Dog Rescues

A Chance Animal Rescue

A Chance Animal Rescue is a private registered animal rescue dedicated to the rehabilitation and placement, in loving homes, of those dogs we take into care.

Our dogs come to us from other shelters, rescues, sympathetic police services, as well as those abandoned by their owners.  We do not refuse any breed or age of dog at A Chance Animal Rescue Inc.

In cases where dogs cannot learn to trust, they remain with us to live out their lives in peace.

We do not euthanize dogs except those with a fatal injury or terminal illness with no quality of life.  

We work with a renowned behaviourist to ensure our dogs can be placed in new homes without cause for concern.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Merrickville ON

Adopt A Greyhound

Details to come. Can’t seem to access their website.

Animals in Need of a New Address

“Animals in Need of a New Address” is an informal group of individuals who got together in 2013 to take dogs out of very bad situations. That year, we placed about 25 companion animals.

We, as volunteers got to know each other very well, so we decided to move on and find a way to help other companion animals in difficult situations. We opted to help individual companion animals from the general public who need to be re-homed and are in difficult situations. Sometimes, we have companion animals under our wings that other rescues will not take because of behavioral or health issues. We usually have at the most 2 -3 companion animals in our care at the same time.

We also provide support to individuals who want to re-home their companion animals themselves. We guide them, ensuring they are aware of all obstacles in placing a companion animal privately. Cats in this area, have no rescue to go to if they are surrendered by their owner. We provide the owners who contact us, with all the support possible in order for them to be able to find a home for their cat(s). e.g. placing 7 cats from the same household in a couple of weeks because the family is loosing their home.

We are also involved in home visits with potential adopters; the transport of companion animals to rescues, the vet, foster persons and adopters’ homes; and providing temporary fosters to people who would otherwise have to surrender their animal because of illness, surgery, family situation, etc.

People also contact us to adopt companion animals. We guide them with the research on breeds, on how to decide which companion animal is best for them considering their lifestyle, we link them to the rescues who may have under their wing the type of companion animal they want to adopt.

We are honest and open with the owners, adopters and fosters. Sometimes we need to lower expectations. Sometimes, we encourage owners to do all they can to keep their companion animal. Sometimes we need to place the animals very quickly.

In 2017, we have reached a milestone 150 companion animals safe just in time for Canada 150th Birthday. Quite a feat considering we are at the most 2 individuals and we place companion animals, one at a time.


Ottawa ON

Arbed Rescue

All Arbed dogs live in a cage-free beautiful home environment with huge open spaces to run, play and socialize! We take in dogs of all breeds and all ages. Our dogs come from puppy mills, home surrenders, pounds, kill shelters and strays. We have a strict NO- KILL policy!

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Martintown ON

Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario

All basset hounds who come into our care are spayed/neutered, provided with any necessary medical care and brought up to date on vaccinations.

They are loved and cared for in a foster home where their personalities and individual needs are assessed. They are then placed into suitable adoptive homes.

We do our utmost to ensure each basset is matched to the right family, but if for any reason the adoption does not work out, we require that the dog be returned to rescue… at any time throughout the life of the dog.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Big Sky Ranch

Today, Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary is the only non-kill Sanctuary of its kind in Eastern and Southern Ontario, due to its nature of working with many kinds of animals as opposed to limiting its resources to a limited few. To date, the ranch has helped over 1,800 animals of different kinds and sizes achieve a happy and healthy future through its rehabilitation and adoption programs. Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary resides on 26 acres of land and currently houses over 100 abused and unwanted animals such as horses, ponies, goats, donkeys, turkeys, ducks, geese, roosters, llamas, sheep, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, cows, buffalo, and emus!

To view adoptable animals, click HERE

To sponsor an animal, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


810 Pelton Road
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation

Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services; located in Eastern Ontario, Canada on 148 acres was founded in 1996 as a personal rescue to assist those Great Danes/other Giant Canine Breeds and Equine animals that have been abandoned, abused, neglected and otherwise mistreated by rescuing, fostering, rehabilitating physically plus behaviourally and then placing them into their forever loving homes.

