TEAM Dog Rescue’s mission is to be compassionate towards all living beings, and to strive to be the best we can be in the rescue work we do. Rescue work with integrity and respect.

About Us

Our Mission

TEAM Dog Rescue is a grassroots, foster-based, Canadian registered charity run exclusively by volunteers and dedicated to helping all breeds of homeless dogs in our local community find their forever homes.

Our focus is to rescue local dogs from high-kill and under-resourced shelters across Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba, and dogs in disadvantaged northern communities.

Our Vision

From a shared vision of caring and concern for all, TEAM emerged in 2012 in response to a growing need for support from local shelters. Since our inception, over 840 abandoned, medical, senior and abused dogs have been welcomed into our rescue and are now thriving in loving, forever homes.

Our Focus

From the very beginning, our focus has been to deliver:

  • Education and outreach in our community
  • Emergency medical services for dogs in crisis
  • Safe havens for abandoned, medical, senior and abused dogs in need
  • Strong adoption programs to ensure that each dog in our rescue transitions to a safe, loving home

Please note: TEAM Dog Rescue does not accept owner surrenders.


What makes TEAM different?

We focus on rescuing dogs locally first: 90% of our dogs come from local shelters and communities. Learn about the Empty Ontario Shelters initiative

We don’t discriminate: We help all breeds, all ages (including seniors), and often help dogs in need of expensive medical care. Check out our Happy Tails

We are 100% volunteer-run: A passionate group of individuals works tirelessly to keep our rescue running. Meet the team

We are a “TEAM”: We work closely with trusted veterinary clinics, trainers, foster families, and volunteers

Our Work in Numbers


Our Financials


Our Trusted Veterinary Partners: