Good news! For the majority of us who live in a HDB flat, you are now allowed to adopt larger Singapore Specials under Project Adore.
Project Adore is a programme that provides proper documentation and measures in place since 2012 for larger dogs. The government scheme that has revised the size criteria for rehoming local mixed-breed canines.
From 1 March, they can be up to 55cm tall with no weight limit. Previously, dogs needed to be under 50 cm and up to 15 kg. This allows Singaporeans who live in HDB flats to adopt Singapore Specials who tend to be larger than HDB’s approved breeds.
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HDB approved puppy Rosie is looking for a home to call her own! 🐶❤️ 6 month old Rosie was part of our TNR Programme in the Western part of Singapore. Due to her mild nature and calm disposition, we decided to give Rosie a chance and find her a home to call her very own. Rosie is still learning on leash but is making quick progress. She is also learning to be grass trained. Rosie loves people and is often shy at first but warms up very quickly to new faces. She enjoys cuddles and pats and would do very well in a quiet home. Her stunning Chocolate coat is a unique one. Rosie is HDB approved too and would make a wonderful companion for a home looking for a calm and laid back pal. To meet Rosie, SMS 9793 7162 or email [email protected] Photo Credit : @glennelvy #adoptdontshop #causesforanimalssingapore #singaporespecials #animalwelfare #singaporespecialsofinstagram #singaporespecial #instadog #dogstagram #instapuppy #puppiesofinstagram #rescuepuppy
Yup, to clarify, this new change does not mean that you can buy larger dogs from breeders or shops. The large dogs that are newly allowed to live in HDBs must be adopted from one of the five participating welfare groups: SPCA, ASD, SOSD, Exclusively Mongrels and Causes for Animals.
If you want to rehome a stray dog, you must go through the above animal welfare groups. The dog must be taken to SPCA clinic to be sterilised, vaccinated and microchipped before being rehomed.
Potential adopters will be screened and all must abide by stringent ownership conditions, including attending obedience training courses.
So, time to go to the websites dog welfare groups and find a furry Singapore Special to love for life! What do you think about the changes in adoption criteria? Share your thoughts with us! 🐾