Ontario Rescue Organizations & Shelters

For ease of finding a rescue organization near you, the shelters/rescues are listed under specific regions. Please note that some of these rescue groups do provide services/foster care throughout the province and/or in regions beyond their listing.

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Please Note: Breed specific rescue organizations are listed under the individual breed sections of this website.

AREA CODE 416 & 647 - South Central Ontario - Toronto

  • 4 Legged Love
    — Toronto and Ontario Animal Placement and Adoption Agency
    General E-mail: dogs@4leggedlove.com
  • Adopt-a-dog/Save-a-Life
    — Dedicated to saving abandoned dogs and placing them in loving and caring homes in Toronto and Southern Ontario Canada.
    Tel.: (416) 787-3862
    E-mail: info@adoptadogsavealife.com
  • Animal Alliance of Canada/Project Jessie
    — Project Jessie is a rescue network for lost, stray and abandoned cats and dogs in pounds where they are vulnerable to being sold for research. This practice, known as pound seizure, is mandated under Ontario's Animals for Research Act. We are fighting to put an end to pound seizure and ban this breach of trust for lost pets or pet owners forced to surrender their companions to municipal pounds.
    221 Broadview Avenue, Suite 101,
    Toronto, Ontario, M4M 2G3
    Tel: (416) 462-9541
    E-mail: info@animalalliance.ca
  • ANML-RESQ
    — A non-profit organization available to aide in rehoming and rehabilitating unwanted dogs and cats.
    All-breed rescue, serving all of Southern Ontario.
    E-mail: anmlresq@hotmail.com
  • Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue
    — Working Together to Save One Dog at a Time.
    E-mail: rescue@buffalopugs.com
  • Etobicoke Humane Society
    — An all-volunteer, registered charity, serving the Etobicoke community since 1987.
    1500 Royal York Road, Suite E
    Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 3B6
    Tel. 416-249-6100
    E-mail: contactus@etobicokehumanesociety.com
  • ORA - Organization for the Rescue of Animals
    — ORA - Organization for the Rescue of Animals is a registered charitable organization, 100% volunteer based, promoting the humane treatment of all animals and the preservation of Wildlife. ORA is operating in and around the Greater Toronto Area and is working for the well-being and protection of all our fellow animals.
    Claudia Vecchio - President
    P.O. Box 22608
    300 Coxwell Ave.
    Toronto, Ontario, M4L 3W7
    Website: www.ora-animalsrescue.org
    Tel.: (416) 726-8895 or (416) 726-5762
    Fax: (905) 473-9604
  • Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue
    — A Canadian Registered Charity Organization, devoted to saving small dogs, both mixed and purebreds, from shelters, pounds and puppy mills.
    E-mail: psbrescue@yahoo.ca
  • Siber Rescue Ontario
    — Devoted to rescuing, providing sanctuary, refuge and ultimately re-homing abandoned, stray and neglected Siberian Huskies, Inuit Sled Dogs and mixes therein. A non-profit organization that is based out of York Region, Ontario and receiving dogs in need from all over North America — taking in dogs of all physical conditions and ages from newborns to seniors.
    E-mail: siberrescueon@gmail.com
  • Speaking of Dogs Rescue
    — A Toronto-based organization which launched in 2001, and is dedicated to educating and enlightening people about dogs through seminars, workshop forums, outreach and rescue. Their goal is to end cruelty, abandonment, mistreatment and homelessness of man's best friend.
  • Ugly Mutts All Breed Dog Rescue
    — Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue is a group of dedicated and experienced volunteers that have been rescuing dogs and promoting responsible dog ownership for over 25 years. In the past 4 years alone our team have placed nearly 500 dogs into loving forever homes. All of us here at Ugly Mutts combines our love for all dogs with a desire and commitment to rescue and re-home great dogs that deserve a second chance. While our mission will always be saving dog lives, our goal is to join you in celebrating and maximizing the fun and enjoyment of owning a dog.
    Toronto, Ontario
    E-mail: dogs@uglymutts.com

