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shelters in Montreal area?

littlesister
February 8th, 2006, 12:25 PM
Hi,
I'll be moving to Montreal, and I am looking to acquire another dog; a mate for my other rescued dog. Does anyone know the different places to adopt besides the SPCA? I know the city should have pounds, but they're not always easy to find out about - they don't do much publicity.
Thanks

meb999
February 8th, 2006, 12:39 PM
We have quite a few breed specific rescues in the montreal area -- what breed of doggy are you looking for? There are also alot of non-specific rescues for example :

http://www.gerdysrescue.org/

http://www.rosieanimaladoption.org/

http://www.animatch.ca/


and there's always Petfinder :

www.petfinder.com


Good luck!

poodletalk
February 8th, 2006, 12:40 PM
There's the SPCA Monteregie, the laregest no-kill SPCA in the Province of Quebec. The animals are well socialized, vacinated and sterilized. RIght now, there's 250 dogs looking for a home www.spcamonteregie.com

meb999
February 8th, 2006, 12:40 PM
Oh! And I almost forgot -- there's also the spca montérégie, which is a non-kill shelter:
http://www.spcamonteregie.com/

meb999
February 8th, 2006, 12:42 PM
LOL!!! poodletalk, great minds think alike!!!

littlesister
February 8th, 2006, 12:53 PM
I'm not too breed specific, my other dogs a mix. I'm looking for a small to medium or med-large sized dog, preferably over the age of 5, dog & people friendly, and without any separation anxiety or destructive habits. Playful would be an asset, as my other gal likes to play. Excessively barky would not be an asset either. I'm not picky about color or looks. We'll be settled in Montreal by March, if you do happen to know of a dog that fits that description.
I don't mind rescuing from a "kill shelter" either if you know of any. Or should I mind for some reason?

meb999
February 8th, 2006, 01:55 PM
Personally, what I like about rescue organisations, as oposed to shelters (kill or no kill), is that the dogs are often put into foster homes. It's easier to assess a dog's personality in a 'home' type setting than in a shelter, where they are caged and terrified. Just my opinion though *please don't flame me*!!!

poodletalk
February 8th, 2006, 03:26 PM
I see your point Meb, not all SPCA'S are like that. I suggest you should take a drive and see the SPCA Monteregie. It's in a beautiful country setting, the dogs are outside in large enclosures where they can and play.

When's it's time to go to bed, the dogs are put in cages with nice clean blankets. For there bedtime snack, they get cookies with yougurt. There's volunteers who go out their walk them and socializie with them.'

At no-kill SPCA'S such as the Monteregie, the dogs aren't given a five minute evulation like other places to determine if they are worthy of adoption or death. We give them time to settle in, over come what ever happened to them. Let them gain their confidence, we work with the animal, we also have excellent veternairns who help us as well

Due to construction at the SPCA Monteregie, the visiting hours are limited but when it's all over done with, the hours will be back to normal.

Lucky Rescue
February 8th, 2006, 05:11 PM
You can also contact Animatch.

They have quite a few small, cute dogs!:)

http://www.animatch.ca/

Inverness
February 8th, 2006, 11:03 PM
Personally, what I like about rescue organisations, as oposed to shelters (kill or no kill), is that the dogs are often put into foster homes. It's easier to assess a dog's personality in a 'home' type setting than in a shelter, where they are caged and terrified. Just my opinion though *please don't flame me*!!!

Gee Marie-Eve, did you forget your glasses somewhere ? :D