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Save My Tails

Fundraising Donation | Article by: Cindy Cherry

We here at DCPRF, not only distribute monies to Rescue Groups, but we also support their fundraising efforts.  99% of these Rescue Groups rely on their success of their Fundraising Events to support the work that they do.   So if you think that the adoption fees cover all the costs, think again.  Don’t forget a lot of these animals need medical care when being surrendered or rescued from their deplorable conditions from where they come from, plus they have to be spayed or neutered.  Save My Tail focuses on rescuing dogs primarily from high-kill shelters, especially in the Northern Ontario Native Communities. 


They are also an approved Rescue Group by www.adoptapet.com   This is another online service that can direct you to local approved rescue groups in your area, that may have a dog specific to what you are looking for.  Meet Deena, Miranda, Carolyn & Bonnie, and how they got involved in the rescue world.  Once involved, you will wonder why anyone needs to go out and “buy” a dog!

Deena Howe 

Rescue Owner


“I started fostering after I lost one of my canine soul mates to cancer in 2011. After having countless dogs through our house as a temporary foster, over-nighting for transport or long term foster I realized I wanted to do MORE. This is when I co-founded Save My Tail with another special lady.”

Miranda Thompson-Trudeau 

Rescue Owner


“I became involved with dog rescue specifically in 2011 through a fellow horse and avid dog rescuer. After fostering multiple dogs I decided to dedicate even more heart and soul to the rescue and became one of the founding members of Save My Tail.”

Carolyn Giroux

Foster Coordinator


“Hi! My name is Carolyn Giroux and I own a pet care business in Toronto. I got involved with Save My Tail when I was looking to adopt a dog and instead fostered two pugs and after that I was hooked! I am the Toronto area Coordinator and facilitate adoptions for some of our awesome dogs.”

Bonnie White Vella

Lead Foster / Home Visit Coordinator


“Hey There! My name is Bonnie and I live in Courtice with my son, Cooper. We are a pet-free home so we can foster any dog that needs a loving, temporary home until their forever home is found. Every day that includes doing work for a dog is a happy day.”