|The Diaper Club : Matthieu, Harper, SiDa (left to right)|
|SiDa and Harper sunbathing at Sentosa Cove on their monthly outings|
Many people see physical deformities in a dog as a liability or shortcoming, but this just isn’t true. Nor is it true that a dog with a medical or mental problem is any "less" of a dog. They are not "incomplete" or "imperfect"; they are simply different. The real "problem" is that they require extra care and treatment for their conditions, be it medications, a special diet, training and more time for companionship, which may equate to more money spent.
|Our fav charming old man, Matthieu|
|Harper loves being on her wheels; she loves her independence|
For people who just want to adopt a pet and not a family member, this added expense may present an issue and deter them from choosing dogs with special needs. It is common to find special needs dogs overlooked for more “ideal” dogs. Though sad but true; their "specialness" puts them at a great disadvantage when it comes to being adopted.
|Matthieu is slowly learning to accept and use his new wheels|
At the heart of our mission is giving our street animals HOPE - a second chance at the life they deserve. When you adopt a special needs dog, you are doing something many others will not, and that makes you real special too. For those who can afford the time and expense (which may not be as exorbitant as imagined), why not try to look beyond the surface and into the hearts and souls of these special friends? You'll find that they can teach you a lot about determination, patience, resilience and love without judgment; something that is increasingly scarce in this society.
|SiDa the Queen|
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to meet Matthieu, SiDa or Harper.
|All this royal dog wants is pat pat all day long|
Written by: Wee Yen
Photography by: Dean & Felicia