Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dog Adoption in Marikina City, Philippines

Pet adoption from dog pounds in the Philippines isn't something most people are aware of.
Drop by the Marikina City Veterinary Office Impounding Area if you're planning to add a dog in your family.
Did you know that you could adopt a pet from Marikina CVO's Impounding Area? According to Marikina City's website, pet adoption is best done during Fridays.

Did you know that the average cost of adoption there is at 500 php?
Did you also know that there are a lot of dogs there hoping to find their forever home? In fact, I've found a few purebred ones still waiting for someone to get them. Last I checked, there was a German Shepherd Pup, a chocolate brown Poodle and a Chow-chow who's just dying to get a chance on a second life.

Before you decide to buy from a breeder or a pet store, please don't forget to drop by your local pound.
But that's not the only interesting dog being kept in the Marikina City Veterinary Office Impounding Area, we also found a white (or cream colored) beauty who just stands up and wags its tail whenever a stranger approaches it. I couldn't explain the expression in that dog's eyes. I'm calling him/her Tuesday because that's when they caught him/her.



Now that you know... Before you go browsing through online websites for cute adorable purebreds and mixed breds, drop by your local pound. You might be surprised with what you may find.

A lot of people have posted their rants about Marikina's way of impounding dogs. Before you post your complaints, I suggest you read RA 9482: The Anti-Rabies Act, this article from PAWS titled My Dog is Taken to the Pound. Is this legal?, and a list of Philippine some local pounds around Metro Manila.

61 comments:

  1. glad to see adoption is going on by you too

    urban hounds

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    1. is there any purebreed to adopt?im from pampanga. please help me.

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    2. i am looking for a rottie, can anyone give me info? i am from pasig city, near sm marikina

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    3. If you're looking for a good Rottie breed with papers, your best bet is to drop by PCCI. They have an activity center down at the Marikina Valley Medical Center. You can also go to Cartimar Pet Centre.

      But before that, I suggest you drop by the Marikina CVO Impounding Area to check out their available adoptables.

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  2. Good advice. Get the word out there.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  3. Rescue animals make great pets, they seem to sense they've been given a second chance.

    Sheba.

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  4. I hope all animals get homes-- they deserve it.
    love
    tweedles

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  5. I'm still not sure how I feel about these rescues. I mean, I want to help all animals, and I'm glad someone is helping these, but I often feel bad that we are importing rescues when dogs here are still being put down regularly. It's a hard situation all around. :-(

    An ideal world would be every dog has a home, wouldn't it?

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  6. We hope they have a big turn out and lots of pups find forever loving homes :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  7. We agree we should all get the word out....opt for adopt. I could not get your blog to load up yesterday at all and it loaded up really slowly today but we got here. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. Mum says our next sibling is going to be adopted. I'm having the same trouble as Molly, we have to refresh your blog several times to see it?

    Slobbers

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  9. Always so very many Dogs waiting to find people. I am lucky that I found mine. I hope all these Dogs get good people soon too!

    Licks,
    Cobi

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  10. That's excellent advice. It's heartbreaking to think of a dog being euthanized in a shelter or pound just because it doesn't have a home.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  11. Thanks for spreading the word about adoption...we are hoping that you saved some lives with this post.

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  12. We agree. Don't shop ... adopt!

    Haopee, we also wanted to say thank you for your very kind and thoughtful comment when it was time for our Sammy to leave for the Bridge. We are so grateful for you, and blessed by your friendship.

    Hugs to you,

    Kevin, Tracey and Moosey

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  13. Thank you for stopping by our blog! We are sorry we have takenm a while to get back to you (and everyone else). After loosinmg Sherlock and Traveler it took me a while to get back to blogging, but I really missed all my pals from the CB and are happy to have met you. Sherlock and Traveler were both adopted out and things are going better for us now that we know they are safe.
    Keep spreading the word of pet adoption!

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  14. Ah kaya pala hinuhuli mga DOGS sa Marikina tapos ibebenta nila ng 500 ang tindi ha tsk tsk

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    1. Kung ganyan po yung pagkakaintindi nyo, it's up to you. However, you should also consider that there are people who get accidentally bitten and animals that get into road accidents. Animal control is there for a reason. Also, alam naman natin na strict yung Marikina when it comes to sanitation and orderliness of things.

      Ako, I'm just saying na merong pound yung Marikina and people can actually adopt dogs from there. Kesa naman puro sa Sulit at petshop nalang para mag search ng puppy or dog. Don't you think people deserve to be aware of such option?