Dogs are not kenneled outside, they are treated as beloved members of our home and those of our approved temp foster homes.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario K0G 1T0

Boston Terrier Rescue Canada

Boston Terrier Rescue Canada (BTRC) is dedicated to the safety and welfare of single breed and mixed breed Boston Terriers in Canada.

Our program takes in Boston Terriers that are abandoned, no longer wanted, or that can no longer be cared for, rehabilitating and caring for each dog until they can be matched with a carefully screened new home.

Along with veterinarians, trainers and other dog-related professionals, our dedicated volunteers work hard to ensure each dog receives medical and other care necessary to ready them for adoption.

BTRC volunteers work to educate the public about the Boston Terrier breed, and the considerations of owning and caring for a Boston Terrier. We promote the benefits of spaying and neutering, and provide owners with guidance and referrals to help them deal with issues which may otherwise require them giving up their pet.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


22 Baskin Drive East
P.O. Box 21001
Arnprior, Ontario
K7S 3X6

Boxer Rescue Ontario

Boxer Rescue Ontario is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to placing abandoned, injured or lost boxers in loving homes.

Foster homes are across Ontario, some are in Ottawa.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

613 453 7422
Bullies In Need

Bullies in Need (BIN) is a non-profit dog rescue in Ontario. We pride ourselves on the quality of loving dogs we rescue while working with shelters saving the bullies (and sometimes non-bullies) off of death row. BIN has fostered great relationships with shelters and we truly believe that the animal control, shelter staff and volunteers are the heart and soul behind saving the abandoned animals that our society leaves behind.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE (please note that due to BSL, some breeds can only be adopted outside of Ontario)

Contact details, click HERE

Ottawa ON

Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines (BARK)

Established in September 2001, The Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines (BARK) is an all breed “no kill” dog rescue organization. BARK is a registered charity comprised primarily of dedicated and experienced volunteers.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


2229 Braeside Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1H 7J6

Canadian Chihuahua Rescue & Transport (CCRT)

Canadian Chihuahua Rescue and Transport (CCRT) is a network of volunteers working together to rescue, transport, foster and provide necessary veterinary care for homeless, abandoned, neglected, or abused Chihuahuas.

Based in GTA, and has many foster homes in the Ottawa area and across Ontario.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE
1 877-783-7333
Canadian Dachshund Rescue

Canadian Dachshund Rescue (Ontario) is a volunteer driven registered charity. Dedicated to saving and rehoming abandoned, neglected, and unwanted dachshund and dachshund mixes.

CDR is based in Haliburton Ontario, but have many foster homes and events in Ottawa.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

7168 Gelert Road
Haliburton, ON
K0M 1S0

Catahoula Rescue Ontario

Catahoula Rescue Ontario works in conjunction with Catahoula Rescue Inc., an organization founded in 2001 by a small group of Catahoula owners. Catahoula Rescue advocates for homeless Catahoulas and Catahoula mixes and places these animals in permanent, loving homes.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Ottawa ON

Collie Rescue Network

Collie Rescue Network is a national, all-volunteer rescue group dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Rough and Smooth Collies in Canada who have been surrendered, abandoned, neglected or abused.  Our mission also includes educating the public about responsible pet ownership in general and the care of the Collie breed in particular.

Please be sure to read our Adoption Process page prior to submitting an application.  Our goal with each and every dog that comes into the care of Collie Rescue Network is to make that perfect match between the dog and your family.  Just like people, each Collie is an individual with his/her own special needs, quirks, likes, dislikes and an individual personality.  Not every Collie is right for every home (some Collies are couch potatoes, some would make great agility partners, some are quiet and laid-back in the house and others will bark at every falling leaf that blows past the house).  Our adoption process is designed to help make that perfect match happen. If you are unable or unwilling to complete all of the steps outlined below we will be unable to assist you with an adoption through our rescue.

To view adoptable collies in Ontario, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


PO Box 75
Hornepayne, ON P0M 1Z0

Dames Saving Danes Rescue

Our vision is to help eliminate the number of Great Danes in need by finding the perfect match between each Great Dane in our care and a dedicated Great Dane adopter. Dames Saving Danes is the combined vision of three ‘Dane Savvy’ women who all share a common passion for these gentle giants, the world’s biggest dog with hearts to match.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

3810 Boundary Road
Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0

Danes In Distress

Rescuing Great Danes in Ontario & Quebec, since 1956.

