Pad for Paws

ARF’s mission is to rescue stray and abandoned dogs and cats from First Nations communities and rural areas and place them in loving, permanent homes while providing programs to reduce pet overpopulation. In order to further this mission and for ARF to grow and expand, a permanent facility is needed. This facility will be used to temporarily house sick or injured animals and offer refuge for nursing mothers as well as provide a headquarters for ARF.

A Place to Call HomeYou Can Help

With a permanent facility, ARF will be able to:

  • Rescue more injured and sick animals requiring surgery, quarantine, or veterinary care
  • Safely assess dogs with behavioral issues before they are placed in foster care
  • Provide a refuge for nursing moms with kittens or puppies before placing them in foster homes
  • Provide a location for animal welfare education and information sessions
  • Provide a space for events such as Adopt-A-Thons and fundraisers
  • Provide housing for recovering cats or dogs that are spayed or neutered through ARF’s spay/neuter programs
  • Provide an adoption area for cats
  • Provide a space for an administrative office and meeting area and training centre for ARF volunteers
  • Provide storage space for donated supplies

Pad for Paws – A Capital Campaign:
The Pad for Paws campaign is an ongoing capital campaign that is a part of ARF’s overall purpose. This campaign is not a separate entity, but rather an additional ARF campaign to raise funds for a much needed, permanent facility.

ARF continues to rely on the support of volunteers and the generosity of donors to cover our operating costs; however, the funds raised for the Pad for Paws Campaign will be put towards the acquisition of a permanent facility for ARF.


Have a fundraising idea? Let us know! If your event will consist of attendees who are not familiar with ARF and the work we do, just let us know and we will make sure you receive brochures on our various programs for your guests.

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At Shop and you can shop to your heart’s content… literally! You’ll feel good about shopping here just knowing that each order you place assists the fundraising efforts of your favourite charity or non-profit group. Plus, you’ll find the products you already know and love, and many more you may not have had the chance to try before – all at the same prices you’d find anywhere else!

  • An average of 10% of each sale will be donated to the charity or non-profit group of your choice
  • Access to 1000’s of top-quality, brand-name items
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  • Secure delivery right to your door
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  • You can even purchase gift certificates and ship them right to your friends and family (Birthday and Christmas shopping has never been so easy!)
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