Thinking of adopting a pet? There are so many animals for adoption that need a good home, so it’s definitely a considering before you go to the pet shops. We’ve also got some tips from a vet about what you need know before you buy.
Here are some gorgeous dogs looking for a place to call home!
Simona the five-month-old Singapore Special is happy and affectionate, loves cuddles and playtime, and is paper-trained.
Eleven-year-old Maltese Georgie is HDB approved, loves people and kids, and will happily live with other pets. Vaccinated, micro-chipped and sterilised, he’s also grass- and pee pad-trained.
Singapore Special Dash is two years old, and adores people and playing at the beach. He’s healthy and very happy being left at home for longer periods of time.
Ed is a two-year-old chocolate Labrador who loves people and enjoys his walks, just as much as spending time at home. Vaccinated, sterilised and microchipped, he would suit a family with no other pets.
About the Shelter
Causes for Animals Singapore (CAS) is an animal welfare charity set up to support local animal welfare, with the aim to employ programmes and policies to promote best practice, ethical, sustainable and compassionate treatment of these animals. It’s a volunteer-run organisation that believes that working hand in hand with other organisations is vital and, most importantly, the best means to benefit local street dogs and cats. CAS offers adoption programmes, sponsorship opportunities and educational talks and programmes for schools, and is also an Institute of Public Character (IPC). Donations are tax deductible. To find out more, visit causesforanimals.com
Advice before you
Once you’ve chosen your new furry friend, it’s worth getting it checked by a vet for a few things first, the Vets for Life team helped us put together a list:
- Any sign of tick fever might mean your dog will not be allowed into another country when the time comes to relocate.
- It also needs to be checked for heartworm, so find out what vaccinations, if any, are required, and what else needs to be done.
- Is it sterilised? Unless you want the pitter-patter of small paws, (or the wrath of the next door neighbour who’s pet has been impregnated) it’s advisable to get this done.
- Luckily, there’s no rabies here, so immigration to most countries is fairly simple, though note that some countries do still request a vaccination.
- Whether your dog is a “Singapore Special” or a pedigree, you’ll need to watch for skin irritations
- they’re prevalent here because the increased humidity causes accelerated bacterial growth. Dust mites and grass are the main irritants, though some people believe irritations are linked to the type of food the dog is fed.
- Vets for Life Animal Clinic has two outlets, one in the east and one on River Valley Road. Their internationally trained staff can help you get off to the right start. Our next discussion will include pet dental issues – it’s more important than you think! on
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