Cat Boarding:

Cats Paradise Spa & Boarding Retreat - Luxury cat boarding with outdoor runs for each cat, located just 15 minutes west of Kanata. This is "where stylish kitties go to relax!"

Built with only cats in mind each room boasts one or two cat doors granting each cat access to individual outdoor terrace so they can bird watch or sun in their hammock. To make things even more spectacular we have a huge enclosed outdoor kitty-park to roam. With experienced staff, loads of TLC, tv, radio, solarium, cozy fireplace, air conditioning and great theme rooms this place is truly the cats meow!

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Dog Boarding: - Matthews Kennels is family-owned and operated by Debbie and Melody Matthews Meilleur. Since 2000, they have been providing professional and personalized care for every breed of dog you’ve ever heard of (and likely quite a few more!) on their beautiful 10-acre property just outside of Ottawa, Ontario. Their kennel houses 32 indoor spacious suites divided into 3 wings, ranging from 3’ x 8’ to 5’ x 8’ and all 6' tall.

Rescue Groups:

B.A.R.K - BARK dog rescue is an all breed rescue, rescuing and re-homing dogs in the Ottawa and Gatineau area

Dames for Danes - Dames for Danes is an all-volunteer non-profit animal rescue operation based in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, abused and neglected Great Danes in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia, as well as to other areas in which their resources will allow.

Friendly Giants - Friendly Giants' mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and find loving forever homes for dogs that have been abused, neglected and abandoned and left to in high kill shelters to die. The dogs are all in caring, committed foster homes in order to assess each dog individually for their needs in order to find them permanent, responsible, forever adoptive homes.

Hopeful Hearts - The mission of Hopeful Hearts Rescue Inc. is to provide safe and caring foster homes to dogs who are homeless, with a particular focus on, but not limited to, senior and special needs dogs. Hopeful Hearts will provide protective stable environments, and using a rigorous screening process, will endeavor to find and place dogs in permanent and loving adoptive homes. 

Lanark Animal Welfare Society - The mission of LAWS is to promote the welfare of all animals, to provide shelter and care, and prevent cruelty and suffering for those animals in need. As an independent No-Kill shelter, LAWS does not euthanize for population control, age, breed or after a set amount of time has passed. Euthanasia is reserved only for those cases where an animal is ill or aggressive to the point that quality of life is impacted. All animals in the shelter's care will be cared for until a suitable home, permanent or foster, is found. LAWS provides food, shelter, veterinary care and love from their dedicated staff and volunteers. They also try to work with other rescues to optimize the adoption of our animals.

Ottawa Humane Society - Their mission is "to work in and with our community to provide leadership in the humane treatment of all animals, to address the causes of animal suffering, to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions and to provide care for animals who are neglected, abused, exploited, stray or homeless".

Village Kitten Rescue - Village Kitten Rescue's purpose is to abandoned and abused kittens in the Greater Ottawa Region. We are a small rescue consisting of dedicated volunteers who give the best care to all rescued kittens. Their task is to help ease the pain and suffering of rescue kittens. Village Kitten Rescue is a registered charity and a not for profit organization.

Dog Sites:

Animal Wellness Magazine - A paper-based/digital magazine dedicated to helping pets and pet owners provide the best homes, love and care for their pets.

Ottawa Dog Blog - Ottawa Dog Blog believes in having an awesome online community for Ottawa dog lovers to learn, support, and be crazy dog people.

Whole Dog Journal - Whole Dog Journal focuses on providing nutritional, training and grooming advice for a healthy dog. Whole Dog Journal reviews dog food, dog toys, and dog health and care products as teaching positive training methods.