AREA CODE 905 & 289 - South Central Ontario - Greater Toronto Area

  • A Dog's Best Friend
    — Rescues all breeds regardless of their age and adoptability and provides a safe haven where they are wanted, honored and loved.
    Oshawa, ON
    Tel.: 905-579-2253
    E-mail: adogsbestfriend.oshawa@yahoo.ca
  • Action Volunteers for Animals - Hamilton
    — Serving Toronto and the surrounding area including Hamilton.
    Hamilton, ON
    Tel.: 905-547-2025 or 905-383-2416
    E-mail: stonemorgante@yahoo.ca
  • The Animal Guardian Society (TAGS)
    — A non-profit charitable dog rescue organization dedicated to the health and welfare of animals.
    Tel: 905-263-8247
    E-mail: animal_guardian@hotmail.com
  • Burlington Animal Shelter
    — Operated by the City of Burlington, providing Animal Control Services to the community of Burlington since 1968. Services include adoptions, sheltering of lost and stray pets, animal control, and by-law enforcement.
    2424 Industrial Street
    Burlington, ON
    E-mail: animalshelter@burlington.ca
  • Caledon Animal Shelter
    — New, state-of-the-art shelter, mainly for dogs and cats, but may also house other species as the need arises. Built in 2002, the grounds include a huge, fully fenced leash-free area that is available to the public during the evenings and on weekends.
    Coleraine Drive (just south of Healey Road)
    Bolton, Ontario
    Tel.: 905-857-5208
  • City of Pickering Animal Services
    One The Esplanade
    Pickering, Ontario, L1V 6K7
    Tel. 1-866-420-4655
  • Happy Tails Rescue
    — A Canadian Rescue for Bichons, Maltese and other Small Breeds
    5863 Leslie Street, Suite #422,
    Willowdale, Ontario M2H 1J8
    Tel.: 905-889-9690
    E-mail: info@happytailsrescue.ca
  • Helping Homeless Pets
    — "Our mission is to support legitimate Pet Rescue Organizations by assisting them with certain services and allowing them to focus on the care and finding of a suitable home for the pets they have rescued."
    135 Main St. N. Suite 303
    Markham, ON, Canada
    L3P 1Y2
    Tel.: (905) 471-3430
    E-mail: info@helpinghomelesspets.com
    Website: www.helpinghomelesspets.com
  • Humane Society of Durham Region
    — A registered charity and an affiliate of the Ontario SPCA.
    199 Waterloo Street, Units 1 2
    Oshawa, ON
    Tel.: 905-433-2022
    E-mail: humanedurham@auracom.com
  • Jasper's Rescue
    — Located in Hamilton, Ontario, Jasper's Rescue is dedicated to finding forever homes for dogs, cats, small animals, birds and reptiles.
    E-mail: jaspersrescue@gmail.com
  • LotsaDogs Rescue
    — All breed rescue and Wellness Centre.
    Durham Region
    Whitby, Ontario
    E-mail: info@camplotsadogs.ca
  • Mississauga Animal Services
    — A Municipal owned and operated organization that deals with lost, abandoned, and unwanted pets.
    735 Central Parkway West
    Mississauga, ON
    E-mail: pet.adoption@mississauga.ca
  • Mississauga Humane Society — Founded in 1999, The Mississauga Humane Society is a non-profit, legally registered, 100% VOLUNTEER RUN charity dedicated to the rescue of companion animals.
    Mississauga, ON
    Tel.: (905) 271-0883
    E-mail: info@mississaugahumanesociety.com
  • Niagara Falls Humane Society
    — The NFHS helps find loving homes for unwanted and mistreated animals, as well as trying its best to reunite lost pets with their rightful owners.
    6025 Chippawa Parkway
    Niagara Falls, ON
    Tel.: 905-356-4404
    E-mail: info@niagarafallshumanesociety.com
  • Northumberland Humane Society
    371 Ward St.
    Port Hope, ON
    Tel.: 905-885-4131 or toll free: 1-877-885-4131
    E-mail: north1@eagle.ca
  • Ontario SPCA
    — All about protecting animals! A non-profit charitable organization, dedicated to the welfare of all animals — from birds to bats, rats to raccoons, dogs to deer and cats to cows.
    16586 Woodbine Avenue, RR 3
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4W1
    Contact: 1 888 ONT-SPCA
    E-mail: info@ospca.on.ca
  • Organization for the Rescue of Animals - ORA
    — A registered charitable organization, 100% volunteer based, promoting the humane treatment of all animals and the preservation of Wildlife - operating in and around the Greater Toronto Area.
