Muskoka and Parry Sound Independent Animal Rescue

Our Adoptable Pet List

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Have you ever been curious what breed your dog really is? DNA My Dog has presented Muskoka Animal Rescue with a unique fundraising opportunity! They have provided us with FREE DNA TEST KITS to sell to our supporters for $10 each! Once you receive the kit, you simply swab the inside of your dog's cheek with the provided swabs, and mail them in the provided pre-addressed envelope to DNA My Dog with the lab fee of $66 (which includes tax and shipping, payable by cheque or credit card.) In approximately 10 business days, you will receive your dog's custom DNA certificate, a report on your dog's breeds, and a list of potential genetic health risks. Darlene Douglass sent us a photo of her dog Ruby with her certificate. Isn't Ruby adorable? And now Darlene knows that Ruby is an Australian Shepherd/Beagle/Lab/Chinese-Shar Pei mix! What a wonderful fundraising opportunity, and a great gift for the dog lovers in your family! You will get your shopping done, AND you will be helping a good cause! The total cost to you including the kit and the lab fee is $77 (slightly less than what you would pay if you went directly to their website.) DNA My Dog has raised over $63,000 to date with this program! If you are interested in receiving a DNA kit for $10, please email our directors at

Who We Are

Muskoka Animal Rescue Volunteer Group is a donation-only service that provides non- judgmental, supportive help for people who are surrendering their companion animals. We also provide support to people who are looking for a new furry addition to their family. We: -provide free advice and suggestions to people who are experiencing issues with their pets, including but not limited to behavioural issues, training advice, surrender help, and much more -spay/neuter education, advice and referrals -put ads up on Facebook,, and around the community -screen potential new homes over the telephone by asking many in-depth questions -do a home visit to make sure the people are "as good as they sound on the phone" -contact their vet and do a vet check to make sure they get a good reference -provide transportation from the old home to the new home -get the old owners to sign a Surrender Form -get the new owners to sign an Adoption Agreement Form This is done on a donation-basis only and circumstances may vary based on the situation. We believe in the power of community, respect and inclusion. Our volunteers have over 10 years experience in the animal rescue field, have rescued hundreds of animals, have worked in the field and have College Diplomas in Animal Care Work. We are committed to helping people find homes for their pets because we care about our community and love animals. If you are someone who is surrendering their animal we know how hard it can be and we know you would want your pet to go to the right home, not a home where your pet will be subjected to neglect, cruelty and abuse. Muskoka Animal Rescue Volunteer Group Email us at Call us at 705. 224.0112 NO PHONE CALLS AFTER 9:00 P.M. PLEASE. Read about us at Friend us on Facebook at Follow us on Twitter at "Helping the people and animals that live in the regions of Muskoka and Parry Sound" --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Adopting a friend

Our process for adoptions are as follows: Step 1: telephone or in-person screening Step 2: Home visit Step 3: Vet check Step 4: Adoption!

Come Visit Us!

We do not have a central location, we have foster homes throughout the Muskoka region. Most of our volunteers and foster homes are in Huntsville, but we also have volunteers and foster homes in Bracebridge, Parry Sound, Gravenhurst and area.
Muskoka Animal Rescue Volunteer Group
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