Island of Montreal and Surrounding Areas

Animal Rescue Network

Another no-kill shelter in Montreal, the Animal Rescue Network (ARN) is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers. It uses a community-based network of foster homes to care for unwanted cats and dogs until they can be adopted. Donations and volunteers are always welcome. Regular adoption days take place too.

A second-hand dog can become your first-rate companion

Bell’Anima (Italian for “Beautiful Soul”) is a non-profit foster based organization dedicated to rescuing and placing abandoned animals in Montreal, Quebec.

Boxer Rescue of Quebec
Boxer rescue takes in boxers that are abandoned and tries to find them permanent homes. Fundraiseres such as nail clipping (for dogs) help raise money for the organization.

Given the large number of homeless cats in Montreal, educhat focuses on the Trap, Neuter, Release theory. Public donations and volunteer efforts help this organization promote its objectives of education and TNR. Low income families can also have their cats neutered here.

Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue
Animals in the 11th hour (about to be killed or soon to die) give a hail mary with Eleven Eleven Animal Rescue. This is a no-kill, foster-home based rescue group that provides medical care, rehabilitation, and rehoming for mostly dogs and cats. They put photos of their adoptables on facebook, so have a look and see if one melts your heart and finds a new home.

Gerdy’s is a small, animal rescue has no shelter, and so relies on a network to foster the animals until their forever homes can be found. They rescue animals that come from bad situations as well as compassionate placements, offering full disclosure about the animal’s medical history and personality. The website has pictures of the animals available for adoption.

Golden Retriever Rescue
Golden Retriever Rescue focuses on the golden retriever breed. How could a gorgeous golden retriever ever need to be rescued? Well sometimes it happens. Owners die or dogs are not good fits with their owners or other tragedies happen.

Kiko Dog Rescue
An all-breed dog rescue located near Montreal, Quebec.

Le Refuge pour Chats de Verdun
Cats, cats, and more cats. Refuge for Cats goes from meow to wow with its cats. Abandoned cats are rescued and new homes are found for them. The animal fosters cats with its network and has adoption days every second Sunday as well. Volunteers and donations are welcome.

PetitsPawz Cat Refuge of Montreal
PetitsPawz is a non-profit organization that saves cats in Montreal. There is a foster-based rescue program that provides shelter and medical care with the goal of finding adoptive families. There is also a TNR (trap, neuter, return) aspect where feral cats are trapped, sterilized or neutered, and then returned to their colonies. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

Refuge AMR
Another group working hard to help get dogs adopted, the Refuge AMR works in a number of towns surrounding Montreal like Chateauguay and Hemmingford to help animals find homes. They also keep a listing of found pets, so if yours is missing have a look.

Rosie Animal Adoption
Through donations and hard work, orphaned companion dogs find new homes with Rosie Animal Adoption. The goal is to find responsible and loving homes for misplaced, neglected, and unwanted dogs. They are always on the lookout for foster homes and the organization is a non-profit/charity organization that relies completely on the support of the public. Adoption clinics are held periodically.

Sophie’s Dog Adoption
Sophie’s is a network of foster homes with dogs looking for forever homes.

This is probably the most recognizable animal shelter in most places, with branches everywhere. Dogs, cats, birds, and other animals are available for adoption. The regularly hold animal adoption events and fundraisers. For example, on August 26, there’s a special cat adoption event.

Sphinx Project
Sphinx Project is a rescue service for cats. It has multiple cats available for adoption at its website. The cats are vaccinated, sterilized and in good health.

Steri-animal sterilizes feral cats in the Montreal area as well as provide assistance for those who can’t afford to have their own pets sterilized. They also provides vaccinations against common feline infections for feral cats and test them as virus carriers. Events are held each year to raise money for the organization.

The Pussie Patrol Cat Rescue
The Pussie Patrol works with abandoned and feral cats and kittens to find them homes. Donations are much needed by this very tiny organization. They have just six foster homes in their network.

Quebec Greyhound Rescue
Greyhound rescue focuses on finding loving responsible homes for retired racing dogs.

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