Quebec Rescue Organizations & Shelters

Please Note: Breed specific rescue organizations are listed under the individual breed sections of this website.


For ease in finding a rescue organization near you, the shelters/rescues are listed under specific regions. Please note that some of these rescue groups do provide services/foster care throughout the province and/or in regions beyond their listing.

Shelter & Rescue Listings in Quebec

Select from the following menu for listings of
Rescues/Shelters across Quebec:

Island of Montreal and Surrounding Areas

– (Montreal, Laval, Montérégie South, Montérégie West, North Shore, South Shore, West Island)

  • Animatch

    —”A second-hand dog can become your first-rate companion.”
    Mailing Address:
    C.P. du Grand Blv.
    C.P. #25003
    Ile Perrot, QC
    J7V 9T1
    Tel.: 450-452-0321
    Fax: 450-452-9992
  • Animal Rescue Network
    — The largest no-kill shelter in Montreal, run entirely by volunteers.
    Montreal, QC
    Tel.: (514) 938-6215
  • Bell’Anima
    — Bell’Anima (Italian for “Beautiful Soul”) is a non-profit foster based organization dedicated to rescuing and placing abandoned animals in Montreal, Quebec.
    Email for general information:
    Email to become a foster family:
    Email to adopt a rescue animal:
    Email to help transport them to safety:
    Email if you want to help, but don’t know how:
  • Gerdy’s Rescues & Adoptions
    — A non-profit organization and a registered charity, Gerdy’s Rescues & Adoptions is a small, Montreal-based group devoted to finding homes for abandoned and homeless cats and dogs.
    Montreal, QC
  • Hotel Balto
    — We are a five star hotel for dogs and ctas, the only one in Canada. We also save dogs that would normally be euthanized due to health or age issues. we pay for their procedures, medications, sterilization surgery and find them homes. We have many dogs that have been waiting for a long time to be adopted. We are very selective and want to make sure that when they get adopted into a family that it is a permanent move.
    18 rue St Henri, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, J7V 2J6
    Tel.: 450-424-2258
    Fax: 450-424-9061
  • Kiko Dog Rescue
    — An all-breed dog rescue located near Montreal, Quebec.
  • Reach For The Stars Rescue
    — We are a small, foster-based cat/dog rescue operation. We are the only rescue group in Quebec to feed a primarily raw diet and offer homeopathic veterinary care.
    Montreal, QC
  • Rosie Animal Adoption
    — A non-profit charitable organization; funded by donations and hard work; dedicated to the welfare, protection, and safe adoption of house pets.
  • Sophie’s Dog Adoption
    — Sophie’s Dog Adoption is a small grassroots group dedicated to finding loving, responsible and permanent homes for the city’s abandoned and homeless dogs. We believe in giving every dog a chance at the good life!
    Montreal, QC
    Tel.: (514) 523-5052
    Website: or
  • SPCA – Montreal
    5215 Jean-Talon W.
    Montreal, PQ H4P 1X4
    Tel: (514) 735-2711
    Fax: (514) 735-7448

Outaouais Region

– Gatineau, Pontiac, Papineau and Surrounding Areas

  • SPCA de l’Ouest du Québec / SPCA of Western Quebec
    — A non-profit organization dedicated to finding good homes for any lost, found, or abandoned animals which may come through our doors. We’ve been serving our region since 1982 and will be for many years to come.
    659 Auguste-Mondoux Street
    Gatineau, (Aylmer Sector) QC
  • SPCA de l’Outaouais
    — “We are a non-profit, registered, organization dedicated to finding good homes for any lost, found, or abandoned animals which may come through our doors. We’ve been serving our region since 1982 and will be for many years to come.”
    132, de Varennes, Gatineau, Qc
  • Valley Boxer and Mastiff Rescue
    Masham, Qc ( Outaouais)

Eastern Townships / Estrie Region

Laurentians Area

Lanaudière Region

– North Shore of the St. Lawrence River

Montérégie Region

– Boucherville, Brossard, Granby, Longueuil, Sorel, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, St-Hyacinthe

  • Fondation Caramel
    1449 Rang 11
    Saint Valerien de Milton, QC
  • Penny’s Puppy Paws Dog Rescue
    — Located in the Haut St Laurent region of Quebec. We rescue stray and abandonned dogs from being euthanized and place them in compatible homes. We do not adopt our dogs on a first come first serve basis, they absolutely have to be compatible with the adopter to ensure that they live long and happy lives together.
    Huntingdon, Quebec
  • S.P.C.A. Montérégie Rive Sud – South Shore
    — Ours is a grass roots SPCA stitched together by concerned citizens and run largely by volunteers. We are not affiliated with other SPCAs and have our own goals. We provide our dogs and cats with shelter, freedom from fear and pain and all the love we can — with no time limit. We are the only SPCA serving the South Shore region from Montreal to Sherbrooke and from Sorel to the U.S border, serving an area three times the size of Montreal.
    178 Chemin du Vide
    Sainte-Angèle-de-Monnoir, Quebec, J0L 1P0
    Tel.: 450-460-3075

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