Dogs For Adoption – Dog Rescues In Ontario

Are you planning to adopt a dog from a shelter? You have just made the right decision. Now if you are looking for animal shelters in Ontario, keep reading this article.

Every year thousands of dogs are given up to shelters due to several reasons. Many of them are abandoned on the open roads where kind-hearted people and volunteers rescue them and take them to shelters. Lucky dogs end up being adopted by loving families around Canada but many of them spend years or stay there forever waiting to be adopted.

According to this statistical report, 20,239 dogs were admitted to different animal shelters in 2020. Of these 20,239 dogs, 30% were reclaimed, 48% were adopted, and 12% were euthanized. Yes! Euthanized.

Wondering how to save dogs from being euthanized? Either sponsor them or adopt them.

Every year animal shelters collect funds, run campaigns, and spread awareness among people so these poor dogs could be adopted. Still, a big number of dogs are left there for being euthanized.

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So, this article contains a list of animal shelters and dog rescues in Ontario.

Animal Shelters & Dog Rescues in Ontario

Being the largest province of Canada, Ontario has the most number of rescues as compared to other provinces. Now, let’s find out about some of them.

Ottawa Dog Rescue

Located in Ottawa | Website: Ottawa Dog Rescue

It is a foster-based organization in Ottawa that saves neglected, abandoned and abused dogs, especially those that are at risk of being euthanized at other shelters. They not only rescue these dogs but also find loving families for them that could adopt them permanently. They also run an owner surrender program for those owners who are thinking to surrender their dogs at shelters.

At Ottawa Dog Rescue, they provide full vet care to the rescued dogs and all the dogs that are adopted out are fully vaccinated, dewormed, spayed/neutered and treated for any existing diseases.

To raise funds, they hold various events such as golf tournaments, photo contests, silent and online auctions and bottle drives.

To check dogs that are available for adoption at Ottawa Dog Rescue, please visit this page or their Facebook page.

Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Provincial office located in Stouffville | Website: Ontario SPCA

Established in 1873, the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society operate from over 10 locations within Ontario. The organization offers a variety of programs including animal rescue, health-related services, spaying and neutering and many others.

Since 1873, they have rescued hundreds and thousands of animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rodents and rabbits. To support their cause, they hold different events and offer services such as the making of tribute gifts, fundraising events and much more.

They currently have dozens of dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals available for adoption in various locations throughout Ontario.

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Dog Tales

Located in King City | Website: Dog Tales

Located on a beautiful 50-acre property, Dog Tales is a dog rescue and horse sanctuary that accepts neglected and abused animals. At Dog Tales, rescued animals receive lots of love, care, treatment and training to forget their cruel past. They accept dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and cows that become available to adopt once they are healed and rehabilitated.

Dog Tales was founded in 2014 by a husband-wife duo and since then they have rescued hundreds of animals. Their luxurious rescue and sanctuary is an ideal place to live for abused and neglected animals. They accept support and donations and you can either sponsor an animal or volunteer for them.

At the moment, they have over 100 dogs and around a dozen cats available for adoption.

Mattie’s Place

Located in Scarborough | Website: Mattie’s Place

Mattie’s Place is one of the most well-reputed animal rescues in the Greater Toronto area and they are partners with many such shelters and rescues not only in other parts of Canada but also in the US, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.

Mattie’s Place was founded in 2019 by Denise who has been in the industry for 30+ years. On average, they rescue around 200 dogs every year, mostly those, who are on the verge of euthanization or need urgent medical treatment.

They accept volunteers for a variety of roles such as dog walkers, foster homes, program coordinators, and various others. They currently have around 2 dozen dogs available for adoption- check them out here.

Final words:

So, these are among some of the most reputable rescues in Ontario. We’ll keep adding more to this article. So, bookmark this article to keep yourself updated.

Whatever dog or puppy you get from a shelter, make sure you give your fur baby a loving life so it can forget the hard time spent in the shelter.

You may also recommend an animal rescue or shelter by sending an email to [email protected].

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