Shop from home & support the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter!

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and doing well. At Christmas time we usually hold a one day Open House at the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter. Pet lovers socialize together, partake of refreshments and snacks, purchase Christmas treats for their pets, and often we see donations to help maintain the Shelter’s solvency. Owing to safety issues associated with COVID-19 our Open House 2020 is not being scheduled.

This year is different in so many ways. In particular we recognize that some of you have experienced the suffering or even loss of a loved one. We offer respectful condolences.

As a designated essential service the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter remains open, and every measure is being taken to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Nevertheless for those of you who are staying home we have drawn up a “Shop from Home” Guide. From now until and including 22 December, a FREE Delivery service will apply to all orders of $25.00 or more from the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter to any address of your choice within Winnipeg. This service is generously provided by Harvey Cherniak, Owner of First Choice Courier, exclusively for the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter. This option can be used for all items and or products at the Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter. Simply contact us by phone, 204-832-9880 or email to provide further details.

A Christmas Giving Guide featuring some of the Shelter’s most popular items is below for your perusal. You may wish to spoil your own wonderful pet, or even have presents sent to the pet lover in your life! The delivery can go to a destination of your choice, including a home or a workplace. If you wish to make a donation for a Christmas Gift or to help the animals, please click here. A charitable tax receipt will be emailed to you for income tax purposes.

As another option you are invited to use our contactless curb-side pickup service. Simply phone in your order to 204-832-9880. When you arrive at the Shelter, let us know by calling and a Shelter staff member will bring out the order to you.

I wish I had the opportunity to say it in person, but please know that I am very grateful for your support. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the very best of wishes for your good health and happiness in the New Year.


Carla Martinelli-Irvine
Founder & Executive Director

Please Help Us Continue Our Work

The Winnipeg Pet Rescue Shelter receives no government support, and relies solely on the kindness & generosity of our community. Without your support, we could not help the hundreds of helpless animals we serve each year. Please consider donating in any way you can. There are so many ways you can help us continue our lifesaving work.