Opening your home and family to a pet is a very rewarding experience. Adopting a companion animal is a lifetime commitment.
SCAA has loyal, affectionate and healthy companion animals in need of a good permanent home. We look forward to seeing more of our needy rescues find their happily ever after.
Before you adopt
Can you? Should you?
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Whether you move to Beijing, Boston or Berlin, your pet is a family member that ought to move with you. Yet many loving pets are abandoned in Shanghai every year. SCAA is not in a position to re-home all these pets (nor is it our mandate to do so). Abandonment is sometimes a result of people indulging an immediate desire for the companionship that a pet brings, without regard to the long-term commitment needed. Sometimes distraught pet owners are caught not having enough time or money to arrange pet transport, despite the best of intentions.
Not having the funds (potentially thousands of dollars) to transport a pet out of China and/or being from (or planning on going to) a county whose pet import rules make it nearly impossible to transport a pet directly from China does not reflect on your good ability and kind willingness to give unconditional love and careful attention to a companion animal. However, the reality of these situations means not being able to make the lifetime commitment that pet adoption in Shanghai, as it does elsewhere, requires.
Being a foster parent is a great way to help SCAA’s rescued animals by providing temporary care and companionship and if adoption is in doubt, we encourage this helpful alternative.
SCAA, like many forward-thinking animal rescue organizations, helps adopters find a pet that best suits their lifestyle. Inspired by the American SPCA’s Meet Your Match™ program (with it’s unique feline-ality and canine-ality assessment tools), SCAA believes pet adoption is about finding adopters who best meet a particular companion animal’s needs and finding a companion animal that best suits a particular (e.g. home environment, experience, and schedule). Foster parents and directors pride themselves on knowing a foster animal’s temperament and habits and the ideal home environment in which he or she would thrive.
Looking beyond an animal’s color, gender, age, size or breed is common sense to most animal lovers, but short-sighted adoption based solely on any one of these factors has often resulted in unwanted pets in the long-term.
Cats and dogs have different lifestyle needs and many dog breeds have their own special characteristics. To find an animal that’s right for you, please review Before You Adopt
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Please see SCAA Adoption Procedures for the required forms.
For photos and a description of some of our animals (not all are posted as volunteers cannot keep up with frequent changes), please check out the SCAA Adoption Gallery
For more information on a particular companion animal, or if you don’t see the pet you have in mind, please e-mail us:
firstname.lastname@example.org (cats and kittens)
email@example.com (dogs and puppies)
firstname.lastname@example.org (general queries)
or visit SCAA at an Adoption Day.
Because foster animals are cared for in individual foster homes around Shanghai, we cannot arrange visits to “view” adoptable animals outside of Adoption Day. However, if a good pet match is found and adoption agreed to in principle, we would be happy to finalise adoption at a time convenient for SCAA, foster parents and adopters.
We are always taking in new rescues, so if you don’t find the pet that’s right for you today, please keep in touch. Do not buy an animal from a market or pet store.
We look forward to hearing from potential adoptive parents!