    Toronto, ON
    Tel.: (416) 726-8895 or (416) 726-5762
    E-mail: info@ora-animalsrescue.org
  • Paws with Heart
    — A small group of volunteers dedicated to providing public education, veterinary care and forever homes for abused, neglected and or abandoned animals.
    Caledon, ON
    E-mail: info@pawswithheart.com
  • Pawsitive Praise All Breed Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation
    — A registered charity based in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
    Email: amanda@pawsitivepraise.com
    Tel.: (289)668-5356
  • Peoples Animal Welfare Society - PAWS
    — A registered charity with a no-kill policy dedicated to helping homeless, abused and abandoned animals.
    2300 Lawrence Avenue East
    Toronto, ON
    Tel.: 416-491-2287
    E-mail: info@pawstoronto.org
  • Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue
    Serving Hamilton and surrounding area
    — "We are a Canadian Registered Charity Organization, devoted to saving small dogs, both mixed and purebreds, from shelters, pounds and puppy mills. All our dogs are spayed or neutered and up to date with routine shots. We strive to assist people in choosing the best suited dog to become a new member of their family, in order to achieve a lifelong, rewarding relationship."
  • Shelter of Hope Animal Services
    — Operated by Hamilton Township in partnership with three municipal partners. The shelter services the Town of Cobourg, the Municipality of Port Hope (Wards 1 and 2), Hamilton Township and Alnwick / Haldimand Township with animal pick up and adoption services.
    2363 Theatre Road S
    Cobourg, ON
  • Snookie's Little Rescue
    — A small, entirely volunteer, non-profit and no-kill rescue group dedicated to rescuing dogs.
    Toronto, ON
    Tel.: 1-888-582-3318
    E-mail: SnookiesLittleRescue@rogers.com
  • SOS Dog Rescue
    Brampton, ON E-mail: sos.qc_ondogrescue@hotmail.com
  • Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (S.O.A.R.)
    — S.O.A.R. is a (very) small but very dedicated group of volunteers in Southern Ontario, Canada, committed to rescuing all animals in need — from all breeds of dogs and cats, to any other animal needing our help.
    Tel. (905) 450-5992
    E-mail: SOARgeneralinfo@hotmail.com
  • The Animal Guardian Society (T.A.G.S)
    — A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the health and welfare of animals. Working in conjunction with animal services and other animal welfare groups with a network of volunteers who help find loving and responsible foster homes for displaced animals as well as assisting in finding permanent adoptive homes.
    Blackstock, ON
    Tel.: 905-263-TAGS (8247)
    Website: www.animalguardian.org
  • Toronto Animal Services
    — Offers a wide range of programs to help animals and people live together in harmony. Shelters provide lost and found services, receive owner-surrendered animals and arrange adoptions.
    146 The East Mall
    Toronto, ON
    Tel.: 416-338-6271
  • Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue
    — Ugly Mutts Ontario dog rescue, dog adoption and dog rehoming agency is dedicated to saving the lives of abandoned canines, and supporting dog owners that are looking to rehome their pets. With a host of loving, pet-friendly foster homes acting as dog sanctuaries, canine companions are loved and cared for as our own pets until they can be adopted into suitable, permanent new homes with committed adopters. Our "Happy Tails" pages are enjoyed by many and allow previous pet owners to follow their companion pet's progress as they transition into their new home.
    Whether you are looking to adopt a dog or in need of a new home for a beloved pet, our experienced volunteers will ensure the best options for you and your family.
    "While rescuing dogs is our main focus, our ultimate goal is to join YOU in celebrating and maximizing the fun and enjoyment of owning a dog."
    Hamilton, Ontario
    Phone: 289-389-6039
    Email: info@uglymutts.com
  • Welland and District Humane Society
    60 Provincial St.
    Welland, ON
    Tel.: (905) 735-1552 or 1-888-222-0568


