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North American Dog Rescue Society

Lake Cowichan, BC

Our Mission

Love has no expiration date.

We believe that companion animals are a product of human intervention and that we have a special obligation to them in regard to humane treatment and responsible stewardship.

We believe that our values, decisions, conduct and behaviour should set the tone and be a model for others in their care and treatment of animals.

We believe in the intrinsic dignity and sanctity of animal life.

We believe all animals are entitled to be free from suffering, abuse and exploitation.

We believe that people should treat each animal as kindly as possible.

North Amity Dog Rescue is a non-profit society on Vancouver Island BC dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters that are at risk of being euthanized due to a lack of space and resources. We also help dogs in northern Canadian communities in need of rescue and also will accept local owner surrenders if we have foster care available. We are a foster-based rescue and do not have a shelter building.

We started NADRS to become part of a growing movement to defend and speak for the defenseless and to educate and promote the importance of spaying and neutering animals to end their needless suffering and abandonment. Millions of unwanted healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized each year across North America simply because there are not enough committed homes to provide them with love and care.  By adopting a dog with a rescue organization or at a shelter, these numbers can be reduced by reducing the demand for puppy mills and backyard breeders to sell dogs.

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered with pre-anesthetic blood work done, vaccinated including DHPP, Rabies and Bordetella, microchipped, given flea/tick prevention and a broad spectrum dewormer. We also do heartworm testing if the dogs come from an area where heartworm is prevalent and at the advice of our veterinarian. We do our best to ensure the health of our dogs prior to adoption and will provide any and all care needed such as surgeries, dental, further lab testing, x-rays etc. at the advice of our veterinarian.

Our biggest hope is changing behaviour - the number of dogs needing homes is staggering - we all have to do something to make an impact! You can help save lives by simply ensuring that all of your pets are spayed and neutered and encourage your family and friends to join us in our efforts to end overpopulation.

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