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7 Local Animal Shelters Where You Can Adopt A Furry Friend

Adopt, don’t shop
by Khatrina Bonagua | Feb 23, 2017
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Considering adding a pet to your family? We have a suggestion: rather than buy from breeders or pet stores, why not adopt one instead? There are a lot of homeless yet adorable animals in shelters and on the streets, all waiting for their furr-ever homes and your loving treats.

According to Philippine Animal Rescue Team, “When you buy a pet, you not only deny a homeless pet a home, you are supporting an industry that thrives on short-changing the welfare of animals no matter how reputable they may seem.” When you adopt, you are giving neglected animals a chance at living a happy and healthy life. You are giving them a second chance.

Aside from the fact that adopting is way cheaper than buying, you are also sure that every pet you adopt is spayed/neutered, is already trained, and has complete vaccines, which makes them healthier than those coming from puppy and cat mills.

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Interested? Here are 7 places where you can adopt a new pet to help you get through life. Don't forget to click the links of their sites for more pictures of awesome adoptables!

1) Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)


Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is a volunteer-based non-government organization whose goal is to prevent animal cruelty through education, animal sheltering, and advocacy. It runs an animal shelter called “PARC” (PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Center) which currently houses dogs and cats, all rescued from cruelty or neglect. The PAWS shelter also serves as an animal-welfare information center and a low-cost spay-neuter clinic. 

Location: Aurora Blvd., Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Office hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Contact number: 475-1688


Adoption fee: P500 for cats and P1,000 for dogs (Dogs/cats are already spayed/neutered, vaccines, deworming, and flea and tick preventives are up-to-date as well)

2) CARA Welfare Philippines

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CARA Welfare Philippines is a non-profit, non-government organization (managed entirely by volunteers) that receives no government funding and runs solely on private donations. They provide affordable sterilization and veterinary care, as well as rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming cats and dogs in need.

Location: 175 Lopez Rizal St. cor. Samat St., Mandaluyong City

Office hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturdays, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Contact number: 532-3340


Adoption fee: P800 for cats and P1,200 for dogs (Dogs/cats are already spayed/neutered, vaccines, deworming, and flea and tick preventives are up-to-date as well)

3) Philippine Animal Rescue Team

The Philippine Animal Rescue Team (PART) is also a non-profit, and no-kill animal rescue and rehabilitation center founded and run by volunteers. Their mission is to rescue abandoned, sick, injured, and unwanted animals, and provide quality veterinary care, spaying and neutering, rehabilitation, and find a loving home for strays.

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Location: Skyline Road, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan

Office hours: Thursdays to Sundays, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Adoption fee: P250 to 1,500 (Dogs/cats are already spayed/neutered, vaccines, deworming, and flea and tick preventives are up-to-date as well. There’s also a 25 per cent discount on all medical services from their partner vet, Pendragon Veterinary Clinic.)


4) Mandaluyong Animal Shelter (MAS)



Mandaluyong Animal Shelter (MAS) is an organization created for animal donations and adoptions. Lost pets around Mandaluyong are also posted on their Facebook page. They currently carry about a hundred dogs. The shelter is intended to provide care for the animals until they get adopted.

Location: C3-Welfare Compound, Martinez St., Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City


Adoption fee: Click this link for more details

5) Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc.


Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc. is at the forefront in the campaign against the dog meat trade in the country. They have rescued a thousand of slaughter-bound dogs and have sheltered them in its rescue and rehabilitation center.

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Location: 8 Purante St. Cubcub, Capas, Tarlac

Contact numbers: 0921-6345023, 0939-9142402, and 0939-9142405


Adoption fee: Click this link for more details

6) Purr Haven Cats

Purr Haven Cats is dedicated to the rescuing, fostering, and rehoming of abandoned, stray, and abused cats. Majority of their rescues are newborn kittens and pregnant kitties who used to roam the streets.

Location: Adoption is mostly done online

Contact numbers: 0929-8840645 and 899-4073


Adoption fee: Click this link for more details

7) Happy Animals Club



Happy Animals Club is the only no-kill animal shelter in the Davao region. It was established in 2014 with the help of generous support from foreigners and locals.

Location: Matina, Davao City, Davao del Sur


Adoption fee: Click this link for more details

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