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Sit With Me is an Ontario-based rescue who strongly believes that shelter dogs deserve better than being abandoned by those who were tasked with being responsible for them. Whether it is because the cute puppy grew up to be a 100 pound mouthy/jumpy maniac or because the little dog in your purse “just won’t listen”, we believe the difference between a “bad” dog and a “good” dog is simply the human at the end of the leash.

We aim to be that better human at the end of the leash by taking in deserving shelter dogs who pass our assessment and who show us that they want human companionship and are eager to learn. We don’t place timelines on the lives of our dogs who show us progress and who aim to please – we commit to working with our dogs by showing them how to make better choices which will in turn help them become loving members of society. We sit with them and become the love and comfort in their lives they may not have experienced up until now.

We do not discriminate based on breed, age, medical background or current medical state. Those animals that need us most, those who are in jeopardy of losing their lives due to space or time in a shelter, will be the dogs we seek out for rescue. We strive to make shelter workers lives easier by not having to say goodbye to the dogs they care for.

Foster

We advocate responsible ownership by practicing it in our daily lives.

No dog is born perfect is brought to the shelter perfect, but through training, structure, proper care and guidance, we strive to make each and every dog that comes into our program the best version of themselves that they can be.  We sit with them, observing their needs as dogs and taking the time to get to know them, BEFORE we place them into forever homes.    We actually expect more from our foster homes than we do of our adoptive homes as our foster homes will be the reason why these dogs are finally able to have another chance at a well-balanced forever.  Our foster homes save dog’s lives, and improve the lives of those who adopt from us as well.  Foster homes ease the transition from their loving homes to the new potential forever homes; they are the catalyst that allows for such happy matches.  We encourage communication between foster and adoptive homes.  We trust our fosters implicitly.

Adopter

We seek out only the most responsible homes to adopt our dogs.  And once adopted, we continue to support the growing family by being present should any questions arise.

The best way we can assist any adopter, or any foster dog for that matter, is by understanding each and every dog that we care for, including knowing the right environment for them to succeed.

We do not discriminate based on breed, age, medical background or current medical state.  We also never hide any information from a potential adopter.  We believe the right match is made by having an open and honest discussion about what can be expected from the dog, and what we expect from the adoptive home.

Volunteer

If you’re interested in volunteering with Sit With Me, please email: volunteer@sitwithme.ca.