Planning to adopt a dog but not sure where to start?
We’ve collated a list of dog adoption centres in Singapore, together with their adoption fee breakdowns.
Dog Adoption Fees in Singapore
Adoption fees are usually used to cover the costs of necessities such as treatment, food, bedding and toys.
Aside from that, the fees may differ across different dog shelters and other factors like age and breed.
Where to Adopt Dogs in Singapore
Animal Lovers League
As Singapore’s largest and oldest registered animal charity, Animal Lovers League has a strict no-kill policy, which has resulted in their facility housing 700 animals in total.
As with most established shelters, they will first interview you and conduct a home visit to ensure your household is suitable for a pet. Two weeks later, they’ll follow up with you to ensure that your new pet is well-adjusted.
Aside from having dogs for adoption, they also have cats for adoption.Adoption fee: Free
Causes for Animals Singapore
CAS has accumulated over 3 decades of experience with animal welfare work. Aside from that, they have built a strong community with their Stray Management Programme that aims to build a stray-free country.
If you’re a first-time dog owner, you are strongly advised to go for training classes together with your adopted pet. These classes will aid you to adapt to a lifestyle with a pet and how to train them effectively.9793 7162 / 9697 3491
Adoption fee: $70 – $250
Additional adoption pack (optional): $150
Includes basic necessities such as food, treats, a leash and collar, toy and shampoo.
(dependent on procedures done)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
The SPCA opened in the 1800s due to the many cases of pet abuse and abandonment. Today, they house dogs, cats and even small pets for adoption.
Adopting a dog will cost $70 – $250, depending on their breed, age and the duration in which they’ve been in the adoption shelter.50 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699012
(Nearest MRT: Choa Chu Kang)
Adoption fee: $70 – $250
Action for Singapore Dogs
ASD allows you to browse their Singapore Specials online and they even organise regular adoption drives for you to interact with them before making a decision.
To date, they rehomed more than 3,000 dogs. They also have another 150 housed at their Adoption & Rescue Centre and foster homes.Adoption fee: $230 – $350
Voices for Animals
VFA holds regular adoption drives which are updated promptly on their Facebook page. For their most recent March adoption event, they even got Cesar Millan to do a shout out clip!
Occasionally, there will also be cats, rabbits and other small pets available for you to bring home. If you’re keen to adopt any pets seen on their page, you may enquire via email; Facebook direct messages will not be entertained.Adoption fee: $250
Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS)
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 110 mongrels 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 home stay with your chosen dog. Thereafter, the OSCAS team will assess your readiness and suitability.Adoption fee: $250
Mutts & Mittens
Other than pet boarding services, Mutts & Mittens helps dogs and cats to rehome as well.
The process includes multiple play dates with your choice of dog and a 2-week to 1-month trial stay prior to finalising the adoption. Adoption fees for dogs are $250.6583 7371 / 6583 7372
Adoption fee: $250
Purely Adoptions has dogs, cats and even rabbits for adoption. There are detailed profiles of the pets up for adoption on their website so you can take a look without having to physically attend an adoption drive.
They also provide adopters with an attractive goodie bag for their new fur pal, as well as 20% off sterilisation fees at their partner vets.Adoption fee: $250
Paws N Help Outreach
Paws N Help Outreach is supported by many pet parents and lovers in Singapore. The adoption fee is $100, on top of a sterilisation deposit of $200.
It’s compulsory for all prospective adopters and household members to undergo a short interview to ascertain their suitability for adoption. During the scheduled visit, all queries will be answered to the best of the team’s knowledge.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the dogs up for adoption:59 Sungei Tengah Road, Singapore 699014
(Nearest MRT: Choa Chu Kang)
Strictly by appointment only
Adoption fee: $300
Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD)
The founder of SOSD, Dr Siew Tuck Wah is a cosmetic doctor who has taken a sabbatical to focus on the shelter. The team rescues abandoned dogs and even goes to the extent of bailing out strays impounded by the AVA.Adoption fee: $300
Some other dog adoption centres 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
Deciding to Adopt a Dog in Singapore
While adoption fees are lower than getting a dog from a pet shop, keep in mind that the costs of raising one is the same.
Therefore, it’s important to ensure that you’re financially and mentally ready to care for a pet before adopting one.
To know more, check out our article on the 5 Things To Know If You Are Considering To Adopt A Dog In Singapore before making your decision!