Homes for Paws Dog Rescue


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About


Located in Ottawa Ontario, Homes for Paws is an all volunteer not for profit, dog rescue dedicated to rescuing dogs on death row. Our goal is to place the dogs we rescue into loving forever homes. We do not have a shelter, all dogs are placed in separate volunteer foster homes within Ottawa-Gatineau until an adoption match is found. Adoption fees are $375.00 for senior dogs (8 years and older), $450.00 for adult dogs (1 year and older) and $500.00 for young dogs (less than 1 year old). The Adoption fee is non negotiable and non refundable. All dogs have been vetted and the fee  includes spay/neuter. In the case that said animal is too young to be altered at the time of adoption, adopters are responsible to get the animal altered within the first year of owning the pet. Our adoption fee also includes age appropriate vaccines including Rabies, deworming, flea preventative and microchip.
Thank you for your interest!

Available for Adoption


Bobby - Available!

Meet Bobby! Bobby is a 1 year old chihuahua mix that arrived to us from a hoarding situation with little socialization with people! He is the sweetest little thing. Although he is quite afraid of people, he has a heart of gold. His trust needs to be gained, and his foster is working every day to make sure he learns people have lots of love to give. When he first arrived, he had no idea what a leash was or how to walk on one, but he caught on very quickly. While very timid, he is very curious and stays close by to see what his people are up to while he thinks they’re not looking. He finds lots of comfort in having a canine companion, and has had so much fun learning how to play. For this reason, he would do best in a home with other dogs, big or small. As far as potty training goes, he seems to be pretty good at keeping his business outside as long as a routine is in place. He is not sure how to say when he needs to go outside, but is excited to run out the door and soak in the sun in the backyard. A fenced yard would be best as he is most comfortable with open space. He is crate trained and likes to spend time in there with a bone to chew even when the door is open. Bobby needs a quiet home with lots of patience, and lots of yummy treats! Don’t miss out on meeting Bobby, his goofy and adorable personality will have you hooked!

Oreo - Adoption Pending!

Meet Oreo! Oreo is a 2 year old, 85lbs Lab/Shepherd mix! Oreo is a gentle giant, just like his name - he is a sweet delight. He is a real head turner, everyone comments on how handsome he is. He is house trained, calm, quiet and friendly with everyone and every dog we have met. Oreo is very affectionate, loves cuddles, belly rubs and just wants to hang out with you on the couch or on your lap. He knows basic commands like sit, stop, no, come here. His recall training needs to be worked on. Oreo loves a run, so if you're looking for a jogging companion or someone to take longs walks with, then Oreo is your boy! He would love a home with a large secured backyard as he enjoys being outdoors. He is very well behaved if well exercised, but when bored, he has a habit of chewing things left laying around like hats, mittens, shoes, pencils, his leash, cushion. Since Oreo is a big boy with a strong waggy tail, he is not suitable for small children. When we got Oreo, he was Lyme positive, however, he has been treated but will need to be retested in 6 months and stay on tick preventatives during the summer months Oreo is UTD on vaccinations, neutered, dewormed and microchipped! Photo creds: Kiwi's Photography

Merlin - Available!

Meet Merlin! 🐕 Merlin is a beautifully coloured heeler mix. One look into his soulful eyes and your heart will melt! He has adapted well in his foster home & loves the snow - he can’t wait to get outside and play with you! Merlin is a very good boy who aims to please. He is still working on his manners but he is eager to learn and seeks approval. Merlin is a high energy dog who would love a job such as agility, fly ball or tick training. He loves long walks and he would make a great jogging partner. He is new to the concept of toys but is gradually learning to play and work for treats. He can sometimes be reactive on leash but should get better with proper guidance and training. Though it takes him a few minutes to fully warm up to people, Merlin loves being around his humans. Once he has warmed up, he will follow you to the ends of the earth. If it were up to him, he would spend the whole day cuddling. When watching television together, Merlin likes to lean on his people while he enjoys the show. Merlin would do best in an active home with someone who has experience with herding breeds. He might be able to live with a patient dog but no young children or cats. He does bark a bit when left alone, but he settles down quickly and likes the television or radio left on for him! Merlin is UTD on vaccinations, neutered, dewormed and microchipped.

Dumpling - Available!

