Gentle Paws & Friends, a privately run shelter for strays, discarded pets and former breeding dogs, has prepared a proposal for the Ministry of National Development's Pet Ownership and Stray Management Review.
In it, it highlights the main problem of overpopulation of stray dogs, and makes five core recommendations:
eradicate unethical capturing of stray dogs
provide support for the stray sterilisation program
review and eradicate HDB’s blanket prohibition on mongrels
review and eradicate HDB dog policy that is based on the size of the dog
review licensing of breeders and implement a system to ensure that breeding is
Find out more at
If you agree with their views and wish to add your name to the list of signatories, drop them an email before 2359 hrs on Sunday, 23.10.11.
Saturday, 22 October 2011
A dog with a collar was found on Wednesday at parc vista condominium at jurong west. Some residents have been kind enough to provide food and water. He is not microchipped.
Please help to spread the word.
a kind family has adopted the dog.
Dooney is my name and fetching is my game! I am a purebred Springer Spaniel, one of the rarities in the shelter.
People may think that I may be slightly old for adoption but I say that’s only because they do not know me well enough. I am bustling with energy and I am proud to say I am the Rooney of “Fetch”. Throw me a ball and we can have lots of fun. The volunteers have also recently discovered my love for swimming on my first Furry Day and I absolutely love my long walks. You can say that I am a canine triathlete and more!
Come see me in action and you will realize that I have plenty of life in me. Oh, did I mention how much I love tummy rubs? Please do drop by to play with me and don’t forget to reward my good performance with a long satisfying tummy rub session.
Check out photos of Dooney swimming and playing "Fetch" at GPF Adoption Portal.
More Details And Photos: https://sites.google.com/site/gpfrehome/dooney
[fri 2 sep 2011. shared on req: email, 30 aug 2011.]
Dooney is adopted
[rehomed!] FOUND: gentle 6-8yo male English cocker spaniel w poor skin condition (blk 632 woodlands st 52, tue 30 aug 2011)
We found a male English cocker spaniel today (30 August 2011) loitering in the middle of the road at Blk 632 Woodlands Street 52. We don't know if he is lost or abandoned. He has very poor skin condition. He appears to be about 6-8 years old. He is very gentle and loves to go for walks.
[tue 30 aug 2011. shared on req: email, 30 aug 2011.]
Doodles is adopted
ADOPT: LittleBabyPrincess - obedient, docile 3wo singapore special, loves being clean and loves cuddles
Animal's name: LittleBabyPrincess
Age: About 3 weeks old as of first week of September
Breed: Mongrel (SingaporeSpecial)
Sterilised? Nope, but adopter must agree to have her sterelised when she's up to age.
Personality / Temperament?
She loves being clean and would bark to let us know that she peepoo on her blanket! Little one loves being cuddled and would fall asleep instantly in your arms.
History / Description
Little baby princess, a Mongrel (Singapore Special) about 3 weeks old as of first week of September, is up for adoption! Born in a factory with 9 other siblings, she's the most obedient and docile one, with the lightest fur colour.
Toilet trained? Nope
Understands basic commands? Nope
Good with other pets? Yes
Good with children? Yes
Why is it being put up for adoption? Rescued
Special needs: Being a little puppy as she is, she'll need pawrents who'd have loads of patience to train her to be a disciplined adult. Unfortunately, little one is not HDB approved as she'd grow to be quite a big dog, approximately the size of a BorderCollie.
For more photos: http://www.petschannel.com/adoption/pet_profile.cfm?c=1&ad=8412&g=0&st=2&so=2&start=1
Contact details: Please email to email@example.com if you have any enquiries or wish to adopt little baby princess.
Friday, 21 October 2011
[rehomed!] ADOPT: Jojo - loving, gentle, timid 1yo s'pore girl, doesn't bark, loves sitting beside or on laps, gets along with dogs
THis is Jojo.
SHe is one year old, vaccinated and sterilized. She was adopted by a family living in a landed property at 3 months old. However a member of her adoptive family finds her "too obedient", "not fierce enough, "for being a female" and kept her in a cage small enough for her to stand, sit and sleep in. The family member complained to us and demanded her removal otherwise he would throw her out to the streets or leave her to starve to death.
- Does NOT bark.
- Gentle but timid.
- Has been paper-trained.
- Very loving towards people and able to get along with dogs.
- Loves sitting beside or on people's lap.
[fri 2 sep 2011. shared on req: email, 1 sep 2011.]
UPDATE: 2011 OCT21: JOJO HAS FOUND A FAMILY TO CALL HER OWN!!! A family who will love her unconditionally and be patient to guide her as she heals and grows into the lively & loving dog that she is! Thank you for giving Jojo a family to love and be loved :) Bless your heart!
