Why adopt from HOPE?

dogs FOR ADOPTION (scroll to bottom for cats)

Whoever said money can't buy happiness has never paid an adoption fee!

Thinking of getting a dog? Ever considered adopting and rescuing a dog from the streets? Our rescued dogs are waiting to be brought home by a loving family.

Please fill up online adoption form  if you wish to adopt.

Benefits of adopting from HOPE, read here

Adoption fee applies. 

Updated May 2021.

Adora HDB-Approved (Under Project Adore)

* Female
* Local crossbreed
* 5 years old
* Pee pad & grass trained
* Calm, good on leash

You might not be able to tell from her smiley face that Adora has actually gone through hell. She was plunged into despair when her owners dumped her far away from home, and was reduced to skin and bones by the time we saved her. We have helped her to heal physically,   but Adora has a lot of fear an anxiety caused by her past experience of being abused and neglected.

This is her story.

Adora is slow to warm up, and may take months before she trusts you. 
Sudden movements can also startle her enough for her to bare her teeth, sometimes without warning. It's fear driven, and can we blame her, after all that she has gone through? However, once she trusts and accepts you, you will have a very loyal and intelligent dog. But this trust is hard earned.

We are looking for someone whom she can trust to overcome her fear and to teach her the way to love and show affection. Potential adopters must be VERY experienced, VERY patient, willing to put in time for training and most importantly of all, be able to love her for who she is.

We hope that after all she had suffered, she can find a place she can call home soon.

Harper HDB-Approved (Under Project Adore)
*Special Needs Dog

* Local crossbreed, Female, 8 years old (born with a broken spine)
* Vaccinated 

* Moves about with her wheelchair, incontinent
* Good with children
* Good with dogs

Born with a severe handicap in her lower spine that cripples her from the waist down, six-week-old Harper was crawling on her chest and dragging her hind legs painfully over rough gravel when she was first spotted in a construction site on Jurong Island. It was so hard for her to search for food, that she had to swallow gravel and metal pins to alleviate the gnawing hunger in her stomach sometimes. Such was the hard life that baby Harper had.

Her fate changed for the better when Mr. Aziz, a kind Muslim man who worked in that area, brought her to HOPE’s attention. With the fosterers and volunteers’ love and patience, Harper is now a changed dog. She is much happier and clearly enjoys the new lease of life given to her. After the rescue, Harper went through two more unfortunate episodes that threatened to take her away from us – a chest infection due to the haze, and a blockage in her stomach, but she braved them all, valiantly and admirably, just like a warrior. Since then, her health condition has improved a lot, though she is still wobbly and unable to control her pee and poo. She has been attending regular hydrotherapy and acupuncture sessions to help build muscles and stimulate her nerves. She is now able to walk for a few minutes unaided.
She is a year old, and is a bundle of joy to all those who have had the good fortune to meet her. She is sweet-natured, fun-loving and as playful as can be. We hope to find someone who can give her a loving home and the proper care that she deserves. Would you be that someone?
Read about our little ray of hope here and here.

Matilda HDB-Approved (Under Project Adore)

* Local crossbreed, female, 7 years old
* Sterilised, vaccinated, microchipped
* Pee pad trained
* Affectionate, playful
* Good with calm and older children
* Good with dogs

Matilda is a beauty both on the outside, and in. Physically, she stands out with her unique brindle coat. And inside, she is a big goofball who just wants to love and be loved on. However, Matilda is an anxious dog and she is easily spooked in unfamiliar environments and situations.

Matilda had a rough start in life, living in a vacated factory that used to deal with heavy metals. She was picked up for a bloated tummy and was later discovered to be suffering from lead poisoning. She has since recovered and is very healthy, except for a mild thyroid which requires half-yearly vet reviews. So far, her reviews in the past 3 years have been good and she is on medication to maintain her condition. Maybe it was the lead poisoning that caused her anxiety, as studies have been shown the relationship between lead exposure and anxiety in humans. Or maybe not. Just as there are anxious humans, there are anxious dogs.

Matilda is very playful at home, which she considers her safe haven, but is skittish and easily spooked when outside. At 23kg, though only a medium-sized dog, she can tug the leash very hard when her flight instinct kicks in. What she needs is a patient handler who has experience dealing with skittish dogs, and one who is also physically strong enough to withstand her tugs. She will not be suitable for households with very young children as she is afraid of loud noises. 
As she is spooked by loud noises, even at home, her new family needs to ensure that the main door is securely closed at all times as any loud noise beyond anyone's control may cause her to run out of the home in order to escape the perceived threat.

If you have experience handling strong, skittish dogs, and have space in your home and your heart for another dog, why not give Matilda a chance? She will charm you just as she has charmed us, once she opens up to you.

Read her story here.


* Local crossbreed, male, 15 years old
* Approximately 20 kg
* Good with humans and dogs

Zeus is a calm and collected senior dog who was found with a huge gaping wound. He also had multiple slipped discs which he had to undergo spinal surgery to treat. Zeus is a little prone to UTI. But like a true gentleman, Zeus takes all this within his slow stride with dignity. 

Zeus has a really sweet disposition and just requires a bit of extra care due to his age and related issues. Zeus' wound which we found him with, is healing well, but still requires cleaning twice a day until it is fully healed up. He will also need to be handled with care due to his spinal issues. And to minimize the risk of UTI, he should preferably go without diapers in the day when he can be watched over to prevent accidents. He should preferably not be left alone for more than 3 hours at a time. He has medication and supplements which he will need to take daily. Like all our other dogs, Zeus requires 2 home-cooked meals a day and walks at least 3 times a day on a grassy area as he is grass-trained. Being a senior dog, the walks need not be too long, just around 15 minutes as Zeus tires easily, but he can be carted around in his wagon to take in the sights and smells. He has water retention and poor circulation so his potential adopter would need to massage his limbs daily and take him for massage sessions twice a week.
If you can look past his age to the charming old soul inside, why not consider giving Zeus a loving home to live out his golden years in? 
To adopt Zeus, email

Timmy HDB-Approved 
*Special needs dog

-          Male
-          Schnauzer
-          15 years old
-          Friendly, sweet and playful

If you would like to give Timmy a home, please email  

Jasper HDB-Approved 
*Special needs dog

-          Male
-          Schnauzer
-          15 years old
-          Friendly & sweet
-          Heart murmur
-          Stiff hindleg

If you would like to give Jasper a home, please email