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Dear animal lover, 


Thank you for visiting our website! As a Canadian not-for-profit organization, our mission is to raise funds for local animal rescues. Since 2012, we have raised funds to help rescues buy food and supplies, pay for vet bills, and implement a trap neuter-and-spay program for cats. We are dedicated volunteers who believe every pet should have a loving and caring home.


The Guardian’s Best Animal Rescue Foundation is also dedicated to celebrating people who have adopted their pets. This is why we started the Rescue Heroes campaign. As seen on our Instagram page, we honour people who have adopted their pets, reducing the stigma surrounding pet adoption. 


We also host Party 4 Paws in downtown Toronto, and it has become our largest fundraising event of the year. Other fundraising efforts include a Be Kind to Animals pin, fridge magnets, and t-shirts.  Here is a short list of rescues we've helped: 


Bruno Project St. Lucia

Canine Haven Rescue

Free Korean Dogs 

Full Circle Rescue


Little Res Q 

Mattie's Place 

New Collar Collective 

Niagara Dog Rescue

Ninth Life Cat Rescue of Ontario

Ozzie To The Rescue Canada

Stray to Play 

Team Cat Rescue  

Toronto Cat Rescue 

Animatch Dog Adoption


Gerdy’s Rescues & Adoptions

Refuge Magoo

Rosie Animal Adoption 


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Rescuing is serious work at Stray to Play

Interview by Melanie Dziengo


Image courtesy of @msfayeelle

Rescuing animals is serious business at Stray to Play. Since starting a year ago, they have saved 124 dogs from three different countries. We talked to Faye Ly, one of the five founding members, about their experiences since their May 2020 launch, challenges on being a new rescue, and their favourite dog rescue story.


What's your role at Stray to Play?


I currently take the lead on local intakes and owner surrenders. I'm also the events director, heading up fundraising and vendor partnerships. My day-to-day includes going through surrender profiles that are posted on rescue transfer sites to see if there are any dogs Stray to Play can accommodate. I'm also always looking to improve our vendor and donor relationships.

Polo to the rescue 

Interview by Melanie Dziengo 


Photo courtesy of polototherescue

Moira-Christelle Ghazal thought she was rescuing her dog, Polo. It turns out, it was the other way around. We found out more about Moira’s life with her 4-year-old lab mix,what makes Polo special, and how he has given Moira more than she knew she needed. 


We first learned about Polo when we applied for another dog named Oscar, but the family who gave him up decided at the last minute to take him back. 


We asked Niagara Dog Rescue for a dog who had been at the rescue for a while and didn't have an easy chance of finding a home, so they showed us Polo. Hint: In August 2019, we got exactly what we asked for.