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    2. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/390451/pet-owners-defy-marikina-ban

      Bakit nyo hinuhuli mga alagang ASO namin sa Marikina City tapos nung ipaparegister namin ang aso namin BAWAL daw kasi nakatira kami sa resettlement area grabe huh
      ung ASO namin nakatali na sya sa may gate tapos kinuha pa rin ang tindi daig pa mag nanakaw tapos may asong pagala gala at puro galis hindi hinuli anu yan namimili para ibenta or ipa adopt kuno sa halagang 500 imba marikina city haha

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    3. Muntik na rin nakuha yung aso namin kasi accidentally nakalabas sa gate. Back when the government was under Bayani Fernando, a lot of the dogs around our village were caught. Some of them weren't even registered so others had to pay 2,500 while others simply decided to leave their dogs in the pound.

      FYI, this blog is in no way affiliated with Marikina's CVO. To be honest, I think di dapat nila hinuhuli yung mga asong nakatali kasi inaalagaan naman ng tama. At dapat talaga, RESPONSIBLE pet owners should stand up for what they believe is right.

      Kaya nga naawa ako sa mga aso na nandun sa pound kasi dinadakip sila at kokonti lang ang nag aattempt mag-adopt kasi di alam ng tao na pwede. This is not about Marikina alone... different pounds are located in the Philippines. Just because yung nakapost dito is about Marikina, doesn't mean it's the only pound out there.

      As for the resettlement area, ang masaklap dun ay di pinapaadopt yung pets galing resettlement areas. So if you think "binebenta" nga yung galing sa resettlement, you're wrong (meaning they're either euthanized or will be living their entire lives sa pound). Hindi lang naman tao ang dehado dito, pati mga aso, pusa at manok na nandun.

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    4. anu po ba ang proces nila at ano po mga requirements?

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  15. Hindi sila hinuhuli para ibenta, Hinuhuli sila ng CVO para hindi maka-kagat ng tao.
    Kinukuha lang nila yung mga hindi registered.
    Nagbabahay-bahay sila, Pag may narinig silang tumahol na aso, hahanapin nila yung certificate of registration or dog tag. Pag wala, either kukunin nila ang dog or titicketan ka nila.
    P75 lang magparegister ng dog, May anti-rabies na, Be a resposible owner... It will only take 10mins. para iparegister.
    Pag walang nagclaim ng nahuli nilang aso, Saka nila ito ipapa-adopt.
    Kaya may adoption fee is because sinaksakan na nila ito, pinakain, at inalagaan.



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    1. Thank you for further elaborating my explanation.

      I agree. 75Php goes a long way particularly for anti-rabies shots. If you brought your dog to the vet, it'd cost 180-250php for said shot. And if a dog bit someone, di bababa sa 10k yung human anti-rabies shots na babayaran ng owner pag hindi napa-anti rabies yung aso.

      I remember nung nagchecheck sila ng mga houses. We were given a ticket. It's just a warning to have your dog registered. Hindi naman nakafine kaagad yung hindi pagparegister then and there.

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  16. ano ba ang number ng pwedeng kumuha ng mga kuting at pusa sa mga bahay? alam nyo po ba?

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    1. This is odd. I am sure I had just posted a link. Something must be really wrong with my Google.

      Anyway, here's the link again http://marikina.gov.ph/#!cvo

      Just drop by the website and check it out. The number you can call is also there.

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  17. Hi! I saw the pic of the chow chow on google. Do you think it's still there? Do you have their contact number?

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    1. Not sure. I've posted this months ago.

      Try to drop by and check the CVO. There are a lot of dogs there who still deserve a second chance in life.

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    2. Please i'd like to adopt a dog. May K-9 kaya sila dun? And where po yung office na tinutukoy nyo? Can you give me the sketch?

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  18. hi may mga dogs for adoption po ba?

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    1. Hi. There are always so many dogs up for adoption in the Marikina CVO Impounding Area. Although I am not affiliated with them in any way, I do encourage you to visit the place and check it out. You'll never know until one of the dogs captures your heart.

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  20. Hindi ko alam kung bakit akala ng ibang pet owner na ang pagtali sa gate ay "pagaalaga ng tama."

    Dogs shouldn't be tied up, left in cages to sleep where they poop, or exposed to the elements outside. I love dogs, I have had dogs for most of my life and I stumbled upon this blog while searching for adoptables. If you left your dog tied outside, alone, exposed to the sun and to evil people who get their kicks from throwing stones at or feeding poison to dogs, you are not a good owner and your dog should be taken away from you. And please never bother to get a dog again.

    A dog entails a LIFELONG COMMITMENT. you are responsible for your dog in all ways. They need to have adequate nutrition, regular trips to the vet for vaccinations, deworming, and heartworm medication, regular grooming, and lots of love. Hindi yan arte, hindi yan para sa mga purebred lang. Ganyan sa LAHAT ng aso, from aspin to Old English Sheepdog.

