Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter

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Get Involved Today

There are many ways to support The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter! We have different programs that you can get involved in from volunteering, to fundraising. We also have a Corporate Sponsorship program where we partner with local businesses to work together to help save more animals every day! Read on below to see if getting involved with the Shelter is right for you! And don’t forget, the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter is a registered charity, so all donations are tax deductible.
How to adopt a pet
Become a Helping Hero

Become A Helping Hero

Our Helping Heroes Program allows you to automatically donate on a monthly basis. You can choose to donate directly from your bank account or with your Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card. Your information is NEVER shared with anyone and is 100% secure and safe.

  • Monthly donations are very important as it allows us to count on your support every month.
  • Charitable donation tax receipts will be issued at the end of the year.
  • Your donation will be stopped immediately upon your request.

You will receive a confirmation email when we have received your information. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to set up monthly donations via phone, please feel free to contact the shelter Director, Carla Martinelli-Irvine at 832-9880 or by email at

Volunteer At The Shelter

Do you love working with animals? Well here is your chance! We are overflowing with puppies at the Shelter and are in desperate need of dedicated and passionate volunteers. Our volunteers assist the Animal Care staff with feeding, cleaning and caring of the Shelter animals. Shift times and duration are flexible – there is no commitment necessary. The Shelter is open Monday to Friday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Once the Volunteer Application and Waiver forms are signed, volunteers may come in as early as 9:00 am. Please note: Volunteers must be 14+

Foster A Pet

What you should know about the foster program at the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter is that we are in need of people who are able to help care for an animal who might be sick, injured or recovering from giving birth. They need a quiet room to relax and heal with a little bit of TLC. All we ask is that you have a spare room to house the animal until they are strong enough to come back to the shelter to be adopted. The length of time varies with each situation.

The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter provides all foster families with food, food and water dishes, a litter box and litter (for pregnant/lactating cats and their kittens), blankets and toys, and support in case of emergency or other unforeseen issues.

Please call us at 204.832.PETS (7387) for more information or come down to the shelter to fill out an application. We look forward to meeting you and joining our foster group!

Host A Fundraiser

The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter is a registered charity which relies solely on the kindness of the general public. We are not funded in any way by the government or any government agencies. In order to continue our work, we need to raise funds through different awareness campaigns. One of those campaigns is our special events meet and greet. Various venues allow us to bring our puppies, kittens and information to the public in a setting where we can reach individuals from all walks of life. We often hear wonderful stories from families who have adopted our animals — a fabulous treat! Read more about special events and other fundraising opportunities by clicking the button below.
Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship

The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of animals by providing interim shelter, food and medical care and arranging adoptions to loving homes. Each animal coming into the Shelter is health checked, receives all necessary medical attention and vaccinations by a qualified veterinarian and is either spayed or neutered (when of age). As you can imagine, the costs of operating a NO-KILL shelter are enormous. We are asking local businesses to be our Rescue Partners and provide a financial safety net so we can continue to the provide the care and adoption to all the animals coming to the Shelter. If you’re an animal lover and want to support a local charity, this is a great way to support the Shelter and become a Rescue Partner.

Help With Our Wishlist

We are always in desperate need of the following items. If you are able to help, please drop any items off at the shelter during our business hours at 12-2727 Portage Ave.
  • Canned Cat Food
  • Dry Royal Canin Renal Support Cat Food
  • Paper Towel
  • Rawhide Bones & Treats
  • Clumping Cat Litter
  • Cat Litter Scoops
  • Dog Toys
  • Small Cat Scratch Posts
  • Ceramic & Metal Pet Dishes
  • Blankets & Towels
  • Canadian Tire Money
  • Morning Volunteers
  • Postage Stamps
  • Extra-Large Garbage Bags
  • Javex/Bleach
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • All-Purpose Cleaner – No Pine Scented Please
  • Air Freshener
  • Disposable Gloves/Rubber Gloves

AirMiles & Co-Op Cashback

Red River Co-Op Number: 94187

AirMiles Number: 80082590526

Consider using our Co-Op & AirMiles numbers at your next checkout! This allows us to buy fundraiser prizes and items for the Shelter.

Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter Store-12

Shop Our Retail Store

Many people don’t realize that we carry everything you need for your pet right at the Shelter! Toys, treats, food, accessories, leashes, coats, collars, you name it, we’ve got it! When you purchase your pet supplies from the Winnipeg Pet Rescue retail store, 100% of all proceeds go directly back to the animals in our rescue still waiting for their forever homes. This is a very simple way that you can buy the supplies you would anyways, AND support the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter.

Donation matching in June!