Dumpling is one of our dogs that arrived from Texas on March 2nd! Dumpling has had a rough life so far - he was left outside unattended tied on a line and as a result, the rope wrapped around his foot so tightly it caused a lack of blood flow to his foot and required amputation. Despite his rough past, Dumpling has settled into his loving foster home and is now looking for his furever home! Dumpling is a 2 year old Daschund mix who is loving and loves to gives kisses! Dumpling is a delight to have around. He is great with kids and animals in our home. His foster family has another dog, a cat and 2 bunnies. He seems very curious and he seems mostly crate trained. He cries alot and needs some serious snuggles. He is still learning to work with his missing leg but does very well. He pees outside but has issues with pooping indoors. Given the proper time and attention, he will be a great addition to any home and family! He is generally a chill guy who wants to be where everyone is! A big love bug!! Dumpling is UTD on vaccinations, neutered, dewormed and microchipped

Marcus - Available!

Marcus is a 9 month old 4lb chihuahua. He was found as a stray in Texas with a telephone cord around his neck. But regardless of his past, he loves people! He is the sweetest little guy and absolutely loves to be held and cuddled. Marcus is good with people and other dogs and would likely be fine with cats. He is pee pad trained and sleeps through the night. Marcus does cry when first left, but settles down after a few minutes. Because of his size, Marcus would be best suited for a home with children 16 and over. He has been diagnosed with grade 2 luxating patella's on both hinds and would benefit from staying on fish oil/glucosamine longterm and could require surgery in the future. If youre looking for your next best friend, Marcus is your guy! 🐕🐾 Marcus is UTD on vaccines, dewormed, neutered, heartworm tested (negative) and microchipped.

Keke - Available!

Keke is a x month old chihuahua mix that arrived to us from Texas. She is sassy and sweet. Although she is fearful of new people, Keke quickly settled into her loving foster home. She loves being scratched, having her tummy rubbed, and giving kisses! She is a champion cuddler and loves to curl up next to her foster family on the couch. Keke is a very smart girl and has quickly learned basic commands like sit and no. She is still not sure about all the white stuff on the ground but she’s becoming more adventurous every time we head outside, especially if her foster brother is with her. Her trust needs to be gained, and her foster family is working every day to make sure she learns people have lots of love to give. She is frightened at first and will bark at newcomers, but calms down with some reassurance and some treats. Keke enjoys having a canine companion, and has been learning how to play with her 80 lb foster brother. She is happy to learn by following his example, she would benefit from having another confident dog in her forever home. Keke can be possessive over food and will growl if her foster brother approaches her bowl, so she prefers to dine alone. She is learning that she no longer needs to worry about food security. As far as potty training goes, she has been making excellent progress and is now consistently using pee-pads when she has to go. Her foster family is working towards moving potty time outdoors. She is crate trained and settles in quickly for a good night’s sleep. Keke needs a quiet home with lots of patience, and lots of yummy treats! Watching her grow and learn to trust is very rewarding! Once you earn her trust she will never ever leave from beside you. Keke is UTD on vaccines, spayed, dewormed and microchipped

Halle - Available!

I'm Halle! I’m a 10 month old shepherd mix who came all the way from Texas after being found as a stray. I'm a super friendly pup and I love being around other dogs and humans! My foster family have been working with me on potty training and I'm coming along nicely! I'm a pretty nervous dog and I don't like going on walks just yet - I find the outside very over stimulating so my future family will need to have lots of patience to get my confidence up! I love kids! I'm ok with cats (dog-savvy cats that is) and would like a home with at least one other dog to keep me relaxed and help build my confidence! Halle is UTD on vaccines, spayed, dewormed and microchipped

Our Team


Caroline

Founder & Director

Marianne

Adoption/Foster Reference Verification

Paige

Adoption Coordinator

Molly

Fundraising/ Social Media Coordinator.

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Foster Application


Volunteer Application


Adopted


Sophie

Adopted by Kenzie.

Winston

Adopted by Margaret.

Ella

Adopted by Catherine.

Pepper

Adopted by Chelsea.

Bo

Adopted by Brenda.

Blanca

Adopted by Debbie.

Chico

Adopted by Courtney & Kevin.

Sriacha

Adopted by Nancy.

Lola

Adopted by Kila.

