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To a rescue dog you are the world.


Doberman thanks fireman

“Cinnamon” the Doberman Pinscher

Rescue a Dog

A photographer on the scene of a burning home in North Carolina from the Charlotte, NC newspaper, “The Observer,” took this photo.

Cinnamon, a pregnant Doberman Pinscher, “thanks” a fireman as he sat down to rest after the fire was out.

Some time later, she gave birth to 5 puppies.

All Breeds:

Reach for the Stars Rescue
Montreal, QC

Rory O’Neill, Director

Dog Behaviorist
(604) 904-7730
Vancouver, BC
(805) 722-5906  cel
(for urgencies)

Freedom Dog Rescue
Brigitte Larsen
Ottawa, ON


Small Breeds

Michèlle Mayer
Chair, NARC
Navan Animal Rescue Corporation
4388 Navan Road
Navan, ON  K4B 1H9
(613) 834-7005

Tracy Gault
4511 Ontario Street
Beamsville, ON
(905) 563-1494

Charlotte Estabrooks
Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada

Giant Breeds

Gwendilin Boers
Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
(613) 725-4279
Eastern Ontario

Friendly Giants Dog Rescue Email
Ottawa, ON and Sarnia, ON
Rescue from kill shelters

Consider this:

Pawn_and_Cross_logoMany dogs do not remain with their original owners either because of a genuine life-altering circumstance or because the owners weren’t prepared for the responsibility of dog ownership.

Perhaps they didn’t have the time they thought they would, or perhaps they didn’t provide the training and didn’t want to live with the results.

Perhaps they simply didn’t do their homework about the characteristics and behaviour of a particular breed. Whatever the reason, 29% of dogs were surrendered by their owners to humane societies across Canada in 2014.

In addition, 45% of dogs taken in by human societies across Canada in 2014 were strays.

Consider this:

Pawn_and_Cross_logoThese unwanted dogs and those who have been victims of neglect are considered rescues.

Sadly, there are often rescue dogs available for placement in loving homes. If you’re ready for dog ownership, but hesitate because you’re not sure if a puppy is right for you, consider a rescue.

Rescue listings are provided FREE of charge!

Consider this:

Pawn_and_Cross_logoOf the 6 to 8 million dogs and cats who find their way into the shelters each year, only 30 percent of dogs are reunited with their owners.

Only 42% of dogs in shelters are adopted.

Sadly, 11% of dogs that end up in shelters are euthanized. That translates to over 10 million healthy animals a year.