If you require a list of the best dog rescues in Quebec, below we’ve featured 8 from across the province.
1. Rosie Animal Adoption (Montreal)
The team at Rosie Animal Adoption is dedicated to rescuing abandoned or neglected pets and providing them with loving care until a suitable home can be found. The organization was founded in 2001 and receives no government funding or assistance – they rely entirely on donations from the public.
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Rosie Animal Adoption places rescued dogs into caring foster homes where they are rehabilitated and receive medical care and basic necessities like food and cuddles. If you’re interested in adopting, you can complete an application form and view the available dogs here. You can donate to Rosie Animal Adoption on this page.
2. Animatch (Pointe-Fortune)
Animatch is a non-profit organization based in Pointe-Fortune, Quebec. This group was founded in 1999 and has grown to be a very successful rescue organization for dogs in need across Quebec. The dedicated team of Animatch volunteers ensures that each dog receives personalized care and attention once rescued. The rescue facility is small – they house only around a dozen dogs at any one time.
Each rescued dog has access to a private playground, groomer, daily activity programs like walks and outside playtime, medical services, and 24-hour supervision/surveillance. If you’re interested in adopting from Animatch, available dogs can be viewed here. You can also help the organization by making a much-needed donation here.
3. Laval Animal Adoption Center (Laval)
Laval Animal Adoption Center is a no-kill, non-profit organization that gives second chances to abandoned or neglected pets across Laval, Quebec. They rely heavily on the hard work of local volunteers, and also focus on public education regarding responsible pet ownership and adoption.
Animals rescued by the team at Laval Animal Adoption Center are well cared for, and adopters are made aware of any known behavioral issues these rescued pets have prior to their adoption. Prior to being listed for adoption, all animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. Adoptable dogs can be viewed here, and you can donate to Laval Animal Adoption Center here.
4. Les Fidèles Moustachus (Quebec City)
Founded in 2016, Les Fidèles Moustachus has been responsible for the successful rescue and re-homing of over 1300 dogs and almost 5000 cats. Formerly known as Protection des Animaux de Québec, the organization is strongly focused on reducing the number of animals that are abandoned or surrendered to shelters.
As well as rescuing and re-homing neglected or unwanted dogs, the team at Les Fidèles Moustachus places a strong emphasis on educating adopters about the responsibilities that come with owning a pet, as well as the importance of spay/neuter programs. Adoptable dogs can be viewed here – you can also have an animal behaviorist consult with you prior to adopting from Les Fidèles Moustachus. If you would like to donate to the organization, do so here.
5. Proanima (Boucherville)
Proanima is an organization based in Boucherville, Quebec, that looks after stray, neglected, or abandoned animals until they can be reunited with their owners or adopted into a new home. While in their care, the team at Proanima ensures each animal is given all necessary medical care, as well as lots of love and attention.
Prior to being listed for adoption, each animal is medically examined, spay/neutered, dewormed, insured, and microchipped. If you’re interested in adopting from Proanima, you can view their available dogs here. To help the organization continue its great work, donate here.
6. Les Pattes Jaunes (Quebec City)
Based in Quebec City, Les Pattes Jaunes is made up of a huge network of animal shelters across Quebec. With their powers combined, over 12,000 animals have been adopted from these ethical shelters since 2017.
As well as offering an ethical adoption option for would-be owners in Quebec, Les Pattes Jaunes also strives to educate the public on the importance of adopting, the dangers of purchasing dogs from pet stores, and the disturbing puppy and kitten mill industry. Available dogs can be viewed here, or you can donate to the organization here.
7. Frontier Animal Society (Ogden)
Frontier Animal Society is a non-profit rescue organization based in Ogden and serving all of Eastern Quebec. The organization was first founded in 1986 and has provided countless care and love for hundreds of dogs and cats until a suitable permanent home can be found for these animals. The shelter itself is relatively small, with around 12 dogs and 25 cats on-site at any given time.
Frontier Animal Society relies heavily on the hard work of dedicated volunteers to care for each and every rescued animal. The adoption fee for dogs is $380, and includes a three-week trial period during which the dog can be returned for a full refund. Available dogs can be viewed here, or you can visit this page to make a tax-deductible donation to Frontier Animal Society.
8. Chiots Nordiques (Quebec City)
Chiots Nordiques is an animal rescue organization with a difference. This group, based in Quebec City, is dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to pet overpopulation problems in the indigenous communities across Quebec.
As well as rescuing dogs that can no longer be cared for, Chiots Nordiques is also responsible for widespread spay/neuter and vaccination programs to improve the health of pets across Quebec and reduce overpopulation problems. Prior to being listed for adoption, all dogs are given a veterinary examination, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped. Learn more about adoption here, or donate to Chiots Nordiques here.
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