Our Mission is to rescue abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats throughout Northern Ontario and ensure that every pet receives “A New Leash on Life”.
In the year 2000, a few animals lovers got together and formed a small association called Pet Save.
They were a committed group of people who appreciated the value of animals in their lives and just wanted to help a few dogs in need of a second chance. Originally Pet Save only rescued dogs but by 2002, recognizing they lived in a community with a severe cat overpopulation problem, they began to take in stray cats. Operating on the principle that all life is precious, they were proud to be a “no kill” rescue operating in the community.
It was shocking to learn how many family pets were seen as disposable and how many ended their short lives in local pounds or on our city streets. The need for this rescue group was overwhelming and in 2003, they became a registered charity. The first few years were eye-opening as it was very
hard to hear a sad story and do nothing about it. Pet Save quickly grew to over 200 volunteers and today Pet Save is still 100% volunteer and proud of our “NO KILL” policy. We have saved over 10,000 cats, dogs, bunnies and even a few pot-belly pigs along the way.
We continue to grow each year and hope one day there will no longer be a need for rescue groups like us. Until that time, we remain committed to helping the homeless animals and educating people on proper animal care so we may reshape the next generation of pet owners.
At Pet Save, we believe every person has something to offer a homeless or orphaned animal and one person at a time, we can make a difference!
“The Greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. -Gandhi
We are constantly working hard to help rescue animals and work on providing a healthy and happy journey to their forever homes! If you are looking for a furry family member – check out our Adorable Adoptable pages below. Other pages include our Pet Save Re”Tail” Thrift Store (685 Notre Dame), our Pet Save Online Auction and Pet Save Alumni for parents of our furkids that have been adopted to show their happy endings.
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Donations are desperately needed to help continue saving these precious lives. We are always in need of clumping cat litter, laundry soap, Javex, “paw blankets” from the Dollaramas, marrow bone treats for dogs, canned cat food, old towels/sheets/blankets, Canadian Tire Money etc.
We also accept monetary donations.
Pet of the Month
Meet Lou. He loves squeaky toys and playing fetch. Lou is a huge love bug and loves to be pet and cuddled. He truly would make the most loyal companion.
Lou is working on leash skills and would benefit greatly from training with a professional. He prefers female dogs and would not do well with a cat. Lou would also love a fenced in yard where he could play fetch everyday.
If you are interested in meeting Lou please fill out an application at www.petsavesudbury.com