Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue is a private sanctuary located in Calgary, Alberta that focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating, and adopting out dogs and cats who have been rescued from some of the most unforgiving places within the Northwest Territories of Canada, Mexico and California. We are also one of the few non-profit organizations in Canada that perform rescues after natural disasters, having successfully extracted and re-homed over 75 dogs during a two month mission to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Abandoned dogs and cats suffer from starvation, lack of companionship and exposure to the extreme weather conditions of Calgary’s reservations and dumping areas every day. Our goal is to rescue as many as possible, as well as provide the reservations with insulated dog houses, education and spay/neuter programs.
There is no such thing as a humane death in Mexico dumping grounds and hoarder environments, where dogs are either mauled to death due to starvation in crammed conditions, or electrocuted to death. We are actively working with our sister sanctuaries to offer better resources and options in Tijuana.
We are one of only a handful of Canadian rescues who actively participate in Natural Disaster relief and rescue. We hope to continue to be a leader in reuniting lost dogs and cats with victims of natural disasters, as well as provide temporary care for animals of family who have lost their homes, or re-homing for animals who aren’t so lucky.
Behavioural Help and Support for Adopters
Rory Specializes in Rehabilitating Aggression
Thanks to Rory O’Neill’s experience in dog behaviour, our rescue specializes in rehabilitating and re-homing aggressive dogs. We do our very best to ensure that every dog that comes to us is worked with, either one-on-one or with Rory’s stable pack, until they are ready to be placed with a new family.
Offering Support to Adopters
Every adopter is given the opportunity to connect one-on-one with Rory at a discounted rate via Rory’s behavioural training consultation services.
Unique Home Environment
We are NOT a public shelter. Nearly all of our animals are placed in foster homes to benefit from a home environment where they can receive one-on-one rehabilitation in preparation for a forever home. All animal meetings must be requested by first completing an online application so we can coordinate a meeting between yourself and the foster family.