Located in Sai Kung, Catherine’s Puppies rescues dogs and puppies, providing the best possible care for the rescues until they go to their forever homes. They have a small shelter in Ho Chung in Sai Kung which is mainly free-roaming for the dogs. They hold regular dog adoption events too, so it's worth checking when puppy meets are taking place on their Instagram.
The past year or so has had many of us pondering about the meaning of life. And while this has spurred some to have little human babies, some of us have been looking for fur-babies instead. But if you’re going to bring home a pet, why not consider adopting one? What with so many animals in Hong Kong that have been abandoned, neglected and even abused in need of rescuing. From cats and dogs to rabbits and even turtles, there are plenty of potential pets to adopt and love.
To start the adoption process, many organisations will require you to fill out a form to understand your living and work arrangements. This is to assess that you are capable of caring for the animal while providing safe and humane conditions. Before you do, you can start browsing photos and descriptions, but the best thing to do is to attend an adoption event or set up an appointment to meet and connect with these animals first. If you are unable to adopt right away, many of these organisations also have fostering, donation and volunteer programs so you can get involved too.
Things to consider before you adopt:
- Do you have enough time and space for a pet?
- Are pets allowed in your housing property?
- Can you afford the food that the pet requires?
- Can you pay for the vet or medical fees when your pet is sick or injured?
- How the pet will affect the daily running of your life.