12 Best Dog Adoption Centres In Singapore 2023 [With Prices Included]

Adopting a dog isn’t just about adding a new member to your family; it’s also about finding a forever home for these lovely canines who once wandered the streets alone.

If you’re keen to make a difference in their lives,  check out this list of dog adoption centres in Singapore with their adoption fees included!

Key Considerations For Adopting A Dog

Before adopting a dog, there are some key considerations that you should take into account including your lifestyle, expenses and family’s needs.

Here are some questions that you can ask before making this big decision:

1. Is your family ready for a dog?

Adding a new member to your family can be difficult for young children. Thus, it’s important to take your child’s age and interests into account when making this decision.

Furthermore, you may also wish to consider whether it’s the right time to adopt a dog, especially if you’re planning to have more children.

2. Do you have the time and financial capacity to care for a dog?

Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment. It’s crucial to ensure that you have the time and financial capacity to care for your pup’s needs throughout his life.

Some essential costs that you’ll incur when raising him includes:

ItemsCost
Licensing$15 - $230
Sterilisation$150 - $500
(Costs less for males)
Microchipping$50 - $90
Vaccination$30 - $60
Dental scaling$150 - $600
Medical and dental checkups$50+ per consultation
Food$120+ per month
Grooming$50+ per session

Other expenses that you may incur include toys, accessories and pet insurance.

3. What kind of dog is more suitable for your lifestyle?

Depending on the dog’s breed, he may have certain needs and temperament that you’ll need to be prepared for. For example, certain breeds require daily exercise and can’t be left alone for extended periods of time.

Thus, you’re advised to find out more about the different breeds before selecting a pup for adoption!


Note!
The National Parks Board and Animal and Veterinary Service have recently released Guidelines for Rehoming and Adoption of Dogs.

This document aims to find a suitable home for each dog, facilitate a smooth transition for adopted dogs to minimise stress and improve the long-term quality of life of a dog.

If you’re planning to adopt a dog, you’re strongly encouraged to familiarise yourself with these guidelines!

Where to Adopt Dogs in Singapore

If you’re looking to adopt a dog in Singapore, there are several animal shelters and rescue organisations you can consider. 

Here are some options to help you find your new furry companion.

1. Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD)


Adoption fee: $300 – $400

Founded in 2000, ASD was established with the goal of improving the lives of abandoned and stray dogs within our community. To date, they’ve found new homes for over 3,000 canines and house 150 dogs in their Adoption & Rescue Centre (ARC) or foster homes.

At ASD, you can find both pedigrees and Singapore Specials up for adoption and you can even browse their website to learn more about each individual pup!

Their adoption package includes key services such as a comprehensive health checkup, vaccinations, microchipping and sterilisation.

Type of dogAdoption fees
Local cross breed$300
Pedigree$400

Email: [email protected]

2. Animal Lovers League (ALL)


Adoption fee: Free

ALL is one of Singapore’s largest and oldest registered animal charities. It has a strict no-kill policy and is home to more than 500 dogs and cats.

On top of caring for the animals in their shelter, ALL also helps to feed stray dogs and cats on the street.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 9670 8052 / 9753 3320

3. Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS)


Adoption fee: $100 – $250
Additional adoption pack* (optional): $150
*Includes basic necessities such as food, treats, leash, collar, toy and shampoo

CAS has accumulated over 3 decades of experience in animal welfare work and is dedicated to building a stray-free country with its Stray Management Programme.

The organisation strongly encourages first-time dog owners to attend training classes with their adopted pets to learn how to live with and train their pets effectively.

Type of dogAdoption fees
Puppy
6 months and below
$100 + $200 for 4 sessions of puppy socialisation classes
HDB approved dogs under Project ADORE
Above 6 months
$250 + $250 for 6 sessions of basic obedience classes
Other dogs
Above 6 months
$250

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 9793 7162 / 9697 3491

4. Chained Dog Awareness

Chained Dog Awareness

Chained Dog Awareness Singapore is a non-profit organisation founded in 2015 to raise awareness of the inhumane treatment of dogs that are chained. Annually, they campaign for the welfare of 30 – 40 dogs in Singapore, some of which are rescued by other animal rescue organisations, while others are surrendered by their owners.

To find out more about their adoption packages and fees, it’s best to contact them directly.

