Nova Scotia Rescue Organizations & Shelters
For ease of 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
Select from the following menu for
Rescues/Shelters across Nova Scotia:
- Lost & Found Pets and Adopt/Foster a Rescue Pet - NEW - Database Now Available (Added 28 July 2014)
Attention Shelters & Rescues: You are welcome to add your adoptable pets to the listings.
- If you are a Shelter/Rescue that would like to be listed, please complete the Rescue Questionnaire and your information will be added upon acceptance.
Please Note: Breed specific rescue organizations are listed under the individual breed sections of this website.
Annapolis Valley Region
- Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
Formed to supplement the work of the County of Annapolis and the Towns of Annapolis Royal, Bridgetown and Middleton in the humane treatment of stray or abandoned companion animals.
Annapolis County, NS
- TLC Animal Shelter
To promote responsible, caring and compassionate attitudes towards animals.
Digby County, NS
Cape Breton Region
None listed at this time.
Halifax - Dartmouth & Area
- Animal Rescue Coalitions
Dedicated to the care and protection of domesticated animals in the community and outlying areas. ARC provides temporary care and shelter to helpless animals in distress whether abandoned, homeless or relinquished. ARC is not a shelter Animals are fostered with people who take them into their home until they are adopted.
- Bide Awhile
Humane Shelter for Lost and Homeless Animals
12 Eaton Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 2X5
- Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia
A volunteer, charitable organization, working under the direction of the Canadian Red Cross, to set up and run emergency shelters for companion animals affected by man-made and natural disasters.
Truro, Nova Scotia
- Litters 'n Critters Animal Rescue Society
Litters 'n Critters Animal Rescue Society is a registered society and a not for profit association that is dedicated solely to the well being of all animals, big and small that were either abandoned or relinquished by their owners. We are an independent, self governed animal rescue organization that has members located in the Halifax, Truro and Cape Breton areas and we serve all parts of Nova Scotia. We do not have a shelter but we rely on the fostering process. Litters 'n Critters is a 100% volunteer organization.
- Nova Scotia SPCA
Dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals and to the promotion of respect and humane care for animals. "We speak for those who cannot speak for themselves."
1600 Bedford Highway, Suite 209
Bedford, NS B4A 1E8
Northern Nova Scotia
- The Lillian Allbon Animal Shelter - Cumberland County
An independent shelter which cares for and rehomes stray or neglected dogs and cats in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.
668 Smith Rd, Amherst
Nova Scotia, Canada B4H 3Y4
Tel.: (902) 661 7297
South Shore Region
- P.E.T. Projects
A branch of the Beulah Burman Memorial Animal Shelter Society made up by a group of compassionate, caring and dedicated human beings from throughout Shelburne County, Nova Scotia with the motto: "To help one animal at a time."
- Queen's County SPCA
- S.H.A.I.D. Tree Animal Shelter
Provides temporary care and shelter to helpless animals in distress, be they abandoned, homeless or relinquished and we attempt to place as many as possible into responsible and caring homes.
Tel.: Phone: 902-543-4849
None listed at this time.
If you know of a Shelter or Rescue Organization that is not listed here, please contact us with the details and we will be glad to add it to the appropriate listing.