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  • Writer's pictureElise Wong Huey Wen

Why You Should Adopt from an Animal Shelter

Are you looking to adopt a puppy, an adult dog, or a senior dog as your companion? 🐶 Well, the good news is your local shelters probably have the perfect doggo that you are looking for! You just have to call ahead and schedule an appointment to visit the shelter and get ready to fall in love at first sight! 😍

There are lots of benefits of adopting your future dog from an animal shelter — in short, you are doing more than just adopting a dog! 💛

(Photo via FOUR PAWS International)

1. You are saving lives!

If you have read Karin’s story, you will definitely know about the homeless dog overpopulation crisis in Malaysia. It is hard for shelters to take care of the increasing number of homeless dogs that are getting dumped each day. And all these abandoned dogs need is for someone to give them a forever home filled with love and patience. 💕

When you decide to adopt from a shelter, you are allowing the shelter to take in more unwanted, helpless dogs from the street. Therefore, you are not just saving one life but many others too!

2. You are breaking the cycle of a puppy mill

In puppy mills, female dogs (especially foreign-breed dogs) are repeatedly impregnated to give birth to puppies who are then sold for profit. Puppy mills in Malaysia are still operating on a large scale due to public demand, meanwhile, local shelters have hundreds of unwanted dogs waiting to be adopted. If you would like to know more about how you can stop puppy mills, you should read our article entitled Poodles, Shih Tzus, Pomeranians and Others: Behind Every Cute Purebred Dog is a Puppy Mill. 🫡

Adopting a shelter dog will break the perpetuating cycle of a puppy mill because you are not contributing to the demand that helps sustain this cruel business. Through this practice, dog lovers can gradually put a halt to all the puppy mills in Malaysia and only support local animal shelters and independent rescuers.

3. You get to choose from a variety!

Just as mentioned above, some people prefer their dog to have certain characteristics and that is totally fine! 🤩 Our Malaysian dogs are perfect for everyone because they come in different sizes, colours and personalities. And the best part is our local animal shelters do not discriminate — you can find puppies, adult dogs and senior dogs who are all well taken care of.

Small, medium, large… Black, white, brown… Just talk to the shelter and we are sure that you can find the love of your life! 🥰

4. You are supporting genuine dog lovers

Animal shelters put dogs up for adoption because they genuinely care about the dogs and want them to have a good, loving forever home. However, that is not the case with most breeders who just sell purebred dogs for profit. 😔

Therefore, when you are adopting from a shelter, you are not only saving lives but you are also supporting the kind-hearted people behind our local shelters. The adoption fee that you will be paying is also much cheaper than buying a dog from a breeder — that money will also go to helping even more homeless dogs! So, what are you waiting for?!

Soon-to-be pawrents, we strongly recommend you to adopt your future dog from our local animal shelters or you can also scroll through our Instagram feed to see if there is anypawdy that catches your attention! ✨ Feel free to send us an email at if you have any questions!

You can also leave a comment if you would like to know more about how you can adopt a pupper from our Instagram! We are always more than happy to help! 💛

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