"For me, my pets were there in my darkest hours"


—Marsha, Service User

We work to reduce barriers for people who experience poverty, homelessness, mental health and substance use challenges, violent living conditions and/or any other hurdles. We offer pet care options so that people do not need to make a choice between accessing supports or losing their animal companions. We aim to work from harm reduction and anti-oppressive principals. By co-creating a community that ensures safe, friendly and judgment-free exchanges, our intention is to honour the specific and changing needs of everyone involved.

· Sitters are integral to the Through Ruff Times team. If interested in opening up your home for a dog or cat in our program, we would love to hear from you.

· Services or supplies to offer? We will put it all to good use.

· Donate - your generosity is what keeps us going.

We rely solely on donations.  

All monetary contributions go directly to providing a comfortable, safe and specialized experience for every animal in our care including veterinary needs, food, transportation, supplies and grooming. Pet supply donations are also welcome!

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