Catahoula Rescue advocates for homeless Catahoulas and Catahoula mixes and places these animals in permanent, loving homes. We have the odd honorary Catahoula that we take in from small local pounds in our own backyard. Our Mission is to make a difference...one dog at a time.
We promote responsible guardianship through humane education. We also assist responsible Catahoula owners if they must find a new home for their dog. We can offer advice and options that might make it possible for the dog to stay with his family. If it is still necessary to rehome the dog, we will list him/her on our available pets page. We also try our best in Ontario to help our local rural pound dogs and you will often see non Catahoulas on our site that are looking for loving homes. All of the dogs that come into our care, go to various foster homes. The location of the dog's foster home is listed in each, individual ad. Our work is paid for by donations, adoption fees, and the volunteers themselves and we are always looking for foster homes.
Catahoula Rescue Ontario is operated 100% by volunteers - people who love dogs, especially Catahoulas, and work hard to match these wonderful dogs up with loving families. Volunteers transport dogs in need from shelters to safety, provide foster homes, organize and help with fundraising events, photograph the dogs for their profiles, and keep the web site and Facebook page up-to-date.
A great big THANK YOU to everyone who's a part of this great group that works so hard to save the lives of dogs in need and find them their furever homes!
Interested in adopting one of our fabulous dogs? Here's a brief overview of how the process works:
1 - Complete the online application
2 - We will put you in touch with the foster parents who will give you more info on the dog(s) and can answer your questions.
3 - If the dog(s) sounds like a potential fit, you can set up a meeting with the dog (and your current pets).
4 - If it's tail wags all around, the next step is a home visit (if the initial meeting was at your home, then this step has already been completed!). The home visit is very informal and gives us an opportunity to get to know you better (and for you to get even more information on the dog).
If a dog's profile includes "Pending" beside its name, it indicates that an applicant has met the dog and completed the home visit steps and are proceeding with the final steps of the adoption.
For the detailed version of the adoption process as well as important notes please refer to the "How to Adopt" section of the website.
All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated (rabies, DHLPP), are heart worm tested and on preventative
HOW TO VOLUNTEER/FOSTER:
Without volunteers, we would not be able to continue. We need people not only to help foster dogs, but to assist in many ways. This includes transporting, helping with placement, computer help and fund raising. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at CatahoulaOntario@gmail.com. Please feel free to join us on Facebook at Catahoula Rescue-Ontario
We are desperately looking for foster homes in the Ottawa area as there is no shortage of dogs in need and we usually have a waiting list of dogs needing foster care, many who are urgent. If you can help by opening your home to a dog in need, please e-mail us at CatahoulaOntario@gmail.com and we can provide more detailed information.
We would like to extend our gratitude to our wonderful vets at Billings Bridge Animal Hospital, West Carleton Vet Clinc, Le Plateau Clinic, and Lafontaine Vet Hospital for their ongoing support and excellent care of our rescue dogs. We would also like to thank Critter Jungle, Pet Valu, Global Pet Foods, and Pampered Pets, and Tri-Natural for their ongoing support of rescue groups in the Ottawa area. Our gratitude also goes to our amazing transport coordinators and every volunteer driver and shelter volunteer who spend their weekends on the road driving dogs at risk to safety because without them, rescue could not be possible.
The best way to reach us is by email at email@example.com - we try to respond to enquiries within 72 hours.
Our website contains more detailed information (including an FAQ section and an expanded section on adoption): www.catahoulaontario.ca
We are also on Facebook
Catahoula Rescue (Ontario) Ottawa, ON Gloria Baggs, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org