Unlike other Rescue organizations, we do NOT post our available Danes on PetFinders. You must complete and submit our Adoption Application to be considered for a rescue from us.

To view adoptable danes, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Brantford ON

Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue

At Eastern Ontario Potcake rescue, we are committed to rescuing as many island dogs, mainly Potcakes (Turks & Caicos & Bahamas) and Jampups (Jamaica) as possible and finding them forever loving homes. We also work hard to support our rescue partners on the front lines on these islands who do everything they can to save these beautiful dogs. More information can be found on our website.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Ottawa ON

Freedom Dog Rescue

Freedom Dog Rescue is a non-profit registered charity which was founded in Ottawa in February 2015. We are an all-breed, all-size foster based rescue which operates in Ottawa and surrounding areas. 

We are dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs, dogs from shelters and taking in desperate owner surrenders when they can no longer care for them. 
We do so by working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, and trainers. We are able to rescue dogs in need and provide them with loving temporary care until a well-matched carefully screened “furever home” is found. 

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


Casselman ON

Friends of Abandoned Pets

Who knew in 1992 when Friends of Abandoned Pets was officially established, that 24 years later our volunteers would still be helping cats and dogs in our community.

The amount of volunteer hours over the past 24 years has been staggering – and we’ve done it all: driving to help rescue a cat or dog in a dangerous situation; sitting out overnight with traps, trying to catch kittens, dogs and cats; giving advice related to the well-being of cats and dogs; taking part in major dog rescues; sitting with a traumatized cat or dog for hours and hours; medicating; force feeding; organizing dog walks, bake, book and garage sales and other fundraisers; reuniting lost pets with their owners; placing dogs and cats in permanent homes.

Even in the years when there were limited funds, and there were many of those, we were always able to help, in some way. Our philosophy has always been that while we can’t save every stray or abandoned cat or dog, we can make a difference in the lives of individual cats and dogs. And, we have been true to that philosophy throughout our existence.

We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past 24 years and are looking forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2017.

P.O. Box 67052
Ottawa, ON K2A 4E4

Friends to the End Dog Rescue

Friends to the End Dog Rescue was founder by Rachel Couillard after years of work and dedication to animals. Friends to the End finds homes for all different types of unwanted dogs. Many have been pulled from kill shelters or coming from tragic circumstances. Dogs are first placed with foster families so their personalities and unique traits can be better established. Friends to the End is all run with the help and dedication of volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a foster family or adopting please send us an email.

To view adoptable dogs, and for contact details, visit their Facebook page

Ottawa, ON

Furever Family Rescue & Rehabilitation

Thousands of dogs each year are euthanized due to behaviour issues. Aggression, anxiety, fear and more, are common causes of surrender and abandonment. Furever Family Rescue & Rehabilitation is commited to rescuing and rehabilitating as many dogs as possible.

Dogs in care of Furever Family Rescue & Rehabilitation will be adopted with a minimal 1 hour training and behavior session, social sessions and ongoing training support. All dogs are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.
Please read each bio very carefully, as not every rescue dog is suited for every home. If you feel that a particular dog is a good match for you and your lifestyle, then apply for them through our ONLINE APPLICATION.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Ottawa ON

Gentle Jake’s Coonhound Rescue

Gentle Jake’s Coonhound Rescue is a small, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the memory of my beloved Coonhound, Jake.  Our volunteers are dedicated to helping homeless and abandoned Coonhounds find loving and permanent homes as indoor pets. 

All adoptive homes are required to go through a thorough screening process that includes reference checks and a home visit. An adoption donation is required to off-set some of the costs incurred in caring for and re-homing each hound.  Gentle Jake’s Coonhound Rescue remains committed to each animal for the rest of its life and if, at any time and for any reason, the adoption does not work out, we require that the hound be returned to us. 

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


Good Dog Rescue

In the process of relocating, therefore unable to take in or adopt out dogs, at this time.

Please check back soon.