Email: [email protected]

5. Exclusively Mongrels

Exclusively Mongrels

Exclusively Mongrels is an organisation that advocates for the welfare of mongrel dogs in Singapore. They provide subsidised medical provisions, trap-sterilise-release programmes and foster homes for rescued dogs. 

While they may not have their own shelter, Exclusively Mongrels works with individual animal activists, veterinarians and the Animal and Veterinary Services (AVS) to promote responsible pet ownership. Their main goal is to reduce the stray mongrel population in Singapore.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 9789 0569

6. Hope Dog Rescue

Hope Dog Rescue

Adoption fee: $350

Hope Dog Rescue is a group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing and caring for abused, neglected and abandoned street dogs in Singapore. 

The organisation relies on the contributions of supporters to continue their mission, and they offer a range of volunteer opportunities such as vet visits, adoption checks, cooking for rescue dogs, photography, writing and outreach. 

Although Hope Dog Rescue doesn’t manage a physical shelter or office, they rescue dogs from all parts of Singapore and work around the clock to ensure the welfare of the animals they save.

Email: [email protected]

7. Mutts & Mittens


Adoption fee: $250

While Mutts & Mittens is primarily known to provide pet boarding services, they also help to rehome rescued dogs and cats!

The adoption process includes multiple play dates with your chosen dog and a trial stay of one month or longer, prior to finalising the adoption.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6583 7371 / 6583 7372 / 8121 7557
Address: 59 Sungei Tengah Road Blk B #01-03/04, The Animal Lodge, Singapore 699014


If you’ve just adopted a puppy, Pet Lovers Centre is giving your puppy free gifts. Sign up for our Puppy Bonus Plan* to get a free Puppy Pack worth up to $124!

Pet Lovers Centre Puppy Bonus Plan

Free gifts include
dog food,
dog shampoo, and
• a 1-year VIP membership for new members!

*Puppy must be younger than 12 months of age.

8. Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS)


Adoption fee: $300

OSCAS was started by Mary and Anita in 2006 when they found many stray dogs in Changi that needed proper care. Currently, there are more than 100 dogs waiting to be adopted into loving homes.

Before the confirmation of your adoption, you are required to have at least 2 – 4 bonding sessions and a 2-week homestay with your chosen dog. Thereafter, the OSCAS team will assess your readiness and suitability.

Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
Address: The Animal Lodge, 59 Sungei Tengah Road, Block R

9. Purely Adoptions


Adoption fee: $350 – $450

Purely Adoptions offers a wide range of dogs and cats for adoption, with each pet having a detailed profile available on their website. 

To help new pet parents get started, the adoption centre provides a starter kit (worth $223) that includes kibbles, toys, supplements and more.

Additionally, adopters are eligible for a 20% discount on sterilisation fees at their partner veterinary clinics.

Type of dogAdoption fees
Mongrel$350
Pedigrees
Below 10 years
$450
Senior dogs
Above 10 years
Any amount

Email: [email protected]
Phone:
9001 8848

10. Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)


Adoption fee: $300

SOSD consists of a group of volunteers with a common goal of eliminating animal cruelty and abandonment and improving animals’ welfare. 

They seek to actively educate the public and rescue and rehome strays. They even bail out dogs that have been impounded in an effort to find them a forever home.

You can browse their website for more information about the individual canines under their care.

Email: [email protected]
Address: 59 Sungei Tengah Road, Block T, Unit 01-42 Singapore 699014

11. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)


Adoption fee: $25 – $350

The SPCA was set up in the 1800s due to the countless cases of pet abuse and abandonment. Today, they house dogs, cats and small animals for adoption.

Adopting a dog will cost between $25 – $350, depending on their breed, age, health condition and the duration in which they’ve been at the adoption shelter.

Type of dogAdoption Fee
Singapore Special puppies
Under 6 months
$250
Singapore Special adults
6 months to under 7.5 years
$150
Pedigrees and cross breeds
Under 7.5 years
$350
Senior dogs
Above 7.5 years or stayed in SPCA for over a year
$70
Dogs with special needs or require long term medical care$25

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6287 5355
Address: 50 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699012

12. Voices for Animals (VFA)


Adoption fee: $250

VFA is an organisation that rescues, cares for and rehomes domesticated animals including dogs, cats, rabbits and other small pets.