Dory

Adopted by Pleaides.

London

Adopted by Sylvie.

Chico (formerly Rowan)

Adopted by Sharon.

Pippi (Formerly Tammy)

Adopted by Rose.

Skippy (formerly Cooper)

Adopted by Catherine & family.

Tommy

Adopted by Katharine & Chris.

Max (formerly Sweeney)

Adopted by Tamsyn & family.

Finn

Adopted by Jeremy & Meghan.

Cindy

Adopted by Helene & Linda.

Minnie (formerly Anna Marie)

Adopted by Dara.

Rigby

Adopted by Rhonda & Matt.

Toby

Adopted by Maggie

Ginger

Adopted by Michael.

Molly

Adopted by Emma.

Nacho

Adopted by Diana.

Andrew

Adopted by Hannah.

Coco

Adopted by Erin.

Penny

Adopted by Marie Josee.

Carter

Adopted by Claudia.

Oreo

Adopted by Roy & Stephanie.

Baxter

Adopted by Benoit.

Princess Buttercup

Adopted by Donna.

Dorothy

Adopted by Kylie.

Bruno

Adopted by Molly.

Dixie

Adopted by Mariel.

Papa Chi

Adopted by Danika.

Willy

Adopted by Hannah.

Jupiter

Adopted by Verena & family.

Jill

Adopted by Stephanie & Andrew.

Brownie

Adopted by Melanie & family.

Rowan (Chico)

Adopted by Erin & Sons.

Luke

Adopted by Nancy.

Pancake

Adopted by Samantha.

Leo

Adopted by Lisa & Brandy.

Herbie

Adopted by Rita & Maddie.

Maxine

Adopted by Jaimie & Brady.

Shiloh

Adopted by Amy & Fiona.

Calvin

Adopted by Diane.

Mia

Adopted by Melanie.

Tina

Adopted by Paul.

Sparky

Adopted by Julie, Chloe & Gunner.

CeeCee

Adopted by Courtenay.

Mia

Adopted by Ken & Cindy.

Grace

Adopted by Andrea, Brad & family.

Lucy

Adopted by Karolyn.

Jack

Adopted by Cheri & family.

Fifi

Adopted by Eric, Nina & Rosa.

Boris

Adopted by Glennys.

Maximus

Adopted by Loretta & Greg.

Loki

Adopted by Madeline.

Milkshake

Adopted by Maia.

Pepita

Adopted by Gladys & Kim.

Tiki

Adopted by Shannon & Jason.

Doxie

Adopted by Deanna & Nick.

Patty

Adopted by Nathalie & Jimmy.

Poppy

Adopted by Melyssa.

Preston

Adopted by Tracy & Stanley.

Henry

Adopted by Carrie & Bruce.

Scooter

Adopted by Amy.

Dave

Adopted by Inge & Frank.

Ethan

Adopted by Mary.

Sugar

Adopted by Samantha.

Presley

Adopted by Dolores.

Chico

Adopted by Natalie.

Val

Adopted by Jennifer & Francois.

Milly

Adopted by Kathryn, Ivo & Family.

Turner

Adopted by the Holland family.

Maggie

Adopted by Paula.

Frankie

Adopted by Daniel & Danika.

Princess

Adopted by Michael.

Pooka

Adopted by Mary.

Dax

Adopted by Melissa.

Ant

Adopted by Diane & Scott.

Dot

Adopted by Claire & Paul.

Yako

Adopted by Samer & Lara.

Canela

Adopted by Sara.

Velma

Adopted by Anne & Brett.

Daphne

Adopted by Karen.

Muppet

Adopted by Lyse.

Wallace

Adopted by Natalie & family.

Butterscotch

Adopted by Anik & family.

Derby

Adopted by Susan & family.

Atticus

Adopted by Nicole.

Mickette

Adopted by Sherry & family.

Goldie

Adopted by Heidi & family.

Sophie

Adopted by Charlene.

Rosie

Adopted by Melissa & Cade.

Renata

Adopted by Mason & Elaine.

Sherbert

Adopted by Sandra.

Panda

Adopted by Angie.

Lefty

Adopted by Emily & Felix

Heather

Adopted by Marion

Maxine

Adopted by Ashley and family.

Al

Adopted by Jamie and Kayden.