Manotick ON

Homes for Paws Dog Rescue

Located in Ottawa Ontario, Homes for Paws is an all volunteer not for profit, dog rescue dedicated to rescuing small dogs on death row. Our goal is to place the dogs we rescue into loving forever homes. We do not have a shelter, all dogs are placed in separate volunteer foster homes within Ottawa-Gatineau until an adoption match is found. Adoption fees are $375.00 for senior dogs (8 years and older) $450.00 for adult dogs (1 year and older) and $500.00 for young dogs (less than 1 year old). The Adoption fee is non negotiable and non refundable. All dogs have been vetted and the fee includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccines including Rabies, deworming and flea prevention.
Thank you for your interest!

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


Ottawa ON

I Am Alive Dog Rescue

I Am Alive Dog Rescue is a volunteer organization in Eastern Ontario, Canada dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and placing them in loving and caring homes. We are committed to saving dogs of all ages that would otherwise be senselessly killed for the lack of a loving home. Most of our rescues are pulled from high-kill dog pounds where they have been slated for certain death through no fault of their own.

We are funded in part by donations and in part through adoption fees for dogs. These donations and adoption fees help to cover some of the costs such as food and veterinary care our rescued dogs require. If you think you could offer one of our wonderful dogs a good home, please contact us. If you cannot adopt a dog but would like to help, you can send a donation or assist with other fund-raising activities.

Adopting a pet means a life commitment for a precious life. Are you able to provide a stable home for the rest of his/her life? Please THINK before you APPLY. All I Am Alive dogs have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered (age and health permitting). Adoption fees apply. If you wish to know more about a pet please contact us directly.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


Maitland ON

Keshet Rescue

At Keshet Rescue we love the fact that we can give our residents the opportunity to live a full and happy life. Ultimately, our goal is for each of them to find their own forever home. A home where they can find love, safety and warmth and where they can give what they give best – unconditional love. However, the perfect home takes time to find. We keep our rescues in our care until a home is found or they cross the rainbow bridge.

Keshet Rescue is not a registered charitable organization. Currently, the care of rescued dogs is funded by the owners, from individual sponsors (Sponsor the Rescue) and a portion of the Kennels’ revenues.

If sponsorship is not for you, there are a number of other ways you can get involved with our rescue efforts.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


6157 Russell Rd
Carlsbad Springs, ON K0A 1K0

Kiko Dog Rescue

Here at Kiko Dog Rescue and Adoptions, we are dedicated to helping dogs that have found themselves homeless (whether they are from a pound, puppy mill or a home surrender). Our goal is to carefully place each and every dog in the loving forever homes they so deserve.

Our dogs are not kept at a shelter. We rely on the generosity of foster families to care for our dogs until they find forever homes. We also rely on the generosity of donations and volunteers to help us survive the financial burdens of a caring operation like ours.

From small to large, puppies to seniors, calm to active, and everything in between, we have many wonderful dogs waiting for a forever home to call their own and often waiting for a foster family to provide a temporary loving home.

All rescued dogs receive whatever veterinary care they require, everything from dentistry to surgery to help correct an uncomfortable or painful medical condition.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Western QC

Loyal Rescue Inc.

Loyal Rescue is a foster-based, all-breed dog rescue. All of our dogs are currently living in loving foster homes across Ontario.

Loyal is based in Pickering Ontario, and they have many foster homes and events in the Ottawa area.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact HERE

1822 Whites Road Suite 327
Pickering, Ontario

Marshall’s Dog Rescue

Marshall’s Dog Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue in Perth, Ontario, created in late July 2013.

Although we rescue dogs of all sizes, ages and condition, Marshall’s Dog was created especially to help fill a need in the local rescue world, for shelter dogs whose time is up. Whether for population control, or health issues. We believe every dog deserves at chance at finding a forever home.

We are a privately run rescue that is completely not-for profit. It has only one goal, rescuing dogs and uniting them with the forever home they have been waiting for. This rescue is privately run, and the dogs are fostered in our home; they live as one of our own until their special human is found. Marshall’s Dog Rescue is not a shelter.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Perth, ON

Mel’s Farm All Animal Rescue

Mel’s Farm is a ” No Kill” non profit all animal rescue organization in Lanark County and surrounding area.

