Adoptions: Pets & Rescues

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As owner of For The Love of Animals, I'm a strong believer in adopting animals rather then buying them. I've spent several years fostering guinea pigs for a local rescue and am well known within the rescue community. For The Love of Animals is a proud supporter of several local animal rescues.

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After years of fostering, we know first hand how tight money can be within any small rescue who help surrendered, abandoned or abused animals brought into rescues.

For The Love of Animals remains very supportive of small private animal rescues. If you know of a registered rescue that could use some extra exposure, please let us know.

Most private rescues run on a volunteer basis with expenses coming out of their own pockets for such things as veterinarian bills, medication, pet food and supplies. Rescues normally charge a small fee for each animal in their care. This money is used to help cover only a fraction of the actual costs that an animal needs while in their care.

Below is a list of some of the private small animal rescues that have registered with us and those that could use some help to get the word out to the public that there are so many animals looking for a loving home to rest their heads and to have people love them unconditionally. They can use your support too.

If you are interested in adding a pet to your family, please check into adoption before buying a pet. Please contact the individual rescue if you are interested in any animal they have.

Big on Beagles is a Toronto-based assistance agency for beagles experiencing troubled times. B.O.B is there to help the not so fortunate, i.e. special needs beagles like older beagles - some with health issues and even some terminally ill, overweight beagles, beagles lacking in confidence with an assortment of emotional baggage in tow, the list goes on. In a nutshell, B.O.B lends a paw to those needing a second chance. Beagles entering B.O.B's program are usually coming from animal shelters that have not been successful in matching them with families.

Annex Cat Rescue started twelve years ago. The Annex Cat Rescue (ACR) began in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto but it has since grown to include members from all over Toronto , assisting stray and feral cats across the GTA.

This small no-kill rescue has a primary focus on assisting feral cats -- young kittens are rescued and placed into foster care for adoption while adult cats are TNR'ed (Trap-Neuter/Spay-Return).

Cherry Street Cats is a small group of dedicated cat lovers who care of a feral cat colony in the east end. The colony is comprised of more than 20 cats, the majority of whom have been spayed and neutered. We have socialized and found wonderful homes for the kittens that have been born in the colony. Every day we feed the cats, and provide winter shelters for them, so that they can have the best life possible. We appreciate any donations of cat food or money to pay for spaying and neutering. Please check out our blog for more info.

Project MaddieProject Maddie helps pet owners who are at risk of losing their pets due to sudden, short-term financial instability by collecting and distributing donated quality pet food. This offers temporary relief to those who might otherwise have to sign a beloved companion over to an animal shelter.

Project Maddie also recognizes that there are seniors and persons living with disabilities with pets whose needs are ongoing due to financial and mobility constraints. For these individuals their connection to their pets is vital to maintaining quality of life and provides significant health benefits. Project Maddie works with our partners to provide long-term assistance to seniors and persons living with disabilities on fixed incomes.

Project Maddie is a non-profit organization and we are in the process of applying for Registered Charity status. We receive no government funding and rely entirely upon our supporters to make sure help is available whenever and wherever it's needed.

Pomeranian & Small Breed RescuePomeranian and Small Breed Rescue is a volunteer-run rescue group located in southwestern Ontario that provides care for dogs that have been surrendered by their owners, rescued from puppy mills, or are in danger of losing their lives in local animal control facilities. We are a registered Canadian charity committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Pomeranian and other small breed dogs.

Since its creation in 2001 Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue has successfully placed over 520 dogs in loving forever homes. We are not a shelter and none of our members are paid staff. All of our dogs stay in foster care where they live as if they are a permanent part of their foster family until they find their forever homes. In addition to love and attention, many dogs come to us in need of life-saving veterinary care as the result of illness or injury. We have provided our rescues with surgeries and treatment for a number of conditions including hernias, broken limbs, luxating patellas, cherry eyes, tumors and split noses.

We are always looking for donations of money and supplies and recruiting volunteers so that we can increase the number of dogs we are able to rescue. If you live in Southwestern Ontario and have a love for animals, please consider joining our group.

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