AREA CODE 519 & 226 - South Western Ontario - Windsor

  • All Breed Canine Rescue
    — Based in St. Thomas, Ontario and covering Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford counties; as well as working with a rescue network across North America.
    St. Thomas, ON
    Tel.: 519-633-6226
    E-mail: allbreedcaninerescue@sympatico.ca
  • Animal Aide
    — The mission of Animal Aide is to assist the stray and unwanted animals of Elgin County by providing foster care in members' homes, complete medical care for our animals and adoptions to carefully chosen new homes.
    333 Talbot Street
    St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada N5P 1B5
    Tel: (519) 633-3788
    E-mail: animalaidcentre@bellnet.ca
  • Animal Love Foundation
    — Reaching out to animals who are surrrendered by their current families, homeless, abused and/or neglected in London and surrounding areas.
    Tel.: (519) 485-3244
    E-mail: animalovefoundation@yahoo.com
  • Animal Rescue Foundation of Ontario — A·R·F
    — The Animal Rescue Foundation of Ontario, based in London Ontario, rescues, upon request, abused and abandoned dogs and cats, from First Nations and rural areas, and places them in loving homes.
    Tel.: 519-284-4445
    E-mail: General Info arfontario@sympatico.ca
  • Animalert
    London, Ontario
    Tel.: (519) 642-7732
    E-mail: animalert@rogers.com
  • Barkin Rescue
    — Barkin Rescue operates mostly out of Glencoe Ontario, but also has several volunteers in London and surrounding area.
    E-mail: teddyacres@yahoo.com
  • Barks and Meows Rescue
    — Goal is to rehome, socialize and provide premium healthcare to both surrenders and strays.
    Glencoe, Ontario
    Tel.: 519-494-5504
    Website: www.barksandmeows.ca
    E-mail: charmaine@barksandmeows.ca
  • Barlee's Angels Rescue Network
    — A non-profit, all-breed animal rescue group based in Southern Ontario, Canada.
    309 Lakeshore Road East - Lower
    Mississauga, ON, L5G 1H3
    E-mail: barlees@hotmail.com
  • Bow Wow Rescue
    — A small, entirely volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing public education, veterinary care and forever homes for abused, neglected and/or abandoned animals.
    Clinton, ON
    E-mail: mm.layton@tcc.on.ca
  • Cambridge & District Humane Society
    — A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and providing shelter and comfort to the needy animals of the Cambridge and District community in Ontario, Canada.
    E-mail: spca@cambridgeweb.net
  • CK Animal Rescue
    — "Non Profit rescue in southwestern Ontario, comprised of volunteers and foster families who open their hearts and homes to save dogs from high kill shelters with the ultimate mission of finding permanent, loving families. Currently developing a program of Compassion and Kindness to animals for in-class presentations for elementary school students to change future attitudes towards animals. Coming Soon - Seniors for Seniors, a program where seniors will be encouraged to adopt unwanted senior dogs who have given up hope and need a second chance."
    Chatham, Ontario
    www.ckanimalrescue.com
  • Friendly Giants Dog Rescue
    "Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving forever homes for dogs that have been abused, neglected and abandoned and left in high kill shelters to die. The dogs are all in caring, committed foster homes in order to assess each dog individually for their needs in order to find them permanent, responsible, forever adoptive homes."
    Sarnia, ON
    E-mail: friendlygiantsdogrescue@gmail.com
  • Grand River All Breed Rescue
    — Based out of Cambridge and serving Southern Ontario.
    Tel.: 519-650-9228
    E-mail: grandriverrescue@hotmail.com
  • Grey Bruce Animal Shelter
    — A non-profit organization dedicated to helping displaced animals find new families.
    Owen Sound, ON
    Tel.: 519-372-1911
  • Helping Paws Rescue
    Aylmer, ON
    E-mail: helpingpawsrescue@gmail.com
  • K9resQ
    Dog Adoption Service — Serving London and Local Area
    — K9resQ is a non-profit, all volunteer organization. Dedicated to rescuing dogs and adopting them to approved homes, where they will be loved, as part of the family. We encourage responsible pet care. We strongly encourage owners to spay and neuter their pets and to keep their pets' vaccines up to date. We strive to increase awareness through education and by example. Our aim is to help all who are interested in experiencing the joy of owning and loving a dog.
    Email: contact@k9resq.ca
    Phone: 519-472-9396
  • KisMutt Small Dog Rescue
    — All Breed Canine Rescue serving all of Ontario.
    Kismutt Rescue was created to help counteract the pet overpopulation epidemic facing North America today. Our mission is to alter the course of destiny for dogs in need, dogs that have been abandoned or abused, or are in danger of being euthanized. We provide them with a happier, more derserving fate by placing them in loving permanent homes.
    Our beautiful dogs come to us from a variety of sources: shelters, pounds, puppy mills or as owner surrenders. They are socialized in our foster homes until they are ready to be adopted. Please view our website, and see our available dogs for adoption.
    St. Marys, Ontario
    Tel.: 519-283-6585
    E-mail: kismutt@sympatico.ca
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society
    250 Riverbend Dr
    Kitchener, ON
    Tel.: 519.745.5615
    E-mail: info@kwhumane.com
  • Nickquenum Dog Rescue
    — Rescues dogs in need from all over Ontario as well as Michigan and Ohio.
    Guelph, ON
    E-mail: northernpassage17@yahoo.ca
  • Ontario Canine Rescue
    — Ontario Canine Rescue consist of a dedicated group of volunteers who are devoted to providing sanctuary, and refuge to dogs of all breeds. We are a not for profit, no kill rescue funded solely by donations. We are based out of Brantford; however have foster homes throughout Ontario. We receive dogs in need from all over Ontario and take in canines of all ages from newborn to senior.
    Brantford, ON
    Tel.: 519-488-6312
    E-mail: info@ontariocaninerescue.com
  • Oxford County Animal Rescue
    — "Rescuing abandoned, neglected, and abused animals in and around Oxford County, and placing them in Loving forever homes."
    Norwich, ON
    Tel.: 226-236-3658
    Email: info@oxfordcountyanimalrescue.com
    Website: www.oxfordcountyanimalrescue.com
  • Pet / Friends for Life
    — A no-kill animal centre located in St. Thomas, Ontario.
    14 St. Catharine St.
    St. Thomas, ON
    Tel.: 519-631-5757
    E-mail: helphomelessanimals@rogers.com
  • Renewed Life Animal Rescue
    — "Our goal is to make a difference in each and every animals' life that we welcome into the rescue. We make a promise to them to do everything in our power to find them their much deserved loving forever homes! We are strictly an in-home, foster based rescue. We do not have a kennel.
    Wingham, Ontario
    Email: renewedliferescue@outlook.com
    Website: www.ontariorescue.wix.com/renewedlife
  • SaveMeRescue
    — A non profit organization dedicated to saving dogs and placing them in loving and caring homes in Southern Ontario, Canada.
    Phone: 416-278-3770
    Email: contact@savemerescue.com
  • Simcoe and District Humane Society
    — Helping animals in Norfolk County
    24 Grigg Dr.
    Simcoe, ON
    Tel.: (519)428-9161
    E-mail: info@s-dhs.ca
  • Teacher's Pets
    — A volunteer, non-profit organization that rescues abused and abandoned animals, often ones who are scheduled for euthanization.
    Windsor, ON
    Tel.: (519) 258-3613
    E-mail: teacherspets07@hotmail.com
  • Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada
    — TPDRC is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to re-homing and rehabilitating all small breeds under 20 lbs. Small breed mixes are the primary concern but purebreds are always assisted.
    416 Talbot Road East RR # 3
    Leamington, ON N8H 3V6
    Tel: 1-800-774-8315
    E-mail: generalinquiries.tpdr@gmail.com
  • Upper Credit Humane Society
    — "To facilitate and provide leadership on matters related to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare in the communities served."
    5383 Wellington Road 24
    Erin, ON
    Tel.: (519) 833-2287
    E-mail: adoptions@uppercredit.com
  • Windsor/Essex County Humane Society
    — The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is a registered charity that provides temporary shelter for more than 6,500 animals each year.
    1375 Provincial Road
    Windsor, ON
    Tel.: (519) 966-5751
    E-mail: adoption@windsorhumane.org

