Adopt, Don't Shop: Animal Adoption Centres To Bring Home Your New Bestie From

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Few things in life are more fulfilling than taking care of a furry little friend. And with miscreants on every street corner, you know how badly our poor urban animals are treated. Stress reduction, unlimited love and plenty of cuddles — nothing sounds better! So if you’re looking to add a new member to the family, check out the best animal adoption centres in the city to find you, your best friend. Team LBB is all about #AdoptDontShop! 

Please note that all these centres have adoption forms and formalities that you must complete and pass for successful adoption. We recommend reaching out to these centres and understanding the steps.  

CARE

Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre (CARE) started in 2013 as a place where stray and abandoned animals could be housed, given timely medical aid and rehabilitated — this quickly grew into an adoption centre. Charlie, the three-legged in-house therapy dog, is a testament to their rehabilitation. The three trustees have taken up a half-acre in Jakkur for a fully functional animal rescue centre, with another three centres on the way.

With a 9-to-5 ambulance service, medical equipment like OPD and X-ray, a holiday boarding facility and adoption, Charlie’s Animal Rescue Centre is a good bet if you are looking to bring home a four-legged friend for life. If you don't have the space or the time, you can also passively adopt as well, and take care of its food and medicines. 

Visitor Timings: 11 AM  to 4 PM; Tuesday to Sunday

CUPA

Compassion Unlimited Plus Animals (CUPA) is exclusively a dog rescue and adoption centre. A staple on the Bangalore adoption scene, CUPA connects with adopters from all around India and has perhaps one of the most comprehensive care facilities for strays in the city. They also work towards creating understanding and spreading information about the care and attention these animals need. According to their website, 4861 animals have been adopted and found a furever home. You can also choose between active and passive adoption depending on your capabilities. 

Visitor Timings: 11 AM to 3 PM; Monday to Sunday

Second Chance Sanctuary

Second Chance Sanctuary (SCS) is a charitable trust that works for the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of any dog in need. While currently, Second Chance Sanctuary is more about rescuing, rehabilitating, and fostering, the aim is bigger. The main goal is to sensitise citizens and in fact, as a first in the country, Bengaluru FC and SCS teamed up together where the players walked out with the rescued dogs to raise awareness and honestly, it was the most amazing thing we have seen in ages. 

Visitor Timings: 11 AM to 4 PM; Monday to Sunday

Bangalore Cat Squad

Bangalore Cat Squad was initially a WhatsApp group founded by a small group of dedicated volunteers almost two years ago, that then developed into a full-blown network of fosters. They regularly neuter the rescued cats and provide the feline members with nutrition. Every month they also host a virtual adoption drive through Zoom which includes a virtual tour of the shelter home, a virtual introduction to the cats and a guide on how to treat the cats. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page to know all about their adoption drives or contact them through the details provided below.


Let’s Live Together

Let’s Live Together is an NGO that has been working tirelessly to find Indian street dogs a home and end breed discrimination. You can help in multiple ways the obvious one is to help out by adopting these precious pups and providing them with a loving home and family. You can also foster a dog by caring for it until they are adopted and find a permanent place of love. Or you can even sponsor a dog, by funding its nutrition and welfare. Donations are also welcome. 

Visitor Timings: 11 AM to 4 PM

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