Two homeless dogs recently featured in a Sunday Morning Post home-decorating supplement have since been adopted from the SPCA. The dogs, Sally, an Egyptian Saluki, and Yut-mun (aka Coco), a mongrel, were featured in the paper on April 18, along with two other dogs which are still awaiting adoption at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals' Wan Chai homing centre. Sally was adopted by general practitioner Abbie Li Syn-kay, whose Repulse Bay garden is already home to three other Salukis, four other dogs, eight cats and a few goldfish. 'She's been a little shy adapting,' Dr Li said, 'but the breed is like that. 'Salukis are very gentle dogs - they're very affectionate and are a lot of fun to be with because they love to run around and hop all over the place.' However, the fact that they are essentially racing dogs - 'greyhounds in drag' as they are sometimes known - means they need space and lots of exercise, two things a typical Hong Konger's lifestyle is pretty short of. This often leads to the animals being abandoned. 'People really should read about these animals and what their requirements are before they go out and buy one,' Dr Li said. 'No matter how cute or cool it looks, there's absolutely no use buying a St Bernard unless you're going to pay for all the air conditioning, feed it two pounds of meat a day and give it all the exercise it needs.' May Wong Lee-sau, who adopted Yut-mun (literally 'one dollar' in English) agreed. 'You need to be very cautious and careful if you are going to be a pet owner - you need to be prepared to spend at least eight to 10 years with it,' Ms Wong said. 'It is a big decision.' She and her three children had adopted Yut-mun to replace their previous dog, which died six months ago after spending 14 years with the family. 'Every one of the kids has a specific responsibility. My 17-year-old son Kenny has to walk him, while Christy  has to feed him. My three-year-old, Fay, has to play with him,' Ms Wong said. 'He needs a lot of care and attention and we make sure he gets out of the house three times a day.' The SPCA has more than 200 dogs, cats and other animals awaiting adoption at the organisation's homing centres.