Charitable Causes           

CARESS_LogoIt all started in Hong Kong with a little Yorkshire terrier named Wanda. She was scheduled for euthanasia. The vet picked her up and looked into her brown eyes,and saw her spirited desire to live and said "not today." Wanda lived not only another day but with the help of two women she made the long trip to Canada into an experienced foster home. After a few weeks, a lovely woman adopted Wanda. And because of Wanda, C.A.R.E.S.S was born.

Our goals at C.A.R.E.S.S are: 

  • to help you choose the perfect companion animal for you and your family.
  • to assist you after adopting or purchasing a new to you dog or cat through education and training.
  • help you find solutions to questions or problems about your pet through the use of our many resources.
  • to help re-home companion animals should that be your choice.
Since 1996 C.A.R.E.S.S has re-homed several hundred dogs and cats, even a budgie.  We are a one-stop resource for a wide variety of animal related topics and we are here to help you.

If you have any questions regarding our services or would be interested in becoming a foster mom or dad please email us at .

C.A.R.E.S.S. is a provincially registered Society and a federally recognized non-profit.  Since we are not a shelter we rely on good foster homes until the dog or cat in our care can he re homed.  C.A.R.E.S.S pays for veterinary care, supplies, food, collar, leash, toys and training classes for all animals (especially dogs) in foster care.

To Donate:  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Debit
Please note:  We do not issues receipts for under $10.00.
Up for Adoption:  Whiskey Jack!  
Meet Whiskey Jack! He just had some fancy pictures taken and now wants to show them off. Why? Because he’s up for adoption and wants to look his canine best. Whiskey Jack is a 4 1/2 month Border Collie x Australian Shepherd. He’s crate trained, smart as a whip, energetic, affectionate and super cute. He’d do best in an active positive (not chaotic) environment and with his breeding he’ll need quality stimulation such as agility, flyball, nose work, long wonderful walks or whatever his forever family thinks would keep him active in a positive creative way. If you're interested and have questions regarding Whiskey Jack please contact Rita at 604 301-1642 to make arrangements. Otherwise, for more information regarding Whiskey Jack’s adoption please contact . All potential candidates for this adoption must fill out an application form. 
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Whiskey Jack Collage October 2016

 Carol's Cookie Cookbook for C.A.R.E.S.S

Carol's Cookie CookbookIf you've ever been to DOGSmart Training then you'll know that Carol always has a couple tins of fresh homebaked cookies in our office for our people clients.  Her cookies became so popular people started asking for her recipes.  The demand got so great she decided to compile her delicious recipes in a fabulous Cookie Cookbook. 

Each of Carol's Cookie Cookbooks are filled with the yummiest (is that a word?) of recipes and can be purchased at DOGSmart for $20 with all proceeds going to C.A.R.E.S.S.


Other notable causes that we are proud to support:

Without Borders Boxer Rescue : Without Borders Boxer Rescue (WBBR) is an organization of volunteers who are dedicated to finding loving forever homes for homeless Boxers and promoting responsible pet ownership.

Network for Animals:  "Our primary focus is spaying and neutering. There are many groups dealing with adoptions. We can provide referral numbers for services that are already in place. We can assist most efficiently by concentrating on reducing the numbers of unwanted animals needing homes".

Citizens Pet Population Control Society  2008, 2009, 2010.

Great Dane Rescue 2013

Vancouver SPCA 2013

Ecole Richardson Elementary School 2013

BC Regional Agility Association 2013

Baubles for Banting Canadian Diabetes Association 2014 / 2015

JDRF Rockin' for Research Gala 2014 /2015