Without the generosity of our supporters, our ability to help out the dogs in need would be severely limited. Currently, our largest expenses are food and vet care, both of which vary depending on the number of dogs in rescue. Our greatest resource, and the hardest to come by, are knowledgeable foster homes. For these reasons, available resources at any given time dictate the number of dogs we can accept into foster care.
We are fortunate to work with the people and companies on this page, as they support us in many ways.
We would appreciate it if you would thank our supporters, either directly or by shopping at their place of business. By continuing to support these local businesses, you are indirectly supporting us.
Many of the dogs enjoy the benefits of staying at the Retreat. Currently, the foster dogs stay here for the cost of dog food.
The folks at Rascals have been supplying our dog food & treats for over 20 years! If they don't have it in stock, they will bring it in. Not only do they bring in what we need but they collect & donate dog food to help stretch our dollar even further & they have done numerous in-store promotional campaigns in support of our dogs.
Chris & Allison, of the Ranch Market Pet Planet in Strathmore, are recent additions to our list of supporters. The have been collecting & donating dog food on a regular basis, as well as supporting us through some in-store promotional campaigns (the Pound for Pound dog food campaign & the Buy 1, Get 1 Kong toy campaign ).
As part of our dogs' healthy diet, we like to give them turkey necks on a fairly regular schedule. They love them as a treat & we like to give them as a good way to clean their teeth.
Back to Basics is our source of turkey necks & we would recommend them if feeding raw is your preference.
We also like to give raw, meaty bones to satisfy the need to chew, as well as a healthy meal replacement & teeth cleaner. The dogs' favourite meaty bones are bison neck or knuckle bones that we get from Glengary Bison.
Glengary Bison also offers bison cuts for your BBQ or freezer &, during the summer months, your family or group can schedule tours of their paddocks to see where your meat comes from.
Without the support and help from various vets and health practitioners across the province, we would not be able to help the number of dogs that we do and adoption costs would be much higher. We cannot thank them enough for their services.