Sally Andersen is a British National who sailed to HK in 1984, and decided to make HK her home to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned dogs. She founded Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) in 2003.

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𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:

I have not left HK and not had a holiday since 2006. I can’t because I have so many dogs to take care of. Maybe in 10-year time, I can have a holiday.

“𝑃𝑒𝑡 𝑎𝑑𝑜𝑝𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑜𝑛 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑠𝑜 𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑒𝑡 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑓𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑠𝑜 𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑝𝑒𝑡 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑝 𝑝𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑦𝑜𝑢 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑓𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝑝𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 𝑏𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑛𝑎𝑚𝑒.”

“𝐻𝐾 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑦 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑦 𝑖𝑛. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑠𝑎𝑓𝑒. 𝐼𝑛 𝐻𝐾 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑔𝑜 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑏𝑒ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑑. 𝐼𝑡’𝑠 𝑎 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑡𝑜𝑙𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑡. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑏𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒.”

“𝐹𝑎𝑣𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑜𝑔 – 𝐿𝑎𝑚𝑚𝑎 𝐼𝑠𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑.”

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐞:

Sally Anderson founded Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) in 2003 with the specific purpose of saving abandoned dogs and puppies from being killed by Government kennels. HKDR rehabilitates and re-homes stray dogs.

A British citizen, Sally came to Hong Kong for tourism in 1984 on a cruise from Taiwan, but has stayed in the city ever since for her love for dogs.  She has spent the better part of her 35 years supporting the local canine community.

HKDR has two centers in Hong Kong.  The older larger ones are taken care of at the main Tai Po Homing Centre, while smaller dogs await re-homing at the Ap Lei Chau Homing Centre.  Puppies usually live at the HKDR base on Lamma Island or stay in foster homes.

Education is also an important part of HKDR’s mission.  HKDR organizes a variety of workshops and classes to help improve dog-human understanding and promote responsible pet ownership.

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