    In my neighborhood, there is a street littered with dog poop all the time, thanks to irresponsible owners who either let their dogs roam the streets on their own or let their dogs outside to poop and don't clean up after them. This is the street that my son and I walk on every day when I take him to school. Diseases come from dog poop. My vaccinated dog got PARVO from the dog poop left behind by irresponsible owners. He died, kahit bakunado. My family was heartbroken, we still are. We also had to pay more than 14 thousand pesos in vet bills because of these irresponsible dog owners. The dog owners here even leave their dogs outside and lock their gates at high noon with no water or food. May nasagasaan na dito. Meron din napalo sa ulo ng kahoy kasi hinabol sya. Kawawa ang doggy; he paid for his owners' neglect and for the fact that his owners never bothered to train/socialize him.

    That's partly why stray dogs and dogs improperly cared for by their owners are impounded. To make sure the streets stay safe for humans and dogs alike. Wish ko lang na mas madaming requirements to own any kind of dog. And it is a sad fact, but a fact nevertheless: if you can't afford a dog's needs, don't get one. Kaya nagantay ako ng 2 years para magaso ulit kasi alam ko na kailangan ko tugunan ang needs nya for the rest of his life.

    Sorry for the rant, some of the comments here are majorly upsetting, ignorant, and defensive.

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  21. Hello po, sir. No, your rant is spot on. Mahirap mag turo ng responsible pet ownership sa lahat especially given the living conditions of most of us. Kahit ako, nahihirapan maging firm sa lahat ng belief ko dahil sa setting natin dito. Maraming nagtatanong bakit ganyan, bakit ganun.

    I fully agree with you in saying na dogs are not supposed to be chained or caged. And there should be no buts in that. If I had my way, i don't believe that it's enough to allow the dog to roam around the premises of your home. Kailagan talaga ng aso ng proper exercise at vet care. At the least, kailangan nila ng proper care (including their hygienic needs) para at a minimum ang vet visits. Kaya isang ignoranteng may-ari ang iniiwan ang asong nakacage o nakatali buong araw. Wala naman sigurong kasalanan ang mga aso para turihing preso.

    I'm sorry to hear about your dog. I lost a good dog sa Parvo. Four years ago, I lacked the knowledge in caring for my dog. Heck, I didn't even know what Parvo was back then. I saw my puppy rasp for her breath, heave and cough out blood. Askal man yun, she was my dog and I allowed it to happen because of my ignorance. Last year, I almost lost another mutt to Parvo. We spent 7000 for his hospitalization. Fortunately, he recovered and is still alive and healthy.

    As for the poop. Naiinis din ako sa mga taong di marunong maglinis ng iniiwan ng aso nila. Kahit na magdala man lang sila sana ng supot o newspaper. Konting respeto lang sa nakatira dun.

    I am sorry to hear about your neighborhood. Although I know we are a long way in following the ideal care of our canine charges, I think education, rantings like this and persistent reminding will go a long way. So, wag po kayong magpa-anonymous. Nasa tamang lugar naman kayo.

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  22. hello..pano po ba pumunta sa CVO ng marikina..galing cubao?...thanks

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    1. Ummm, di ko lang po sure kung ano yung dumadaan dun na jeep pero from cubao, mag LRT nalang po kayo papuntang Katipunan or Santolan. Sakay po kayo ng Parang or SSS or Concepcion ( basta tanong nyo po kung ano dumadaan sa Sports Center or sa Blue Wave Marquinton). Pagbaba dun, sakay po kayo ng tricycle. Pahatid nlang po kayo sa CVO.

      Pero try nyo po muna mag bisita ng PAWS. Mas malapit kasi yan sa cubao. They also have adoptables.Pagbaba nyo po sa LRT, labas kayo ng station, tawid sa bridge, lakarin nyo nalang ng konti papunta ng PAWS.

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  23. These are not rescued animals, these dogs were taken away from their owners and ransomed for P500 bucks. Tama ba gawain ng marikina pound? Duh.! If they cared, they should just issue a ticket penalizing the pet owner. Imagine to pay there and rent transpo to get back your pet? Just get anothet one from a friend.

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    1. Just get anothet one from a friend.<--- Is this your way of saying that dogs are also living and breathing animals that deserve a second chance for a good home?

      You are generalizing the dogs that are impounded. Most of them are not rescued animals. Some were impounded, taken from the streets, and caught due to their owner's irresponsibility. A lot have been removed from relocation centers. They were torn away from families that took care of them. Nakakalungkot man sabihin but that's the harsh truth. That's why I posted this-- kasi maraming nanghihingi ng puppies, namimili sa petshop, eh marami dun sa pound-- yung nakakulong lang ng habang buhay or end up getting euthanized.

