Adopt a pet: Here are 5 animal shelters and organizations you can choose from

Published November 26, 2020, 11:42 AM

by Paola Navarette

Help give these animals a second chance at life

Adopting a resident from a shelter will save more than just their life. Not only will the dog finally have the home they have longed for all their life but it also opens a spot for the next rescue to be brought in—consequentially giving them a better shot at finding a happily ever after as well. So if you are thinking about getting a dog for your family, you might want to consider checking out these shelters and organizations where you can adopt your very own furry friend.

Antipolo Pound

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Some 100 dogs and a number of cats impounded in Antipolo are currently on “death row.” Their crime? They do not belong to a loving home. Unless the canines and felines will be adopted or fostered, they will be euthanized in two days. Those interested to adopt may head straight to the fourth floor of Antipolo City Hall to fill out forms. From there, the legal department will guide you on the next steps. 

Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

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Non-government organization PAWS runs an animal shelter called PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center (PARC), which currently houses cats and dogs that have been rescued from cruelty or neglect. For any queries, you may contact their office at 475-1688 from Mondays to Saturdays, between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

MBY Pet Rescue and Sanctuary

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MBY Pet Rescue and Sanctuary was started in Japan by Marita Baquiran Yasuda, who first adopted a cat in Japan. Today, MBY in Morong, Rizal, is home to a number of dogs and cats that are waiting for new homes. There’s no adoption fee, however, there is a stringent adoption process that involves screenings and house visits to ensure that the animals are put in a pleasant environment. To adopt or make arrangements for donations, visit their Facebook page.

San Mateo Pound

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San Mateo Pound has lost almost everything due to the recent typhoon. They are one of very few dog pounds in our country with a no-kill policy, meaning they do not euthanize their impounded animals. Those who cannot adopt but wish to extend their help to the animals may instead donate food and other supplies.

Hound Haven Philippines

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Hound Haven, an animal shelter in Bulacan, is dedicated to improving the lives of retired military working dogs in the Philippines. During the dogs’ stay at the center, they undergo behavioral training to prepare them for possible adoption. If you’re interested, check out the adoption process who are in need of a loving home.