We are a non-profit all animal rescue organization created by Melanie Young and a network of amazing and supportive friends. Together we rescue animals that have no options left . We are a last resort. We are an only hope. Animals are accepted from Lanark County and surrounding areas regardless of age, health, or temperament. We believe all living creatures should never ever suffer and deserve a chance at a life with love, respect, proper medical care and a full belly at the end of the day. All our rescues are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and then placed in foster homes who will provide a loving environment until they are adopted by their forever family.

If interested in adopting an animal please fill out adoption application located here.  After your application is reviewed you will be contacted by Mel’s Farm to set up a time at which you can visit the animal in their foster home.

To view adoptable cats, click HERE

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

To view adoptable livestock, click HERE

Lanark ON

Merlin’s Hope Rescue

Merlin’s Hope is a small rescue dedicated to saving, rehabilitating and re-homing chow chows and Chinese Shar-Pei with emphasis placed on handicapped dogs as our priority and dogs with extreme personality issues. We are professional dog trainers and work with all levels of training issues.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


Eastern Ontario


The Minpinerie is a non-profit Ottawa-based made up of dedicated dog-loving volunteers who specialize in the rescue and foster of Miniature Pinschers.  We rescue dogs that have been surrendered by their owners, willingly released by puppy mills or breeders, or abandoned in shelters. We also rescue, with priority, other small breed dogs in situations of peril or abuse.  In addition, the Minpinerie assist women with dogs who must exit a domestic abuse situation by providing long-term or short-term fostering. We also supports families that have to permanently surrender their miniature pinscher or small dog because of changing dynamics

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Ottawa ON

Navan Animal Rescue Corporation (NARC)

Training and rehabilitating rescue dogs, NARC specializes in dogs that are on death row! We ensure they are properly vetted, spayed/neutered and re-habilitate them to then find them a permanent home.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

4388 Navan Rd,
Navan, ON K4B 1H9

New Beginnings Pet Rescue

The adoption fee is $400 CDN. but adopters will receive a $50 refund if they send us proof that the dog has passed an obedience course within 6 months of adopting the dog..
New Beginnings main location is in Ottawa, ON but we do have foster homes in the Shawinigan, QC area.
New Beginnings has been around since 2008. Their main focus is recueing dogs but they have also helped a few cats and reptiles.

To view adoptable animals, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

1-401 Tillbury ave
Ottawa, ON
K2A 0Y3

Ottawa Dog Rescue

Ottawa Dog Rescue is a local all breed dog rescue organization dedicated to helping abandoned, abused and surrendered dogs find well suited forever homes.

All of our dogs are fully vetted prior to adoption. Which includes an exam, core vaccinations, rabies vaccine, spay/neuter, heartworm testing and deworming. Additionally, any existing conditions (worms, mange, allergies, dental etc.) are treated prior to adoption.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, HERE

(613) 882-0629

Ottawa, ON K2J 2R3

Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue

Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue is a volunteer based, registered and incorporated not for profit organization located in Perth, Ontario. We are strictly volunteer run and rely on donations and fundraising to help cover the costs of food, materials and vetting procedures for the dogs in our care.

 We are dedicated to rescuing and re-homing deaf and visually impaired Australian Shepherds (mixes) and Border Collie (mixes) that are the direct result of merle to merle breeding. When space is available with our foster homes we will also help dogs of other breeds that are either deaf or blind as well as dogs with neurological problems. Every so often we also have dogs of various breeds that have no impairments.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Perth ON

Rocky Road Rescue

Rocky Road Rescue is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization that is 100% foster-based, though our dogs do spend an initial assessment and vetting period at Winchester Kennel. We ensure that every dog is fully vetted and sterilized before adoption and we are focused on ensuring that every dog and adopter is perfectly matched.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Winchester ON

Safe With Us Dog Rescue

Please bare with us as our website, e-mail address and Facebook page are still under construction.

We are a volunteer, foster-based organization which takes in dogs from emergency shelters, local pounds, SPCAs, puppy mill seizures, and hoarding situations. We then try to find the perfect forever home for these animals.

