ADOPT A DOG
Share your home and your love
The Chinese New Year officially starts today with lavish parties and pompous celebrations expected to make the rounds of Cebu’s local Chinese communities.
And what better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog than to share your home to some of our fury friends who are still looking for a permanent place to stay. A place full of love, care and affection by their adoptive owners.
The Cebu City pound is encouraging Cebuanos to adopt dogs and cats currently housed at the government facility.
Potential owners must be at least 18 years old. They have to first set an appointment, fill out a questionnaire which will be evaluated and assessed by the appointed staff.
If an applicant is found to be fit as an adopter, he will then be required to fill out a pet adoption form before he can meet and choose the pet he would choose to bring home.
An adoption fee of P150 has to be paid inclusive of ant-rabies vaccine, spay and neuter, deworming and a dog collar provided by the city government.
Interested parties may view the animals’ profiles and photos through the Cebu City Pound’s Facebook page.
Here are some of the dogs waiting to be loved by their future adoptive parents.
At four years old, Amigo is the oldest dog up for adoption. He was only 10 months old when he first entered the pound. He is calm, quiet, and easy going. He may be a little shy but gets along well after a while.
Armand is a three year old aspin who was left behind when his former owner moved to another place. The traumatic experience left him fearful of humans before. Now, Armand is super friendly and playful and loves bonding with humans. He is found in cell #46.
Two year-old Luka was also left behind by her family. She may be a bit bashful with strangers but is very loving and loyal once you get to win her trust. She is in cell #27.
They are just three of the more than a hundred dogs up for adoption.
One of the city pound caretakers, 44-year-old Gumersindo Tabera said he showers equal love and care to his wards.
“At first, it was really frightening. But now they are my companions,” said Tabera in Cebuano. He started working at the facility last year. He said he bathes the dogs, feeds them, grooms them and takes them out for strolls.
But he said he knows, that although the dogs are well taken cared off, each of them are still longing for a warm perma- nent home to stay.
So if you love dogs, and think you can be a responsible and loving owner, head on to the Cebu City Pound and find your loyal and loving companion.