrier
4. Bichon Avanese
5. Bichon Frise
6. Bohemian Terrier
7. Bolognese
8. Border Terrier
9. Boston Terrier
10. Brussels Griffon
11. Cairn Terrier
12. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
13. Chihuahua
14. Chinese Crested Dog
15. Chinese Imperial Chin
16. Chinese Temple Dog
17. Coton de tulear
18. Czech Terrier
19. Dachshund
20. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
21. English Toy Spaniel
22. German Hunting Terrier
23. Griffon Belge
24. Griffon Brabancon
25. Hairless Dog
26. Italian Greyhound
27. Jack Russel Terrier
28. Japanese Spaniel (Chin)
29. Japanese Spitz
30. Lakeland Terrier
31. Lhasa Apso 32. Little Lion Dog
33. Maltese
34. Manchester Terrier
35. Miniature Pinscher
36. Miniature Schnauzer
37. Norfolk Terrier
38. Norwegian Lundehund
39. Norwich Terrier
40. Papillon
41. Pekingnese
42. Pomeranian
43. Poodle (Toy / Miniature)
44. Pug
45. Schipperkee
46. Scottish Terrier
47. Sealyham Terrier
48. Shetland Sheepdog
49. Shih Tzu
50. Silky Terrier
51. Small Continental Spaniel
52. Small English Terrier
53. Small Spitz
54. Smooth Fox Terrier
55. Tibetan Spaniel
56. Toy Fox Terrier
57. Toy Terrier
58. Volpino Italiano
59. Welsh Terrier
60. West Highland Terrier
61. Wire-Haired Fox Terrier
62. Yorkshire Terrier

More details about Project ADORE


Project ADORE, a scheme which allows the keeping of local breed dogs (Singapore Specials) in HDB flats, was first proposed by the SPCA and ASD in 2011 and a pilot was launched in 2012, administered by both welfare groups, MND, AVA and HDB. The scheme has enabled more than 1,000 street dogs to find good homes.

In March 2020, AVS announced that the weight restriction was removed and the maximum height was raised to 55cm, in a two-year pilot. This change means that more Singapore Specials can find loving homes.

Under Project ADORE, we need to know that the dog is suited for home living and the neighbours are comfortable with the dog. We usually let them be fostered for about a month before doing a home visit to assess their suitability. Like all adoptions, we will do another follow up after the official adoption.

What is Project ADORE (a scheme for some Singapore Specials to be HDB-approved)? What are the requirements?

Under Project ADORE, HDB flat owners can now adopt selected medium-sized, local cross-breed dogs (Singapore Specials) that are up to 55 cm in height with no weight limit!

Interested adopters are allowed to keep only ONE dog per flat and have to abide by stringent ownership conditions, including the sterilisation, routine vaccination, training and licensing, and microchipping of the adopted dog.

How Project ADORE Started

Project ADORE, a scheme which allows the keeping of local breed dogs (Singapore Specials) in HDB flats, was first proposed by the SPCA and ASD in 2011 and a pilot was launched in 2012, administered by both welfare groups, MND, AVA and HDB. The scheme has enabled more than 1,000 street dogs to find good homes.

In March 2020, AVS announced that the weight restriction was removed and the maximum height was raised to 55cm, in a two-year pilot. This change means that more Singapore Specials can find loving homes.

Under Project ADORE, we need to know that the dog is suited for home living and the neighbours are comfortable with the dog. We usually let them be fostered for about a month before doing a home visit to assess their suitability. Like all adoptions, we will do another follow up after the official adoption.

For more information, please email enquiries@spca.org.sg.

Licensing/Microchipping/Sterilisation/Vaccination

Are all animals for adoption sterilised, microchipped, etc?

All animals listed for adoption are sterilised vaccinated, dewormed and microchipped. Please refer to our price list for more details.

Why must I microchip my pet? How do I do it?

All SPCA animals will be microchipped.

A microchip is a tiny device about the size of a rice grain and it is usually implanted between the shoulder blades of your pet. It carries a unique identification number so that your animal can be traced back to you if it has lost its way. However, you must ensure that the microchip is registered otherwise it would be rendered useless.

Animals disappear for many reasons: they wander off, they may be spooked, or injured, run away, or are even stolen. As the pets’ owner, you have a responsibility in ensuring that your pet is safe and that also includes ensuring that your animal is sufficiently identifiable on all accounts.

You may register your pet with AVS via this link: https://ifast.sfa.gov.sg/eserviceweb/.

  • For Singpass Users, log in via your Singpass account. For non-Singpass users, create a new account via the “New account? Click here” link.
  • Follow the steps given for account creation, until you arrive at the ‘Welcome’ page
  • Click on the link “Microchip Submission (For Individual)” under “Microchip/Tag Data Submission” menu, as circled in red above
  • Select the “Animal Type”
  • Proceed to fill in the necessary information and submit

If you require any assistance, kindly contact them at https://www.nparks.gov.sg/avs/feedback-form.

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Mitten

Gender: Female
Breed: Local
Colour: Black white
Age: 2 mths

Macko

Gender: Female
Breed: Local
Colour: Tabby / light brown
Age: 2 mths

Yuka

Gender: Female
Breed: Local
Colour: Tortoiseshell
Age: 2 mths

Bandit

Gender: Male
Breed: Local
Colour: Tabby brown
Age: 1 year

Kinako

Gender: Female
Breed: X-Lionhead
Colour: Light grey brown
Age: 5 years

Tucker

Gender: Male
Breed: Local
Colour: Tabby brown
Age: 8 mths

Cloud

Gender: Female
Breed: X-Breed
Colour: Beige
Age: 1 year
Not HDB Approved

Matt

Gender: Male
Breed: X-Lionhead
Colour: Brown white
Age: 3 years

Ah Moo

Gender: Male
Breed: Local
Colour: Tabby & White
Age: 4 mths

Juniper

Gender: Male
Breed: X-Holland Lop
Colour: White (black eyes)
Age: 2 years

Karashi

Gender: Female
Breed: Local
Colour: White Ginger
Age: 10 mths

Stokin

Gender: Male
Breed: Local
Colour: Black White
Age: 2 mths