      Regarding naman sa kumukuha sila ng animals, pinagbabawalan talaga ng Marikina yung pagkeep ng animals sa relocation areas. Is it overboard? Yes! Do I like it? No! May magagawa ba tayo? Yes, we could complain about it-- petition to have it removed.

      For now, it's our duty to follow the rules. We don't have to like it to live with it.

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    2. I don't think its too much for the City Government of Marikina to disallow people from the relocation areas to have dogs. The city invested a lot in developing those areas to get rid of informal settlers, one of the biggest achievements of the city. Kumbaga, their house, their rules. I don't see this as any different from condos or apartments that don't allow pets.

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    3. Ditto, Ma'am Chriselle Militar.

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    1. Punta po kayo sa pound ng Marikina. Marami pa po dun naghahanap ng forever home nila.

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  25. Hi,

    We're Peterson Peñamante and Sugar Gollena a couples from Muntilupa City. We are willing to adopt a dog. We think that if we adopt a dog we will have a closer relationships, are more satisfied in relationships and respond better to stress than couples not have. It's an opportunity to take care of a living thing without taking on the major responsibilities of having children. Taking care of a puppy/dog or other pet together can either serve as practice for having kids or teach you that you don't actually ever want to procreate.
    When you're taking care of a puppy as a couple, it distracts you from petty relationship problems and brings you closer together. With a puppy, you don't feel as lonely when your partner is out of town or off to work.

    We are here to offer them our:
    -Happy Home
    -Our Bowl & cozy bed, soft pillows and all our toys
    -Our lap, play and cuddle wich we loved so much
    -Our hand that stroked his/her fur & sweet voice wich spoke it's name
    -And all the love the we've had

    A lot of dogs are living in animal shelters and are in need of care. By adopting a puppy, we'll be doing a good deed together.

    Respectfully Yours,
    Peterson Peñamante
    Sugar Gollena

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    1. Hi Peterson, forgive me if I have given the wrong impression that we are a rescue center. I think you'd be a good candidate to adopt--better than most, actually. Believe it or not, if you're planning to adopt from the pounds, it's a lot easier. Sadly, they don't do much filtering on the potential parents' history.

      Nonetheless, since you did mention your willingness to adopt, you should try checking out CARA's website or PAWS website (it's on the upper right corner of my screen).

      If Marikina isn't so far (and believe me, there are a lot of dogs who would want to be taken home there), you could try visiting the Marikina City Veterinary Office pound.

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    3. Hi Peterson. Gusto mo po mag adopt ng rottie around 18-20mos male?

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  26. Anong step or require po para makapag adopt ng dog??

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    1. Punta nalang po kayo dun sa Impounding Area. Maganda kasi pag sila mismo ang magbibigay ng advice. Yung patakaran lang naman is puntahan po yung City Veterinary Office na across lang sa street ng Impounding Area tapos magprocess ng adoption tapos pwede nyo na po maiuwi yung dog or cat.

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    2. pwd pang mag adopt ng dog?>

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  27. I was there yesterday @ CVO Marikina .Almost dogs & pus there are crossbreed & mix breed .Some are healthy some are not .I saw an Akita , Rott crossbreed etc kaso matatapang lahat sila pati puppy siguro dahil kapag kumahol ang isa kakahol na lahat .Di ko alam ang tamang approach para mapaamo mga pups .Meron ding mga cats & even chickens mga stags atbp. I'm still planning to back there & get one puppy para naman mabawasan sobrang dami na kase nila dun.

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    1. ...i mean to go back there...

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    2. go lang po ng go, Anon. These dogs deserved a second chance at a good home.

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  28. is there any aspin puppy that can I adopt here ?please hope I can find one :(

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  29. is there any aspin puppy that can I adopt here ?please hope I can find one :(

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  30. Pwede bang pumili

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  32. I have two cute 2 months old female pups for adaption aspin. 09174537795 animal lover only.

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  33. I really agree with you. I remember the poor dogs we rescued from Muntinlupa Dog Pound! Those dogs were only a few days or hours away from their scheduled euthanasia. After we rescued them, almost half of them died of Parvo. As it turned out, they're already sick even before we moved to release them.

    Probable reason? It's because of the pound's condition and the way they treat the dogs there!

    So please people, instead of buying dogs from pet stores, adopt dogs from these pounds. Just imagine the lives you'll be able to save!

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    1. Ditto Ditto at Ditto.

      Please adopt, people!

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  34. are there any pure breed german shepherds in there po? I love GS dogs! for em they arer the best! hoping to hear from anyone. thanks!

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    1. You can check it out palagi. You'd be surprise what you find in pounds. Sometimes, even an aspin can capture your heart.

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