Our Story

We are a 100% foster-based rescue committed to ensuring a better and safer life for all dogs that need a home.

Our Story

Hopeful Tails Dog Rescue is a GTA-based, not-for-profit dog rescue and a registered charity that is committed to ensuring a better and safer life for stray, abandoned, and abused companion dogs. All funds raised go directly to helping dogs in our care with the goal of finding them a place to call home. We are a 100% volunteer and foster-based rescue which allows all of our dogs to be placed in nurturing foster homes that provide the essential support they need to become the amazing dogs that we know them to be.

We are a small group of volunteers who have many collective years in the rescue world. We are all involved for the right reasons and we truly believe in all animals. We believe that every animal deserves compassion, love, and most of all – respect. Through human assistance and the provision of care, patience, and basic training, we can help get these beautiful souls into their carefully screened furever homes where they can thrive.

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Mission, Goals, Values

Our Mission: At Hopeful Tails, our mission is to promote the welfare of dogs through a multi-faceted approach to dog rescue by:

  1. Rescuing stray, abandoned, abused, or surrendered dogs through partnerships with reputable Canadian and international rescues.
  2. Working collaboratively with other rescue partners to help adopt more animals.
  3. Strive to educate others on responsible ownership and humane treatment of all animals.

Our Vision: At Hopeful Tails, our vision is to be a small rescue that makes a BIG impact.

Our Values:

  • Heart: We love dogs and are passionate about their welfare. We recognize the strong bond between people and pets and we help to strengthen this bond through our rescue work.
  • Transparency: We are transparent to the public and our partners about the work that we do, our finances, and from where we get our dogs.
  • Integrity: We operate honestly, ethically, and legally.
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