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Rescue 1 At A Time

Barrie, ON L4N 0A2

Phone (705) 481-7783
cats & dogs at Rescue 1 At A Time

Areas Rescue 1 At A Time serves

Barrie and Area

Rescue 1 At A Time's adoption process


Submit Application


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Sign Adoption Contract

Additional adoption info

Dogs: $600 (as of January 2022)
Cats: $200
The adoption process involves a brief application for the pet you are interested in. We will review your application and if you are a good fit for the pet's needs, we will invite you to come and meet the animal. We then ask you to go home and think it over as it is a big decision. We like to hear back the next day after you, and our fosters, have had time to think about the meet. We ask that all those who will be living in the home with the pet come to meet them for the pre-adoption application process.

About Rescue 1 At A Time

We are a dog and cat rescue covering Barrie and surrounding area. While our rescue is fairly new, the problem of abandoned pets in need of homes is not. We are purely foster-based, and are always looking for foster homes to help us help animals. Our volunteers are dedicated to helping animals find the loving homes that they deserve.

Rescue 1 At A Time's adopted pets

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Support adoption and rescue. Why go to a dog breeder, cat breeder or pet store to buy a dog or buy a cat when you can adopt?

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.