Partner

Look, we know we aren’t the only rescue in town – or even in the province. In fact, we love working with other rescues to help save dog lives. (We even reach out to support non-dog rescues, though our priority will always remain dogs.)

To us, being a partner means a few things:

  • Meeting the needs of homeless dogs – Sometimes a dog gets brought to a rescue that just doesn’t have the resources or audience to find it a good home. For example, a Great Dane might be brought to a rescue that really specializes in lap dogs. For the dog’s sake, and for the best use of resources, it’s better to send the pup to a rescue that has the facilities and training skills to handle that kind of dog.
  • Supporting other organizations so everyone achieves their goals – We’re happy to post and promote dogs that are in the care of other organizations (though we ask the “owner” rescue to handle screening, and adoption).
  • Working together – who says we can’t do events together? Talk to our events coordinator if you’re interested! events@rockyroadrescue.com.

It’s a win-win!

To kick things off, here are a few rescues that we already work with: our partners in rescue. Scroll below the gallery to learn more about them.


Critter Cabs –  A transport co-ordination group whose purpose is to safely transport rescue animals within Quebec and Ontario. People in this group are volunteers who give their time, gas and use of their vehicle to help death-row animals get from life-threatening situations to the safety of rescues. We also help rescue groups who need transport assistance.

Feathered Haven – Operated by The Parrot Shop, based in Smiths Falls. Feathered Haven is a non-profit home-based rescue with the support of foster homes for birds in need. We educate the public through community events as well as aid people with birds in their home.  When we are contacted in regards to taking in a bird from a good home we try to assist in rehoming as opposed to bringing the bird into rescue…we prefer to leave our vacancies for birds in need due to health, for birds who will possibly be euthanized due to behavior, and ones who exhibit self abusive behavior.   Once issues are resolved we then look for a very suitable home for them, while offering help,support and training to future human companions. Contact Jill Woods jillawoods@aol.com.

Furry Tales Cat Rescue – A not-for-profit, foster-based rescue agency located in Smiths Falls Ontario. Working with a wonderful team, our primary goal is to assist cats (older and middle aged) who have been displaced, abandoned or at high risk of being euthanized in the pound system. Contact form on website.

New Moon Rabbit Rescue – a no-kill rescue dedicated to unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused domestic rabbits to give them a second chance to find a loving home. Contact: regan@newmoonrabbitrescue.ca or marg@newmoonrabbitrescue.ca.

Poet’s Vision Aussie Rescue – Dedicated to rescuing and re-homing deaf and visually impaired Australian Shepherds (mixes) and Border Collie (mixes) that are the direct result of merle-to-merle breeding. When space is available with our foster homes we will also help dogs of other breeds that are either deaf or blind as well as dogs with neurological problems. Every so often we also have dogs of various breeds that have no impairments. If you would like more information on the work that we do or have questions about dogs that are available for adoption please do not hesitate to email us at info@poetsvisionaussierescue.org.

S.H.A.R.P. Siberian Husky Assistance and Rescue Program – An organization dedicated to the health, welfare, and happiness of Siberian Huskies.  By working with animal shelters, rescue groups, dog owners and the general public, our goals are to help Siberian Huskies and their families. To find out how you can help or if you know of a Siberian Husky in need of assistance, please contact Marilyn Hubley Administrator at maykeema@hotmail.com or Melissa Van Grootel Co-ordinator perunsiberians@hotmail.com

Sheba’s Haven Rescue – Uses various therapies to help make our residents as comfortable as possible. This assists us with mobility, incontinence, stress, and nutritional problems that we frequently see here at the Haven. Contact: shebashaven@kingston.net

Toronto Humane Society – It is the mission of The Toronto Humane Society to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering. Following no-kill principles, the Toronto Humane Society aspires to be a best-in-class animal shelter – working in partnership with the community to find creative solutions and improve outcomes for all animals.

Valley Animal Rescue – A volunteer animal-rescue organization in the Renfrew area. The backbone of our operation is a network of committed foster homes that care for, socialize, and help prepare animals for adoption. For more information email valleyanimalrescue@hotmail.com.

Valley Mastiff Rescue – Our focus is to rescue dogs with urgent medical conditions, dogs in need of surgical assistance, chronic and terminal conditions, short and long term medical rehabilitation, general health issues, disabilities and everything in between. Without forgetting those who just need a home along the way. Contact: valleyrescue@hotmail.com

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