Shelter Spotlight: Hong Kong Dog Rescue

The Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) was founded by Sally Anderson in 2003 through a rather heartbreaking experience: discovering that abandoned puppies were going to be put down by the AFCD due to the lack of space. She decided to take action and thus founded the Hong Kong Dog Rescue.


The HKDR rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes abandoned and neglected dogs. After rescuing the dogs, the volunteers and workers take them for a health check-up, where they often receive vaccinations and medication. Unfortunately, it is the case that there are dogs that suffer from a myriad of health issues, and have to go through various different surgeries. Through hosting a variety of different adoption events and featuring dogs on their social media platforms, the HKDR does their very best to give these dogs a loving home.


Currently, there are approximately 700 dogs at the HKDR and they have changed the lives of over 7000 dogs, who were finally given a well-deserved loving home. In order to target animal cruelty issues and educate the general public on how animals should be treated, the HKDR has a well-established community outreach programs and regularly gives speeches with schools and organizations in order to raise awareness on pressing animal issues and change the way animals are treated in Hong Kong.

They have two homing centres located in Ap Lei Chau and Tai Po. The Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre houses smaller dogs and puppies, and the Tai Po Homing Centre houses 400+ medium to large-size dogs -- they are all waiting to be adopted.


As a non-profit rescue center, the HKDR greatly relies on the help of volunteers and fosters. If you would like to help with either (or both!) of those, please visit this link of their website.


If you are interested in adopting animals from this wonderful shelter, please visit their website to learn more about what it means to adopt a dog & fill in the adoption questionnare.


If you are interested in donating to this great cause (which helps for maintaining the shelter, paying expensive medical bills for the sick dogs), please check out this link.

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Tips for Animal Adoption

1. Go to a few adoption events, you may not find the right dog at the first shelter you go to. But there are so many unwanted dogs in HK, so do try to go to several shelters! 2. You can always foster