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About FHR


Fur-Ever Homes Rescue Society, established in 2011, stands as a distinguished Canadian Charity committed to compassionately addressing the needs of homeless animals. Under the diligent management of a dedicated board, our organization has successfully rescued and rehabilitated over 6000 animals.


Our operations hinge on the collaborative efforts of a devoted team of volunteers and the benevolence of generous donors. In partnership with veterinarians, fellow dog rescue groups, and a community of dog enthusiasts, we strategically work to diminish the population of sheltered and homeless dogs. Emphasizing a philosophy that every animal merits redemption, we tirelessly strive to alleviate the plight of neglected, abandoned, injured, or abused pets, both domestically and globally.


A cornerstone of our mission involves active community engagement. We proudly spearhead a free spay/neuter program, impart crucial education on animal rescue matters to the public, and extend a helping hand to fellow organizations when possible. While acknowledging the impossibility of saving every animal, we wholeheartedly commit to doing everything within our power for those entrusted to our care.


Nurtured in private foster homes within the Calgary area, our dogs receive unparalleled love and attention. This network of fosters, integral to our operations, ensures the well-being of these animals. Regardless of their origin, our firm conviction is that every furry companion, irrespective of their past, merits a future filled with love.

Who We Are

From all walks of life, our dedicated group of volunteer animal advocates work very hard both locally internationally to save displaced animals in place them in loving homes. Without our team of volunteers, we would not be able to continue saving lives. Our rescue is 100% run by volunteers and we rely on the generous donations of our supporters.

What We Do

We work in cooperation with partners shelters, other rescues and private individuals to rescue dogs that are displaced. There are many reasons why dogs end up in these situations; lack of preparation/training, behavioural issues, accidental litters, overpopulation in shelters or health issues. We aim to help those dogs in most dire need and find them loving homes. 

Where We Are

Potential adopters can meet our dogs in their foster homes, in order to do so please fill out the adoption application. At this time, only approved adopters can make an appointment to visit a dog in their foster home. 
We are dedicated to having our dogs in private foster homes, being loved and cared for while they wait for their new homes. Dogs may be viewed during scheduled home visits.

We are confident that this is the best transition for the dogs. This gives them a chance to be rehabilitated in a household setting. Most dogs have not had the experience of being in a loving home.

Where does Fur-ever Homes get funding?

Fur-Ever Homes relies exclusively on funding from the generous donations of supporters, contributions from small corporations, and our dedicated fundraising initiatives. This financial support is fundamental to sustaining our mission of rescuing and providing a second chance for animals in need.

Why import dogs when we have dogs in Canada needing homes?

Fur-ever Homes makes it a priority to be available to help local dogs when possible, we accept many local surrenders and take in many dogs from the reserves. As a small breed rescue, there is a smaller number of those breeds needing help in our local community, therefore we partner with rescues all over North America & Mexico that have an abundance as small breed dogs needing homes.  

Where do all the profits from the adoption fees go?

It's crucial to dispel the misconception that reputable rescue groups profit from adoption fees. At Fur-Ever Homes, adoption fees are carefully established based on the average cost of rescuing a dog. However, these fees often fall short of covering the full expenses associated with rescuing each animal. They primarily contribute to intake/transport costs, necessary paperwork/documentation, and minimum medical expenses.


It's important to note that unexpected medical issues or emergencies, which can be significant, are not fully covered by adoption fees. These unforeseen challenges can impose a substantial financial burden on a rescue organization. The comprehensive costs involved in rescuing animals extend beyond what might be apparent to individuals, emphasizing the nonprofit nature of the rescue's operations.

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