Group urges dog lovers: Adopt don’t shop

By: Immae Lachica July 24,2019 - 02:31 PM

Aspin love. | CDN Digital File photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Why buy when you can adopt?

A group of individuals in Cebu is advocating for the adoption of local mixed breeds also known as Aspins or Asong Pinoys to give especially these stray dogs a home instead of buying purebred dogs.

Gretel Eleazar, founder of Saving Strays Cebu, told CDN Digital that Aspins are just like purebred dogs. They are also loving, caring, and loyal.

“Aspins are no different from the other dogs. If treated right, Aspins are exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for the kindness and attention they receive,” she said.

“Aspins are representations of who we are as Filipinos. Love local, love our own.”

Here are more reasons why adopting an Aspin is a good choice:

They need us

Most Aspins are found on the streets, scavenging for food and water. When you give them a home, they will feel that they are loved, and that they, too, will love their master and offer them protection.


They are beautiful in their own way. They have their own distinct features.


Since most of them are from the streets, they are smart and wise enough to be taught tricks, both for fun and for security purposes. They tend to be more protective of their family because they have a heart of gold.

Helping the community

When you choose to adopt an Aspin from the pound or from dog-friendly organizations in your community, you are helping the community lessen the street dog population. Hitting two birds with one stone: You save the community and save a dog at the same time.


Just like any other dogs, Aspins give 100 percent of their love to their owners, whom they consider as family. Their grateful hearts will shine all their lives.

| CDN Digital file photo


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