9 Best Dog Adoption Centres In Singapore 2021 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:

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!

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

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!

Email: info@asdsingapore.com

Type of dogAdoption fees
Local cross breed$300

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: general@animalloversleague.com
WhatsApp: 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.

Email: adoption@causesforanimals.com
Phone: 9793 7162 / 9697 3491

Type of dogAdoption fees
6 months and below
(Dependent on procedures done)
HDB approved dogs under Project ADORE
Above 6 months
Other dogs
Above 6 months

4. 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 2-week to 1-month trial stay prior to finalising the adoption.

Email: info@muttsnmittens.com
Phone: 6583 7371 / 6583 7372
WhatsApp: 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 $85!

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.

5. Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS)

Adoption fee: $280

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. Judi Bola

Email: enquiry@oscas.sg / rehoming@oscas.sg
Address: The Animal Lodge, 59 Sungei Tengah Road, Block R
Opening hours: By appointment only

6. Purely Adoptions

Adoption fee: $300 – $400

At Purely Adoptions, you can find both dogs and cats up for adoption. Each pet has a detailed profile that you can access via their website.

Purely Adoptions provides each adopter with a starter kit (worth $223) to help them get started on their new journey as a pet parent. The kit includes kibbles, toys, supplements and more. Adopters are also entitled to 20% off sterilisation fees at their partner vets.

Email: adoptme@purelyadoptions.com

Type of dogAdoption fees
Below 10 years
Senior dogs
Above 10 years
Any amount

7. 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: rehoming@sosd.org.sg
Address: 59 Sungei Tengah Road, Block T, Unit 01-42 Singapore 699014

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

Adoption fee: $25 – $250

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 – $250, depending on their breed, age, health condition and the duration in which they’ve been at the adoption shelter.

Email: enquiries@spca.org.sg
Phone: 6287 5355
Address: 50 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699012
Opening hours: By appointment only

Type of dogAdoption fees
Singapore Special puppies
Below 6 months
Singapore Special adults
6 months to under 7.5 years
Senior dogs
Above 7.5 years
Dogs that have been at the adoption centre for >1 year$70
Pedigrees and crosses
Below 7.5 years
Dogs with special needs or require long term medical care$25

9. 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: vfasin@gmail.com

Some other dog adoption centres that you may consider are:
Exclusively Mongrels
Chained Dog Awareness
HOPE Dog Rescue
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
  • Mutts & Mittens$250
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter$280
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • Purely Adoptions$300 - $400
  • Sterilisation
  • Save Our Street Dogs$300
  • Sterilisation
  • Microchipping
  • Vaccination
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals$25 – $250
  • 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.

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

    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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