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About FHR


Fur-Ever Homes Rescue is a compassionate, registered Canadian Charity based out of Calgary, Alberta. The rescue was founded in 2011 and continues to be managed/operated by a dedicated team of volunteers. We believe every animal deserves a second chance and therefore it is our primary goal to remove neglected, abandoned, injured, or abused pets from unhappy situations, both locally and internationally, and place them into the homes of caring individuals.

We pride ourselves on the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity of donations from the community. We work in cooperation with a community of veterinarians, dog lovers, and other dog rescue groups, with the aim of reducing the number of displaced animals and education the community. 


Our dogs are placed in private foster homes in the Calgary area. Our fosters invest much love and attention to our dogs and we would not be able to operate without them.

We aim to be a positive part of our local community by offering low-income families and seniors assistance with spay/neutering their pets, by helping out fellow rescues and donating hundreds of pounds of pet food to local food banks and families each year. 

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?

We rely solely on the generous donations of our supporters, small corporations and our own fundraising efforts.

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

FHR 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?

There is a misconception by some that a reputable rescue group makes a profit from adoption fees. Adoption fees are established based on the average cost of rescuing a dog, but more often they do not cover the full cost of rescuing every animal. The adoption fee should cover intake/transport expenses, paperwork/documentation that may be required, medical expenses at minimum. Unexpected medical issues or emergencies are not covered by adoption fees and can set a rescue back a great deal. There are a great deal of costs involved in rescuing animals, not all may be considered by an individual thinking a profit can be made.  

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