Wow!! Some times all it takes is a little time!! Considered unadoptable by many but believed in by the staff that works directly with him. "Tugg" a 2yr old young adult male, long time resdient of the CARES K-9 Orphanage met his forever family and saw adoption as a reality today. He arrived on November 10th of 2010 and nearly a year later his new live begins on Sept. 25th 2011.
BABS is fixed. "BABS", a young adult female Maltese came to us requiring a hip replacement. This is an extensive and very expensive procedure we were fortunate enough to see threw. Thanks to the support of "Forsestburg Veterinary Clinic" and money retained from some of the more adoptable dogs that have passed threw the shelter walls "Babs" now too will see adoption as a reality in the very near future. WOW NOW...Spayed, Tatooed, fresh out of the grooming parlor New hip and all!
This site is up-to-date. If you find an animal featured on our site, they remain available for adoption. Most of our dogs, while awaiting adoption, reside at the shelter though some may be in local foster care and available for viewing upon pre-arranged appointments. If the animal is in foster care, this will be stated in the pet profile.
All dogs receive vaccinations upon arrival and as required through there stay at the kennel.
We have become able to have the high priority and less adoptable dogs spayed and neutered at the shelter prior to adoption and require of potential adopters to have the remaining population altered within 30 days of adoption or when a puppy reaches 6 months of age, in accordance with the adoption contract. We are yet to have the resources to spay and neuter all the adoptable animals prior to adoption but look forward to gaining further support from local veterinary clinics conscientious of our cause, in the near future. Altering dogs acquired from the shelter is mandatory but should you choose to look for a dog else where ,regardless of the source of the dog, a dog owner should be strongly encouraged to have it spayed or neutered.There are health benefits to having dogs spayed or neutered and it may also prevent behavioral problems. In addition, it is the responsible thing to do to prevent litters of unwanted puppies from being born.Puppies sold as pets should be sold on a“non-breeding contract,” a binding agreement that forbids that the dog be bred.
Our dogs come to us by way of the Law Enforcement System, we except dogs from Breed Rescue Organizations throughout Canada and the United States and offer an Owner Surrender Service to dog owners as an option to euthanasia.
We do not see resident dogs as, compromised because of there stay in shelter, but rather, we recognize many have come from a compromised situation but hold the promise of a bright future within each of them.
As well, an important aspect of ensuring the well-being of each animal is to pay attention its uniqueness. The genetic make-up (i.e., genotype) and the
environment in which a dog lives will fundamentally determine its behaviour.From there, the individual characteristics of each dog will determine uniqueness You must consider each as individuals and apart from the preconception of breed, size, age, and so on and so forth. These factors may be contributors but not indicative of temperament, activity level, the unique and very individual drive balance that each one alone instinctually possess. These are the real factors a potential adopter needs to consider before they inflict, such a life changing experience on another,very influential life. As by choosing to take that animal into your life and heart you are changing them forever. We need YOU to be sure in every way, that your influence on them is a positive life changing experience. An adopter does take risks in adoption and there will be many uncertainties. Adoption is definitely not for everyone. There is no possible way for , the Shelter Representatives, your Veterinarian or Anybody, other than yourself's, to make the decision as to wether pet acquisition in any form is for you, at all. Only then if you are confident it is so, you need to further determine, if the initiate uncertainties of adoption through a shelter are something you are equip to deal with, for better or for worse. Each and every one of us are as unique as each of the individuals offered for adoption at "Central Animal Services". Our adoption contract is designed to make you as the adopter accountable for your decision. We ask that you study it prior to contacting us. Though we will do our best to assist you with the limited means and knowledge we may have of the animals in our care, or of which the staff and volunteers may . "Speculate" would be our perception of a shelter dogs suitability and further implications of your decision to choose a K-9 partner for your ever so specific lifestyle. Though , just like the remaining uncertainties in life.....
An adopter also may risk...one, enhancing their lives beyond imagination ..... two, gaining a devoted friend like none of us have ever really known.
