Save Our Scruff is a dog-rescue charity located in Southern Ontario dedicated to rescuing and rehoming in-need dogs and finding them safe and suitable permanent homes through adoption, advocacy and education. We started small in 2014 and over the years have grown to what is now a community of more than 100 committed volunteers and have rescued more than 2700 dogs along the way.
As an organization we put a lot of time, care and resources into matching stray, abandoned or displaced dogs with the best adoptive home for them – but adoption is just one small piece of our mission. Save Our Scruff strives to be a leader on matters that promote and improve the welfare of dogs through enhancement, protection, care, education and advocacy. We work toward preventing the need for dog rescue in the future by supporting spay-and-neuter initiatives both internationally and close to home. We rescue all types of dogs, regardless of breed or back-story, and provide them with the necessary medical and rehabilitation care they require while in loving temporary foster care.
Pet lovers can support Save Our Scruff by helping our dogs in any way that works for them. This could mean opening up your home as a foster or, for those eager to commit, consider applying to adopt one of our available scruffs. For those who don’t have the capacity to welcome a dog into their home, there are so many other ways to support! Got a car and some free time? Join us as a transporter and help transport dogs and/or their supplies from point A to point B. Got a special skill to offer our organization? We’d love to hear from you. Got some spare cash? You can make a donation or shop our Amazon wish list. And of course, there are free ways to support! Like sharing our dogs on social and joining our community online. Animal lovers can also show support by buying our merch or joining us at local events and saying hi – like our Scruff Social, happening April 29 at District 28 in Toronto.
Updated April 2023