Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Donate to LOYAL Rescue!

We receive a lot of inquiries from people asking us how they can donate to dogs in need, which is fantastic!  Because we are not-for-profit and 100 per cent volunteer run, any and all donations are welcome.

Here are some ways that you can donate and help our foster dogs:


We always welcome food donation!  Our foster homes purchase food for their foster dogs out-of-pocket, and often dogs can require specific, and sometimes expensive, diets.  Because we have foster homes all over Southern Ontario from Sarnia in the West to Ottawa in the East, we are usually able to pick-up or accept food donations and get them to our other foster homes on a transport.  If you are interested in donating food to our foster dogs, please send us an e-mail and we will put you in touch with our Donation Coordinator.


Again, because our fosters purchase dog-related items (beds, blankets, toys, brushes, sweaters, winter coats, winter boots, bowls, etc.) out-of-pocket for their fosters, donations of these items (and more!) are always welcome.  Please send us an e-mail and we will determine who needs these donations most, and put you in touch with that person.  If they are out of your area, transport can likely be arranged.


Every so often LOYAL takes place in an online auction hosted by Helping Homeless Pets.  New or gently used items of all kinds (not just pet-related) are donated and the funds are then directed to the rescue that donated them.  This is a great fundraising opportunity for LOYAL, so if you have any items that you would like to donate to our auction, please contact us and we will put you in touch with our Auction Coordinator.  Ultimately the donations will need to make their way to Markham, but transport can possibly be arranged if you are outside the GTA (our Coordinator lives downtown Toronto, so getting them to her would be ideal, but not a requirement).


Like most rescues, we rely solely on donations and adoption fees to fund our foster program.  All monies received go directly into an account that pays for the vetting and care of our foster dogs.  We are 100 per cent not-for-profit, so not a single penny is ever used for anything other than rescuing, vetting and rehabilitating our dogs.

If you are interested in donating money to our cause, you have the following options:


You can donate online through our umbrella rescue group, Helping Homeless Pets (“HHP”).  You can access HHP’s secure CanadaHelps site at the following link:

Simply choose "DONATE NOW", and then choose LOYAL Rescue from the Fund/Designation drop-down menu (this step is incredibly important as any funds sent to HHP without choosing LOYAL from the list will not be forwarded to us).

Complete the remainder of the page and continue.

It should be pretty straight-forward, and a tax receipt will be issued at the end of your transaction. You can also indicate in the "Message to Helping Homeless Pets" area that the donation is for LOYAL Rescue if you like, but if you have already chosen our group from the drop-down menu then this is not necessary.

**It is important that you choose our rescue from their drop-down list of member groups, so that the money will be collected by them and then forwarded to our account.**

Please note that this is the only donation route where a tax receipt can be issued.  If you require a tax receipt, please donate online only.

Via Cheque

If you are interested in donating via cheque (and do not require a tax receipt), please send a cheque made out to LOYAL Rescue to the following address, and please put "donation" in the memo line.

LOYAL Rescue
171A Rink Street, Suite 199
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 2J6

Please include your e-mail address on the cheque so that a confirmation e-mail can be sent upon receipt.

Via e-mail money transfer

If you wish to donate securely through an e-mail money transfer from your bank, please contact us at and we will send you instructions on where to send the money.

In person

Because we do not run a shelter where someone can visit to donate funds, you will be required, if you are interested in donating (either with cash or by cheque) in person, please send us an e-mail and we will put you in touch with a volunteer in your area that can accept the donation on our behalf. 

Please note that tax receipts cannot be issued on cash or cheque donations.  Only online donations through our 'Giving Page' can receive tax receipts.


We are always in need of liked-minded volunteers who are interested in helping out LOYAL Rescue in terms of screening potential adopters, performing home visits, attending events and, of course, foster homes.   Our screeners - phone interview and home visit - as well as our foster homes are required to undergo training (and screening in the case of our foster homes), so if you are interested in becoming a member of the LOYAL team (and we're a great group to be a part of!), please contact our Volunteer Coordinator or our Foster Home Coordinator for details.

As always, thank you for your generous support of our foster program.  If you have any additional questions about donating, please send us an e-mail and someone will be in touch.

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