Adoption Process

Please note
  • All adoptions must be made in person.
  • Adopters must satisfy the Society that they will provide a suitable home for the animal and look after it to the best of their ability.
  • The adoption process for cats and dogs may take more than one visit to the SPCA.
  • Persons who adopt must be members of the Society - unless they are adopting small animals ("pocket pets"). Those who join for the first time when adopting enjoy a reduced membership fee for the first year.
  • Please see below for our adoption process, fees and our full terms and conditions.

Though it is tempting to adopt a pet because of "love at first sight", we encourage potential adopters to go back home and discuss any decision to adopt with their family members.

Adoption Process
Stage One: Visit an adoption centre

A face to face meeting for potential pets and pet owners alike is essential.A face to face meeting for potential pets and pet owners alike is essential.

    1. You may see an animal you might like to meet on our website. Note down the name and reference number of any of the animals you would like to meet and visit the centre.
    2. Approach Kennel Keepers or Homing Assistants and let them know you would like to meet this animal.
    3. Spend some time interacting with the animal. Use this opportunity to find out more about it from our staff - its likes, its dislikes, personality, special requirements etc.
    4. If you are interested in adopting it, let our staff know.

Our staff will then ask you to provide some basic information, such as:

Kennel keepers can tell you more about the unique needs of each animal.Kennel keepers can tell you more about the unique needs of each animal.

  • Your housing situation
  • The number and ages of the members in your household
  • The number and type of other pets you currently have
  • Your previous experience with pets
  • Your activity level, lifestyle, and expectations for a new animal

A separate adoption interview may then be arranged with the entire household.

Stage Two: Adoption interview

Homing Assistants will conduct an adoption interview and answer any questions you may have.Homing Assistants will conduct an adoption interview and answer any questions you may have.

  • As adopting a pet should involve the whole family, we prefer that the whole family (including domestic helpers) comes to the SPCA to participate in the adoption process. This a great opportunity for you and your family to ask SPCA staff any questions.
  • You will need to bring certain documents such as recent documentary proof of residential address. In some cases, a home inspection or written confirmation from the housing management that pets are permitted may be required.
Dog - Dog meeting
  • If you have another dog at home, our trainers may schedule a separate dog-dog meeting to ensure that your dog will be able to get along safely with your new one.
Fees

Package

Fees (HK$)

Desexing deposit#

Non SPCA members

DOG - Mongrel puppies / dogs

From $900

$1,000

Special first year rate

Annual Member $170

Family Member $250

 

One time payment

Life Member $2,000

Life Family Member $3,000

Do visit our membership page to see our regular membership rates and member privileges

 

DOG - Pure breed / cross breed puppies / dogs

From $1,500

CAT - Domestic kittens / cats

From $700

CAT - Longhaired / pure breed / cross breed kittens / cats

From $1000

CHINCHILLA

$700

RABBIT/ GUINEA PIG

$200

Birds / Reptiles / Other Exotics and Special Breeds

Determined by animal

Determined by animal

Hamsters / Mice / Gerbils

$20

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Optional

#For all animals not desexed at the time of adoption, an additional deposit must be paid before the pet is taken home. This deposit will be fully refunded when the pet is desexed. Desexing will usually be done before an animal leaves the centre, but in some cases the operation may be arranged for a later date.

What these fees help to cover

Our adoption fees contribute towards the veterinary care for our animals including (depending on species) health checks, preventive vaccinations, parasite control, heartworm testing, microchipping and desexing.

What these fees don't cover

The cost of feeding and general care of each adoption animal, including the treatment of any injuries or medical conditions is only made possible by the generosity of our donors.
Please consider making a donation to help more animals receive similar care.

Terms & Conditions
  1. Adopters must be 21 years of age or over. Parents or guardians living at the same address must adopt on behalf of those under 21.
  2. Adopters must satisfy the Society that they will provide a suitable home for the animal and look after it to the best of their ability. Housing Authority regulations will be respected by the Society at all times.
  3. DOCUMENTARY proof of residential address must be presented before an adoption is approved. In certain cases, a home inspection or written confirmation by the housing management may be required.
  4. The adoption agreement must be signed and the appropriate fees paid.
  5. Persons who adopt must be Members of the Society. Those who join for the first time when adopting enjoy a reduced membership fee for the first year.
  6. The Society reserves the right to refuse any application for adoption and to revise requirements and fees without notice.
  7. DESEXING IS COMPULSORY. Those who do not wish to have their pet desexed should not apply to adopt from the SPCA. Desexing prevents unwanted litters and disease in later life. The Society would rather prevent the birth of surplus puppies and kittens than have to put them to sleep.

In the event of any dispute the English version of these conditions will prevail.