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Falling in love with a dog is easy, but please think before making  a lifelong commitment.

After you adopt that cutie, he or she will become a family member for life. Every person and dog has a different personality and lifestyle. Before adopting, ask yourself these questions.

About my lifestyle
  • Are my usual leisure activities more suited to a highly active dog or one that likes to stay at home?

  • Do all members of my household want a dog?

  • How long would my dog have to stay home alone each day?

  • How many times a day can I take my dog out for walks? 

  • What kind of activities do I want to do with my dog?

  • When I go away, will my dog come with me or will I make other arrangements?

About my home environment
  • Where do I want my dog to sleep?
  • Are there places nearby to go for walks and explore?
  • Will I let my dog on sofas and beds?
  • Do I need to make my home safer, like making balcony railings or fences higher or blocking off entries and exits? 
About practical matters
  • What is my monthly budget (for dog food, vaccinations, parasite prevention, grooming and veterinary treatment including emergencies)?
  • Who will share the responsibility of the dog’s daily care?
  • Do I want to buy pet medical insurance?
  • In case of emergency, who can take care of my dog?
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What is the adoption process?
  1. Fill out the adoption application form or email us, describing the kind(s) of dogs you are looking for. 
  2. Make an appointment to meet the candidates.
  3. Take a dog home for a trial adoption.
  4. If everything goes well during the trial, usually lasting four to eight weeks, officially adopt the dog by signing an adoption contract. We will then transfer the dog’s ownership and microchip number to you. 
How much does it cost to adopt a dog?

When a dog is officially adopted, we ask for an adoption fee of NT$3,000. The money will be used for to help other dogs get ready for adoption on expenses such as veterinary treatment, regular health checks and parasite control.

What’s the difference between adoption and fostering?
Adoption is a commitment to meet a dog’s lifetime needs, treating him or her as a life partner. Fostering is hosting a dog for a period of time, usually helping him or her adapt to family life and increasing the chances of finding a happy, permanent home.
Can I take a dog home right after I meet him or her?

If you’ve prepared and made full arrangements to welcome a dog home, communicated with our staff beforehand, and the meeting goes well, it is possible to start the trial visit the same day you meet your dog.

Why do dogs need foster homes?
Dogs that have stayed with foster families have a very high chance of being permanently adopted. At the Pack Sanctuary, most dogs live in groups in a rural, mountainous area. They get few walks, no house training and have limited opportunities for socialization. A positive experience staying with a family in a more urban setting acclimates dogs to human routines, new people, new sounds and new experiences that we take for granted. They also tend to be closer to potential adopters than when they are at the sanctuary in Sanzhi. The reward from fostering is knowing that you have made it easier for a dog to meet and succeed with his or her forever family. 
What are a foster family’s responsibilities and what support do they get?
Support:
  • Veterinary care (at designated clinic)
  • Basic dog-care equipment
  • Dog care when on business or vacation trips
  • Right of first refusal to adopt any fostered dog and adoption fee waiver 
Responsibilities:
  • Meet the dog’s basic daily needs (ensuring safety and providing a clean environment, food and water, attention, daily walks and opportunities to explore and socialize)
  • Monitor the dog’s health and report back regularly to the Pack
  • When needed, follow vet instructions for special care. 
  • If possible take photos and videos of the foster dogs for us to have good material to promote the foster dog on socail media
  • Be on the lookout for potential adopters and be the dog’s matchmaker!
  • If possible, take the dog to PACK adoption event.(PACK can also arrange the delivering)

I want to adopt

彼得/Peter

Mix
Adult – Male

琴森/Ginsen

Mix
Adult- Female

黑妹 / Hei Mei

Mix
Adult – Female

小紫/Violet

Mix
Adult – Female

飛利浦/Felipe

Mix
Adult – Male

家家 / Jia Jia

Mix
Adult – Female

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Free Cat Vaccinations

Sept 24, 11am

Adopt A Dog Day

Sept 28, 11am

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糯米/Nonomi

Mix
Adult – Female

凰/Huang

Mix
Adult – Male

潔芮 / Jerry

Mix
Senior – Female

I want to foster

阿狸/A li

Mix
Adult – Female

莎拉/Sarah

Mix
Adult – Female

偉士/Vessi

Mix
Adult – Male

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Apply for volunteering

PACK Wish list

Upcoming Events

Free Cat Vaccinations

Sept 24, 11am

Adopt A Dog Day

Sept 28, 11am

Get In Touch

Foster for winter

圈圈/Chuen Cheun

Mix
Senior – Male

潔希/Jessie

Mix
Adult – Female

譚妮/Tanny

Mix
Senior – Female

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Apply for volunteering

PACK Wish List

Upcoming Events

Free Cat Vaccinations

Sept 24, 11am

Adopt A Dog Day

Sept 28, 11am

Get In Touch

Apply to adopt or foster

Knowing more about your lifestyle and experience helps us choose the right dog match

Some tips for adopter and foster

The scenario in shelter is very different from urban environment.  Some dogs settle in easily, some take longer. Here are some general advices that we highly recommend you.