CARES K9 Adoption Option is a privately owned rescue dog shelter founded in 1997. Formerly known as Central Animal Services, we are currently based in Leduc County, Alberta, near Edmonton. We are proud to be a no-kill shelter, just as we have been since the very beginning!
Our mission is to put ourselves out of business through the promotion of responsible pet ownership and population control initiatives. Population control initiatives include spaying and neutering all of our adoptable dogs prior to their re-homing.
We have happily seen a drastic decrease in stray and abandoned animals in Alberta over the last few years. Our goal is to continue to decrease these numbers until it is no longer a problem.
Currently CARES offers animal placement services to public and private pounds, high-kill shelters, and rescue organizations in Canada and the United States. We also offer an owner surrender service to provide pet owners with an alternative to euthanasia.
You can view our current adoptable dogs here!
As CARES K9 Adoption Option is not publicly funded, we operate on a user pay system, meaning our adoption and surrender fees fuel the shelter. Donations are graciously accepted and make a meaningful impact on the lives of so many animals in need.