Animal Shelter

Are Canadians Having a Cat Moment?

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

The numbers are promising but right now there are still thousands of cats and dogs in shelters waiting for their forever home. The holidays can be a magical time of year to add a companion animal to your household. Many families choose to adopt a pet and give them a home during the holiday season, creating lifelong bonds and unforgettable memories -- all while saving a life!

How to Get a Dog Without Really Getting One

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Living
Lucy Leiderman

If you feel you are ready one day to welcome muddy paws onto your furniture (I say that lovingly), please adopt. This story about a dog that survived Euthanasia recently should have done wonders for educating people about how quickly a dog will be killed after being surrendered by their owner, simply because nobody wants it (two weeks!).

If You Don't Want Your Dog, Don't Abuse It - Give It To a Shelter

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Philip Plante-Ajah

One of my dogs still waits for me at the front door until I get home. While I cannot understand why an individual would want to harm any animal in the way described above, I also do not think that is a question open for debate. There are numerous shelters and rescue organizations out there who would gladly offer to take your animal on an anonymous basis.

Meet the Man Who is Rescuing Animal Welfare

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

2012-09-03-petabanner1.jpg Nathan Winograd is the leader of the No Kill movement, a genuine revolution in animal welfare. Over three million healthy and adoptable pets will be killed next year in America's shelters. Not, however, if Winograd and his growing army have any say. I caught up with him a few weeks after the No Kill Advocacy Centre's annual conference in Washington D.C.

Many Shelter Animals Face the Needle, But You Can Make a Difference

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

I woke up to a full inbox: 66 cats to be euthanized at an Ontario pound, 70 dogs in peril in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. All scheduled for the fatal needle Tuesday morning. Canadians, please don't breed or buy while shelter pets die; please make adoption your first option; please take the time to find out how your municipality deals with pet overpopulation. I guarantee that if you knew, you would be shocked into action.

Announcing Adopt-a-HuffPet!

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 09.09.2012 | Canada
M. Michelle Nadon

Huffington Post Canada is pleased to announce the launch of Adopt-a-HuffPet. Each week we will feature adoptable rescue pets eager to find a loving home. Click on the our pets for information about the animal and all adoption info. Pets will be chosen from shelters across the country.