Faunadael Farm and Pet Rescue

 

Rescue Groups
On Southern Vancouver Island
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On this page:  DOGS  |  CATS  |  OTHER PETS  OUT OF AREA RESCUES


Please note:  It is Faunadael Pet Rescue's policy to assist local animals before helping those from other areas.  We focus on pets in British Columbia, but have assisted pets in Alberta and the Yukon.  There are still pets being killed in B.C.; it's just not made public like the pets you may hear about in other countries.  If you adopt a pet from a rescue group that rescues B.C. animals, you are making a space available for the group to take in another B.C. animal who may otherwise die in a B.C. shelter or pound.


Groups/organizations listed in alphabetical order:

DOGS

Big Heart Rescue - dogs and cats

BC Poodle and Small Dog Rescue - Poodles, Poodle crosses & other small dogs from California shelters, as well as local owner surrendered/abandoned dogs & dogs from BC shelters

Broken Promises Rescue - puppies and dogs of all sizes

Bully Buddies - bully breed (and a few other terriers and sometimes Chihuahuas!) rescue based on the Mainland but have foster homes on the Island

Cat's Cradle - mostly cats but some dogs; based in the Victoria area

Cedar Ridge Collie Rescue - Rough and Smooth Collies, and occassionally other breeds

CRD Animal Shelter - Animal Control (pound) for the Capital Regional District

Chihuahua Rescue (BC) - Aimee Nichol is the Nanaimo representative

Dog Bless Rescue Partners - small and medium sized dogs, brought here from U.S. shelters.  They adopt only to the Greater Victoria area.

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders - dogs and cats

Greyhound Rescue - Northwest Canadian Greyhound League - foster home locations are listed on their website

Mex-Can Pet Partners - street dogs from Mexico.  Also helps other domestic animals in Mexico.

Mosaic Pet Rescue - small and medium sized dogs brought here from a shelter in the U.S.  Adopt only to Duncan area and south, and the Gulf Islands.

Nana Foundation (Tryntje Horn) - dogs, cats and other animals - they don't have a website, but can be reached by
    
Phone:  (250) 477-2062 
     Mail: P.O. Box 31114, University Heights RPO, Victoria, BC  V8N 6J3
     Check
VictoriaAdoptables.com for the Nana Foundation's available pets.

Respect-a-Bull Dog Rescue - bully breeds such as Pit Bull Terriers, AmStaffs, American Bulldogs, etc.
                                          No longer active in rescue, but will take back any dog adopted from them.

Second Chances - mostly small dogs; based in Parksville.

SPCA - Cowichan & District (Duncan) - also Animal Control (dogs) for the CVRD electoral areas - easy to get to: located just off Hwy #1

SPCA - Victoria - located in downtown Victoria

SPCA - other BC SPCA shelters on Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands:
            Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo, Alberni-Clayoquot (Port Alberni), Parksville/Qualicum, Comox, Campbell River

Vancouver Island Dog Rescue Society - various breeds, but particularly northern breed dogs

Victoria Adoptables - post several other rescue groups' dogs for adoption on their website

Victoria Animal Control - pound for City of Victoria, Oak Bay and Esquimalt

Victoria Humane Society - a fairly new (2013) rescue group; all sizes and ages of dogs and puppies

Victoria Pet Adoption Society - operated through Shaw Pet Hospital
 

CATS

Big Heart Rescue - cats and sometimes kittens

Broken Promises Rescue - cats and kittens

Cat's Cradle - cats and dogs, based in the Victoria area

Cowichan Cat Rescue - traps/spays/neuters feral cats, but has tame kittens and some adults for adoption

CRD Animal Shelter - Animal Control (pound) for the Capital Regional District

Dee's Orphan Kitten Fund - cats and kittens, tame and feral

Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders - cats and kittens

Nana Foundation (Tryntje Horn) - they don't have a website, but can be reached by
      Phone:  (250) 477-2062 
      Mail:  P.O. Box 31114, University Heights RPO, Victoria, BC  V8N 6J3
      Check VictoriaAdoptables.com for the Nana Foundation's available pets.

