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Our Featured Calgary, AB Partner:

~BARC's~ Bonerz Advocacy & Rescue Center

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

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Is a No-Kill Organization based in Calgary Alberta Canada. We are committed to educating the public and ensuring Calgary and other areas remain free of BSL. We also rescue dogs who are affected by Breed Specific Legislation with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving, permanent homes safe from discrimination. We also advocate for dogs who are on death row solely due to the way they look.

Recognizing that every dog deserves a chance, Bonerz Advocacy & Rescue Center will not discriminate on the basis of age, health, or breed. We will dedicate every resource at our disposal to the physical, emotional, and behavioral rehabilitation of each animal that we rescue.

About Our Rescue Group:

Our Vision & Values

Our vision is of a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life away from the threat of BSL because of how they look.
We aim to achieve this vision by:
- Promoting good animal welfare and responsible pet ownership by providing
support, guidance and education to members of the public.
- Working with many organizations to help animals, whoever and wherever the need is.
- Providing the best possible care for all animals.
- Setting standards of animal welfare in Canada, the USA and beyond.

Our Values:

- We strive to end the suffering of companion animals everywhere
- We aim to find the right home for every animal in our care and will not quit until every animal is placed.
- We endeavour to support anyone who needs help in caring for their pets. Life happens and we understand.
- We believe the emotional and physical well-being of every animal we look after is paramount and is our first consideration.
- We value our volunteers, supporters, and our partners. We know without you, there would be no "us".
- We pride ourselves on being open, honest, and dedicated in every aspect of our work.

We seek to work in partnership with those who share our vision.

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Come Meet our Pets:

PET PLANET---Sierra Springs, AIRDRIE
130 Sierra Springs Dr SE #3007, Airdrie, AB
From noon until 4:00 pm
Come Meet Our Adoptables!!


Our Adoption Process:

Bonerz Advocacy & Rescue Center’s goal is to place homeless dogs into loving homes and families. We take special care to match the right home with the right dog, ensuring a lifetime of love for both the pet and the adopter. To ensure the best matches are made, we have a process that has been proven effective in determining the best homes for our animals. Our adoption process may seem time consuming or unnecessarily complicated, but please understand that we have our dogs’ best interests at heart. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.
Please understand that our organization is completely run by unpaid volunteers, who dedicate their free time to help the dogs. If your references are unavailable, it will delay the process, since those must be checked before moving forward. The entire adoption process takes time; we are unwilling to sacrifice being thorough when the dog’s future is at stake. We thank you for your time and patience throughout our adoption process.
Step 1 – Fill out a Pre-Adoption Application
The first step is to have you fill out a pre-adoption application. This application will tell us about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals. Who you are interested in and why.
Step 2 – Application Preliminary Review
Our application review volunteers will initially screen your application to determine if all necessary information was provided and contact you for a telephone interview.

Step 3 – Landlord Approval Verified
If it is determined that you rent your home, your landlord will be contacted to make sure you have approval to have a dog in your home. We also ask about any breed or size limitations.
Step 4 – Veterinary References Contacted
Our volunteers will contact the veterinary reference(s) you provided to determine if all your current pets are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. If you don’t have any current pets, we will ask about the veterinary care that your previous pets received. If you have never owned a pet, this step is skipped.
Step 5 – Personal References Contacted
Our volunteers will contact your personal references and ask them questions in regards to whether they consider you to be a responsible pet owner.
This is the portion of the process that can take the most amount of time. It is helpful if you contact your references and ask them to return our calls in a timely manner.
Step 6 – Adoption Trial Period
At the start of the trial you are required to sign an adoption contract and to provide payment of the adoption fee and spay/neuter deposit if necessary. Monies received will not be deposited until the adoption has been made official.
If needed, our organization can provide a kennel/crate, food/water bowls, leash and collar for you to use during the trial period. We may also provide a small supply of dog food that will allow you to transition the dog’s diet to another food.
If at any time during the trial period you are having issues with the dog, please call us at 403-805-4277 or 403-863-6356 and inform us. A volunteer will be in touch with you ASAP.

Step 7 – Adoption Official
If, at the end of the one week trial, our organization has NOT heard from you, our organization will consider the adoption official. Your adoption fee will be deposited and will no longer be refundable. We will also mail out to you all veterinary paperwork we have for the dog.
Step 8 – Notification of Spay/Neuter & Return of Deposit
If, at the time of adoption, your dog was not already spayed/neutered, you would have been required to agree to spay/neuter your dog and provide us a deposit fee. Our adoption contract requires all dogs to be spayed/neutered within 1 month of adoption or when age appropriate. You are asked to notify us when you have scheduled this surgery and at what vet clinic it is being done. Our volunteers will verify that the dog has been spayed/neutered. Once this has been verified, your deposit check will be returned to you. If you fail to spay/neuter, as outlined in the adoption contract you signed, our organization will take appropriate measures to take back the dog.
Step 9 – Optional Post Adoption Follow-up Visit
Our adoption contract contains a clause that allows one of our volunteers or a representative the ability to perform a follow-up visit. We may require such a visit if we feel that the terms of the adoption contract are not being met. Bonerz Advocacy Center is committed to the life, health and well-being of every dog we place for the remainder of that dog’s life. Should the adoption not work out or you need to rehome the dog, we require, by contract that the dog be returned to us. Please notify us asap by us at 403-805-4277 or 403-863-6356.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.