Alberta Dogs


Rescue Organizations

Edmonton Kennel Club runs a purebred rescue, for more details look to:

Some other general rescue organizations I have found are:

Alberta Small Dog Adoption Network:,
Lori Oshanek, 780-941-2194, 780-863-2194, Leduc, Alberta

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew: All breed, non-profit rescue organization based in Calgary and surrounding areas rescuing animals from First Nations and emergency situations. For more information check out, e-mail, or phone: 403-869-4694.

Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection: 780-922-0250,

Animal Rescue Foundation (Calgary): (403) 243-1910,

Animal Rescue and Outreach Society
Animal Rescue and Outreach Society (AROS) is a charitable, non-profit organization serving the Alberta Capital Region.
Their main objectives are
- To promote the welfare of animals by providing temporary and permanent homes for pets who are surrendered, abandoned, abused, sick, and/or injured.
- To provide free and/or low cost pet care programs to the community.

Barrhead Animal Rescue Society: dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment of all animals in the Town of Barrhead, the County of Barrhead and, surrounding areas. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for unwanted, abandoned, lost and, mistreated pets until they can be placed into loving homes.
Phone: 780-307-6590, E-Mail:
You can learn more about them on their Facebook pace: Barrhead Rescue Society Facebook Link.

Edson Animal Rescue Society (EARS): serving Yellowhead County. 780 712 6788

Misty Creek Dog Rescue
Near Calgary, check out for more information.

Oopsadazy Rescue and Sanctuary Society
All animal rescue out of Gleichen Ab. Rescueing since Aug 2004. Many foster homes in the Calgary and surrounding area.
Box 57089 Sunridge RPO Calgary, AB T1Y 6R4
1-(403)734-1013 for more information.

Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Foundation
Rescue off the First Nations Communities West of Rocky Mountain House
For more information check out their web site at:, or e-mail

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation
Pawsitive Match saves dogs facing life-threatening circumstances in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The dogs in their program come from shelters that have no choice but to euthanize due to over-crowding or because they are shutting down. They do not discriminate by age, size, breed, location, temperament etc.
Calgary, AB

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.
Headquarters/Sanctuary: 403.673.3224 (Please email for information)
For more information check out

Windy City Canine Rescue
Windy City Canine Rescue of Lethbridge is primarily for mature dogs (5+), but assists other dogs as well. For more information their web site is or call 403-359-3139.

Most cities and towns have an animal shelter where dogs are available for adoption, there are humane societies as well..

Brooks Animal Protection Society:

Edmonton SPCA:

Medicine Hat SPCA:, General Inquiries: (403) 526-7722

Calgary Humane Society:

Grande Prairie SPCA: http:/

Red Deer SPCA:


Breed Rescue

The following breed rescue organizations are either Alberta clubs or else have Alberta contact phone numbers.

Akita Rescue: Satika Kennels, Sherri Davidson, Morinville, (780) 939-5271 or email:

Australian Shepherd:  Aussie Rescue in Canada -- Jeni Gallichan 403-746-5331,

Beagle: Beagleapaws is based out of Newfoundland, but they do have two chapters in Alberta. Erin is in Calgary, contact:; and May is in Edmonton, contact: Check out for more information.

Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Canada National Rescue: Maureen Greaves BMDCC National Rescue Chair, PO Box 3244, Airdrie, AB T4B 2B6, phone: (403)226-4953, email:, website:

Border Collie: Alberta (AB) Herding Dog Rescue ,, .

Border Terrier Welfare, North America: Marion Miners (403) 282-2704

Bouvier Des Flanders: Monique Riel,

Boxer: Marta Nettelfield, (780) 338-2573, Grimshaw, AB

Collie Rescue:  Karen Fairbairn (Edmonton) (780) 478-0822, email Karen Hetherington (Red Deer) (403) 341-7802. 

Dachshund: Canadian Dachshund Rescue has about 60 volunteers/foster homes across Canada, including Alberta. Their web site is . Their national e-mail address is:, two Alberta contacts are and

Golden Retriever Club of Alberta Rescue:,

Great Dane: Gread Dane Club of Canada, Western Division Rescue

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog: Brian & Sera Fradgley, Sherwood Park, (780) 464-3025,

Greyhound: Chinook Winds Greyhound Rescue

Herding Dog Rescue (for any herding breed), e-mail:

Labrador Retriever Rescue, Calgary: Box 63, Site 3, R.R. 1 Strathmore, AB, T1P 1J6, (403) 934-4965,,

Pit Bulls for Life Foundation of Alberta:

Shetland Sheep Dog Rescue

Southern Alberta Rottweiler Rescue:

West Highland White Terrier:, you can also call 877 861 3375 and you will be directed to the appropriate person in Edmonton or Calgary.

Weimaraner (Weimaraner Association of Canada): Prairie Coordinator - Barb Williams (204) 222-3929.




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