About us

Happy Tails Rescue is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization based in the Greater Toronto/Southern Ontario area of Ontario, Canada.

We are dedicated to rescuing unwanted, neglected or otherwise unfortunate Bichon-Frise, Maltese, and other small dogs from every walk of life.

We adopt our dogs to new loving, permanent homes.

Your much needed support is appreciated! Donate to us here.

Fundraising Clothing Drive

Declutter your closets and — HELP DOGS IN NEED.

Happy Tails Rescue is having a Fundraising Clothing Drive from January 20 – February 24.

We receive proceeds by the pound. We’ll take clothing, linens, drapery, footware, purses, soft plush toys & eyeglasses.

Items can be in any conditon but must be bagged, clean and dry.

For more information and drop-off locations, please click here.

Small Breed Rescue/Surrender

Intake is based on foster spaces available and priority is based on the situation in which the dog is in at the time of intake. We enjoy a 99% success rate in our placements.

Owner Surrenders:
When we accept a dog into our rescue, it becomes part of a foster family. Your pet will be loved and nurtured back to a stable physical and/or mental state in a real home—not alone on a shelter’s cold floor—while waiting adoption into a new forever home.

Contact us using our form