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.

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 (SODR) is a registered charity run solely by volunteers. SODR is an all-breed rescue with a focus on senior dogs that is dedicated to assisting dogs from shelters and, when space permits, helping dogs who are surrendered by their owner.  Our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes until we find well-matched forever homes.  All dogs entering our rescue are spayed or neutered and have all their medical needs attended to (e.g. heartworm test, bloodwork, vaccines, microchipped, dewormed and often our older friends need dentals). Our adoption process entails a written application, a telephone interview, reference and veterinary checks and an in-home visit. We are committed to placing our dogs in homes that are responsible, caring and compassionate. We actively fundraise in an effort to help cover rescue related costs such as medical care, grooming, boarding, food and supplies (such as 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. Adopt one of our dogs today!


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.


Burlington Humane Society

The Burlington Humane Society is Ontario’s leading no-kill shelter.  We provide food, shelter and medical attention to stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats in Burlington and surrounding area.  We then find forever homes for all our animals.  We operate solely on donations and the kindness of the community as we do not receive any government funding.  With a dedicated group of over 400 volunteers, we care for and adopt out over 600 animals each year.  We also provide education opportunities through our Burlington Humane Kids Club and our podcast “Burlington Humane”.  To find out more about Burlington Humane Society, we are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit our website at


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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