AREA CODE 613 - South Eastern Ontario - Ottawa / Kingston

  • Arbed Rescue
    We are a non-profit registered charity organization, dedicated to re-homing abused, abandoned, and neglected pets. We are located one hour west of Montreal and one hour south east of Ottawa.
    Tel.: 613-528-1764
    Email: nickyys@sympatico.ca
  • Arnprior and District Humane Society
    Arnprior and District Humane Society is a non-profit organization serving the Ottawa Valley.
    490 Didak Drive
    Arnprior, ON
  • B.A.R.K. — The Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines
    — B.A.R.K.'s primary focus is the rescue and rehabilitation of abused or abandoned dogs in the Ottawa area; to provide a support system for families to try to keep dogs in their original homes; to find new homes for unwanted dogs; to educate children and adults on how to choose and care for a pet, how to behave around an unknown dog, and what to do if a dog chases you.
    Contacts:
    Sharon McKeil, Tel.: (613)738-0119, E-mail: smckeil@primus.ca
    Nadine Marcotte, Tel.: (819) 776-5090, E-mail: nadine.marcotte@sympatico.ca
  • Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services
    — Located in Eastern Ontario, Canada, Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services specializes in assisting Giant Canine Breeds and Horses. The area of assistance is across North America and the area of placement is mostly in Eastern Ontario.
    A no-kill shelter providing a safe "haven" for the animals for life should they not be adopted.
    Location: Oxford Station, Ontario
    Website: www.birchhaven.org
    E-mail: gwen@birchhaven.org
  • Blue Moon Catahoula and Big Dog Rescue
    — A small non profit rescue group located between Ottawa, Cornwall and Montreal.
    Finch, ON
    Tel.: 613-984-1450
    E-mail: catahoula@sympatico.ca or katiesfreckles@gmail.com
  • Friendly Giants Dog Rescue
    "Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving forever homes for dogs that have been abused, neglected and abandoned and left in high kill shelters to die. The dogs are all in caring, committed foster homes in order to assess each dog individually for their needs in order to find them permanent, responsible, forever adoptive homes."
    Ottawa, ON
    E-mail: friendlygiantsdogrescue@gmail.com
  • Gananoque & District Humane Society
    — A small group of dedicated individuals working together for the good of all animals.
    Gananoque, ON
    Tel.: 613-382-1512 or 844-437-3647
    Fax: 800-878-6876
  • Genesis Dog Rescue
    — Genesis Dog Rescue is made up of a group of people in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • HART - Highland Animal Relief Team
    Bancroft, Ontario
    E-mail: info@hartanimalrelief.ca
  • Homes for Abandoned Pets
    — A non-profit volunteer effort providing care and rehabilitation for homeless dogs and occasionally cats.
    Lansdowne, ON
    Tel.: 613-382-7706
    E-mail: k9rescuecrew@sympatico.ca
  • Hopeful Hearts
    — A non-profit dog rescue in Ottawa, Ontario. Hopeful Hearts Rescue was created in September 2007 to help fill a void in the local rescue world for senior and special needs dogs.
    Ottawa, ON
    E-mail: roz_n_k9s@yahoo.com
  • I Am Alive Dog Rescue
    — A volunteer organization in Eastern Ontario 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.
    Telephone: (613) 348-3330
    E-mail: iamalivedogrescue@gmail.com
    Website: www.iamalivedogrescue.com
  • K-911 Rescue
    — A registered, non-profit organization dedicated to finding forever families for dogs in need.
    Manotick, ON
    E-mail: k911rescue@rogers.com
  • Kingston Humane Society
    — KHS was founded in 1884 with the purpose of providing services to Kingston and the surrounding communities by caring for injured, abused and homeless animals. The Kingston Humane Society is a non profit - charitable animal welfare organizations supported solely by public and corporate donations, memberships, grants, bequests, fundraising campaigns and fees for service.
    1 Binnington Ct
    Kingston, ON
    Tel.: 613-546-1291
  • Lanark Animal Welfare Society
    — An independent, registered charity dedicated to promoting the well-being of all animals. Every year the shelter staff deals with over 2500 animals. These are lost, abused, or abandoned animals which are cared for until their rightful owners can be found or they can be placed in new homes.
