for those that have no home the journey is endless
About Lend A Paw
Lend A Paw was founded in Aug 2011, by a small group of ladies that seen a necessity in the area to help animals in need of rescue and to implement change through education & adoption. Lend A Paw is a registered Canadian Charity and can issue tax receipts. Our Board of Directors and membership is made up of caring individuals who support and volunteer their time in many different aspects to help improve the lives of animals in need.
What we do
We rescue dogs from all types of situations based on the need of urgency, medical condition and availability of space. 98% of the dogs that come into the organizations care are homeless and many are suffering from injuries and the effects of neglect. We provide the care needed until loving homes are found. We also educate and promote responsible pet ownership, adoption and provide assistance where and when needed.
How you can help
Our volunteers & foster homes are at the “heart” of Lend A Paw. Without their support and dedication Lend A Paw would simply not exist. Volunteers provide and support Lend A Paw in many different aspects, each contributing their own individual expertise and determining their own level of involvement. We welcome anyone who would like to become a volunteer member of Lend A Paw and can offer their expertise or just help lend a paw.
Adopting from us
Interested adopters are asked to fill out an Adoption Application for the dog they are interested in adopting. The application is then reviewed by our adoption committee. If the criteria is met and Lend A Paw feels the dog is a good match the adoption is completed. When approving an adoption, Lend A Paw considers many factors, including the adopter’s lifestyle & level of commitment. Some individuals feel this is unnecessary, ”a home is a home” but, we feel otherwise. We rescue these dogs from sad situations, sometimes horrific, we want to make sure they are being adopted in to forever homes, will be part of the family and properly given the care, life & love they deserve.
Foster home program
We are always in need of foster homes, both short & long term. After a dog/pup has finished it’s quarantine time, been vet checked, vaccinated, treated for parasites, spayed or neutered (if age appropriate), and assessed for any behavioral issues it is placed in a Lend A Paw Foster Home. Lend A Paw provides all the necessities the animal with require, food, bowls, crate, collar/leash, etc. With the help of the organization’s foster home coordinator, the foster family is asked to provide the animal with a secure & safe environment, socialization, training and love. Lend A Paw feels that the foster home environment is the best way to help transition a rescued dog into its forever home.
How we are funded
Lend A Paw receives no funding from government or municipalities, and is 100% operated and administrated by volunteers. All funding is directly derived from the organizations fundraising efforts, donations and support from the public & businesses.
“To rescue, assist and improve the lives of animals in need by providing shelter, food and medical care to the unwanted, neglected and abandoned until loving homes can be found.”
– Our Mission