Well, firstly for buying a puppy, do you know that you are contributing to the never-ending breeding industry where the pup's parents live in horrible conditions & not to mention the possibilities of in-breeding and genetic issues that may come along with that hefty $5000 puppy. Usually, these puppies do not come with comprehensive vaccines and health checks, there is also no way to trace if the papers of the pup provided by the breeders/pet shops are authentic. As Singapore has no breeding regulations, most "breeders" you see online are "Backyard Breeders" where they breed puppies in their home or in farms, and often there is no "warranty/aftercare" once these pups are sold to you.
Lastly, as we all know, training for puppies is very important as it shapes their personality & temperament. Many do not know how to train a puppy properly when it's teething or barking, sometimes leading to aggression or the sad ending of being abandoned or rehomed because what you see (a cute puppy) is not what you get if you don’t raise it correctly.
|Harper, who is often mistaken for a German Shepherd|
Whereas for adoption, with just $200 - $400, these dogs comes with vaccinations, full medical checks, de-wormed and sterilized. For HDB Project Adore, it is compulsory for these dogs to undergo Basic Obedience (Good Canine Citizen class), which resolves concerns of having a puppy tearing up your living room when you reach home from a long day at work. By adopting, you are contributing to a greater cause as in creating an empty space for rescuers to save 1 more stray. Rescuers will also provide 100% of their support to ensure smooth transition until the dog settles at your home. Adopted dogs are usually more grateful and loyal as they have been through so much hardship and waited so long for a place to call home, it may not mean much to you but by adopting them, you become their lighthouse in the stormy waves of life.
|Adopt a Donut|
Written by: Nicole