    Glenview Road
    Smiths Falls, ON
    Tel.: 613-283-9308
    E-mail: shelter@lanarkanimals.ca
  • Leeds Grenville Branch Ontario SPCA
    800 Centennial Road
    Brockville, ON
    E-mail: brockspca@hotmail.com
  • Lennox Addington SPCA
    156 Richmond Blvd E
    Napanee, ON
    Tel.: 613-354-2492
    E-mail: l_and_a_spca@hotmail.com
  • Loyalist Humane Society
    — A non-profit registered charity, incorporated in 1999.
    Picton, ON
    Tel.: 613-476-4951
    E-mail: loyalisthumanesociety@hotmail.com
  • Marshall's Dog Rescue
    — "Marshall's Dog Rescue is a non-profit foundation located in Perth, Ontario. We have over 3 acres of fenced in land, for the dogs to run and play. Although we rescue dogs of all sizes, age and condition, Marshall's Dog Rescue was created especially to help fill a need in the local rescue world."
    Perth, ON
    E-mail: marshallsdogrescue@gmail.com
  • Mature Dog Adoptions, Registered Charity
    — A non-profit, all-volunteer organization rescueing dogs 5 years and older, up to seniors, all across Ontario.
    Tel: 613-548-8858 (9 am-8 pm only)
    E-mail: maturedogs@sympatico.ca
    Website: www.maturedogs.petfinder.org
  • Minpinerie
    Ottawa, ON
    E-mail: minpinerie@yahoo.ca
  • Ottawa Humane Society
    — A non-profit, community-based organization and a registered charity. Since 1888, the Ottawa Humane Society has have been the leading organization providing a safe haven for sick, injured and homeless animals in Ottawa.
    101 Champagne Avenue South
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Tel: (613) 725-3166
    E-mail: ohs@ottawahumane.ca - General Inquiries
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  • Quinte Humane Society
    — A non-profit organization in Belleville, dedicated to serving and protecting the animals of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties.
    Belleville, ON
    Tel.: 613-968-4673
    E-mail: pets@quintehumanesociety.com
    Website: www.quintehumanesociety.com
  • Renfrew County Branch - Ontario SPCA
    387 Paquette Rd
    Petawawa, ON
    Tel.: 613-588-4508
    E-mail: ospca@webhart.net
  • Smitty's Shih Tzu Rescue
    — Dedicated to rehoming abused/neglected dogs of all breeds, with small breeds being our priority.
    1474 Ham Road
    Bath, ON, K0H 1G0
    E-mail: kswack@kingston.net
  • SPCA de l'Ouest du Québec / SPCA of Western Quebec
    — A non-profit organization dedicated to finding good homes for any lost, found, or abandoned animals which may come through our doors. We've been serving our region since 1982 and will be for many years to come.
    659 Auguste-Mondoux Street
    Gatineau, (Aylmer Sector) QC
    E-mail: ahspca@storm.ca
  • Trinity of Hope Dog Rescue
    — Trinity of Hope Dog Rescue is dedicated to act as a shepherd for unwanted, abandoned, neglected or abused Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards and crosses thereof. THDR operates under a not-for-profit federal corporation, Trinity of Hope Inc. Registered Charity. Located in Ottawa, Ontario and with rescue representatives in Manitoba and Alberta.
    P.O. Box 95
    Manotick, ON K4M 2A1
    Rescue Hotline: 613-725-9218 (voice mail, please respect business hours of 9-5 p.m., M-F. This line is not for adoption inquiries. Please fax or email your adoption inquiries)
    Fax: 613-838-7286
    Adoption inquiries: Dog Placement Committee dpc@trinityofhope.on.ca
    General inquiries: info@trinityofhope.on.ca
  • Valley Animal Rescue
    — "Valley Animal Rescue is committed to working with all municipal organizations, pounds, shelters and rescues towards the common goal of protecting animals in distress and serving the good of the community. Our goal is to help ease the burden on other organizations while expanding the community's capacity to keep animals off the street, improving the lives of homeless and abandoned animals in our area and matching families that want to be responsible and loving pet owners with the right pet."
    Ottawa Valley area
    Website: www.valleyanimalrescue.ca
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ValleyAnimalRescue
  • Westminster Pet Sanctuary
    — A dedicated, hard working registered charity.
    Curran, ON
    Tel.: (613) 673-2699
    E-mail: kxo156@aol.com

