About NARC

The NARC Family

NARC is a Not-for-profit Charitable Organization with a growing family over the years.  Our family is now averaging approximately 20 regular volunteers.

There are three of us on the Board of Directors whom share duties in ensuring this organization strives and succeeds.  Luckily for us, the members of the Board are very skilled in many areas which enables us in:

  • organizing events,
  • finance skills,
  • writing skills, (for our web site, handbooks…),
  • care for human resources/hiring of volunteers,
  • advertising,
  • care for the pets,
  • training dogs/animals before they are re-homed,
  • meet by-laws policy and procedures,
  • make veterinary appointments,
  • veterinary assistant,
  • etc,

We are always looking for volunteers to help us in achieving or surpassing our goals.

You are important to us as we need all the help we can get!

69 Responses to About NARC

  1. mmayer3 says:

    petfinder.com will give you a list of cat/kitten rescues in the areas such as Village Kitten Rescue, J’s Rescue, Cat Rescue Network, Vanier Street Cats and so many others who only take in cats. Every rescue specializes in a certain field, we are a dog and small critter rescues while others only do cats such as the above mentioned. We do not have foster homes or the resources to take in cats such as they would have which is why we don’t take them in! At times, we will have kittens or cats posted to help people re-home them if they are willing to foster for us until we find the little guys homes. Thank you.

  2. Manon says:

    I don’t know why it’s called Animal Rescue, when they don’t accept small kittens? There is no Pet rescue in Rockland, On. Everyone seem to care but no one wants them either. I am out of ressources and I don’t want the city of Rockland to take them to have euthanized. Can you give me some places wheres they will accept the 4 kittens. Thank you

  3. mmayer3 says:

    We do not take dogs surrendered from people or releases as we call them. We only take death row dogs from pounds and such but yes, the pounds do check for tags and such and hold for 72 hours prior to releasing them to rescues.

  4. Michael says:


    I am interested to know why you do not check dogs surrendered to you for microchip or tatoo markings? These are meant to return dogs to the rightful owner. You had a dog in your facility that was tatooed and the Canadian Kennel Club had the information of the breeder of this animal who would have taken the dog back. This is why the Canadian Kennel Club requires purebred dogs to be identified.

  5. Jackie says:

    I saw that you are looking for fosters to volunteer. I am interested in helping with this if I can. Let me know if you still need help and how I can apply.

    Thank you

  6. mmayer3 says:

    We will be taking on volunteers come April when we re-open the building, you have to be 18 years or older. Right now what we are looking for are foster homes, since we are closing the building for the winter we will need foster homes for the doggies we take in during those months. If anyone is interested, please contact us! Thank you.

  7. Chloe says:

    Do u take volunters and if yes what is the age requirement.

  8. Daniel says:

    My wife and I have a 9 year old black lab named Ridge. We love him so much, but just had a daughter a few months ago. Our daughter also loves Ridge, but he does not like her at all. Our daughter is beginning to crawl and often heads straight for his bed. We know it’s just a matter of time before he bites her and need to find him a new home.

    The problem with Ridge is that he is very affectionate but will occasionally snap at the person touching him. He is food and kennel aggressive. He does not like other dogs, and has not been neutered.

    Ridge loves the water. Is still very energetic and loves to retrieve anything. He listens well and is really a great dog.

    We live in Toronto but are willing to drive anywhere to find him the right home. We don’t want to give him to a shelter because he will be put down immediately due to his aggressive nature. Or friends and family won’t take him either.

    If you can help us please let me know.

  9. mmayer3 says:

    We are opened sat and sun between 1pm and 3pm but do have a donations drop box at the front of the property so you can drop them off at any time. Thank you for thinking of us!

  10. Catherine berndt says:

    Our beloved dog just passed away. I would like to donate two large dog beds a case of canned senior dog food and a half bag of dry blue mountain as well as a few other small items. Could you tell me when would be a good time to drop all off. Thanks. Cathy.

  11. Al says:

    Hey, I found a dog and was wondering if you can help me. I have had him for over a month and no one has claimed him. He is a Jack Russell who I’ve named patch. Please let me know if you can help because I do not want to send him to the humane society. Thanks.

  12. mmayer3 says:

    She is in a foster home at this time, gaining the much needed weight. We will find out end of April if they are keeping her. Thank you.

  13. mmayer3 says:

    Unfortunately at this time we are only taking volunteers who are 18 years of age or older. Thank you.

  14. Kate says:

    Hi there,

    I am interested in learning more about Verona.

    Thank you.

  15. Stephanie says:

    My 16 year old foster daughter is wanting to volunteer with you guys and put the hours towards her volunteer hours for school.

