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We Help Adoptable Dogs and Cats Find Loving Homes in Calgary

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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.

Why choose to adopt from Pause4change?

Why is your adoption fee so much?

Well really it isn’t!  Based on all of the medical and training provided - if you needed to pay the costs it would far exceed our adoption fee!

P4C goes above and beyond when it comes to caring for your potential fur baby. In addition to the basic spay/neuter, vaccination treatment and any medical treatment they may have needed we also include a FREE TRAINING COURSE! (To be used within 2 months of your adoption)

P4C believes in setting up adoptive families up for sucess. We provide several different available courses for you to choose from. All through reputable force free training partners here in Calgary and surrounding area! And we believe in providing lifelong support, through our alumni group!

With all this said and done P4C does not even break even when you pay the adoption cost. We care about helping your new loved ones. This is why we rely so heavily on volunteers, fosters, community partnerships, grants, and fundraising / donations in addition to our adoption fees to keep our doors open & a majority of our donations go directly to the animals in our care.

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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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