With so many animals to rehome, and so many potential new owners, we have tried to streamline the process of adoption. There are a few things you need to know about adopting before we tackle the details:
- 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
- Anyone adopting an animal must be a member 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 life membership
- Though “love at first sight” happens with many of our animals, we strongly encourage potential adopters to go back home and discuss the decision with their family members and helper.
Please see below for our adoption process or skip to fees and our full terms and conditions .
- Visit our centres and interact with the animals.
- If you want to adopt, please visit us with all your family members including helpers to ensure everyone is willing to accept the new member. It can also increase the chance of adoption.
- Fill in our adoption registration form.
- Your information will be used internally by the SPCA only, and will not be disclosed to any third party.
- Applications are assessed on the basis of the animals best interests and welfare.
- Our assessments are based on a variety of factors including whether the housing allows pets, number of family members, number of existing pets, animal care experience, time spent with the animal, breed, character of animals, the concept of raising a pet and the interaction with animals during the visit etc.
- We will ask you to provide proof of address and relevant supporting documents.
- We may send our welfare team to conduct a home inspection.
- We may ask you to bring your own dogs to interact with our homing animals to see whether they can get along.
- We may ask applicants to provide adoption-related documents and proof of required equipment.
- The timeliness and completeness of submitting required materials from applicants may also be taken into consideration.
- If your application is successful, we will inform you ASAP. If you don’t hear from us within 7 days, you should consider the application unsuccessful. ONLY successful applicants will be contacted.
- We will leave you a message in case we cannot reach you. Please call back within 24 hours. Failure to reply means that you are no longer interested and we will move on to the next applicant.
- You will need to complete the adoption proceedure and pick up the animal by appointment within an agreed period of time designated by SPCA, otherwise your applicantion may be cancelled. The process lasts approximately one to two hours, although is dependent on each animal’s situation.
- An unsuccessful application does NOT mean you’re not a good pet owner.
- You are welcome to come back and we’ll help find the lifelong companion that suits your lifestyle best.
07 Right to Final Decision
- All decisions are made at the discretion of the SPCA, are in the best interests of the animal and are final.
- SPCA reserves the right to refuse and suspend any application to adopt an animal.
|Package||Fees (HK$)||Desexing deposit#||Adoption Service is Exclusive for SPCA Member|
Annual Member $300/year
Family Member $450/year
Special Discount on Life Membership
Life Member $2,500 (ori. $2,800)
Life Family Member $4,000 (ori. $4,500)
Do visit our membership page to see our regular membership rates and member privileges
|Rabbit/ Guinea Pig||$400|
|Birds / Reptiles / Other Exotics and Special Breeds||Determined by animal||Determined by animal|
|Hamsters / Mice / Gerbils||$50||–||Optional|
N.B.: Many of our animals are desexed before adoption. If this is not the case, we will require a deposit to be paid before the pet is taken home. This is fully refundable after the pet is desexed.
What do these fees cover?
The adoption fees contribute towards the veterinary care of all our animals including (depending on species) health checks, preventive vaccinations, parasite control, heartworm testing, microchipping and desexing.
What do these fees NOT cover?
The cost of feeding and general care of each adoption animal, including the treatment of any injuries or medical conditions. This is only made possible by the generosity of our donors.
Please consider donating to help more animals receive similar care.
Terms & conditions
- Adopters must be 21 or over and hold a valid Hong Kong ID. Parents or guardians living at the same address must adopt on behalf of those under 21
- 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
- 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
- The adoption agreement must be signed and the appropriate fees paid before the pet can be taken home
- Only Members of the Society can adopt one of our animals. If you are joining for the first time when you adopt a pet, there are reduced membership fees for the first year
- The Society reserves the right to refuse any application for adoption and to revise requirements and fees without notice
- 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.
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