Homes for Paws Dog Rescue

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Homes for Paws is a non-profit, foster-based rescue dedicated to saving dogs


Homes for Paws Dog Rescue

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Homes for Paws is an all volunteer not for profit, dog rescue dedicated to rescuing dogs and giving them a second chance at a new life. 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 Information

Adoption Fees

Adoption fees are: Puppies up to 12 months: $650, Young Adults 1-3 years: $600, Adults 3-7 years: $550, and Seniors 8+ years: $400. 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, an appointment will be scheduled through our vet at the time of adoption for when the animal is of an acceptable age.

What's included?

The cost of the spay/neuter will be covered by the adoption fee. Our adoption fee also includes age appropriate vaccines including Rabies, deworming, flea preventative and microchip. Thank you for your interest! JOIN AS A VOLUNTEER

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Our Story


Meet our Team of Volunteers

Our dedicated staff members & volunteers!


Founder & Director



Reference Verification


Adoption Coordinator


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How can I help?

As a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that receives no government funding, Homes For Paws (HFP) relies entirely on the support of friends in the community to sustain its operations and programs. The dogs thank you from the bottom of their hearts for your generosity!



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 already been through a lot!



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 Homes For Paws (HFP).

Applications Forms

Fill out the online application forms and we'll get in touch!



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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.

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Caroline founded Homes for Paws Dog Rescue in 2015 after moving to BC to further her studies. She has always had a passion for animals and a love for making a difference, after volunteering for a dog rescue for 4 years she decided it was time to open her own! 

Caroline's mission is to help make the world a better place for dogs, her dedication/leadership have helped save hundreds of lives and find them forever homes. She is involved in all aspects of the rescue and has adored every moment of it. In the past she has worked as a vet assistant, is a certified dog trainer, Pet CPR certified and proud member of Pet Professional Guild (PPG-the Association for Force-free Pet Professionals). She is devoted to staying up to date on the latest in science-based dog training. Caroline recently opened a dog training/boarding/daycamp facility called The Canine Clubhouse. She lives with her Sheltie Eddy and two rescued Chihuahuas from California, Dexter & Gigi.



Marianne joined our volunteer team in 2017.  Her role is to verify references of our potential fosters and adopters. She has many years experience with various rescue groups in Ottawa, as well as having been a vet assistant. An animal lover since childhood led her becoming a vegetarian. She's had horses, dogs, cats & bunnies throughout her life.



Paige is a student with a passion for animals. Her role is completing adoptions and home checks as well as fundraising. She has been fostering for dog rescues for as long as she can remember and is a coordinator with Critter Cabs Animal Transport. She lives with her Boston Terrier, Chloe.



Amanda joined the Homes For Paws Rescue team a few years ago. Her role is to work together with the amazing fosters to help the dogs adjust their new forever homes and families using positive, science based methods; as well as follow the dogs after adoption

to offer training support and advice to their new families to ensure they are started off on a positive journey. Amanda has been a professional trainer for several years, but animals have always played a huge part in her life. Amanda is currently splitting her time between training at Homes for Paws Dog Rescue, The Canine Clubhouse, and private clients.


Meet Merlin! πŸ•

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.


Meet Patricia! πŸ•

Patricia is a 2 year old border collie mix who arrived to us from Texas.

Patricia would make the absolute perfect addition to any family. She's a gentle and timid girl at first but warms up to everyone pretty quickly.

She loves every dog she meets and would be great in a family with kids.

She's crate trained, for the most part potty trained (when crated) and

does great on leash. She would do well anywhere but would probably

thrive with another dog in the home. As long as you love doggy kisses,

this girl is perfect for you!!

Patricia is UTD on vaccines, spayed, dewormed, microchipped and tested for heartworm (negative).


Meet Jade! πŸ•

Jade is a beautiful and unique looking 1.5 year old belle from Texas.

Her personality is as big as her ears! Jade wants attention from

everyone she meets and adores children. She likes other dogs but her puppy enthusiasm is not always appreciated by the other dog. She is good with cats - she currently resides with 2 and mostly ignores them other

then giving them an odd sniff or lick. Jade makes a nice walking

companion as she is good on a leash and always up for a walk! She is an active girl that loves playing with toys, being chased by kids and having lots of attention! She does need work on house training and with basic manners/commands however with consistent training, we know she will learn very quickly! Jade is such a loving girl who is ready to find her furever home and family!

Jade is UTD on vaccines, spayed, dewormed and microchipped.

Adoption fee: $450