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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 animal rescues in Ontario and Quebec. Since 2012, we have raised $20,000 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. Our campaigns and events include fundraisers in Montreal and Toronto, the Quebec Animal Rescuer of the Year Award, a Be Kind to Animals pin you can purchase with a donation online (and also receive a certificate of appreciation).

Our fundraising has benefited Ontario and Quebec animal rescues:

  • Gerdy's Rescues & Adoptions

  • PetitsPawz Cat Refuge of Montreal

  • Rosie Animal Adoption

  • Refuge pour chats de Verdun

  • Nali Animal Orphanage

  • SPCA Montérégie

  • Animatch Dog Adoption

  • Valley Mastiff Rescue

  • Chatopia

  • League of Extraordinary Greyhounds (T-Legs)

  • Loulou's Rescues

  • Big on Beagles

  • Pugalug Pug Rescue

  • Birch Haven Rescue and Rehabilitation Services (BHRR)

  • Compassionate Animal Adoption Rescue (CAA Rescue)

  • Tiny Paws Dog Rescue Canada

How you can help:

  • Donate: Every penny will improve the lives of animals.

  • Follow us Facebook, Twitter (@Guardiansbest), Instagram (Guardiansbest) and YouTube.

Enjoy our website and tell us what you think at admin@guardiansbest.com.



Guardian's Best Newsletter

Read the latest news and upcoming events in the animal rescue world across Ontario and Quebec.

Creating an everlasting bond

Interview by Melanie Dziengo

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The relationship between a dog and its human is a strong, everlasting bond. In fact, one dog parent, Jennifer Chambers, considers the bond between her and her dog, Casper, whom she adopted in 2014, to be a “soul contract,” saying Casper chose her. Read on to find out more about the bond between the two, and see what makes Casper special. 


Did you know right away upon seeing Casper at an adoption pet fair, that you wanted to adopt him? How did you know that he was the right one for you?


I adopted him from SPCA Montérégie who were at an adoption fair in Hudson, Que. on June 14, 2014. He was the first dog I encountered at the fair, but he was a little nonchalant and walked away from me while I was trying to pet him, so I thought “okay, he’s not really interested!” 


It was when they started to introduce the dogs during a fashion runway show style - he was the only one who was small and used to cats, which was important as I live in an apartment, and had a cat at the time. So, I went to the desk, and asked if I could foster to adopt to see if he and the cat could coexist. I think I called the next day to say that I was keeping him. 

When life gives you a Lemon 


Interview by Melanie Dziengo

Photo courtesy of _taygenny




She’s the sweetest Lemon you’ll ever meet, according to her owner, Taylor Remez. Lemon, who is a mixed breed, was adopted from Canine Haven Rescue in 2017, and immediately fit right into Taylor’s life. Read on to find out more about the adoption process, Lemon’s school trips, and the funniest parts of Lemon’s personality. 


How old is Lemon, and how long have you had her?

Lemon is 3.5-half-years-old right now! She was eleven months old when I got her, and it will be three years of having her this coming September. I actually stumbled upon her on Petfinder, and it took me to Canine Haven’s website.

High Park's Hip Check Ninja 


Interview by Melanie Dziengo

Photo courtesy of _rescue.dog.charlie

Look at Charlie! You’d never guess he was rescued from a meat factory in South Korea. But, now living in Toronto’s High Park neighbourhood, Charlie has become a “hip check ninja,” according to his owner, John Bory, who adopted him from KOCA Dog Rescue in September 2019. Read on to find out more about Charlie’s adoption tale, and about how he’s two different dogs — depending on where Charlie is. 

How old is Charlie and how long have you had him? 

We have had Charlie, a jindo-kooiker mix, since September 2019, when he was almost 3-years-old. We found him on Petfinder initially, and submitted an application on the KOCA Dog Rescue website.