FAQ

Q: Why do you rescue from abroad?

Animals in other countries (including the US) are treated inhumanely and have no rights. The need is high abroad and i have made it my personal mission to rescue as many animals from these atrocious conditions as i can, by finding them loving, forever homes in our beautiful country - canada. animals abroad are poisoned, shot, acid burned, raped, abused, left to starve, etc. etc. the list goes on. this is why, even though i also do rescue locally, my focus is on those at greatest risk of death.


Q: What's the difference between fostering & foster-to-adopt?

*Fostering is sort of like pet-sitting. We provide supplies & take care of the animals as they are still under our rescue care but you provide a home for them to live in until they are adopted.

*foster-to-adopt is basically adoption but you have a 2 week trial period before fully committing to adoption. This is a great way to ensure you and the animal are a good fit for one another. we do not provide supplies to foster-to-adopt families. There are specific circumstances where we cannot offer the foster-to-adopt option. for instance, if you do not live near our partner vets and/or if we cannot financially afford to bring the animal to canada without the full adoption fee being paid. the adoption fee in those circumstances covers the animal's flight, crate & other fees & therefore is essential to the animal's rescue.

*Note: in both cases, if any vetting is required, we will cover the expenses as long as the animals are seen by our partner vets. we have partner vets in newmarket, mississauga & schomberg.


Q: how does the adoption process work for animals abroad?

we require an adoption application to be filled out, then we carry out a Phone interview + home/yard tour virtually, then a reference check, and finally, a legally-binding contract. we do not take rehoming an animal lightly and thus, must ensure they are not going to be rehomed again or experience any further trauma.


Q: how much does it cost to adopt?

We set our adoption fees based on the Flight, crate, & Customs fees to travel (Sometimes we also cover vetting, boarding & other costs abroad) - from egypt and the middle east, it is usually between $1300-$1500 CaD for Puppies/Dogs and $350-$700 CAD Dollars for Kittens/cats.

Dogs/Puppies from Mexico, the USA & within Canada Carry an adoption fee of $800 CAD. Cat/Kittens from MExico, the USA, & Within Canada Carry an Adoption Fee of $200-400 CAD.

Please Note: we are a non-profit organization & have many local animals in foster homes & in our care. Our only way of covering their medical care, food, & supplies is through donations & your adoption fees.


Q: Do you require the adoption fee prior to adoption?

For dogs: We require a $500 deposit and the remainder of the adoption fee on pick up by cash or etransfer. If you choose not to see your dog through to adoption, you will forfeit 25% of your deposit. Adoptive families are required to provide their own supplies and must arrive to pick up with the required supplies (i.e., a doggy seatbelt, a martingale collar, a HArness, & two leashes).


For Cats: We require a $200 deposit and the remainder of the adoption fee on pick up by cash or etransfer. If you choose not to see your dog through to adoption, you will forfeit 25% of your deposit. you do Not need to bring supplies to pick up your cat unless otherwise indicated by the adoption facilitator.

Q: Does my new fur baby come vaccinated?

Yes, whether locally or abroad, dogs & Puppies are up-to-date on vaccines (rabies & DA2PP); cats & Kittens are up-to-date on vaccines (rabies & FVRCP) - dogs from egypt are always checked for leishmania & have a parasitology test done prior to travelling to canada.

All animals in our rescue are microchipped.


Q: How do I get my new fur baby if they're abroad?

Once adoption is confirmed, your new fur baby is booked on the next flight to toronto pearson. you will meet your new fur baby at cargo mississauga (address will be provided) and you take your fur baby home with their crate + their medical passport.

dogs from tennessee and/or texas are driven to canada & arrive in streetsville, mississauga, where you will meet to pick him/her up on arrival.


Q: Are you a charity or a non-profit organization?

We are a federally (Canadian) incorporated not-for-profit organization and can be searched in the canadian database of corporations.