Homes for Paws Dog Rescue
Rescue Rehabilitate Rehome
Homes for Paws is a non-profit, foster-based rescue dedicated to saving dogs
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.
Our dedicated staff members & volunteers!
Founder & Director
Social Media Coordinator
Dn-DTC Dog Trainer
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).
Fill out the online application forms and we’ll get in touch!
Send us a request & we’ll get back to you
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.
Homes for Paws Dog Rescue
Ottawa, ON. Canada
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
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.
ADOPTION/FOSTER REFERENCE VERIFICATION
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.
Dn-DTC DOG TRAINER
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.