|Two of my own rescued dogs|
When you adopt a Rescued dog from a local area Dog Rescue Group or shelter you help to ensure that our local dogs have the opportunity they so deserve to contribute to the health and well being of our community – for our children, our family’s our seniors. Dogs teach empathy, generosity, kindness, responsibility. Dogs give so much back to our community, dogs contribute so much to our personal lives. Dogs help make a community a vibrant, caring, connected environment – supporting our health and well being. Dogs and humans form very special bonds and have done so for millennium – dogs keep us in touch with our humanity and help us be better beings. How we look after our dogs is a reflection of ourselves and our community.
If you are looking for a specific breed of dog, a pure bred dog, a mixed breed dog, a puppy or an adult dog the Ottawa, Gatineau and Region dog rescues and shelters listed below always have many wonderful, adoptable rescued dogs…
1.0 Dog Rescue Groups in Ottawa, Gatineau
BARK – Bytown Association For Rescued Kanines – Ottawa Ontario
Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services – Oxford Station Ontario
Blue Moon Catahoula and Big Dog Rescue – Finch Ontario
Catahoula Rescue(Ontario) – various fosters on location in Ontario, including Ottawa
Canadian Dachshund Rescue Ontario – Ottawa Ontario
Friendly Giants Dog Rescue – Ottawa, Ontario
Friends of Abandoned Pets (FOAP) – Ottawa
Genesis Dog Rescue – Ottawa, Ontario
Good Dog Rescue – Manotick, Ontario
Hopeful Hearts – Dog Rescue - Ottawa, Ontario
K-911 Rescue – Manotick, Ontario
I am Alive Dog Rescue – Kingston, Ontario
Loyal Rescue Inc. – Ottawa, Ontario (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
NARC – Navan Animal Rescue Corp – Navan, Ontario
Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue – Perth Ontario
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.
Sirius K9 Rescue – Ottawa, Ontario
The Canine Rescue Team of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario
Trinity of Hope Dog Rescue – Manotick, Ontario
Vafa Animal Shelter – Ottawa Location
Vafa Animal Shelter, a rescue group that saves many wonderful dogs in Iran from certain and brutal death by poison, gun shot, beating, starvation. The shelter, located in Iran houses about 800 dogs at any one given time. Vafa transports these beautiful rescued dogs of all breeds and all sizes on a weekly basis to Canada and the USA. Upon arrival in North America the dogs are placed in caring foster homes. They are available for adoption and I can assure you from first hand experience that they are beautiful, loving dogs!
Additional Rescues in Ottawa, Ontario and Across Canada
2.0 High-Kill Dog Shelters
Renfrew County Branch – Ontario SPCA – Pembroke, Ontario
SPCA Outaouais – Gatineau, 132 rue De Varennes, Gatineau Quebec
When you adopt a dog from the SPCA Outaouais facility – you save a dog from death by gas chamber!
3.0 No-Kill Dog Shelters
Gananoque & District Humane Society – Gananoque, ON
Lanark Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) – Smith Falls, Ontario
SPCA de l’ouest Quebec (SPCA of Western Quebec) – 659 Auguste-Mondoux Gatineau, Aylmer-Sector, Quebec
For those of you that are thinking of bringing a new dog into your life, shelters and rescue groups have many beautiful dogs that deserve a second chance at life.
When you adopt a dog from a shelter you ensure that you are not supporting puppy mills and back-yard breeders.
|More rescued dogs in my own dog pack|
My own dog pack is comprised of eleven dogs – eight are rescued dogs (photo above is of some of the dogs in my own pack). I support rescued dogs and you can too!
The vast majority of dogs that end up in shelters are beautiful, adoptable dogs.
The next time you want to bring a new dog into your life – please think about adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue group.
Did you know that just as many pure bred dogs end up in shelters as do mixed-breed dogs?
It is my firm belief and it has been my life experience in living and working with dogs that a dog is not just a dog…
There have been many well known, well respected people throughout history who have said that humans who endured in the face of great adversity carry many scars but it is these same people who have the most to contribute to society. I believe that the same can be said for the dog.
When you help a rescue or shelter dog it is not just the dog that gets a second lease on life and a new opportunity…it is also the human.