Funds are Urgently Needed!

The 8th annual Furry Friends 5K is an event dedicated to raising money for Durham and Toronto  area animal shelters. Our fund raising goal this year is $50,000. You can help make this a reality in one of many ways. 


Register for the Race and start fundraising. Once you register, you will have your own online fundraising page, so people can pledge donations to you online. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.

If you prefer to keep track of pledges offline you can download the pledge sheet.

Pledge Sheet


Pledge a participant by clicking the pledge button next to their name. The amount you donate will count towards their individual and team fundraising goals.

You can sponsor a runner / walker.

Pledge a Participant – Whitby

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Donate directly to one of our charities.

Sea Shepherd - Toronto

Sea Shepherd's Mission Statement - Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.


Standard Poodles in Need (SPIN)

Standard Poodles In Need, Rescue &  Rehome (SPIN) is a Canadian non-profit, foster-based organization primarily concerned with the welfare of homeless or unwanted standard poodles but also with the welfare of toy poodles, mini-poodles and poodle mixes.


Speaking of Dogs

Speaking of Dogs Rescue Program is a Canadian registered charity.  We are a volunteer-based dog rescue in Toronto that is dedicated to assisting dogs from shelters as well as taking in dogs surrendered by their owner when space allows.  Good relationships with various shelters and rescues throughout Ontario allow us to work together to help dogs in need. We have a focus on helping senior dogs.  Our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes until we find them a suitable forever home.

What We Do

Since 2001 Speaking of Dogs Rescue has helped transport, foster, vet and re-home hundreds of dogs. All dogs entering our rescue are spayed or neutered, microchipped and have their medical needs attended to. The majority of dogs we admit into the rescue are from shelters or are puppy mill survivors; we have a strong focus on helping senior dogs. Our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes until a suitable forever placement is found. Our adoption process entails a written application, a telephone interview, reference and veterinary checks and an in-home visit. We are dedicated to placing our dogs in homes that are responsible, caring and compassionate. We are committed to a dogs’ quality of life and adopt only to suitably matched applicants. Adopt one of our dogs today!

We actively fund raise in an effort to help cover rescue related costs such as medical care, grooming, boarding, food and supplies (such a microchips, collars, harnesses and leashes).

We are always in search of new foster homes where a dog can be cared for and loved until a permanent home is found.


Homeward Bound

Homewardbound Rescue is a small scale dog rescue group dedicated to rescuing dogs in need. We love the Flat Faced Dogs! This comprises of Bulldogs, Pugs, Boxers, Mastiffs, Bostons and many others. We also take in other breeds when there's a need to help other rescue organizations when they are full.

All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated/health checked and micro chipped before adoption.

Our dogs are more often than not are owner surrenders, puppy mills and local shelters.


Never Stop Saving

​Never Stop Saving works with the public and authorities to assist in the rescue efforts of animals that have been affected by natural disasters across Canada and the United States. Our team provides the rescues, medical care, transportation and safe return of the animal to their family or No Kill shelter.  NSS works with multiple rescues across Ontario to locate, foster and return missing animals to their families while also operating TNR and socialization programs of feral and stray cats.


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