Penny

Adopted by Kristy, Dan , Sammy and Sebastian.

Atlas

Adopted by Chantal.

Halo & Pixie

Adopted by Shahryar!

Duke

-Adopted by Maria and Peter.

Selma

Adopted by Genevieve and family.

Leo

Adopted by Chris and Denise

Kammie

Adopted by Sarah and Kim!

Tulip

Adopted by Mark and Ahzra

Maggie

Adopted by Erin!

Stevie

Adopted by Daniel and Erin.

Wilma

Adopted by Amanda, Shaun and Cleo!

Ginger

Adopted by Erika!

Marble

Adopted by Brittany!

Coco aka Tiny Teena

Adopted by Kathryn

Meela

Adopted by Korey

Fiona

Adopted by Angela

Max

Adopted by Sonya and Stephane

Chanel

Adopted by Peter.

Taco

Adopted by Aaron.

Otis

Adopted by Louise and Michael.

Jasper

Adopted by Maureen

Lola

Adopted by Fred & Chey.

Lily

Adopted by April, Zachary and fur brother Miko!

Blissy

Adopted by Jessica!

Mia

Adopted by Gabrielle!

Kobe

Adopted by Cathy & Richard!

CC

Adopted by Heather.

Chai

Adopted by Brittany.

Dolly

Adopted by Martine

Pepe

Adopted by Cheri

Stevie

Adopted by Regan and Dereck

Coco

Adopted by Jen, Mischa and big sister Phoebe.

Goofy

Adopted by Desireah and family.

Chewie

Adopted by Kailee.

Mackie

Adopted by Joanna and family.

Woody

Adopted by Lois, Fergus, and fur brother Snoopy.

Lollipop

Adopted by Brittany and Bryan.

Scout

Adopted by Lindsay, Nathan & family.

Pia

Adopted by Christina.

Coco (now Sophie)

Adopted by Jen.

Maggy

Adopted by Tracy.

Aro now Oreo

Adopted by Jerrica and Carlos.

Beanie

Adopted by Michelle

Dexter (previously Ralph)

Adopted by Kevyn and Jessica.

Biscuit

Adopted by Isabelle.

Zoey now Chloe Adopted!

Adopted by Patti.

Harriet

Adopted by Debra!

Wally

Adopted by Kelly, John & fur sisters ms marple and penny

Tito

Adopted by Desireah & family and fur brother Goose!! (Previously Goofy and adopted from Homes for Paws!)

Parker

Adopted by Andrea and Brant.

How Can I Help?


As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that receives no government funding, HFP relies entirely on the support of friends in the community to sustain its operations and programs. We encourage you to join us! Some of the ways you can help are listed below:

Foster
Food and medical are provided by HFP. Dogs are available for adoption first to their foster home. We ask that all foster parents be dedicated to caring for our rescues until a permanent adoptive home is found. We try to eliminate the dog from being moved from home to home. Remember that the dogs we rescue have all ready been through a lot!

Sponsor-A-Dog
Many of our rescued dogs need special care, such as surgeries or other extensive medical treatment. 
 We rely completely on donations and for this reason have an easy way for you to help! Click the Donate button on the Home Page which allows you to donate money to help a dog at HFP. 

The dogs thank you from the bottom of their hearts for your generosity!

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Dogs Die in Hot Cars!

Dogs Die in Hot Cars!

When the thermometer soars, a parked car can quickly become a furnace, endangering an animal’s life, and making the owner liable to criminal charges. When is it too hot? When a heat advisory is issued, it applies to animals as well. Even on a relatively mild day, temperatures in parked cars can become dangerous in a matter of minutes. Opening or lowering the windows does little or nothing to slow this process. With only hot air to breathe, a dog’s normal cooling process – panting – doesn’t work. A dog can withstand internal body temperatures of 40°C for only a few minutes before brain damage or death can occur. The older or more vulnerable the animal, the more susceptible they are to heatstroke or something worse.

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Heartworm FAQ Sheet

Heartworm FAQ Sheet

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Contact


  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • homesforpaws@hotmail.com
  • Homes for Paws Dog Rescue is "foster" based which means that a dog in our care is placed in a loving family environment. We rely on volunteer foster homes throughout Ottawa-Gatineau to care for our rescued dogs until adopted.