If you are accountable, devoted, have become educated and most of all prepared for this journey please message us to set up an appointment to meet the treasures with in the kennel walls.
We are a Central Alberta based "No Kill" Shelter providing for an option to euthanasia for the law enforcement systems and owner surrender service. As well as resource for breed rescue organizations throughout Canada and the US. We operate on a six acre highway frontage parcel bordering the City of Lacombe. Our highway frontage sign advertisement advantage, the land we have to offer the animals and proximity to the City of Lacombe are an advantage. We have a mobile adoption trailer, extended viewing appointment availability and an actual kennel facility where multiple dogs can be viewed. Our long term operations, experience, commitment to the cause and innovative approach to making a real difference in further impacting the population are but a few of the factors that have enabled us to celebrate our eleventh year of successful operations with our unique "No Kill" policies.
Most of our dogs while awaiting adoption reside at the shelter but some of interest may be in local foster care and available for viewing upon pre-arranged appointments. . The "In house, long term care, shelter facility" currently allows for extended stay accommodations for smaller animals, with limited facilities for larger animals. We are a No-Kill shelter, therefore every admission has potential to become a long term resident, we must be prepared to provide for this.
We can currently house limited numbers of large breed dogs and have equally limited facilities for horses but do except large breeds dogs to capacity. We purchase horses destined for slaughter, here too, we must leave many behind. Though it is difficult to take one and leave so many, like the "Starfish Storey" ....the greater the number saved the bigger the impact!! With the true Judgement being...... any contribution is better than no contribution. This company has been in operation for 12yrs and though we offer other K9 and Equine related support services. Our cause is to save the greatest number of lives possible with in the means, we alone, create as a business.We direct business activities accordingly. Though directed towards a good cause, remaining a non-funded operation. We are a business and like any other and rely upon and appreciate your support and patronage. All of the animals within these walls are rescues. We do not breed dogs but will not end lives if an animal comes to us pregnant. We are continually recruiting a group of capable and dedicated foster homes to assist, those in need but this over population problem, is a significant one. Over the years our united efforts have seen great successes and have been an ever active part of making a real difference. Unfortunately we will see this work in progress through for many more years to come, both within and outside of Canada, before mans best friend, can rest safe.
Advantages and disadvantages to a kennel facility - link to come!
e are a Central Alberta based "No Kill" Shelter providing for an option to euthanasia for the law enforcement systems and owner surrender service. As well as resource for breed rescue organizations throughout Canada and the US. We operate on a six acre highway frontage parcel bordering the City of Lacombe. Our highway frontage sign advertisement advantage, the land we have to offer the animals and proximity to the City of Lacombe are an advantage. We have a mobile adoption trailer, extended viewing appointment availability and an actual kennel facility where multiple dogs can be viewed. Our long term operations, experience, commitment to the cause and innovative approach to making a real difference in further impacting the population are but a few of the factors that have enabled us to celebrate our eleventh year of successful operations with our unique "No Kill" policies.
FROM LACOMBE -We are located 1km north of Lacombe on 58th at which it also becomes R.R. 27-0 outside of the town limits. There is a sign posted at the Kennel entrance and directional signs to the first Baptist church on the corner, along 58nth St. south of the kennel and on R.R. 27-0 North of the kennel. We are next to the new First Baptist Church down the No Exit Road.
FROM RED DEER /CALGARY - travel north on the QE2 , continuing 4km's further north of the the Lacombe/Bentley overpass to the next possible right turn, this is R.R 27-0 We are the third approach on the right this is a No Exit road and we the property immediately west of the new first Baptist church.
FROM EDMONTON - travel south on the QE2, you will pass the "Wolf Creek Inn/ Cheese Toast Restaurant on your right continue traveling south bound to your next possible left, this is R.R 27-0 cross the highway and we are the third approach to the road on the right, this is a No Exit Road and we are the property west of the first Baptist church.
Please be sure to print the written directions prior to departure as the phone will not be attended during scheduled viewing times.