Gubbio is a 4 years old, male local cross breed that was rescued from the cold street and is now looking for a home. He will be neutered by end of Dec or early Jan and is very easy to take for walks as he is very docile, not jumpy or overly excited. Gubbio gets along very well with people, including kids as well. He also gets along well with other dogs depending on the temperament of the other animal.
Please help Gubbio find the home that he deserves. On all fours, he only measures up to knee height, so it a small-medium built cross bredd dog. He is very docile and good even for families with young children.
Gubbio has a stocky medium build, not a large breed. He may not have the cutest look of a dog but he will definitely touch your heart when this sweet boy is given a second chance.
ps. Gubbio is named after the town which St Francis of Assissi, patron saint of animals and champion of all animals and the environment, once lived.
Exerpt from the story taken from the Fiorreti (a collection of stories and legends about St Francis): " ...Then Francis led the wolf into the town, and surrounded by startled citizens made a pact between them and the wolf. Because the wolf had “done evil out of hunger”, the townsfolk were to feed the wolf regularly, and in return, the wolf would no longer prey upon them or their flocks. In this manner Gubbio was freed from the menace of the predator. Francis, ever the lover of animals, even made a pact on behalf of the town dogs, that they would not bother the wolf again. It is also said that Francis, to show the townspeople that they would not be harmed, blessed the wolf."
[sun 12 dec 2010. shared on request. source: e-mail, sun 12 dec 2010.]
Gubbio has just been adopted :-)
Name - lucky
Gender - Male
Breed - Local
Size - Small
Health - Too young for first vaccination
Age - 1 mth
Vaccinated - - N/A -
Sterilized - - N/A -
Paper Trained - No
Basic Commands - - N/A -
Good w/ Children - Yes
Good w/ Pets - Yes
History - Lucky was found under a truck.He was starving for 2 days.
Personality - Sweet natured
Adapted from: http://www.animalloversleague.com/?page_id=408
lucky is rehomed
SOS!!! VERY URGENT APPEAL FOR NEGATIVE BLOOD DONORS!
Donor dogs must not be more than 7 years old and weigh at least 20kg and above. Healthy. Negative for tick fever and heartworm. On heartworm prevention. Dog subject to blood typing.
Ms Ng Choong Leng, saviour of many rescued, abused, critically ill and disabled doggies need your help. It's getting desperate. Till to date all the donors blood either +ve blood or are borderline +ve for Tick Fever.
As it is Molly's been having fever off n on last wk n yesterday !!! Her blood work show she has a raging infection, due to low immune system n, probably frm her fight wounds. And also low blood!! Molly Diva has been a joy to Leng after her rescued fm the puppy mill n she's stressed out n worried for Molly!!! Low blood, serious infection n fever!!! She's lethargic, listless n sleeps. So very UN Munster Molly!!! Pls help think of friends with large dogs. Labs, Goldies, Rotties, Dalmatians, Mastiffs n GSDs...
Please please spread the appeal around n hope this time round we succeed in getting Molly the blood she urgently needs!!! Thanks Thanks!
20/10/11, Update fm Leng :
"Great News every one !!! Munster Molly Diva is one tough cookie!!! Amazing. She's at d clinic now for her 3 Rd Eprex shot. And her PCV has gone up w all d shots despite her raging infection!!! She was 16%, then 22% , Tues was 23% n now she is 32% !!!! Shes now pass clinical normal n heading towards 38% which is d norm!!! Phew!!! Eprex is about $100/ a pop but at least it's working! My eternal thanks for yr generosity in being so willing to lend yr dog when u don't even know Munster Molly n I . Plus d effort of leaving yr busy schedule to bring yr dog down n at d same time continue to keep sourcing for additional NEG blood donors!! Thank you Soo very much. Let's hope Munster Molly behaves n stop getting wounds n cuts frm her skirmishes."
Temperament: Good with dogs and humans.
A very lovely dog who resembles a sun bear.
When he was a pup he had very bad maggot wound n was fostered by a friend. Very well taken care of. However, my friend stay in a flat with two other dogs n neighbour complained even though her 3 dogs are very well trained. Used to bully other dogs in the shelter but now outgrown his puppyhood n is a good boy ;)
If you have facebook, add firstname.lastname@example.org as a friend to view more of Bear Bear's photos: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1556&id=100000212952994
[Sat 1 May. Source: http://caninepal.blogspot.com/search/label/Bear%20Bear%20-%20Male, 23 Jun 2009]
[rehomed!] ADOPT: Jacky (Jack Lucky) - adorable abandoned 3yo male jrt, doesn't pee/poo/bark in house
:::A lovely 3yrs old male JRT looking for new home:::
Get along very well with human n other dogs too. Other that the usual JRT's character, he's very affectionate n easily attach to human. (not sterilised, tick-free, healthy, won't pee n poo in the house, doesn't bark in the house -> real amazing for JRT)
No idea about the vaccinations as he was abandoned by the previous owner.
