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Adoption Gallery

Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal! All visits are now by appointment only and slots will only be released 7 days beforehand. Book an appointment at bit.ly/SPCABooking.

If you are looking for a missing pet, please visit our lost & found page.

Our adoption gallery is currently being updated and will be ready on 1st January 2023. In the meantime, please refer to our Instagram or Facebook pages for the current list of animals up for adoption.

Step 1: Browse our adoption gallery

Step 2: Book an appointment

All visits are strictly by appointment and slots will only be released 7 days beforehand. To book an appointment and find out more, visit bit.ly/SPCABooking.

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

For further clarification, please email [email protected].

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).

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 AVS dog licensing fee.***

Cats

Local Kittens (Under 6 months)
$100
Local Cats (6 months to under 7.5 years)
$80
Pedigrees and Crosses and Long Fur Cats (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
  1. Can the SPCA contact me if a particular breed I like becomes available?

    We do not have a dedicated service for informing people when a specific breed becomes available. Please check our adoption gallery regularly.

  2. Do you have a specific breed?

    All animals that are up for adoption will be posted on our adoption gallery. 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!

  3. What types of animals are up for adoption?

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

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

    Yes! Cat adopters must mesh their windows and gates. 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 do not recommend magnetic mesh as magnets may not be strong enough.

  2. Am I allowed to let me 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).

    Roaming also puts your cat at risk of falling from height, getting involved in vehicular accidents etc.

    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.

  1. 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.

    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.

    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

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.

In June 2022, NParks (AVS) announced that Project ADORE is now made permanent.

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.

  1. 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 [email protected].

  1. Are all animals up 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.

  2. 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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