Alberta

Calgary & Area Rescues

ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY
Located In: Calgary, Alberta
Contact: (403) 804-4334 or info@aarcs.ca
Website: AARCS
About this shelter: AARCS is a non-profit animal rescue organization relying completely on donations from the public, fundraising events, and adoptions fees. They do not receive any government assistance. Their focus is to rescue small animals from First Nation Communities in Alberta. At the discretion of the intake committee and when space in the program allows, they will take surrendered animals or transfer animals into the program from high-kill shelters.

ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION (ARF)
Located in: Calgary, Alberta
Contact: 403.243.1910 / general.info@arf.ab.ca
Website:  Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)
About this shelter: The Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)  is a volunteer-based organization and is a registered non-profit charity. ARF rescues dogs and cats from First Nations and rural areas and places them into temporary foster homes where they are vaccinated, de-wormed and spayed/neutered prior to adoption. ARF also provides spay/neuter and educational programs to residents of First Nations communities as part of the effort to reduce the population of unwanted animals.

MISTY CREEK DOG RESCUE
Located in: Calgary, Alberta
Contact:  info@mistycreekdogrescue.com
Website:  Misty Creek Dog Rescue
About this shelter:   Misty Creek Dog Rescue is a no kill shelter that takes in dogs from pounds, reserves, other shelters and voluntary owner surrenders providing them with medical care, vaccinations, and behavioural training with the aim of finding them forever homes. Because of the strict no-kill mandate, dogs may stay at the shelter for years until they are successfully placed with a suitable family.

PAWSITIVE MATCH RESCUE FOUNDATION
Located in:  Calgary, Alberta
Contact:  general@pawsitivematch.org
Website:  Pawsitive Match
About this shelter:  Pawsitive Match saves dogs facing life-threatening circumstances in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.  Pawsitive Match,  a registered Canadian charity, is a not-for-profit, no-kill dog rescue based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We are run independently and made up entirely of a dedicated group of volunteers. Pawsitive Match also help save dogs on local reserves and occasional owner surrenders. Pawsitive Match is  involved in an education program in Mexico, particularly in Cabo San Lucas and its surrounding areas.  Volunteers travel to Mexico and work exhaustively to promote spaying & neutering, as well as responsible pet ownership.  Pawsitive Match also volunteers with the Alberta Spay and Neuter Task Force, whereby hundreds of volunteers get together and organize a spay and neuter clinic on our local First Nations reserves.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ANIMAL RESCUE
Located in: Canmore, Alberta
Contact:  403.673.3224 / rockymountainanimalrescue@gmail.com
Website: Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue
About this shelter:  Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue specializes in coordinating rehabilitation and adoption for animals from the reserves and high-kill shelters in the Northwest Territories of Canada – and the dumping grounds of Mexico. It also is one of the few non-profit organizations in Canada that perform rescues after natural disasters, having successfully extracted and rehomed over 75 dogs during a two month mission to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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Edmonton/Northern Region Rescues

HUMANE ANIMAL RESCUE TEAM (HART)
Located in:  Edmonton/Northern Alberta
Contact: 780. 455.4278 / 780. 447.4034
Website:  H.A.R.T.
About this shelter:  HART is a non- profit rescue organization run entirely by volunteers who are committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing stray and abandoned dogs.  In addition, HART works closely with First Nations communities to provide education and outreach programs to promote responsible pet ownership.

PAWS AND CLAWS ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION
Located in: Red Deer, Alberta
Contact:  adoptions@pawsandclawsanimalrescue.ca
Website:  Paws & Claws
About this shelter:  Paws & Claws Animal Rescue Foundation is an all-volunteer run, registered, non-profit organization.  All rescued animals are taken into foster homes and provided with loving care until a suitable home is found.  Paws & Claws works in cooperation with the Sunchild & O’Chiese First Nations communities to provide education in order to promote responsible pet ownership.

SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL RESCUE SOCIETY (SCARS)
Located in: Edmonton/ Athabasca/ Northern Alberta
Contact: 780-466-SCAR (7227)
Website: http://www.scarscare.org/
About this shelter: SCARS is a non-profit Edmonton and Athabasca based registered charity that is operated solely by volunteers. SCARS relies on money raised through memberships, donations, sponsorships, government grants, and other fundraising efforts. SCARS operates as a no-kill rescue and primarily takes in animals who are slated for euthanasia at municipal pounds. SCARS actively works within communities to promote responsible companion animal guardianship. This includes promoting spaying and neutering, vaccinations, micro-chipping and training. SCARS is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless and abandoned animals in Northern Alberta and believe there is a suitable home for all homeless animals, young or old.

SERENITY PET SHELTER & RESCUE SOCIETY
Located in: Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Contact: 403.887.2925 / 403.748.2747 / 403.885.0077
Website:  Serenity Pet Shelter & Rescue Society
About this shelter:  Serenity Pet Shelter is made up of a group of volunteers who rescue, foster and rehome abandoned and abused pets.  They are active in the community of Sylvan Lake promoting responsible pet ownership and creating awareness on the importance of the spay/neuter program.

NORTHERN ALBERTA SOCIETY FOR ANIMAL PROTECTION
Located in:  Sherwood Park, Alberta
Contact:  780.922.0250 / admin@nasap.ca
Website:  NASAP
About this shelter:  The Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection is a non-profit organization run solely by volunteers that uses a network of private foster homes to care for the animals until a suitable permanent home is found.  Their mandate is to educate the population on responsible pet ownership and the importance of spay/neutering as a means of controlling the pet population.

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Southern Region Rescues

HEAVEN CAN WAIT ANIMAL RESCUE FOUNDATION
Located In:  High River
Contact:  403. 601.2520 / 403.601.2530
Website:  Heaven Can Wait
About this shelter:  Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Foundation is currently the only rescue organization covering the area south of Okotoks to Claresholm, Vulcan west to Longview and even some points beyond.   HCWARF  provides shelter, care and nourishment to abandoned, abused and homeless domestic animals within High River and the surrounding area. This includes altering of the animals, providing vaccinations and tattoo in addition to identification and treatment of any other health issues. HCWARF actively works in the community to trap and alter feral cats.

POUND RESCUE
Located in: Okotoks, Alberta
Contact:  403.938.4890 /  adopt@poundrescue.com
Website:  Pound Rescue
About this shelter:  Pound Rescue is a volunteer-run, registered charity that is devoted to helping lost and abandoned animals to either be reunited with their owners or to find new homes. Pound Rescue is a no-kill shelter that runs on a network of dedicated foster homes throughout the city of Calgary and it’s surrounding areas.   Foster families take dogs & cats into their homes, nurse them back to health, train & socialize them and help us to find suitable adoptive homes for them

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