I fostered him from a pet hotel in seletar. Owner of this dog abandoned him about 6mths ago after sending him to the pet hotel.
Pet hotel owner will give up their business by end of this month, and if somebody does not adopt this dog, they will send to SPCA. Send to SPCA meaning to say put to sleep after 48 hours.
This is a very adorable JRT, therefore I am temporarily foster him at my house.
I am trying very hard to get a decent place for him to stay, play or mingle with other dog. Please help.
Any genuine kind soul out there who's looking for a new man's best friend, kindly contact me! ~Thank You~
Jacky (JRT) has been adopted by a great pet lover owner
[rehomed!] ADOPT: Kendalle (Ken Ken)- sweet, friendly, well-behaved 3+yo male bearded collie cross aka shaggy dog
Kendalle, the lovely three year plus cross bearded collie aka shaggy dog is looking for a home. He is sweet and friendly with people and children and has a marvellously happy healthy appetite.
Ken Ken, as we affectionately call him gets along wonderfully well with cats and can be seen licking little kitties just like a proud daddy would. Our shaggy boy also get along well with dogs, big and small as long as they do not challenge him because he is an alpha dog. If the present dogs are mild mannered it will do Kendalle fine as he takes pride in his pack, just like a big Lion leader.
Kendalle found abandoned, a thin, boney sorry sight of a dog with lifeless eyes and when brought to the vet discovered to have heartworms. He responded very well to treatment, the vet had full praise for him for his temperament and docility. He is now in the prime of health, has been sterilised and we discovered, Ken Ken is an awfully good jumper.
Ken simply loves jumping and we know if a potential owner has plans for agility classes, you have found yourself a champion hurdler. Kendalle is also paper trained and contrary to myths that big dogs don't do well in apartments, Ken is actually pretty good in one as he knows how to behave indoors and outdoors. Ken enjoys lying next to you watching the lastest K-drama or listening to Gold 90.5 as much as he loves a good walk. He is a good walker, sometimes in his excitement he may pull but retracts as he listens to your commands
He is not boisterous but a well behaved, happy and friendly dog, with much zest for life and a great big appetite for food, treats and lots of cuddles. In return he gives you his big heart, his shaggy bear-like head and life-long loyalty and affection. At less than three, he has seen his share of misery and shed much tears at being left behind and left to die, so now he takes upon every minute to enjoy his life and endeavour make yours happy ones with his nudges for pats on his big shaggy head.
Kendalle is not suitable for HDB as he is big in size, around a Retriever's but he will adapt well in a condo and of course a house with garden will be perfect, as long as there is no low gates and fences. Remember our young big boy is a champion jumper, of course.
More photos of Kendalle can be found in http://homelessinseletar.blogspot.com/search/label/lovely%203%2B%20yrs%20cross%20bearded%20collie
Kendalle has been adopted. Thanks to the family who has given him a good home. Thank you to all who helped share his posting.
Found grey tabby at hougang st 21
[mon 6 jun 2011. shared on request. source: tagged on https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150210015461912&set=a.10150189710676912.327756.617021911&type=1.]
Little tabby has been adopted.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Help! Wookie, a male tan/black Yorkshire Terrier was stolen on 18th Oct 2011 by 2 people in a light grey car at Jalan Mulia, Macpherson Garden Estate. Wookie weighs about 4kg. He has a bump on his forehead and is wearing a blue collar with our old UK details on it. He is micro chipped.
If you have any info on Wookie, please contact owner Paul. Reward of $200 for safe return.
Photos and details at http://missing.sg/wookie
Please help to pass the word around.
Male Husky and Golden Retriever (most likely also male) Found together at Jurong West St 92 Central, and taken away by SPCA, as the Husky is very protective over the GR, i have no choice but to let SPCA take them away.
Both dog seems injured and limping, believe to have left home/abandon for quite time, and the GR seems very exhausted, and both dogs have bite wounds most likely got into a fight with other dogs.
dogs have been reclaimed by owners
2-yr Old Golden Retriever (neutered) up for adoption. Well trained, have been through obedience course before. Able to understand command like sit, stand, down, stay, ask for hand, crawl, roll, bark on command, balance treats on head.
reason for putting it up for adoption, moving to a smaller house.
requirements for people who wishes to adopt it:
1) Must be living in private houses, big enough for him to run around
2) Must have experience taking care of dogs before
3) Do the necessary every week during bath (Clean its ears, brushes its teeth)
4) Walks and plays with him
5) love him like we do
theres more pictures at http://sgpetslover.com/forums/dog-adoption/1007-2-yr-old-golden-retriever-adoption.html
cream has found a home
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
LOST: Don - 8yo male cavalier king charles spaniel w poor eyesight / skin problem (blk 936 hougang st 92, 17.10.11)
[rehomed!] ADOPT: Sweetpea - affectionate, playful male kitten paralysed in hindlegs with great fighting spirit
Hi, I've got a kitten who is paralysed in his hindlegs. He needs his bladder to be expressed 2x times. Otherwise he's a superbly affectionate kitten & playful.
