Need a four-legged companion in your life? Rather than buying your pup at a petshop, do the right thing and give the 'second-hand' pooches a chance by adopting through rescues and animal adoption centres - like the Hong Kong Dog Rescue. There are two HKDR homing centres in Hong Kong; one in Tai Po (the bigger one where most of their dogs who are awaiting a new home reside), and the other in Ap Lei Chau (a mini-homing centre that houses small dogs).
If you are really serious about adopting, clear your schedule for the Whiskers'N'Paws Puppy Adoption afternoons at Horizons Plaza (Ap Lei Chau) every Sunday between 2pm and 5pm, where you'll get the chance to meet a group of pups. Until then, check out the "Dogs" page of their website, where you can browse all the cute canines who are waiting for a life-long friend.
HKDR Mini-Homing Centre (for small dogs)
Shop A, G/F, 5 Wai Fung St, Ap Lei Chau; +(852) 3480 0061; (Daily) 10am - 6pm