See our dog rescue stories here, or learn about our dog rescue work below.
We're an animal rescue, humane, and advocacy society located in Vancouver BC Canada.
We've given hundreds of abused and neglected dogs a second chance at life over the past 20 years.
We do not have a shelter. Instead we use warm, loving, experienced volunteer foster homes, rehabilitators, and vets.
Read our tips to report abused or neglected dogs if you know of a neglected dog on a chain, in a pen, in a yard, in a garage or a shed or a basement.
We do not rehome dogs who have owners who can and should do that. With few exceptions, we only save the most difficult dogs, those who have been mistreated for a long time, who need our expertise and compassion and our refusal to kill to save money or because the dog has many problems to overcome.
AAS ethical standards are simple and straightforward but a lot of work: Every rescued dog is given the exact same love and care that I give my own dogs. Anything less can't be morally justified. To weigh the costs, to kill, or to rehome without paying to make the dog well in body and spirit is not true animal welfare: it's moving as much product as fast as possible and to demand money for unwell product is a business, not a calling.
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