About Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation

Saving lives around the world, one animal at a time

And so the story goes...

It all began with the efforts of two individuals with big hearts. Together they were successful in saving over 50 dogs from Mexico and placing them in loving, permanent homes. Their efforts didn't end there, however. They also worked together to recruit local Mexican volunteers for help in implementing a spay and neuter program, and for help in promoting responsible pet ownership. Other volunteers climbed on board and as of late spring of 2007, the group expanded into a new organization: "Pawsitive Match Rescue".

In the fall of 2011, Pawsitive Match evolved once more by incorporating as Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation. A Board of Directors was put in place to oversee the new not-for-profit corporation as it continued to grow.

In May 2012 the Canada Revenue Agency granted Registered Charity status to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

What We Do

Pawsitive Match saves dogs facing life-threatening circumstances in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The dogs in our program come from shelters that have no choice but to euthanize due to over-crowding or because they are shutting down. We also help save dogs on local reserves and occasional owner surrenders. In many cases we are the only hope these dogs have, as many shelters come to us when they are out of options. We do not discriminate by age, size, breed, location, temperament etc. We are here to help all dogs.

Pawsitive Match is also involved in an education program in Mexico, particularly in Cabo San Lucas and its surrounding areas. Our volunteers travel to Mexico and work exhaustively to promote spaying & neutering, as well as responsible pet ownership. We believe that abandoned and abused dogs deserve a second chance at a happy life, no matter where they come from. Pawsitive Match also volunteers with the Alberta Spay and Neuter Task Force, whereby hundreds of volunteers get together and organize a spay and neuter clinic on our local First Nations reserves.

adoptable dogs

Our Dogs

The Pawsitive Match team has developed a system for our incoming rescue dogs. Depending on the circumstances, we initially place a dog either at our private veterinarian-approved boarding facilities, or directly into a private foster home.

Pawsitive Match utilizes the services and expertise of local trainers and veterinarians. We also rely on our private foster homes to provide a detailed profile of their foster dog's personality. The number of foster dogs that we allow per household is limited to assure that our adoptable dogs receive an adequate amount of love and attention to begin their rehabilitation and the process of trusting humans again.

We work in conjunction with organizations such as the Los Cabos Humane Society in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Isla Animals in Cancun, Mexico. We frequently have dogs flown up from Cabo San Lucas and Cancun looking for their furever homes here in Canada. For some success stories of Cabo dogs adopted through Pawsitive Match, click here.

Who We Are

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation, a registered Canadian charity, is a not-for-profit, no-kill dog rescue based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. We are run independently and made up entirely of a dedicated group of volunteers. We work very hard to save dogs in life-threatening situations and give them a second chance at life. Our second focus is then on placing these amazing animals in the right family and creating what we call a "pawsitive match".

We have a team comprised of resourceful, talented, experienced and dedicated individuals with the common goal of saving dogs and giving them that second chance.

As of January 2015, the Board of Directors guiding Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation is comprised of:
President Nancy Rattray nancypmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Angela Bricker angelapmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Betty Mackin bmackinpmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Luisa Depta luisapmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Danielle Townsley daniellepmrf@gmail.com

Current Stats

Dogs in Foster Care: 95

Adopted in 2014: 441