Luan E. Georgina, ON
Speaking of Dogs is one of the longest-serving and most reputable Rescues in Ontario. Not only do they help dogs in need, but Lorraine and her members have worked hard over the years to put on informative and affordable workshops on dog training and behaviour, open to pet owners, rescues, and trainers looking to enhance their skills. SoD has brought in presenters like Grisha Stewart from Seattle, Dr Sophia Yin from California, Dr Pamela Reid from the ASPCA, Nicole Wilde from California, to name a few. For those of us who love dogs and training, and are committed to working on behavioural challenges and seeking science-based force-free solutions that work long-term, Speaking of Dogs has been a wonderful resource. I am so grateful to have been able to attend some of their workshops over the years.
Speaking of Dogs also has a “Forever In Foster” Program for senior and palliative care dogs that allows them to live out their lives in comfort in loving homes, while SoD covers the Veterinary care. I have taken in several dogs from their program, and the support I received was top-notch. When Winton, and then Chance, left this existence, I was touched and comforted by the care and support I received from them.
Speaking of Dogs Rescue is the gold standard when it comes to Rescue Groups. They not only provide great care to the dogs they take in, they have an excellent screening process for adopters and foster homes, and give them the support they need. They are also generous in the support they give to other Rescue Groups. Thank you for all that you do.
Adeline G. London ON
Speaking of Dogs does some amazing work to rescue, care for and home dogs in need. Fourteen months ago we adopted a dog, Maxx, from them and they were so pleasant to work with through the adoption process. Their fosters were also great. They have followed up many times to see how Maxx is adjusting and just really care about animals and their well being. I would highly recommend adopting or supporting them!
Wanda P. Whitby ON
Speaking of Dogs Rescue is a shining GEM in a sea of dull rocks. I have been fostering for them for many years and can say with certainty that this rescue LOVES DOGS of all shapes, age and sizes. Regardless of the dogs incoming health, SODR will commit to doing everything they can to help the furbabies. Their Forever in Foster program allows the seniors with ongoing medical or palliative care to live out the rest of their days in loving, caring homes. I have volunteered for other animal rescues and can honestly say that Speaking of Dogs is hands down the best animal rescue out there. Whether volunteering, fostering, donating, or adopting SODR is a top notch organization
Sara H. Newmarket, ON
Speaking of Dogs Rescue is an amazing organization. I have had the privilege and pleasure to adopt my dogs from them and they made it a wonderful experience all around. I find them to be thorough, friendly, and very dedicated to the dogs they rescue and finding them the right homes. They make sure the dogs are vetted, well cared for in loving foster homes and that the adoptee and dog are a suitable match. I highly recommend adopting from them as well as supporting them in their efforts.
Samantha D. Toronto, ON
I have volunteered with Speaking of Dogs for five years and they are not the only rescue I volunteer with. I know from firsthand experience they are doing this for the right reasons as the welfare of the dogs and the well-being of their volunteers is always the first priority. They are not about accolades or media they are about helping some of the most unadoptable dog such as seniors and abandoned/neglected dogs find a loving home. In rescue you’re always going to piss some people off if they don’t get what they want but at Speaking of Dogs if that’s the difference between a bad review and helping a dog who is in need or denying an application, then they’ll put the dog first. They’re in this for all the right reasons.