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"Paws for a Cause" Dog Adoption Month at Garage Collective Cafe

Join us for three incredible dog adoption events across September that will warm your heart and change lives forever!


Our "Paws for a Cause" month brings adorable shelter animals seeking their forever homes and compassionate individuals like you together at our pet friendly Garage Collective Cafe space.

Come meet a wide variety of dogs across two weekends, all looking for their second chance at happiness. Join us as we unite families and pets in a celebration of love and compassion alongside three amazing charity shelters on the following dates:


Sun 17th Sep - Love Fluffy Home 1pm - 430pm

Sat 23rd Sep - TAILS 1pm - 3pm

Sun 24th Sep - Sai Kung Stray Friends 11am - 4pm


Whether you're a seasoned pet owner or considering adoption for the first time, our dedicated charity partners will be there to guide you through the process and ensure a successful match.


To help you decide whether dog adoption would be a good idea for you, here are five essential tips to help you make a successful and fulfilling match:


1. Research and Assess Your Lifestyle:

Take the time to evaluate your lifestyle and determine what kind of dog would best suit your needs. Consider factors such as energy level, size, grooming requirements, and compatibility with children or other pets. Research different breeds or mixed breeds to understand their characteristics and temperaments. This will ensure that you find a dog whose needs align with your lifestyle.


2. Visit Shelters and Rescue Organisations:

Visit local animal shelters and rescue organisations to meet the dogs available for adoption. Spend time interacting with them, observing their behavior, and asking questions about their history and personalities. This will give you a better understanding of their individual needs and allow you to make a more informed decision.


3. Be Realistic About Your Commitment:

Adopting a dog is a long-term commitment, so be honest with yourself about your ability to provide the time, attention, and resources necessary for their care. Dogs require exercise, training, veterinary care, and companionship. Assess your schedule, financial capacity, and willingness to incorporate a dog into your daily routine before making the commitment.


4. Consider Adult Dogs:

While puppies are undeniably adorable, don't overlook the wonderful qualities of adult dogs. They often have established personalities, are generally calmer, and may already have some training. Adult dogs can bond just as strongly with their new families and are a great choice for individuals or families with a more settled lifestyle.


5. Prepare Your Home and Family:

Before bringing your new furry friend home, ensure that your living environment is safe and dog-friendly. Remove any hazards, secure fences and gates, and set up a comfortable sleeping area, food, and water bowls, and appropriate toys. Prepare your family members for the arrival of a new pet, discuss responsibilities, and establish house rules to ensure a smooth transition for everyone involved.


Ready to adopt?

Remember, dog adoption is a rewarding experience that brings love and companionship into your life. By following these tips and approaching the process with thoughtfulness and care, you'll increase your chances of finding the perfect furry companion who will bring joy to your home for years to come.


So if you think you are ready to adopt a dog, sign up to one of our events here, follow us on Instagram to learn more about the furry friends attending each event and join us for our Paws for a Cause month!


Thanks to our Adoption Event Partners

Love Fluffy Home

Love Fluffy Home is an organization based in Hong Kong to deal with all aspects of animal welfare and protection of animal rights. Love Fluffy Home was first established by a group of volunteers in 2018; and in 2020 we formally set up a company for our animal charity operations. And throughout the period, Love Fluffy Home have been expanding in size and scale.


TAILS Lantau

Team for Animals in Lantau South (TAILS) is a registered animal welfare charity that depends on the dedication and passion of volunteers, and the kindness and generosity of donors and sponsors to continue working toward a world in which animal welfare is the norm, not the exception. 


Sai Kung Stray Friends

Funded by donations from local individuals and local companies, Sai Kung Stray Friends are a Hong Kong volunteer group who rescue abandoned, sick, injured and stray puppies/dogs, and extend the chance to fully recover through medical care, love and short-term sheltering until they find permanent families and homes.






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