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!

Harriet - Available!

Meet Harriet, previously Blissy! 💕 Harriet is a 9 year old chihuahua with the sweetest disposition, and playful personality! When she’s not napping, she’ll be by your side (or on your lap) as she loves people. She loves cuddling and giving lots of kisses! She is great on a leash and looks forward to her walks as she loves exploring outside. It would be a bonus if you had a yard for her to run around in! Harriet would do best in a home without other animals, and preferably with someone who is mostly home as she does have some separation anxiety. Harriet is UTD on vaccines, spayed, dewormed and microchipped. She does have a heart murmur which could require medication in the future.

Oreo - Available!

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

Wally - Available!

Wally is a 2 year old chihuahua that came to us from a hoarding situation in California, without any socialization with people. He is learning every day that people aren’t so bad, especially when they have treats! He loves to give his foster mom sniffs and hand kisses, and wags his tail when she comes into the room. He is still quite timid and does not like to be approached, but does enjoy company. He has a sassy attitude and gives out a little whine when treat time is over if he still wants more. Wally loves other dogs and is happy to learn by following in their footsteps, so it would be best for him to find a home with another confident dog to play with. With regular bathroom breaks Wally does well with house training, a fenced yard would be best as it can be difficult to approach him to put on his leash. Once he has all his gear on, Wally will happily trot down the road for a walk beside his dog friends. He is crate trained and is happy to spend time in his safe space, but enjoys hopping up on the bed for a few minutes before bedtime. He is also working on commands. Wally is a very smart boy and likes searching for treats in his snuffle mat and chewing on bones. He is looking for a patient home with lots of love to give to earn his trust. Wally is very curious and gives back as much love as he gets, watching him grow and learn to trust is very rewarding!

Merlin - Available!

Merlin appears to be a Aussie/Heeler mix and is short and solid. He is 50lbs and around 1 year old. We decided to call him Merlin because he has a beautiful merle coat like a typical Heeler and Aussie! He is absolutely stunning! 😍 Merlin is looking for a foster or foster-to-adopt. He would love a backyard to run around in, and is better suited for a detached house. He is good with people and aims to please! We think he would be good with other dogs who are playful and energetic. He has not been tested with cats. PLEASE let us know if you are interested in fostering to adopt our beautiful boy Merlin!

Our Team


Caroline

Founder & Director

Marianne

Adoption/Foster Reference Verification

Justyna

Dog Behaviour Specialist

Paige

Adoption Coordinator

Molly

Fundraising/ Social Media Coordinator.

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Foster Application


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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.

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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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.