AREA CODE 705 - North Eastern Ontario/Northern Ontario

  • Alliston and District Humane Society
    — The ADHS is an affiliate of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) covers the townships of New Tecumseth, Mulmur, and Adjala-Tosorontio as well as the villages of Cookstown, Rosemont and Hockley and the Town of Schomberg. The ADHS provides a lost and found reporting service, humane education, and animal protection and cruelty investigation services.
    Beeton, ON
  • All Heart Pet Rescue @ Bear Creek Kennels
    — All Breeds and German Shepherd Rescue.
    RR3- 430 Oakwood Road, Powassan, Ontario
    Tel.: 705-724-2630
    E-mail: bearcreek@efni.com
  • Animal Assistance Group of Sault Ste. Marie
    — A small non-profit organization that aims to help control the pet population by offering low spay/neuter costs to individuals in desparate need. We also trap feral cats/kittens and find forever homes for them. We open our homes to unwanted cats/kittens and dogs/pups and find foster homes to place them until we can find their forever homes.
    E-mail: animalassistancegroup@hotmail.com
  • Animal Shelter For Huntsville
    — A not-for-profit charitable organization located in Huntsville, Ontario.
    19 Bickley Country Drive
    Huntsville, ON
    Tel.: 705-789-6012
    E-mail: pets@vianet.ca or christie_animalshelter@yahoo.ca
  • Canadian Hound Rescue
    — A small, not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to helping homeless and abandoned hounds find loving and permanent homes as indoor pets. Mainly operating in Ontario, but with volunteers in other provinces as well. They rescue all breeds of coonhounds including the Black and Tan, Bluetick, Redbone, English, Plott Hound, and Treeing Walker Coonhounds; as well as Bloodhounds, Foxhounds and hound mixes.
    Tel.: (705) 476-9603
    E-mail: houndrescue@sympatico.ca
  • Chimnissing Animal Adoption and Emergency Rescue
    — Animal Adoption Group who's goal is to help control pet population on reserves, and adopt out animals who are strays, abandoned, or surrendered by owners.
    Christian Island, ON
    Tel.: (705)427-0405
    E-mail: chimnissinganimalrescue@hotmail.com
  • GBAR Georgian Bay Animal Rescue
    — Caring for Georgian Triangle's needy animals since 1999, GBAR is a 'NO KILL' animal rescue, run solely by unpaid volunteers, a registered charity dedicated to helping lost, injured, abandoned, neglected animals; providing compassionate care, spay/neuter, adoption, 'second chances' at life. It serves the municipalities of Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner, Clearview Township, The Blue Mountains, Meaford, and surrounding areas.
    GBAR, P.O. Box 492
    Collingwood, ON L9Y 4B2
    Tel: (705) 445-5204 (leave message)
    E-Mail: cdhspets@yahoo.ca
  • Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes
    — Established in 1986, the Victoria County Humane Society serves the City of Kawartha Lakes.
    111 McLaughlin Rd
    Lindsay, ON
    Tel.: 705-878-4618
    E-mail: (General Office) shelter.hskl@cogeco.net
  • LOYAL Rescue
    Peterborough, ON
    Tel.: 705-772-4916
    E-mail: loyal_rescue@yahoo.com
  • Northern Ontario Animal Welfare Society
    — NOAWS is a non-profit group dedicated to help solve the consequences of pet over-population in the communities of Iroquois Falls, Cochrane, Matheson, and surrounding areas. We care for, neuter or spay, and find permanent homes for homeless animals.
    Iroquois Falls, ON
    P0K 1G0
    Tel.: 1-705-360-0930
    Email: adoptions@noaws.com
  • Pet Save
    — Based in Sudbury Ontario, Pet Save was conceived in 2000 after a group of concerned animal lovers who saw the need for a safe haven for abandoned dogs and cats in our community. Our Mission is to rescue abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats throughout Northern Ontario and ensure that every pet receives "A New Leash on Life".
    P.O. Box 2769, Station "A"
    Sudbury, Ontario
    P3E 5J3
    Tel.: (705)692-3319
    Email: info@petsave.ca
  • Precious Paws Rescue
    — A non-profit rescue dedicated to saving the lives of homeless pets. Located in Barrie, Ontario, but also rescue dogs from high-kill shelters everywhere. Barrie, ON
    E-mail: preciousrescue@hotmail.com
  • Society for Animals in Distress
    — To promote the welfare of domestic animals, to provide shelter and care (including a spay/neuter program) and prevent suffering for those animals in need and to ensure that all animals in the Shelter are either spayed or neutered before they are adopted. To this end we operate a no-kill animal shelter (for dogs and cats); only in very specific circumstances (suffering, terminal illness and/or dangerous aggressive behaviour) will an animal be euthanized.
    33 Perini Rd
    Elliot Lake, Ontario
    P5A-2T1
    Tel.:(705) 461-3197
    Email: society4animals@bellnet.ca

