Montreal and the surrounding areas (North and South Shores)
The Animal Rescue Network's mission is to bring about a day when no unwanted animals are destroyed in shelters or pounds, and when every cat and dog can be ensured a happy life in a good home.
We are the largest no-kill shelter in Quebec, run entirely by volunteers. We receive no funding of any kind and rely entirely on private donations to sustain and care for all the animals at our shelter.
Come Meet our Pets:
We hold weekly adoption clinics at pet supply stores throughout the Montreal area, and the South Shore to find permanent homes for our cats and dogs. We'd love to meet you at our next adoption clinic!
At our last adoption clinic, we had 5 cats adopted!
You can also visit our many shelter cats and let one of them adopt you! Visits to the shelter are by appointment only so please contact our adoption coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Ways You Can Help:
Sponsor a Cat! With a donation of only 12 dollars per month, you could sponsor the cat of your choice. Check out our sponsorhip page for more details.
Join Our Team! We are always on the look out for new volunteers. Give as much or as little time as you can. We need more people in our teams, for the following tasks: cleaning, giving meds, fundraising, adoptions, finances, communications, recruiting and transport. If you are interested, call (514) 938-6215 option 2 and our volunteer team leader will contact you within a few days. Check out our volunteering page for more details.
Donate! We are not subsidized by the government and rely solely on your generous donations to care for our animals. You can make a secure donation through Canada Helps or by cheque to "Animal Rescue Network". Your cash contributions are tax deductible! Income tax receipts will be issued for donations of 10$ or more. Please include your complete contact information so that we know where to send the receipt(s). If you don't want to donate cash but would like to help out nonetheless, check out our cats' wish list here.
Our Adoption Process:
All new adoption homes are carefully screened to determine if they are suitable. There is an adoption fee that includes the sterilization, initial vaccination of every animal, testing for FIV and FeLV of all cats at the shelter, and a 21 days trial period. A contract is always signed between the ARN and the adopter for their protection. A follow-up by an ARN adoption coordinator is often done either by telephone or by visit, and we also offer help/cousel for the life of the cat.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat
adoption saves lives. Adopt
a dog or adopt a cat and you'll
have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting
a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats
for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder?
When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs
and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of
dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed
is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten
breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes.
So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat
or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt
a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane
society or pet rescue group.