**** OUR INTAKE POLICY **** Here is our policy when we intake dogs. All our dogs our seen and assessed by our veterinarian within the first week that they are brought into our care. Usually within three days. Should our dogs need to be spayed/neutered or require dental surgery or other medical needs they will not be put up for adoption until they get a clear bill of health from our vet. This is our policy. We welcome each dog that comes into our care and add more info to come…. We will then post them for adoption when they have received the necessary medical needs, surgeries and have fully recovered, and our vet deems them ready to be put up for adoption. Our rescue is all about the well being of our dogs. Thank you for supporting Safe With Us Dog Rescue.

Contact via Facebook


Rockland ON

Sentinel Dog Rescue

Sentinel Dog rescue doesn’t have a website, only Facebook.

Check out their Facebook page.

Navan, ON

Sirius K9 Rescue

The Sirius K9 mission is to save dogs in Animal Control facilities from euthanasia, ensure their good health and happiness and find each dog the ideal adoptive family and forever home. 

The Sirius K9 mission is to save dogs in Animal Control facilities from euthanasia, ensure their good health and happiness and find each dog the ideal adoptive family and forever home. 

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


Kanata, ON K2W 1C2

Sit With Me

Sit With Me only take in shelter dogs as we believe they are the ones without a voice who need someone in their corner. We do not discriminate based on age, health or breed.

Sit With Me is an Ottawa area rescue with a small chapter in the Toronto and Montreal area. We are foster home based and do not have a central shelter or kennel. We pay for all vetting through donations and fundraising and rely heavily on the local community for their support. Our adoption fee is $400 and includes microchip, spay/neuter and DAPP ad rabies vaccinations. Upon successful completion of an obedience class, we return $50 to the adoptive family.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

P.O. Box 81101
Ottawa, ON K1P 1B1

Standard Poodles in Need (SPIN)

Standard Poodles In Need is a Canadian non-profit organization primarily concerned with the welfare of homeless standard poodles, but also with the welfare of toy poodles, miniature poodles and poodle mixes. Who can say no to the little ones?

All dogs entering our program are spayed or neutered, microchipped, brought up-to-date on vaccinations, and have had their medical needs attended to.

SPIN is based in Toronto, and they have fosters across Ontario including Ottawa.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Toronto ON

The Avery Foundation

The Avery Foundation was founded in November of 2013. We are a foster-based not-for-profit organization that is entirely run by volunteers. TAF is a small group of animal advocates located in Ottawa, Canada that contribute to changing the lives of animals in need. Our goal is to save the helpless, voiceless and the animals most in need and find them forever homes through our thorough adoption process.

We are focused on raising funds through events and fundraisers to help with medical costs and for the effort to domesticate, feed and house our rescues, in order to save as many lives as possible within the Ottawa area.

To view adoptable cats and dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Ottawa ON

The Greyhound Supporters National Capital Region (GSNCR)

The Greyhound Supporters National Capital Region (GSNCR) began its Greyhound Adoption initiative in 2009 in response to an increased demand from interested individuals & families in the National Capital Region. The GS-NCR works with greyhound adoption groups in Southern Ontario, Quebec, Vermont, Florida, Ohio and West Virginia to identify and place retired greyhounds in “forever homes” here in the National Capital Region.

To learn more about their adoption program, click HERE

3 Sage Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2J 1Z7

The League of Extraordinary Greyhounds

We are committed to finding the best forever homes for our retired racing greyhounds! This then leads to having a fun, devoted and GREYT greyhound group!

Notre vocation principale est de trouver de merveilleux foyers pour nos lévriers à la retraite de la course! Par le fait même, nous avons maintenant un merveilleux groupe de familles dévouées à la cause de ces merveilleux compagnons!! Suivez-nous dans nos aventures!

