Project that helps find mixed-breed dogs new homes in HDB flats will be extended

A programme that helps find mixed-breed dogs new homes in Housing Board flats will be extended for another year, said Senior Minister of State for National Development Tan Chuan-Jin in a Facebook post on Saturday.

This after 21 dogs were successfully adopted under Project Adore, which stands for the Adoption and Rehoming of Dogs.

The initiative was launched last year by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Action for Singapore Dogs.

In his post, Mr Tan elaborated on the mandatory basic obedience training programme that all dogs adopted under the project are required to undergo.

Lasting six weeks, the dogs will learn to pick up commands from their owners and how to behave in public, while dog owners will be taught how to better understand their pet's behaviours.

"I met some of these dogs and their owners last year, and it was very heart-warming to hear how these dogs have settled in with their new families at home, and within the wider community," said Mr Tan.