Previously adopted last minute says can't adopt him & suggested another person to adopt him. But this person is a stray cat/dog feeder & has stray dogs @ home. I feel its not a suitable enviornment for Sweetpea.
Sweetpea was meant to be put to sleep by rescuers who found him struggling under the void deck. However, he was given a 2nd chance as hes got a fighting spirit (this little boy went thru many surgeries).
I am trying very hard to find him a good loving hm that he deserves. Besides being paralysed in his hindlegs, Sweetpea is not deterred. He plays like any other kitten & has so much of love to give. It breaks my heart to send him to place he doesn't belong.
[thu 18 aug 2011. shared on req. source: email, thu 18 aug 2011.]
sweetpea is adopted
Life begins at retirement! As part of their retirement planning, the Police K-9 unit is looking for loving families so that these retired working dogs, can enjoy a leisure and domesticated life in a warm and loving home. These dogs have put in many years of dedicated service and hard work in keeping Singapore safe.
Now, they are looking for warm-hearted families to share their joyous moments with. They have being given a clean bill of health with no major illness and assessed to be non aggressive. They are specially trained but no less affectionate.
If you are looking for a loyal and trustworthy addition to your family, why not consider them?
For interested parties, please email the Police K-9 Unit at email@example.com or visit:
Rescued ex-breeding Female Schnauzer, Twinkle. Estimated 4 yrs old. Pretty gal with good temperament. Sadly, she has heartworm and will start her first heartworm treatment in a weeks time. She's in foster home and is up for adoption.
[sun 24 jul 2011. shared on request. source: tagged on http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150269596943128&set=t.100000789694172&type=1&pid=7685480&id=770473127]
twinkle has been adopted :)
Just learned that a friend's relative picked up this lost CHH along Old Tampines Road a month plus back.
This lost and found CHH has been adopted by his fosterer as his owner did not come forth.
A friend's dad picked up this lost pomeranian/Pomeranian cross along West Coast Highway a week back.
This lost and found pom/pom cross has been adopted by his fosterer as the owner did not come forth.
Sunday, 16 October 2011
DOB: 31 Oct 09
Good with Children and animals
Understand Basic commands
Vaccinated and Sterilized
My name is Dillon. I just turned one this Halloween. My life has been short but I have lived to see much.
When I was just a puppy, I was adopted by a family who felt that I pooped too much. To rectify this problem, they fed me one small meal a day.
When they decided to return me to the shelter, I was reduced to a bag of bones. It took a long time for me to recuperate. Even now, I can be found having a quiet moment to myself, staring off solemnly into space.
That aside, I’m still quite an active dog. I love a good tussle with my brother Daelle. I can get along well with most other dogs. I also love human attention and affection. I am happy to sit beside you to allow you to cuddle me all day.
If you want some doggie love in your life, please think of me, because here I am thinking of YOU.
[Adapted from: https://sites.google.com/site/gpfrehome/dillon]
[sun 1 may 2011. shared on request. source: email, sat 30 may 2011.]
Dillon is rehomed with his brother Daelle
DOB: 31 Oct 09
Understand Basic commands, Vaccinated, Sterilized
Good with Children: Jumpy
Good with Animals: Uncertain
Hey you! Want to play? My name is Daelle and I’m always ready for some fun.
I was born in the shelter to Mom Debbie and Dad Dakula. My Mom was a stray rescued off the streets. My Dad was a pure bred husky who was abandoned at a park and brought back to the shelter.
I get along fairly well with other dogs. When I see a dog enjoying a cuddle with a human, I often try to join in I am quite an active dog and I need to go for one to two walks a day.
My best friend in the world is my brother Dillon. You will often see us fooling around at the shelter. I have lots of love to give.
If you are considering a dog to adopt, please think of me! I really do think I have it in me to be the best friend you can ever have.
[Adapted from: https://sites.google.com/site/gpfrehome/daelle]
[sun 1 may 2011. shared on request. source: email, sat 30 may 2011.]
Daelle is rehomed with his brother Dillon
he is friendly to both human and dogs.
around 3 to 5 yrs old male.
i am only able to keep him to this Friday the 14th.