Update: Received the contract today from SOS QC Dog Rescue. The e-mail also included phone number for contact. I immediately picked up the phone and called the volunteer I had been dealing with by e-mail. I can tell you, being a private investigator at one time, I peppered her with questions for over an hour.
I have been totally reassured and was e-mailed several references, including the local police in Alma who contact Furriere D'Alma 2007 on a regular basis to pick up strays. I have been given the vets name in Alma who the pound deals with for medical issues and also the vet here in Brampton, who also deals regularly with this particular rescue group.
I was also offered several references from adopters who have used them before.
I will follow up tomorrow and post another update.