We Help Adoptable Dogs and Cats Find Loving Homes in Calgary


But We Need Your Help

It is estimated that over 400 million stray dogs and cats exist worldwide. The first step to help remedy this escalating situation begins locally. Something as small as regular vaccinations and surgical sterilization (spay/neuter) can prevent aggression, disease transmission, and animal suffering.

Our foundation is dedicated to sharing our passion, resources, knowledge and experience to make this change happen,

but...we need your help.

Pause4Change Rescue Foundation is a team compiled of dedicated volunteers who have worked within Alberta animal rescues for years. It is our focus to build a foundation that works collaboratively within Canada's rescue community.

Our Vision

"Developing progressive change with the ability to shape the future of Animal Rescues"

Our Mission

Pause4Change Dog Rescue Calgary. Adopt, foster, volunteer & help animals in need!

Rescue Unwanted and Abandoned Canines & Felines From Partnered Communities and Rural Areas

We have rescued animals from many parts of Alberta who would have suffered without intervention

Educate The Public

We participate in community events, discussing the needs of dogs and cats that aren't unwanted, they just haven't found their forever home yet

Advocate Responsible Pet Ownership

As part of our adoption processes, we educate all potential applicants on proper care. We provide opportunities for training services.

Land Acknowledgment

Pause4Change Rescue would like to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We would also like to note that we are situated on land adjacent to where the Bow River meets the Elbow River, and that the traditional Blackfoot name of this land is “Moh’kins’tsis”, which we now call the City of Calgary.

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