    Is this possible that she can do this and start soon?


  16. Joe says:

    We have a terrier cross that unfortunately we have to get rehomed. We got him from a rescue center in Cavan (Paws a while I think) about 2 years ago and he was still only a tiny pup. he was meant to be a companion and friend to our son but regrettably my son has developed allergies to the dog hair. Lou is a much loved pet and we have always cherish him so we would love for him to go to a good home with a caring family.

  17. luc girard says:

    We have a family that has decided to give him a try. If it don’t work out I will be in touch. Thanks for your help. I will keep you posted.

  18. mmayer3 says:

    Sounds good, let me know when you wish to bring him in!

  19. luc girard says:

    No we have been unsuccessful at re homing our dog .

  20. mmayer3 says:

    We are closed until January 10th, if you can keep your dog throughout the holidays, we may be able to help you once we re-open! We weren’t able to e-mail you directly as you haven’t provided the details. Thank you.

  21. luc girard says:

    We rescued a 10 week old jack russell mix from his death bed a year and a half ago. Mom was a jack and dad is unknown. We nursed him back to health. But unfortunately due to current circumstances I am unable to keep him. I do feel due to his rough start of life it has left him with a few issues. He suffers with separation anxiety. When left alone and uncrated, he does chew things He was never socialized with other dogs other then our own 2 dogs and cat. He has no issues with them. Does bark excessively at strangers and other dogs that he don’t know but eventually warms up to them. Loves to run free outside and to play Frisbee and ball. He is a big suck and has to be on us at all time. I do believe he needs a home that will work with him to change his behaviours. A family that will be home with him. We need to re home him ASAP..can you help us.

  22. mmayer3 says:

    I don’t think Delihla will be with us over the holidays, a few clients are interested in adopting her we are just finalizing references before she leaves us with her new home! Thank you for offering though!

  23. Linda says:

    I am interested in fostering Dehlia over holidays, if she is still available. Please advise – I was referred to your agency by a collegue at school, Joanne Ledoux’s.

    Thank you

  24. mmayer3 says:

    Our adoption fees vary, regular dogs and breeds are $460, larger dogs can be up to $600 and toy breeds $600. Vet costs are more expensive on larger breeds so we had to compensate with a higher adoption fee to help cover our costs. Thanks.

  25. Chelsea says:

    What’s your adoption fee?

  26. mmayer3 says:

    Please see the dog’s profile for more details. Thank you.

  27. Marie-Julie says:

    Hello! I was wondering if you had additional info (age, weight, personality) on the hound puppy that was recently brought to the vet. We are looking to adopt a medium to large breed dog, like we have in the past.

    Thank you!

  28. mmayer3 says:

    Bailey is approx 1 year old and no health concers seen by our vet other than the hernia we had removed! Thank you.

  29. Stephanie and derek says:

    Hi there, we adopted jake/thunder (german sheperd) from your shelter about two months ago and he’s having some issues we’d like to discuss with you. Could you kindly give us a call.



  30. Jenn says:

    Is Bailey still available? If so can you please tell me an approximate age, as well as if there are any ongoing health concern that need to be addressed?


  31. mmayer3 says:

    We are opened sat and sun between 1pm and 3pm if you wish to meet any of our dogs. Thank you.

  32. Jenna says:

    When am I able to come and visit?

  33. mmayer3 says:

    Jack is available but we don’t think he will be with us very long, he is a very good and gorgeous dog! Thanks.

  34. Jenna says:


    Im wondering if Jack the retriever is still up for adoption? I have already fallen in love with him! I would love to come and visit.

  35. Cindy Boisvenue says:

    Hi Michelle…7 years ago I adopted an English Bulldog named Scarlet. We kept the name as it suited her big time, as she was a diva. We trained her and she was a wonderful, loveable pet. In May 2014 Scarlet(0ver night) could not walk or manoeuver with out assistance. I had promised Scarlet I would never let her suffer as she had suffered at the puppy mill, so therefore on June the 2nd 1 day before my birthday we put Scarlet down. We did it with dignity and honour as she was very special to us. We had her cremated and she again home with Marcel and I….we loved her so much <3<3<3

  36. Nick says:

    I called today about a German shepherd and was told to leave my number if there are any available please let me know thank you. Nick

  37. mmayer3 says:

    Yes, Poncho is still with us and awaiting his forever home! We are opened sat and sun between 1pm and 3pm if you wish to meet any of our doggies. Thanks.

  38. antoni says:

    do you still have poncho the chihuahua up for addoption


  39. mmayer3 says:

    We only have a few positions opened for teenagers under 18 years of age and they are completely staffed at the moment! He may want to try again in a few months to see if we still have a position available. Maybe one of the students we have now will leave after completing their 40 hours? Thank you.