Montreal QC

Tiny Paws Dog Rescue

Tiny Paws Dog Rescue rescues small pure and mixed breed dogs (weighing 20 pounds and under) and finds them loving forever homes.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE
Under my Wing Pug Rescue

Under My Wing Pug Rescue is a registered charitable organization (822 842 290 RR0001) based in Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA & run entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to providing a bridge between a pug’s past life and its better future.
We provide our pugs with medical care including; sterilization & vaccination, loving attention, comfort, companionship, as well as offering a loving forever home.
Our volunteers do not receive any compensation for their efforts. They all donate their time, effort, and skills for the love of pugs.
We don’t have a building or formal business hours. We don’t provide an animal shelter where people can drop by, choose a pug, and then take it home.
Nevertheless, what we do makes a difference.
Potential adopters are required to complete a comprehensive adoption application form, undergo a Home Visit, and agree to fairly strict conditions. We want to be absolutely sure that a pug won’t end up needing to find a new home again. We thank you for your patience, we will get back to you if you meet our adoption requirements.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


1469 Merivale Road
P.O. Box 78073
Ottawa, Ontario K2E 1B1

Valley Animal Rescue

Valley Animal Rescue is a new volunteer animal rescue organization that is just getting off the ground in the Renfrew area. The backbone of our operation will be a network of committed foster homes that will care for, socialize, and help prepare animals for adoption. Our greatest needs are foster families, funding and volunteers.

To contact and/or inquire about adoptable cats & dogs, visit their Facebook page.

Renfrew ON

Valley Mastiff Rescue

Valley Mastiff Rescue is a federally registered charity #840502934RR0001. We work tirelessly to work to protect the wellbeing of dogs and all animals and come to the aid of those in distress requiring immediate assistance with medical issues. We offer a sanctuary for dogs in need of long term medical care. We offer a place of solace for those in terminal stages, a place where calmness and peace fills the heart.

We believe all dogs matter. That is the heart of our rescue, a place of living, learning, loving and healing.

We are a small private sanctuary with goal of helping animals and people. We work towards educating and have a wonderful fulfilling volunteer program.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


67 chemin Legros
La Pêche Qc J0X 2W0

Westies In Need

If you are drawn to Westies because, “they are so cute” please be advised that their looks can be deceptive. The West Highland white terrier was bred to hunt and kill vermin in the Scottish highlands. He is tough, hardy, independent, and tenacious. This makes him a wonderful companion for those who appreciate and are charmed by the terrier temperament, but possibly a problem for the person who wants a gentle-natured little dog bred primarily for cuddling.

We receive more qualified applications from very fine homes than we have Westies to place, and it may take several months to put the right person with the right dog.

We are sorry, but we can not accept applications from families who have children under the age of 8 years old. We also strive to place our Westies in smoke free homes. We adopt our Westies only to folks who live in Ontario or Quebec.

To view adoptable dogs, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE


3 Carman Court, Iroquois, Ontario, K0E 1K0

Westminster Pet Sanctuary

Westminster is a dedicated, hard working, registered charity. All of our members and volunteers are unpaid so 100% of every dollar donated goes towards the critter’s care. We do this because all creatures big and small deserve to know what love is and we do not mind showing them!

Unlike some other shelters, our animals are not kept in cages. In order to better socialize them – they live as members of our families either at the Sanctuary or in a foster home. By the time you adopt them they will have had LOTS of contact with not only people, but other cats, dogs, and various other creatures!

We are a 100% “no kill” Sanctuary and will only euthanize a pet if it is in unimaginable pain that can never be recovered from. This is a belief that we do not take lightly. Our Sanctuary has never euthanized an animal due to space limitations, money, illness, or age. If the animal does not find a home it stays with us.

Westminster needs committed MONTHLY donors to keep us going, please we beg of you to help us, in our work with only the wonderful special need animals, give as little as $5 a month, or anything you can afford,EVERY DOLLAR HELPS these special needs animals that need our help or will die

To view adoptable cats and dogs, click HERE

To donate or to sponsor a sanctuary animal, click HERE

Contact details, click HERE

Whippet Rescue

National Whippet Club of Canada

In 1998, a comprehensive Whippet Rescue program was organized with representatives from across Canada dedicated to intervening on behalf of abandoned, abused, neglected or lost whippets.  We also offer assistance to owners who can no longer keep their whippets due to such circumstances as divorce, job loss or a death in the family.  Whatever the reason, Whippet Rescue is here to help.

Contact and rescue details, click HERE