Unlike the other adoption centres or shelters on this list, VFA posts about pets up for adoption on their Facebook page. Interested parties are required to respond to the questions in the post via email rather than Facebook direct messages.

Email: [email protected]


Some other dog adoption centres that you may consider are:
Mdm Wong’s Shelter and Friends
MercyLight Adoption
Noah’s Ark CARES
Uncle Khoe’s K9

Dog Adoption Process in Singapore

Infographic showing the dog adoption process in Singapore

This is a general adoption process:

  1. Find a dog for adoption by visiting adoption drives or browsing the adoption centre’s or shelter’s website.
  2. Once you’ve found a dog that you’re interested in, express your interest to the organisation.
  3. The organisation will contact you to schedule a meeting with your potential pet.
  4. If you’re still keen on the adoption, you’ll have to take a pre-adoption assessment.
  5. After which, you’ll experience a minimum of a 1-week homestay with your pup.
  6. If you and your fur friend are deemed to be suitable for one another, you’ll be requested to sign the adoption form.
  7. After you’ve brought your new canine friend home, the adoption centre or shelter will check in periodically to ensure that he’s settling in well!

Different adoption centres and shelters may adopt a slightly different process. For more information, you’re advised to contact your preferred centre or shelter.

Dog Adoption Fees in Singapore

Adoption fees may differ based on the age, breed and health condition of the dog.

These fees may include the cost of medical procedures such as vaccinations and sterilisation.

Dog adoption centreAdoption feeFee includes
Action for Singapore Dogs$300 – $400
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • Health check-up
  • Animal Lovers LeagueFree-
    Causes for Animals Singapore$100 – $250
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • De-worming
  • Flea and tick treatment
  • Chained Dog AwarenessContact for more information-
    Exclusively MongrelsContact for more information-
    Hope Dog Rescue$350
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • Health check-up
  • Mutts & Mittens$250
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter$300
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • Purely Adoptions$350 - $450
  • Sterilisation
  • Save Our Street Dogs$300
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals$25 – $350
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • De-worming
  • Registration and licensing
  • Voices For Animals$250-

    Sterilisation and Vaccination Costs for Dogs in Singapore

    Ensuring that your dog receives proper medical and dental care is crucial for his health and well-being.

    If the adoption centre is unable to provide certain procedures, you may refer to this table for the general price list of these medical and dental procedures in Singapore.

    ProcedureCost
    Basic health check$50+
    Vaccination$30 - $60
    Dental scaling$150 - $600
    Sterilisation$150 - $500
    (Costs less for males)
    Microchipping$50 - $90

    However, it’s worth noting that the costs may vary depending on several factors such as the type of procedure and veterinary clinic, as well as the age, breed and health status of the dog. Additionally, these costs may be subject to changes over time. 

    It’s always best to check with the specific adoption centre for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the costs of medical and dental procedures for dogs in Singapore.

    FAQs About Dog Adoption in Singapore

    Most animal shelters and organisations in Singapore charge an adoption fee in order to offset the cost of sterilisation, microchipping, and vaccinations. However, some centres such as Animal Lovers League do waive the adoption fee for all of their dogs and puppies.

    It’s best to check with the organisation directly to see if they offer any free adoption programmes.

    Yes, it’s possible to adopt a pedigree dog in Singapore. However, it's worth noting that pedigree dogs may be less common than mixed-breed dogs at adoption centres and shelters.

    When considering adoption, it's important to prioritise a dog's temperament, behaviour and needs over its pedigree or breed. While certain breeds may have specific traits or characteristics, individual dogs can vary widely in personality and behaviour.

    Yes, many dogs available for adoption in Singapore are HDB-approved. In fact, many animal shelters and organisations that offer dog adoption services in Singapore work closely with the Housing and Development Board (HDB) to ensure that the dogs they offer are suitable for HDB living. 

    These dogs are typically smaller in size and have a calm and sociable temperament that makes them well-suited for apartment living.

    Deciding to Adopt a Dog in Singapore

    While the cost of adopting a dog is lower than purchasing one from a pet shop, the commitment and costs of raising him are the same.

    Therefore, it’s important to ensure that you have the time, energy and finances necessary to care for your fur friend before adopting him!

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