  40. Beverley Tymchuk says:

    My son would like to come volunteer for a few days. .how does it work.. When can he come..he is 16.

  41. mmayer3 says:

    We do not take cats or kittens at our rescue, go on http://www.petfinder.com to find the closest cat/kitten rescue in your area. Thank you.

  42. Helene Tassie says:

    Hello just wondering your hours of operation and phone number. We’ve found a kitten and taken care of it but it cannot come into our home as we have a dog :$.

    Please tell me what the best thing to do

  43. mmayer3 says:

    Bailey est encore avec nous pour l’instant mais il sera disponible pour adoption ce weekends, il est pas mal gentil et un gros bébé!

  44. carman says:

    allo Michelle,, pis baily comment sa va avec lui… yai tu parti ,, laisse moi savoir

  45. mmayer3 says:

    Kids have to be over 16 in order to volunteer at the rescue! Thank you.

  46. josee says:

    Our 14 year old son is desperate to volunteer.Can someone please email us.available all summer

  47. seamus says:

    would like to come and a have a look lynne
    she seems to be a nice beagle and if we get on, to give her a good home
    would like to know contact details

  48. mmayer3 says:

    Only one black and white female left from Isis’ litter. Thanks.

  49. We may be able to do a courtesy post for Adelina – let me know if you are interested!

  50. François Rheault says:

    Do you still have male pups from Isis ? We’re from the Montreal area and would drive down if it’s the case. Please let us know please. Thank you

  51. Holly Guski says:

    Hi everyone,
    This is Holly Guski the one who applied for one of the beagle/English bulldog puppies on pet finder, and you emailed me back that you needed vet references which I emailed back to you right away. But then you told me to click on this link to fill out an adoption application and I can’t seem to find it anywhere!
    I WANT TO GIVE ONE OF THESE ADORABLE PUPPIES THE MOST LOVING, PATIENT, KIND, CARING, AND DEVOTED HOUSE THEY COULD EVER ASK FOR. And I really don’t want to miss my chance at getting one. So could someone from the organization please email an adoption application ASAP!
    Thanks so much for your time. And I look forward to hearing from you all very soon!
    Much love,
    Holly Guski & family

  52. mmayer3 says:

    Yes, we have a female and a male available. Thanks.

  53. Justin says:


    I would like to drive up from DC to see the bulldog/beagle litter this weekend. Are they still available?


  54. From Pembroke says:

    How old are Agatha and Demetria please? Do they know each other? What is their story please, a little more than what is listed? Thank you.

  55. mmayer3 says:

    We are opened every weekend, saturday and sunday from 1pm to 3pm if you wish to meet any of our doggies. Thank you.

  56. Karl S says:

    Looking for a puppy for our family. Can you let me know when your hours for visiting are? Particularly if you have weekend hours??

  57. Jen says:

    I was wondering if Raphael was available? I saw him on the website this morning but not this afternoon. Also, is there a picture available of Flip?

  58. mmayer3 says:

    We are working on it but aren’t a registered charity as of yet. We are an incorporated charitable company but not registered through CRA. Thank you.

  59. Erin Sullivan says:

    Hi, Are you a registered charity?

    Thank you,


  60. mmayer3 says:

    Everything is already on the website, under “How you can Help!” Look at the tabs on the left hand side on the front page of our website and you will find our volunteer handbook, information, etc… Thank you.

  61. Sara says:

    Would you be able to put volunteering information on the website?

  62. mmayer3 says:

    They are now available for adoption, we are opened saturday and sunday from 1pm to 3pm if you wish to come and meet with the puppies. Thank you.

  63. mmayer3 says:

    Malini is not ready yet, she has just stopped nursing her puppies and has to dry up for 10 days before we can get her spayed. Once spayed, then she will be posted for adoption and our fees are $460.00. Thank you.

  64. mmayer3 says:

    Yes, Teddy has found a home a little while ago. Thank you.

  65. Monica says:

    Hello I was just wondering if Teddy has already found a home?



  66. MaryAnn says:

    My mother and sister are looking for a small to med size dog, they had to euthanize their dog in Oct 12 after 11 years because of bone cancer. they were looking at your site and wanted to know your fees for adoption they like the puppies but are most interested in the mother Malini. Could you tell me what it would cost for her and how much she weighs.
    thank you

  67. Natalie says:

    I am interested in Malini’s puppies. Please get in contact with me as I would like to give one of them a new home!

  68. I have a 15 month old female shitszu that I no longer take care for I am a senior would you be able to take her thanks cecile

  69. trina says:

    i would like to come and view your dogs on sunday need phone number please

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