Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue

A Toronto, ON M6G 1V6 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats, rabbits, small animals, birds.

Pets at Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue

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  • Puppy
  • Kitten
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  • Adult
  • Senior
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  • Male
  • Female


Male, Adult
Rat Terrier

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Areas Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue Serves

Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue works with pounds, shelters, private pet owners and other like minded rescue groups to coordinate, rescue and provide loving foster care to pets in need until they are placed in suitable, loving new homes.

Ugly Mutts operates and maintains foster homes throughout Southern Ontario.

Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue's Adoption Process

The adoption process for each of the dogs is done on an individual basis. We have no set criteria as each dog has individual needs and our primary concern is to ensure that not only will the adoptive family have the means necessary to care for the pet but that the dog will meet the wants and desires of the adoptive family, as a pet.

In this regard, we place less importance on the type of home you live in, and more on exactly why you want to adopt a dog and what your plans are in caring for the pet.

We do care passionately about our dogs however, we care just as much about the people and ensuring that whatever dog they adopt is in fact a good choice for their situation.

You must submit an application to be considered as a potential adopter. And only approved adopters are invited to meet the pet in person. There is no commitment to adopt by either yourself or Ugly Mutts until it is mutually agreed that the specific pet is a good choice for your situation.

The application can be found on our main website at

We do not adopt on a first come, first served basis and we do not hold dogs without a signed commitment from the adopter.

We do reserve the right to refuse any adopter for whatever reason. Visiting a specific dog is done by appointment only and donations requested for each pet may vary.

About Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue

Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue is based in Hamilton, Ontario with foster homes throughout Southern Ontario. We are run entirely by volunteers, with the aid of a very caring community of pet-loving supporters. Homeless pets come from a variety of pounds and shelters, and other rescue affiliates.

Ugly Mutts also offers a safe and compassionate alternative to people who find themselves in the unfortunate position of needing a new home for their pet.

Our loving foster families come from all walks of life, and fully open their hearts and their homes to give temporary sanctuary to homeless pets. They love and care for the pets as their own, until such time that they can be matched with committed, loving, adopters.

Our mission is to save as many lives as possible, to treat the pets are our own while in our care, and to ensure they are adopted to committed loving families who will be able to meet the specific needs of the pet they are adopting, as well as ensuring the specific pet will fulfill the wants and desires of the adoptive family as a pet.

Come Meet Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue's Pets

Our Adoption Code of Ethics

Ugly Mutts owes a duty of responsibility to all of the pets accepted into our care and yet recognizes that it also owes a duty to foster parents, adopters and members of the general public to ensure their safety.

Ugly Mutts will not accept a pet for placement or adopt a pet that is physically unsafe to humans in temperament or behaviour.

Ugly Mutts will not intentionally misrepresent a pet’s age, temperament, breeding, or any other pertinent information or facts in order to facilitate the adoption of a pet.

Ugly Mutts will not knowingly adopt a pet of any age or breed into any harmful environment including but not limited to pet shops, laboratories, wholesale dealers, backyard breeders or puppy mills.

Ugly Mutts will not knowingly allow any person to foster or adopt a pet who has been banned from keeping animals or has been convicted of cruelty to animals.

If you see a pet currently listed for adoption that you feel would make a great addition to your family, please submit an application for consideration.

Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to Ugly Mutts Dog Rescue to help homeless pets find homes