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Helping the Strays of today become the Pets of tomorrow

In 2010 our rescue organization was founded to provide a safe and nurturing environment for unwanted, abandoned, lost, and mistreated pets until they can be placed into loving homes. Our cats and dogs come to us from all kinds of environments and situations. This includes feral animals, pets surrendered by their owners and transfers from the ASPCA and RCMP.

We are a non-profit animal rescue based just outside of Edmonton that is supported entirely by volunteers and private contributions! Through proactive intervention, public education, fundraising events, and community outreach, the Barrhead Animal Rescue Society seeks to promote respect for all life by breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect, and pet overpopulation in our communities.

It is our greatest pleasure to see our fosters and adoptive families give new lives and affection to the animals from our rescue. Please be sure to check out our featured adoptable animals below, as well as our feline and canine adoptable pages on the site. We look forward to answering any of your questions!

Terry Colborne

Foster Homes Needed!

What is a foster home?

It is a home that provides an animal with temporary respite; a place to recover and adjust to living life in a stable and loving environment, making the transition easier for the animal to prepare for their forever home.

​All costs including food and veterinary care are covered by the Barrhead Animal Rescue Society. The need is great for more foster homes. If you think you could offer your home for fostering, please click the "Apply Now" button below to apply! 

Why Adopt?

Excited to bring a new pet into the home but don't know where to begin the search? Giving some thought to adoption is an excellent way to start. Shelter animals are usually making the best from a tough situation, either being rescued from living a stray life or surrendered from their families. You have the ability to gift a new life to the canine or feline of your choice and become a part of their story.

Are you looking for a particular breed of dog or cat? While there are many mixed breeds of animals being rescued some shelters are known to specialize in specific breeds and nearly a third of animals who end up in shelters are purebred. 

Animals in shelters are often fostered for some time before finding their forever home, which means the rescue volunteers will have spent a lot of time getting to know the animals in care, and will be able to assist you in finding your ideal pet with the right temperament and perfect personality. Rescued animals are also fully vetted, sterilized, dewormed, vaccinated and microchipped before you bring them home, saving you many out of pocket expenses.

For more information on how to get started on adopting an animal, please visit our adoption pages and check out our featured adoptables below where you will discover our current canines and felines in care who are waiting for a family to call their own. 


Kate is reserved and not the biggest fan of cuddles, but will always come for pets and offer some big purrs! Her favorite place is the cat tree and is happy to entertain herself with it for hours. 


Jasper is a male bully mix who's roughly 2 years old. He is very playful and loves walks, car rides, treats and toys! Would love another friend to play with and a fenced yard to run in and enjoy.


Ash is a super friendly young male who is quiet yet playful. He is great with other cats and dogs and loves to be snuggled and carried around the house. Ash is looking for a home to call his own!

Questions about a featured adoptable? Contact Us!



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My family is a rescue family. To speak about compassion and love is one thing, but to show an animal a kinder way to live is another.

Rescue organizations who work alongside the edmonton spca, providing dog adoption in edmonton like many other shelters in the city. As an animal rescue in edmonton, we have cat adoption and puppies for adoption. As a dog rescue in alberta, we are dedicated to caring or our animals in the best way possible and rehoming as many as we can.


Featured Adoptables

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Every little bit helps! Your donation to B.A.R.S. can be used to help care for the animals in our rescue by enabling us to provide food, veterinary care and other associated costs.


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