Animal Organizations in Ontario

500+ Ontario animal organizations are just a click away

This project started in 2011 and we were finally able to unveil it in 2015! We have collected a list of over 500 organizations that help pets, animals and pet guardians in Ontario. It is the most complete list of animal shelters and rescues you’ll find on the Internet, and also includes lists of wildlife rescues, sanctuaries, lost/found pet resources, pet food banks and more! This list is updated yearly.

Instructions for use:
Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 9.36.10 PMIn list view, you can search through all the organizations/locations by ‘sorting’. Hover over the column header (col C, col D, column descriptions etc. – font is blue & underlined) and click. This will sort the column in alphabetical order.

Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 9.31.31 PMYou can also use your computers ‘find’ function to search for a specific location or organization. On a mac this function is keying ‘command’ & ‘F’ at the same time on your keyboard.

Please note there are three spreadsheets! (You can find them at the very bottom of the page!)

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1. Pet shelters, rescues and sanctuaries.

2. Wildlife Sanctuaries and Rehabilitators

3. Animal Welfare and Advocacy Organizations

Want to add information? See something that is incorrect? Find a dead link or an organization no longer operating? Contact us!

*Please note that we have listed the organizations as we find them for the purposes of helping people and organizations connect. We have not screened organizations to ensure they are reputable (with the exception of Second Hope Circle’s shelter/rescue program members as marked in the notes section). Please use your own discretion when getting assistance from an organization.

Page last updated July 2016.

4 thoughts on “Animal Organizations in Ontario

  1. Shay says:

    Hello, I recently took in this 8 week old kitten a couple days ago from a couple who said he’s been living in their barn, they’ve been feeding him and he looks fine definitely not malnourished. I then noticed his runny nose, sneezing, and coughing I’m sure it’s a respiratory infection, I’ve really grown to love this kitten but can’t afford to get him help I’m not sure what to do


  2. Laura Eatmon says:


    I could use some help with pet food banks but more importantly I have rescued 2 make kittens and need to have them neutered and really can’t afford it. Please let me know if you can help.


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