Here are some links to various groups and organizations that can help you. If you want your group listed here or know of a group/individual we should add, please let us know. Include contact information so we can verify them. Thanks.

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) — A non-profit organization whose mandate is to rescue abandoned, surrendered or abused small animals from First Nations Communities in Central Alberta and place these animals in the safety of a foster home system while awaiting suitable placement in forever, adoptive homes.
For further information, please e-mail:
Tel. 403-804-4334, or Fax: 403-442-3833
Angel’s Dream Small Animal Rescue — A group of volunteers who are helping to rehome animals in need. Their mission is to help fill the gaps when other rescues are in need of assistance. Angel’s Dream Small Animal Rescue Society recently moved part of it’s operation to Middle Lake, Saskatchewan. The goal is to operate an animal sanctuary/kennel and be able to provide rescue services, boarding and training. Angel’s Dream is also operational in Alberta and offers adoptions and assistance to pet owners and animals across the western provinces.
Calgary, AB and Middle Lake, SK
Tel. (306) 367-2052
Fax: (403) 775-4382
A·R·F — Animal Rescue Foundation — ARF’s mission is to rescue stray and abandoned dogs and cats from First Nations and rural areas and place them in loving, permanent homes while providing programs to reduce pet over-population.
P.O. Box 34160
Calgary, AB, Canada T3C 1S2

Furever After Rescue Society — Furever After Rescue Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue of dogs from high kill shelters, disasters, neglect and other tragic situations from Canada and the United States. Based in Calgary and Edmonton, with foster homes in Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton.

Heaven Can Wait Animal Rescue Foundation — Heaven Can Wait provides shelter, care and nourishment to abandoned, abused and homeless domestic animals within High River and the surrounding area.
Box 6131
High River, AB, T1V 1P7
Tel. (403) 601-2520
Misty Creek Dog Rescue “All Breed Dog Rescue” — Misty Creek Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping all canines in need.
Mailing Address Only:
Suite # 472
300, 8120 Beddington Blvd. N.W.
Calgary, AB T3K 2A8
Pawsitive Match Rescue — We are a new type of dog rescue group that pulls from high kill shelters. We also specialize in matching humans with dogs. If you are looking for any type of dog please contact us and we will do our absolute best to get you that right match!
Located in the Calgary area.
Pound Rescue — A Registered Charity – Helping homeless, suffering and abandoned animals in Okotoks, Calgary and surrounding rural areas.
Okotoks, AB
Tel. 403-938-4890
Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue — Founder, Rory O’Neill is a dog behavioral consultant, trainer and rescuer, saving animals worldwide. Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue focuses on Canada, yet at the same time, helps groups in other parts of the world desperate for help. There were thousands of dogs and cats left behind starving and breeding after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans; Tiajuana, Mexico, where breeders abandon small dogs like chihuahuas by the hundreds; Baja, Mexico, where spay and neuter is infrequent, and friendly, beautiful dogs are rapidly breeding and being killed inhumanely. Rory O’Neill helps match people wanting to give a loving home to a pet, to animals desperate and deserving of a life. She also has contacts with many overcrowded shelters, where darling cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens, don’t always have much time before the “shelter” euthanizes them. People adopting from Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue are literally saving a dog or cat from a life of misery and/or no life at all.
Canmore and Calgary, Alberta
E-mail: (preferred method of contact due to time)
Tel. 403-673-3224 Office (voice mail)
Cell Phone: 805-722-5906 (no voice mail, for urgencies)
The Calgary Humane Society — The Calgary Humane Society’s mission is to foster the humane treatment of animals and promote values which demonstrate respect for animals.
4455 110 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2C 2T7
Tel. (403) 205-4455
City of Calgary Animal Services
Cochrane & Area Humane Society — The Cochrane Humane Society is a charitable organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the well-being of animals, sustained by volunteers and the community.
62 Griffin Industrial Point
Cochrane, AB T4C 0A3
Tel. (403) 932-2072
Animal People News — The leading independent newspaper providing original investigative coverage of animal protection worldwide. With thousands of items on hand, the ANIMAL PEOPLE website is one of the largest repository of articles on animal issues on the Internet, and all topics that affect animals are covered.
World Animal Protection (formerly WSPA) — WSPA is working towards a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends. WSPA is the world’s leading international alliance of animal welfare organisations.