Canadian Dog Rescues – Quality Organizations

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Canadian dog rescues play an important roll in finding homes for our beloved four-legged friends. If you are looking to add a fun loving four-legged friend to the family we have some great organizations who want to hear from you. There are countless options and opportunities beyond the puppy mill. Bringing a dog into your life is a big commitment, and it starts with the adoption! The following responsible adoption and dog rescue organizations can help you make a smart, ethical, and educated choice when it comes to your adoption plans. Here is a list of some strong organizations in major Canadian cities.

Cross Our Paws Rescue – Vancouver

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Cross Our Paws Rescue is your one-stop-shop for all things bright eyed and bushy tailed! This self-described “all-breed dog rescue organization” is a Vancouver B.C.-based group of passionate, dog loving volunteers dedicated to finding caring homes for pups who require a little extra love and patience. The Cross Our Paws team chooses to work with dogs who face stress or temperament issues due to past abuse, abandonment, and trauma. All Cross Our Paws pups are examined by veterinary professionals, and placed into trusted foster homes for rehabilitation prior to adoption. Check out their list of adoptable dogs right here!

Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society

Edmonton, A.B.

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Zoe’s Animal Rescue Society is an Edmonton-based rescue society, built upon the goal of uniting lovable dogs and cats with caring, responsible owners. Supporting people and animals in marginalized communities is at the core of everything the Zoe’s team is committed to. Their many programs and initiatives offer everything from adoption support, to community education. Not to mention, their incredibly cute pup profiles which can be found on their adoptable dogs page, here.  Looking to add a tail-wagging member to your family? We highly recommend you take a gander. Who could resist those puppy dog eyes?

Little Paws Rescue Society

Lower Mainland, B.C.

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If you’re looking for a fun-sized friend, Little Paws Rescue Society is the one for you! Specializing in small dog breeds, program directors Julia and Diana have exactly what you’re looking for. This dedicated duo foster many of the LPRS pups in their own homes. Not ready to adopt a dog of your own yet? Foster parents are always needed!  Whether you’re looking to rescue or lend a hand, be sure to get in touch with the Little Paws Rescue Society.

4 Legged Love

Toronto, O.N.


4 Legged Love provides temporary homes for pups looking for a permanent family. Many of these canine companions have had to part from their previous owners due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances. All adoptive families are vetted through an application and appointment process, to ensure that all 4 Legged Love pups are transitioned into a loving home that suits their needs. What’s not to love about that? Adoption applications can be found on their site!




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