Compassion For Paws

A 36 Holmes Drive, Caledon, ON L7K 0A7 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals.

Shelly Hawley-Yan

Pets at Compassion For Paws

  • Any
  • Cats
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Adult, Bonded Pair
Russian Blue

Butternut (with Celeste)

Female, Adult, Bonded Pair

Celeste (with Butternut)

Female, Young, Bonded Pair

Tamarack (with Graham)

Male, Young, Bonded Pair

Zizi (with Simba)

Female, Adult, Bonded Pair

SImba (with Zizi)

Male, Adult, Bonded Pair
Domestic Mediumhair


Female, Adult
Domestic Shorthair


Female, Adult
Domestic Mediumhair

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1 - 8 of 8 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas Compassion For Paws Serves


Compassion For Paws's Adoption Process

1. Interview

2. Submit Application

3. Home Check

At the moment, because of Covid, this is done virtually via Zoom.

4. Approve Application

5. Sign Adoption Contract

6. Pay Fee

7. Take the Pet Home

Adoption involves an interview, a meeting and home visit (in person after Covid, currently virtual), vet references, and an adoption fee.
Our greatest concern is the animals that we care for, and matchmaking is what we do best..

About Compassion For Paws

We are a network of compassionate individuals that care for homeless paws, in foster homes throughout Southern Ontario, until they can find a new, permanent place to call their own.

Shelly Hawley-Yan has more than 20 years experience in rescue, and the team of Debbie Hunt, Vickie Janetos, Andrea Maenza and Dale Reilly add another several decades of combined rescue experience.

Our adoptable paws come from shelters where the animals may not have been coping with that environment, or may have been surrendered by people whose lives have changed,

All paws have been vet checked and are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Come Meet Compassion For Paws's Pets

Most of our cats and all of our dogs are cared for in foster homes. They are not available to meet until your application has been started, you have been interviewed and approved.

Some of our cats may be featured in the Global Pet Foods store located in Alliston, ON and in Shelburne, ON.
And we occasionally hold "meet and greet" events at PetValu, 184 Front St., Toronto, ON.

In those cases, the adoption process is the same and conducted by CompassionForPaws - NOT by the staff at the store. We never do adoptions directly from an event but applications may be tendered.

Compassion For Paws's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Compassion For Paws to help homeless pets find homes

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