top of page

About The Dog Rescuers Assoc. Inc.

The Dog Rescuers Assoc. Inc. Is a non-profit organization based in Oakville, Ontario. We are run by a group of dedicated volunteers with a passion for rescuing and re-homing all breeds of dogs.

Oakville rescuer Joan has more than 25 years of animal welfare and rescue experience and after meeting with Oakville Firefighter Mano, the two created The Dog Rescuers Assoc. Inc in 2009. TDRI has remained very grassroots and is blessed with a core team of passionate, dedicated and very talented animal lovers. Each volunteer brings to the table varied and specialized skills that together enable us to help these wonderful dogs that enter our program find new loving homes. Not one of the TDRI team is paid or reimbursed for their time and efforts but rather see the reward in a dog getting a second chance at a good life.


How do our dogs end up in our care?

There are many reasons why we have the amazing dogs that we do, ranging from abandonment and abuse to changes in an owners personal life. We accept dogs directly from their current families as owner surrenders, but we also have long standing relationships with many of the humane societies and animal controls throughout the province. We work closely with these organizations and often have dogs referred to us to help relieve overcrowding or to help in situations where there is a lack of resources.


How does The Dog Rescuers Assoc. Inc work?

We see many fabulous dogs come into our program and we strongly feel that every dog deserves a second chance. All of our dogs are assessed for any behavioural or medical issues, and from there we have an idea as to what the ideal home would be for that particular dog. All of our adoptions are done on a match basis, so as to match the needs of the dog with the needs and expectations of the family. Every single one of our dogs receives necessary vet care ranging from annual care to costly surgeries. Our dogs are all vaccinated, de-wormed, microchipped and spayed or neutered while in our program. Our dogs are all placed in foster homes until a forever home is found. Expenses to cover our medical costs, as well as basic supplies are funded from our adoption fees, as well as the generous donations made by the members of the public.


Click here to read about some of our "Happy Tails"


For more information about our educational programs please click here. 














We are constantly looking for families to temporarily foster dogs for us. 




We have many dogs awaiting their new lives with their forever families 



Understandably sometimes the only alternative is to surrender a dog.

bottom of page