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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
FOUNDER | PRESIDENT
 

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
FOUNDER | PRESIDENT
 

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Join us for National
Adoption Week

November 6 - 12 , 2023


Are you ready to start your adoption journey? If you have room in your heart and home to adopt love, give a pet in need the loving home they deserve. Join us for PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week and meet your new bestie at a PetSmart near you!

 

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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. 

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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. 

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MELODIE

Melodie is a sweet girl who loves to sing! She is petite for her age and while she is shy at first, she loves to play once she is comfortable in a space. She gets along with her foster home's dog and her twin tortie sister, Harmony (also available for adoption!). With patience and love, Melodie would be a great addition to any quiet home.

OMEGA

Omega is a five year old bully/lab mix. He is a talkative boy who loves being around family. He is easygoing, loves to be pampered, and will snooze on the bed if you let him! He needs fish-based food to accommodate for allergies but it's readily available to purchase. He would do best in a home with no cats but he does well with other dogs.

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GUS

Gus came to us after a rough start to life, but he is thriving now in his foster home alongside his large canine companions. He likes to give kitty headbutts and hugs if you hold him close, and enjoys a good intense play session. After he's tired out though, he's a real lap cat. Gus is affectionate and enjoys being around his chosen people--a loving addition to any home!

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Questions about a featured adoptable? Contact Us!

FELINES@BARRHEADANIMALRESCUE.ORG         CANINES@BARRHEADANIMALRESCUE.ORG

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Support
OUR RESCUE

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.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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.

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Featured Adoptables

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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.

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