About Us


September 16th, 2011 MONTREAL—Humane Society International/Canada, in partnership with
the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec and local law
enforcement, rescued more than 500 dogs and puppies from a large-scale commercial
breeding facility in Outaouais, Québec. The animals were seized and removed after
multiple investigations indicated dogs were not receiving proper care.
“By far, this was the largest commercial breeding facility, involving some of the most
inhumane conditions, that our Animal Rescue Team has ever encountered in Canada,”
said Lauren Scott, campaigner for Humane Society International/Canada.
“Hundreds of dogs were denied their most basic needs and proper care and lacked
adequate socialization.”
Keeshond Rescue Ontario Inc was one of the rescue groups to be in direct contact with HSI’s
November 24th, 2011- MONTREAL—Humane Society International/Canada welcomes
the settlement reached today at Campbell’s Bay courthouse in western Quebec, which
granted legal custody of more than 600 severely neglected dogs and puppies to
ANIMA-Québec following their rescue from the largest commercial breeding operation in
Canada. HSI Canada has been helping care for the dogs and puppies for more than two
months at an emergency shelter near Montreal while awaiting a hearing to determine their

November 25th, 2011- Keeshond Rescue Ontario Inc is contacted, 4 adult dogs will be
ready for pick-up the following week after their sterilization surgeries.
Three females and one male made their way to Belleville on December 3rd, 2011.
December 4th, 2011 1 female made her way to Niagara Falls, one female to Newmarket,
One male to Orillia, and the last female stayed in Belleville for introduction into life as a
true companion.
December 9th, 2011- Keeshond Rescue Ontario Inc receives a call from HSI, four approximately 16 week old
puppies are now also now ready to be picked up after being sterilized. A trip to the emergency
shelter in LeChute, QC is done by a volunteer. Though, only 3 are released as one puppy has had an
amputation to his rear right leg due to a malformation he was born with.
December 15th, 2011- The little three legged male makes his way to Belleville. He is th LAST of the 600 dogs
to be placed!!! The Emergency shelter is now closed!
In all, Keeshond Rescue Ontario Inc., in a 2 week span has taken in 3 adult females, 1 adult male, 2 female puppies,
and 2 male puppies.
The puppies are fortunate enough to have not known what life in a cage is truly like. The adults were not so
lucky and will take time to learn to trust humans again. It will come though!

Who We Are

Keeshond Rescue Ontario is a volunteer group of Keeshond lovers, dedicated to ensuring that any abandoned or surrendered Keeshond in Canada will be rescued and cared for in a responsible manner. This will include every effort at locating owners of dogs who have been stolen or lost, and at identifying and contacting breeders of dogs in our care.

What Do We Do?

Keeshond Rescue Ontario undertakes to provide transportation, medical treatment appropriate to those dogs who come into KRO rescue, private home fostering for case-by-case assessment, and a careful matching of the needs of each rescue to those of approved adoptive owners.

What Do We Believe In?

Keeshond Rescue Ontario is dedicated to the promotion of knowledge about the Keeshond breed, and of education for prospective adoptive owners as to the needs of the re-homed rescue dog. We are committed to the coordination of fund-raising efforts to support our rescue activities. We support Canadian animal welfare initiatives.

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