About Us

Site Last Updated June 19/12

"And when the night falls on you,
You're feeling all alone, You won't be on your own ...
I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
Take me into your darkest hour
And I'll never desert you
I'll stand by you"
(lyrics from song I'll Stand By You)

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About Us At I'll Stand By You All Breed Pet Rescue it is our goal to match the right pet to the right family, not simply to get the pet adopted. For this reason our adoption application form asks a lot of questions. These questions are not designed to judge you but simply to help us, help you, to find the right match. Adopting a new pet can be a very emotional experience & it is often easier to think with the heart than the head :-) We are here to help the 'head' think clearly about finding the right match. This important not only for the pet but also for you & your family to have a positive experience and long life with your new family member. It's important to think ahead to what's down the road in your future & whether or not a particular dog/cat will be well suited to that future. For example a dog 5yrs old now, will be 10yrs old if you plan a family five years down the road. And the dog will be 11yrs old when the baby starts to walk using tables, chairs, and dog for support. Some dogs will be fine with this BUT an 11yr old dog might be starting to get hard of hearing or the eyesight might not be as good, or arthritis could be setting in. All of these things could affect how the dog will be able to tolerate a toddler. Or you might like a dog that is not good with children, thinking that you don't have any now, but .... what does the future hold? If the dog is not good with children now, he/she will not be good with them later. So we are here to be the voice of reason to help you find just the right pet for your family
It's not just about getting pets adopted and it's about helping people & pets become family

How It All Started
I'll Stand By You All Breed Pet Rescue came about when I received an email with an urgent plea to help save some death row dogs in Kentucky. They were at a rescue that was closing down & had to be moved before the county animal control came to seize and euthanize them. I'm not even sure how or why that email found its way to me. But the dogs tugged at my heartstrings and I thought it would be my "good deed" for Christmas, & so I arranged to bring four dogs up to Ontario. I had already been fostering dogs for JRTRO so fostering/placing dogs was not a new adventure. After the four Kentucky dogs got settled into new homes, I heard about a couple of local dogs that needed saving, and then someone alerted me to Chance the Catahoula who needed help, and then things just snowballed from there. We live on a small hobby farm near Hagersville, Ontario and we have a kennel licence & a small kennel. The rescued dogs come here, then go into foster homes to await adoption. My experience with animals is vast. I have been an active competitor in the dog sport fancy for 25yrs, & I spent 14yrs working in the veterninary field as a vet assistant & receptionist, and I also worked as a vet tech at the Mississauga Veterinary Emergency Clinic. After leaving the veterinary field, I managed a boarding kennel for 2yrs. I have been a professional dog trainer for the past 20yrs. My school is called Lifestyle Dog Training http://lifestyledogtraining.blogspot.com/ & I spent a year and a half teaching obedience classes for the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA. I have written two published books on dog training and many articles for a variety of dog magazines, and I foster dogs for Jack Russell Rescue Ontario. I have no outside funding to support the animals that I take in ... everything comes out of my own pocket. This blog is a place to get the word out about the animals that I have in foster care who are in need of new homes. Please consider adopting a homeless abandoned animal. Thank You.

The Stray Dogs Prayer Dear God, Please send me somebody who'll care! I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair My body is aching, it's so racked with pain And dear God, I pray as I run in the rain That someone will love me and give me a home A warm cozy bed and a big juicy bone My last owner tied me all day in the yard Sometimes with no water and God, that was hard! So I chewed my leash God and I ran away To rummage in garbage and lie as a stray But now God, I'm tired and hungry and cold And I'm so afraid that I'll never grow old They've chased me with sticks, hit me with stones While I run the streets just looking for bones! I'm not really bad God, please help if you can For I have become just a "victim of man!" I'm wormy dear God and I'm ridden with fleas And all that I want is an owner to please! If you find one for me God,, Ill try to be good I won't chew their shoes and I'll do as I should. I'll love them, protect them and try to obey When they tell me to sit, to lie down or to stay! I don't think I'll make it too long on my own Cause I'm getting so weak and I'm, Oh so alone Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry Cause I'm so afraid God, that I'm gonna die! I've got so much love and devotion to give That I should be given a new chance to live. So dear God please, please answer my prayer And send me somebody who will really care. Author Unknown