If you’re looking for a compilation of the best dog rescues in Ontario, below we’ve featured 10 and have provided overviews of what they do, and how you can help.
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Based out of Hamilton, Ontario, Salty Animal Rescue was founded by two sisters dedicated to helping unwanted animals across Canada. When they rescue a dog, they also want to make sure that dog goes to a loving and safe forever home.
Salty Animal Rescue relies on fosters to help their animals. If you think fostering sounds like a great gig for you, then read up on their fostering process. As a non-profit, they are also always looking for donations.
To get in touch, either fill out a foster or adoption form!
This non-profit rescue and shelter located in Hamilton, Ontario are committed to their no kill policy, and to making sure that all their animals go to the perfect forever home.
If you’re interested in helping out this rescue, consider becoming a volunteer. If you’d like to foster, Animal Adoptions of Flamborough is always searching for new foster homes.
To learn more, get in touch with Animal Adoptions of Flamborough!
As the name implies, this rescue operates and focuses on rescuing at risk dogs in and around the Ottawa, Ontario area. Since their establishment in 2013, they have rescued 750 dogs in dangerous situations.
To work as a volunteer at Ottawa Dog Rescue, read up on their volunteering needs and fill out their application form. If you’d prefer helping out by fostering, check out their fostering information and apply to become one.
To get in touch, just fill out their online contact form!
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Homes for Paws Dog Rescue is not only dedicated to finding their dogs the perfect home, but also making sure they are spayed or neutered and receive the proper vet care.
Homes for Paws Dog Rescue is always welcoming new fosters into their network. So if you’re interested in fostering, read up on how to apply!
If you’d like a four-legged friend to stay permanently in your home, check out their adoption process!
To get in touch, visit Homes for Paws Dog Rescue’s contact page.
This rescue operates throughout Canada, but is based out on Toronto, Ontario. They are committed to rehabilitating and rehoming their dogs after rescuing them from high kill shelters.
Want to welcome a furry friend into your home but can’t commit permanently to one? Consider becoming a foster through Underdog Railroad Canada. If you want to add a dog to your family long term, then check out their adoption process.
If you’re ready to get in touch with Underdog Railroad Canada, give them a shout today.
Do you have a soft spot in your heart for those squishy-faced pugs? Check out Pugalug Pug Rescue, based in Toronto, Ontario.
As a rescue, Pugalug Pug Rescue depends on donations and volunteering. If you’d like to help a pug in need, consider working as a volunteer or donating some much-needed money to help out with vet bills!
To get in touch, visit their contact page!
If you’re looking for and animal rescue in the Guelph, Ontario area, then be sure to check out New Hope Animal Rescue. Since its establishment in 2010, this non-profit rescue has been committed to providing foster homes, vet care, and eventually the perfect forever home for the animals they rescue.
If you’d like to help New Hope Animal Rescue’s animals, consider fostering or volunteering. As a non-profit, they rely on donations, so if you have some money to spare, consider passing it along to this rescue.
Want to get in touch? Give them a shout!
Founded in Guelph, Ontario, this non-profit animal shelter and rescue strives to rescue animals in unsafe situations, get them much needed vet care, and find them their perfect forever homes.
If you love helping animals, consider checking out the many ways you can assist the Guelph Humane Society. If you’ve been looking for a four-legged pal to add to your home, learn more about Guelph Humane Society’s adoption process and look at their available animals.
If you’d like to learn more, visit their contact page to get in touch!
This non-profit animal shelter and rescue located in Thunder Bay, Ontario strives to help animal in need in and around the Thunder Bay area.
If you want to bring a dog into your home but can’t commit to a permanent resident, consider becoming a foster through Thunder Bay & District Humane Society. You can also work for this rescue and shelter as a volunteer.
Have you been searching for a doggy companion? Learn more about their adoption process.
To get in touch, visit their contact page and give them a shout.
Thunder Dog Rescue in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is a dog rescue with a particular commitment to helping pregnant dogs and their puppies.
As a non-profit, one-woman show, this rescue relies on donations in order to help the pregnant dogs and puppies in northern Ontario. If you’d like to help out, consider donating in order to assist with vet costs and food.
If you’d like to get in touch, then give founder Rebecca a shout!
Evelyn is a writer and dog lover living with her roommate and their foster dog Bacon. In her spare time you can find her curled up with a book, out for a jog, or listening to true crime podcasts.