Adopt instead of buy: SM City Masinag launches Pawfect Pair online pet adoption


The first option of people wanting to have a pet is to buy. But there are too many pets in the local shelters and city pounds that are waiting to be adopted and yet only a few consider adoption when looking for a pet. SM hopes to help these furry dogs and cats find a loving home by launching the Pawfect Pair digital platform to enable pet adoption online. In partnership with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Marikina City Veterinary Office, and the Antipolo City Veterinary Office, the aim is to connect interested pet parents to these organizations. 

Reasons why you should adopt a pet 

You will save their lives. Did you know that after a period of time the impounded pets get euthanized? If more people adopt instead of buy, these dogs and cats will become part of your family instead of getting euthanized. 

It is inexpensive. The fees you need to pay for the adoption is much cheaper than buying a new pet. 

You are helping the shelter. The fees that you pay will provide additional funds for the shelter to care for the other pets that are still left.

You are opening up shelter space.  Adopting a pet gives him a new home and at the same time makes room for stray, lost, and even abused animals.

There are hundreds of AsPins (Asong Pinoy) and PusPins (Pusang Pinoy) are available for adoption from both PAWS and Marikina City Veterinary Office. Some of them are featured within the interactive platform in which interested pet parents at the mall can choose from. After deciding on a particular pet to adopt, SM endorses interested pet parents to the organization. Adoption shall be facilitated by these organizations with fees prior turnover. 

Pawfect Pair will also be present digitally at SM City Marikina, SM City San Mateo, SM City Taytay, SM Center Angono, SM East Ortigas through their official Facebook pages starting this February. Stay connected with the latest updates through the official social media accounts of your nearest SM Supermall. To check on featured pets for adoption, head on to