8 Places To Check Out If You're Looking For A Furry Companion In Klang Valley

Adopt, don't shop.

Cover image via Jacqueline Loh/Second Chance Animal Shelter

Pets can bring such joy to our lives with their warmth, affection, and constant friendship

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It's important to avoid visiting a pet store if you're looking to add a new furry member to your family.

Unfortunately, because the focus is on generating profit, many cute animals seen in pet stores come from mills or backyard breeders, where there is little regard for the animal's health or well-being.

So, if you're looking for a fur buddy to cherish, consider adopting instead from one of these following places:

Note: If you're unable to adopt a pet, these shelters also welcome volunteers to occasionally help out. Please do not use the following list as locations to dump your animals.

1. Second Chance Animal Shelter, Hulu Langat

This non-profit shelter has saved more than a thousand stray dogs in Selangor and have successfully given 50% of the animals a home. Dogs that suffer from injuries, abuse, and abandonment are returned to full health before being put up for adoption.

You can find out more here.

Address: Pekan Batu 14, Hulu Langat, Selangor DE, Malaysia.

Contact number: 012-919 2263

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 1pm - 3pm. Saturday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm

2. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), Ampang Jaya

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This animal welfare organisation not only provides an adoption programme for their animals, but also investigates cruelty reports and runs a low-cost spay/neuter clinic.

They also lobby respective authorities for the humane treatment of animals and for harsher penalties of those who mistreat animals.

If you would like to adopt a pet, you can find out more here.

Address: Jalan Kerja Ayer Lama, Ampang Jaya, 68000 Ampang

Contact number: 03-4256 5312

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday, closed on Monday.

3. Malaysia Independent Animal Rescue (MIAR) Shelter, Puchong

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Founded in 2008, this non-profit organisation in Puchong is also dedicated to rescuing strays and abandoned animals. They focus on housing animals that never received the care and love they deserve, while finding homes to care for each of them.

You can find out more here.

Address: Jalan MU 1/6 R Puchong

Contact number: 016-9975301

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm

4. KL Pooch Resort And Rescue, Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor

This self-sustainable animal welfare organisation runs primarily on revenue from boarding and other services. Although, they would love to take in more pooches, space is limited, and their dogs are always in need of loving homes.

You can find out more here.

Address: Taman Tempua Bistari, Kalumpang, 44100 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor

Contact number: 016-2333 647

Opening hours: Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm. Saturday-Sunday: 10am - 6pm.

5. Furry Friends Farm, Selangor

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Formed in 2006, this non-profit organisation shelters is a no-kill* animal sanctuary that rescues abandoned, abused, or stray cats and dogs. Located in Kundang, Selangor, it is home to over 300 dogs, 150 cats, and a goat.

*No-kill animal policy means that they do not kill healthy or treatable animals, even when the shelter is too full to house them.

You can find out more here.

Address: Jalan Utama Taman Rahmat Jaya, 48050, Selangor

Contact number: 016 379 3478

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm daily. Visitations are made by appointment only.

6. Lost Animal Souls Shelter (LASS), Kuala Selangor

LASS is a non-profit, no-kill canine shelter that houses and cares for more than 250 abandoned, abused, and neglected dogs. If you're looking into adopting a furry companion, drop them a Facebook message or call them for more info. 

You can find out more here.

Address: No. 1870, Kampung Sungai Darah, 45500, Bantai Berjuntai, Selagor

Contact number:  016-3119637

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm. It is highly recommended for you to contact them beforehand, as the timing often clashes with the dogs' mealtimes.

7. Paws Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Subang Jaya

PAWS is a non-profit animal shelter that takes in unwanted animals and strays. They then neuter/spay, deworm, vaccinate, and put the animals up for adoption.

They are funded through public donations and operate with a team of office staff, part-time veterinarians, vet assistants, kennel workers, and volunteers.

You can find out more here.

Address: Pilmoor Estate, Subang Airport Road, 47200 Subang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Contact number: 03-7846 1087

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday (Except Wednesday and Public Holidays): 9am - 4pm

Check out this Instagram page featuring some of their adorable dogs that are up for adoption!

8. Pet Finder (online)

If you're unable to visit an animal shelter, you can also adopt a pet on Pet Finder. 

On the site, you will find many cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits, and other small, furry animals needing loving homes.

Go ahead, share your love and adopt a furry one! :)

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