A Canadian Rescue

for Bichon, Maltese and other small breeds

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.

Most of HTR’s volunteers have full-time responsibilities on top of being 100% committed to our rescue efforts.

Small breed rescue

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:

» Cooperating shelters/SPCA’s
» Puppy-mills
» Abusive situations
» Abandoned at clinics
» Abandoned at grooming salons
» Deceased owners dog
» Family break-ups
» Owner surrenders

We enjoy a 99% success rate in our placements when re-homing dogs into new forever homes.

Owner surrender

We assist with this sensitive and difficult matter of surrendering an animal under circumstances beyond your control.

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.

Your dog will receive loving care and nurtured in a real home—not alone on a shelter’s cold floor—while waiting adoption into their new forever home.

Contact us using our form

Do you know of a small dog requiring rescue assistance?