Responsible Rescues

Adopting a new pet can be an overwhelming experience. As a potential new pet guardian, it is important to know that you are adopting an animal from an organization who can provide you with the necessary support and information to ensure you have made the right decision, that you are fully informed of the needs of your new family member and provided with support should future issues arise.

In addition to your local BCSPCA and municipal shelter, there are numerous community based rescue organizations that can help you find the perfect pet.

No Puppy Mills Canada provides a valuable resource that identifies criteria to look for when choosing to adopt from a rescue. Below is a list of organizations who meet this criteria.

Please note, this list is meant only to act as a starting point in identifying a rescue. In addition to meeting the criteria set out in No Puppy Mills Canada, these organizations have been recommended by partner organizations. However, Paws for Hope Animal Foundation does not take responsibility for polices and procedures of individual organizations and we strongly encourage you to do additional research.

Birds
BC Exotic Bird Society
Greyhaven Exotic Bird Sanctuary