SPCA is committed to helping our adoption animals find lifelong homes and provides adopters who may be having difficulties adjusting to their new pet with post-adoption behavioral support.
Behavioral issues usually start small, so it's best to bring these to the attention of our team as early as possible. Undesirable behaviours can become more complicated and harder to change if not identified and tackled early.
Please click here to read about Commonly Seen Problems we encounter.
Some perceived behavioral problems may actually be due to underlying medical conditions and we may recommend that you consult your veterinarian first to rule these out.
We encourage you to discuss any concerns regarding your dog or cat's behaviour by calling our Behavior and Training hotline at 2232-5567 to speak to a team member.
If deemed necessary by our staff, we can also offer a complimentary consult at the SPCA with our trainer or our veterinary behavioral consultant within two months of a dog or cat being adopted from us.
If a visit to the adopter's home is required, please enquire as to our fees as home visits are much more time and resource intensive.
To help get adopters off to a good start with their new furry family member, SPCA adopters can enjoy discounted course fees on all our dog behaviour and training courses for up to three months after adoption.
Please visit the behaviour and training web page for details on our latest courses or call our hotline at 2232-5567 to make a booking.
Chu Chu's story
Chu Chu was the victim in an animal cruelty prosecution case; she was abandoned by her former owner in an empty apartment and bore terrible wounds on both her body and mind. When she was rescued by SPCA inspectors, Chu Chu was emaciated, suffering from untreated chronic skin disease, and had a deformed and infected left eye. With the tender loving care of SPCA staff, she gradually made a full recovery and was adopted by a loving family.
However, once in her new home, Chu Chu had difficulties adjusting to her new family and environment. She would bark at anything that made her nervous and cower at the corner of the window sill. SPCA veterinary behaviourist Dr Cynthia visited Chu Chu at her new home, and offered professional advice to help Chu Chu adapt to her new home. With much love and patience, her new family have gained Chu Chu’s trust and have helped her relearn to live in a home, and be comfortable with family life. Chu Chu has made great progress and now is a sweet and happy dog.