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Our Featured Mississauga, ON Partner:

Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

West GTA

About Our Rescue Group:

There are many animals who through no fault of their own find themselves abandoned in shelters or are left to fend for themselves in the city's streets. Companion Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) is devoted to the rescue of stray, abandoned, injured, orphaned cats and dogs, with special emphasis on feral cats. Volunteer-run, we are dependent on public donations to fund programs. There is no shelter facility at this time: we run a network of foster homes.

With no shelter facility, we are faced with a number of challenges. Our most dire need is finding reliable, capable and commited foster homes for the animals. Fostering can be both rewarding and challenging: many of the animals who come our way need socialization and/or special care. We assume the financial responsibility for the animals, but the home care and individualized attention becomes the responsibility of the foster parent: This is a serious commitment.

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Our Adoption Process:

All our animals are vaccinated, tested for Leukemia and FIV (Cats), or tested for Heartworm and put on Preventive medication (Dogs), treated for parasites and any ailments and are spayed or neutered and microchipped. We charge $190 adoption fee to help cover some of these costs, which adoption fee is refundable should the animal not work out during an initial trial period of three weeks. Kittens, if young may still need one or two more booster vaccines in order to complete their vaccination schedule, which would be the new "parent's" responsibility. We will always take back any of our adopted animals should the need arise to surrender them at any time due to whatever reasons, however, the adoption fee is not refundable after the initial trial period unless agreed upon by the C.A.R.E. representative. This is usually contingent upon there being issues with the animal that C.A.R.E. has been apprised of and despite best efforts could not be resolved,which is seldom the case, particularly with kittens. Certainly we encourage people to contact us with any issues or concerns they may have in regards to the animals they adopted from us, so to offer suggestions and possible problem resolution. If the lines of communication are not kept open we obviously cannot be of help for problems we were unaware of.

We request veterinary references where possible, and interview people by phone prior to meeting with them and introducing them to some of our friends needing homes. We do adoptions by appointment as we do not have a shelter and the animals are being fostered in homes. Should you wish more information or wish to pursue this further you may contact us via email at and leave us your phone number so we may reach you. Please be patient, we try to return calls as soon as we can, but we all have jobs and limited time as we are calso caring for large numbers of animals.

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.