SPCA - Cowichan & District (Duncan) - easy to get to: located just off Hwy #1

SPCA - Victoria - located in downtown Victoria

SPCA - other BC SPCA shelters on Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands:
            Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo, Alberni-Clayoquot (Port Alberni), Parksville/Qualicum, Comox, Campbell River

Victoria Adoptables - post several other rescue groups' cats for adoption on their website

Victoria Animal Control - pound for City of Victoria, Oak Bay and Esquimalt

Victoria Cat Rescue Corps Society - cats and kittens

Victoria Humane Society - a fairly new (2013) rescue group

Victoria Pet Adoption Society - operated through Shaw Pet Hospital
 

OTHER PETS

Broken Promises Rescue - rabbits, rats and other small creatures.  Check their website to see who's available for adoption.

CRD Animal Shelter - Animal Control for the Capital Regional District.

Nana Foundation (Tryntje Horn) - they don't have a website, but can be reached by
      Phone:  (250) 477-2062 
      Mail:  P.O. Box 31114, University Heights RPO, Victoria, BC  V8N 6J3
      Check VictoriaAdoptables.com for the Nana Foundation's available pets.

SPCA - Cowichan & District (Duncan) - easy to get to: located just off Hwy #1 - occassionally small pets, horses and livestock in foster homes

SPCA - Victoria - located in downtown Victoria - rabbits, guinea pigs, degus, birds, rats, mice, etc. in the shelter, and
                       sometimes farm animals such as llamas in foster homes

SPCA - other BC SPCA shelters on Vancouver Island/Gulf Islands:
            Salt Spring Island, Nanaimo, Alberni-Clayoquot (Port Alberni), Parksville/Qualicum, Comox, Campbell River

Victoria Adoptables - post several other rescue groups' adoptable small animals on their website

Victoria Humane Society - a fairly new (2013) rescue group which has animals in foster homes but is also raising money to build a new shelter!

 

And a few specific rescues, not based on the South Island, but that help animals from our area and adopt to the Island:

Hearts On Noses Miniature Pig Sanctuary - pot-bellied and other miniature pigs, and some full-sized "farm" pigs for pets

Reptile Rescue, Adoption and Education Society - based in Vancouver

Small Animal Rescue Society of BC - rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hedgehogs, chinchillas, ferrets, degus, hamsters, rats, mice, etc.

Turtle Gardens - based in Topley, B.C. but regularly transport dogs to their new homes on Vancouver Island.  Have some foster homes on the Island.

 

Also try:

** Petfinder - type in what you're looking for: type of pet, breed, age, gender, location. 
          Unfortunately Petfinder's search location feature doesn't work well for B.C.  For example,
          if you are searching for pets in Victoria, you will likely receive results for pets in Washington State before
          showing pets in Kamloops, so be sure to scroll through those American listings to see the rest of the B.C. ones!

** Adopt-a-Pet.com - (formerly 1-800-Save-a-Pet) - type in what you're looking for: type of pet, breed, age, gender, size, location.

** NOTE:  while both Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet.com are available to rescue groups in our area, many groups use only one, so it is wise to check both.

If you are looking to adopt a specific breed of dog, cat or other animal, do a search for a breed club in Canada, and check their website for an adoption/rescue link, or e-mail them and ask.

 

Disclaimer: Faunadael Pet Rescue and our volunteers do not necessarily endorse nor support the above organizations/groups, nor do we condone all of the information provided on the above websites.  Also, the above groups have differing philosophies from us, but have allowed their names and contact information to be posted as a community resource.

Opt to adopt: there are many animals in Canada desperate for "forever homes."  And yes, many shelters and pounds in British Columbia DO euthanise...it's just not made public.

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