AREA CODE 807 - North Western Ontario

  • Fort Frances Friends of Animals
    — A private, non-profit organization, dedicated to providing care and shelter to the numerous unwanted, abandoned and neglected animals in the Rainy River District.
    Fort Frances, ON
    Tel.: 807 274 2144
  • It's A Dog's Life Fostering Network
    — Formed by a group of concerned citizens in Kenora Ontario. The aim of It's A Dog's Life is to find as many homes for abandoned and stray animals in the city that we can.
    Kenora, ON
    Tel.: 807-467-dogs.
  • Northern Lights Dog Rescue
    — A volunteer run foster home based rescue, meaning each dog is cared for by foster families in a home environment until a forever home is found. Northern Lights Dog Rescue helps find loving homes for dogs in Northern Ontario.
    Thunder Bay, ON
    Email: judy@northernlightsdogs.com
    Website: www.northernlightsdogs.com
  • Rescue North Animal Shelter
    — Rescue North "The voices behind the animals" Rescue North is a new non-profit organization located in Keewatin, Ontario. Our mission is to help the region's homeless and neglected animals.
    605 4th Street, PO Box 294
    Keewatin, Ontario
    P0X 1C0
    Tel.: (807) 547-3321 or 1-866-729-9444
    Fax: (807) 547-3498
    E-mail: rescuenorth@shawbiz.ca
  • New Hope Dog Rescue
    — A non-profit volunteer run organization located in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada.
  • Sandy Lake Dog Rescue
    — Sandy Lake is an isolated reserve in northwestern Ontario, located approximately 8 hours northwest of Thunder Bay. It is only accessible by airplane and by ice road for 6 weeks during January and February. There are no vets in Sandy Lake and as a result there is a large dog overpopulation problem. Most dogs in Sandy Lake live outdoors year round, even when the temperature drops to minus 40 degrees. Puppies are born under porches, in woodsheds or anywhere the mother can find shelter. As the number of strays increase they are trapped and shot. Sandy Lake Dog Rescue was created as an alternative to shooting. The goal of the rescue is to find homes for as many of these amazing dogs as possible.
    Sandy Lake, ON
    Tel.: (807) 822-9939
    E-mail: sandylakedogrescue@knet.ca

If you know of a Shelter or Rescue Organization that is not listed here, please contact us with the details and we will be glad to add it to the appropriate listing.