Welcome to our new home on the web. Please excuse the mess and broken bits while we work through our move.

Our rescue started out in 2000 with a couple of people informally helping out a U.S. rescue. In 2004, the rescue became an official arm of an American rescue and had about 5 foster homes operating in Ontario. In 2007, the rescue officially became” Rat Terrier Rescue Canada Inc”. and focused mainly on helping Rat Terriers in distress. Within two years the rescue grew significantly and had over 50 adoptions. 

Fast forward to the present and the rescue not only helps Rat Terriers in need of a forever home but also any small dog in distress that also needs to find a forever home. 

Our dogs may come from high kill shelters and are in danger of being euthanized, they may also come from hoarding situation and puppy mills, or simply be surrendered by owners who are no longer able to care for them. 

The rescue passed a major milestone in 2018 when the number of adoptions exceeded 200 and this was due in no small part to the increase in people who were willing to foster dogs until they were adopted.

A huge shout out to our Corporate Sponsors

Do You Have a Question

If you have a question that is not answered on our website just fill out the form below and one of our voluteers will try to supply you with an answer


Stay tuned for next year's events


Financial Donations
Financial donations an be made through any of the following options:Canada Helps  (this organization provides receipts for tax purposes for each donation and deducts a small processing fee)
  • E-transfer through online banking
  • PayPal
  • Certified cheque
  • Bank draft
For more information about financial donations, please contact our treasurer.

Non-financial donations
The rescue would very much welcome donations of any of the following:
  • Small and medium travel crates
  • X-pens 
  •  Leashes, collars and harnesses
  •  Dog beds and blankets
  •  Puppy food
  •  Flea/tick control: Frontline or NexGard
  •  Heartworm medication: Advantage multi, Interceptor or Revolution
  •  Dogs toys
  •  Training (or pee pee) pads
  •  Pet store gift certificates
  •  Fuel (gas) gift cards