With yet two more dogs coming to us from AFCD on Tuesday, as well as surrender requests for dogs that were adopted as puppies from other organisations (be aware that for many once you adopt there is absolutely no return at any stage), we're reaching capacity at our Tai Po Homing Centre. There are so many beautiful, sweet and loving dogs in need of new homes, and just because they're what are called "rescue dogs", that doesn't mean there's anything wrong with them. They have varied stories, some being left behind when their families moved, others coming from AFCD, and many having grown up with us since they were puppies not lucky enough to be chosen when they were youngsters. They're not just dogs, they're individuals with characters, likes and dislikes, and as different from each other as humans in a crowd are different. What we do it to try to match the adopter with the dog that's going to fit in best with the home and lifestyle of the potential family, and dissuade people from choosing a dog based on looks and breed. You can take a look at the hundreds (yes, literally) of available dogs on our website www.hongkongdogrescue.com/dogs/, on our HKDR Facebook page, or on volunteer pages like https://www.facebook.com/HappyWoofHK, or find valuable advice from trainer Cactus on her Rescue Happiness site.
You can also check out the Instagram page called why_i_foster to watch current Beach Baby pups demonstrating why we always insist on young puppies being fostered in pairs, as well as past success stories of previous foundling orphans.
I'm waiting to share the photos and updates of foster puppies that have moved to forever homes and dogs or puppies in trial adoptions. For now here's a lovely photo of two of the "P" puppies waiting for their new family to take them home.
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