Nov 4, 2019

23 Canadian breed specific rescues

By Pawzy Team
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Every year, the first week in November is dedicated to raising adoption awareness with the Humane Society's National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. According to Derek deLouche, the director of resource development and marketing at the Humane Society, recent years have shown "public attitudes shift, spay/neuter rates go up and more cats with permanent ID, like tattoos and microchips – which help pets to find their way home if they ever get lost or separated from their owner."

In addition to making sure your own animals are safe, pet lovers can help support the Humane Society by donating or volunteering with the organization or other local organizations. Sharing breed information with potential dog owners is another important contribution. This is because it helps ensure that people are choosing the right dog for their lifestyle — our handy breed selector quiz also helps with that! If you're not very active, for example, it doesn't make sense to get a dog that needs to be walked for several hours every day. You also probably don't want a barking dog guard in a busy apartment building. Doing research before getting a dog will put an end to shelter surrenders.

If you're interested in adopting a specific breed for a dog rescue, there are several organizations in Canada that fit the bill. These are organizations that are dedicated to finding the right homes for dogs that deserve a loving home. We recommend meeting the dog before you commit, however. Two dogs that are the same breed can have very different personalities and you should make sure that your adopted dog works with you and your family.

Here are breed specific rescues in Canada:

AireCanada Airedale Rescue Network

Find out more about Airedales here.

Alaskan Malamute HELP League

Find out more about Alaskan Malamutes here.

Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario

Find out more about Basset Hounds here.

Beagle Paws

Find out more about Beagles here.

Border Terrier Welfare

Find out more about Border Terriers here.

Boston Terrier Rescue

Find out more about Boston Terriers here.

Calgary Lab Rescue

Find out more about Labrador Retrievers here.

Canadian Chihuahua Rescue

Chihuahua Rescue of BC

Find out more about Chihuahuas here.

Canadian Dachschund Rescue

Find out more about Dachschunds here.

Dalmatian Adoption and Rescue

Find out more about Dalmatians here.

Danes in Distress

Find out more about Great Danes here.

Doberman Rescue Ontario

Find out more about Dobermans here.

Greyhound League, Northwest Canadian

Greyhound Pets Incorporated

Greyhound Relocation & Adoption

Greyhounds in Need of Adoption

Southern Alberta Greyhound Association

Find out more about Greyhounds here.

Pug Club of Canada Pug Rescue

Find out more about Pugs here.

Rat Terrier Rescues

Find out more about Rat Terriers here.

Scottish Terrier Club Rescue

Find out more about Scottish Terriers here.

Sheltie Rescue Southern Ontario

Find out more about Shetland Sheepdogs here.

Westie Rescue of Canada

Find out more about West Highland White Terriers here.


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