Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter

Can you help Manitoba’s first registered, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter continue our lifesaving work? We let pets stay as long as they need to find their fur-ever home and depend on the support of our community to keep our doors open to animals in need of rescue.


About The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter

Winnipeg Pet Rescue is Manitoba’s first registered charity NO-KILL animal shelter. We believe that every pet has the right to life and are recognized as beings with feelings with the right to loving care. We have no time limit to an animal’s stay while we find a suitable home for them.

2024 Paws For Life Gala • October 25, 2024

Join Us For Our Fabulous Fiesta!

Save the Date for the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter’s Paws For Life “Fabulous Fiesta” Gala 2024! Join us for a night of lively music, delicious cuisine and fabulous auction prizes as we come together to support our furry animals in need.
WPRS-Old Logo

After three decades of service, we’ve decided to revamp our logo to better reflect our evolving mission and to enhance our connection with the community. Our old logo served us well, but as we’ve expanded our efforts to encompass not only our dog and cat rescues and adoptions but other animal welfare initiatives, we believe it’s crucial for our visual identity to reflect this inclusivity. By incorporating both dogs and cats into our new logo we aim to signify our commitment to those we help.

Furthermore, the updated logo provides us with a fresh opportunity to strengthen our brand recognition and leave a lasting impression on our supporters. With a more identifiable emblem that prominently features the beloved animals we care for, we anticipate increased visibility both online and offline. This strategic move aligns with our goal of fostering a strong sense of community around our shelter and encouraging more individuals to consider adopting and advocating for the welfare of animals in need.

We welcome community feedback on this change. If you have any questions or comments, let us know!

We're hiring

Do you love animals? Want to join a great team?

The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter is hiring for a full-time position for a Kennel Attendant/Adoption Counsellor. We’re accepting resumes IN PERSON at our location 12-2727 Portage Avenue.
Resumes can be dropped off between our hours of operation, Monday to Friday, 11am-7pm, Saturday & Sundays, 11am-6pm. Any questions please contact Michelle at 204-832-9880!

Congratulations to our latest 50/50 winner!


Congratulations to our last 50/50 winner, Cheryl with ticket # D11431 who took home $18,080.00!!

Our next draw starts July 1, 2024

Wondering how you can support the Shelter?
Consider making a donation today

When it comes to building a sustainable non-profit, the support we receive from our community is everything. We have several different ways & levels to make a contribution to the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.

Adopt A Pet

Visit with our pets ready for adoption. Come meet your perfect match today!

Make A Donation

Every little bit counts! Your generous donation helps animals most in need.

Donate A Car

Donate your old vehicle and support the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter!

Upcoming Events

Paws For Life Gala

What's New In-Store

Browse our Autumn Shop catalog for new and exciting products for your pet, along with all the basics you need. Make your shopping list and head down to the Shelter! Every dollar you spend on your pet supplies at Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter helps support the pets in our care.
Open House

2023 Christmas Open House

Join us at our Christmas Open House, celebrating our 1st year at the new location! Drop by on December 9th, 2023 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. where you can enjoy prizes as well as refreshments. Visit us and share in this wonderful holiday season with our furry friends.

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Poker For Paws

Poker For Paws

Poker for Paws in support of the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter. Saturday, January 6, 2024 at the Army, Navy, Air Force Branch 283 located at 3584 Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, MB. Doors open at 12:00pm, game starts at 1:00pm. $100 entry plus $25 bounty for 30,000 chips. One $100 re-buy for 30,000 plus $50 add-on at break for 20,000 in chips. 20-minute blind levels.

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