Introducing the new Waterproof Hands-Free Dog Leash

by GaRo Pet Konnections

(featuring waterproof storage compartments)


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$5 from every sale goes directly to Freedom Dog Rescue!


We are pleased to welcome Fairmont Château Laurier as a sponsor for 2018.  For every nightly pet fee received, the pet-friendly hotel is donating $5 to support FDR initiatives.



It's hard knowing what to do when you're about to adopt. We make this process easier when you adopt with us, because we have trained volunteers that will go over every possible question or concern you and your family might have about introducing your newest pal to the family. 

We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our pets here at Freedom Dog Rescue. Unfortunately we can't do it without people like you and your donations of time and money. If you want to be a part of our family and help some of the best animals around, please check us out. 

You know you've always wanted a dog and now is the time! We are here to help you get ready for your new family member, and as soon as you're ready to take the big plunge we're here to help you find the right dog. Owning a pet is one of the most gratifying things you can do.

​Board of Directors

Foster Director: Brigitte Larsen 

Adoptions Director: Shanna Harding

Vetting/Intake Director: Irene Harding

Secretary/PR Director: David Harding
​Fundraising/Event Director: Mel G



​​​Freedom Dog Rescue is a non-profit registered charity which was founded in Ottawa in February 2015. We are an all-breed, all-size foster based rescue which operates in Ottawa and surrounding areas.  Registered Charity #783761323RR0001
Non-Profit Corporation #9629629.

We are dedicated to rescuing homeless and abandoned dogs, dogs from shelters and taking in desperate owner surrenders when they can no longer care for them. 
We do so by working with committed volunteers, foster homes, local veterinarians, and trainers. We are able to rescue dogs in need and provide them with loving temporary care until a well-matched carefully screened "furever home" is found. 

Our fosters and volunteers are the heart and soul of Freedom Dog Rescue, and the reason we are able to successfully rescue and adopt out so many deserving dogs. We truly are like a family of friends and in some cases we actually are family and it's just so amazing that we can share our passion together and have so much fun doing it.

Being a foster based rescue means that any dog in care with us is placed in a loving foster home and not in a kennel environment.  We strongly believe that they have gone through enough hardship in their lives and all of our foster families are devoted to showing the dogs in our care how to be part of a family and feel loved. We are so appreciative of our foster families who work very hard to give these dogs a second chance at a happy life.

We are extremely grateful for your endless support in helping Freedom Dog Rescue become who we are today and what we will become in the future.