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

We believe that animals 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 & Cats

The Pawsitive Match team has developed a system for our incoming rescue animals. Depending on the circumstances, we initially place animals either at our private boarding facility, 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 or cat's personality. The number of foster animals that we allow per household is limited to assure that our adoptable dogs and cats 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 and the Cozumel Humane Society in Cancun, Mexico, as well as various rescues in the United States and local rescues throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Who We Are

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation, a registered Canadian charity, is a not-for-profit animal 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 and cats in life-threatening situations and give them a second chance at life. We then focus 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 cats and giving them that second chance.

The Board of Directors guiding Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation is comprised of:
Secretary Karen karenpmrf@gmail.com
Treasurer Lisa Walker lisapmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Betty Mackin bmackinpmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Danielle Townsley daniellepmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Rosalee Hughson rosaleepmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Lindsay Akins lindsaypmrf@gmail.com
Member-at-large Ashley Gubenco ashleypmrf@gmail.com

Current Stats

Animals in Foster Care: 123 Dogs and 62 Cats

Adopted in 2017: 444 Dogs and 206 Cats

Adopted so far in 2018: 39 Dogs and 45 Cats