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R & R Rescue & Resort

Monetary Donation | Article by: Cindy Cherry

Rachel Salisbury and Robert Given are a married couple that runs this combination facility of a boarding kennels and a place for the unwanted. They mostly take in surrenders, which are animals in crisis from owners whose next step would often be euthanasia. So needless to say, they offer these dogs a future that they otherwise may not have had.


They started boarding dogs in 2012, then in 2015 started working with rescue groups. It was in 2018 that they purchased a property in Georgian Bluffs, north of Owen Sound that allowed them to open up their own animal rescue and boarding service. Since they are a home-based rescue, their rescues are not kenneled 24/7, but get to be integrated into their own family and “pack”. There they get vet care, love, play time, exercise and training until they are ready to be adopted. This way they get to know the animal very well during their stay. They then create a thorough bio of each animal, screen applicants, perform meet and greets and pair the dog with a new perfect, lifelong home.


You have to admire Rachel and Robert in combining two passions of boarding dogs for a living, and also saving lives. As Mark Twain said, “The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of work, the more money you will make”.

Glad we could assist them in their passion.

They not only get involved with the saving of dogs, but also this injured hawk. Though not a registered wildlife rescuers through the Ministry of Natural Resources, they do see the need in their community for such services and are in the process of being able to fill this need.