WHO WE ARE
Snookie’s Society is made of a group of volunteers who have a passion and dedication in saving small dog breeds from Eastern Canada (Ontario) and Western Canada (British Columbia).
Snookie’s is a not for profit and registered no-kill rescue group dedicated in rescuing little dogs from puppy mills, animal shelters, abandoned street dogs and research laboratories. We do not usually take family surrenders, however, in emergency situations, we do.
We often partner up with local city shelters and for this reason, are often able to provide a history, assessment and medical care on the dogs we rescue from them. We dedicate our time in rescuing unwanted, neglected and abused dogs. Our goal is to provide each ‘furbaby’ the quality care necessary to bring them back to health, providing them with the stability and care of a foster home. Our little rescues will benefit from training, rehabilitation, medical care and a lot of TLC.
All dogs receive a health and temperament examination by a vet. They are spayed/neutered, have their basic vaccinations, dewormed, heartworm tested (seasonal), and micro-chipped. We will do our best to provide as much vetting as possible based on available funds. This includes; teeth cleaning and when medically required, teeth extractions.
Snookie's is a rescue partner with several, large international groups in Egypt, US and in Thailand. In Egypt and Thailand, our dogs go through a lengthy medical screening including Leishmania and Corona virus testing. Our dogs also receive a wellness bloodwork and go through deworming and prevention. We also include teeth cleaning/extractions when medically required.
As a not for profit, our groups is run by volunteers and we are NOT funded. We try very hard to stay within budget but whenever there is an emergency with one of our dogs, it is very difficult to stay within budget and the amount owing to our vets can be staggering. All money provided in the care of our pets come directly from our adoption fees.
Most often there is not enough to cover emergency expenses and thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we manage to continue rescuing.
Since we do not take family surrenders, generally our pets need more than just basic care. Some of our dogs require extensive medical care, long term care and some
are too ill to be adopted out and need "forever" foster homes to live out their lives peacefully. Our volunteers are generally very experienced and are required to go through a series of screening and training before being approved to join us as volunteers. Our instructors/trainers are certified trainers and uses "positive reward training".
We have a great love for animals and we hope with the efforts of our many wonderful volunteers and supporters, we can continue to thrive in the work we believe in. We have a strong belief in educating and matching the right dog to the right family. There is no such thing as a "perfect" family. Just the "right" family who will be able to meet the needs of that specific dog. With every adoption, we include a certified behaviorist who is available to work with each family in making sure the transition of the new family member is a successful one.
It means so much to us to be able to make a difference in the lives of our dogs but also to insure the families who choose to adopt one of our pets are happy as well. We have successfully adopted out over a thousand pets since 2002. We have a 0% euthanasia rate and have never euthanized a healthy dog due to behavioral issues. We never give up on our dogs and will always take them back if they need to be returned. Even as the years passes and our dogs come back to us old and toothless...
Once a Snookie's dog, always a Snookie's dog!
Helping animals is a precious gift and we are grateful to be able to do so.