Chatham Kent Animal Rescue

(aka CK Animal Rescue), Registered Charitable No. 852128701 RR0001, located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, is a non profit rescue organization comprised of dedicated animal lovers who volunteer their time, homes, love and commitment to care for our rescued dogs, many who were scheduled to be euthanized from high kill shelters.  Many of our volunteers work full time, attend school and work many extra hours for the love of our rescues.  Our ultimate goal is to find permanent loving homes through our foster/adoption program.

Where Does CK Animal Rescue Place Pets?

CKAR places pets mainly in Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. We have also placed pets in many areas throughout Canada and USA including: BC, Quebec and throughout Ontario, as well as Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama, Tennessee and New York.

How Many Pets Has CKAR Placed In Adoptive Homes?

Since October of 2010, CKAR has placed well over 800 animals in permanent homes, with 387 of those being in the past

How Many Foster Homes Do You Have and Where?

From Windsor to London we have approximately 130 foster homes. Some for specific breeds, some for short-term, some long-term,
some seasonal, and some for Purple Leash Campaign.

What Is Purple Leash Campaign?

The <a
href=””>Purple Leash</a> Initiative provides temporary housing for the
pets of persons fleeing domestic abuse situations. Canadian research indicates that more than 40%
of pet owners experiencing domestic violence will significantly delay their escape to safety if it
means leaving a pet behind. Through the Purple Leash we are able to help those who need to make an
earlier escape from a violent situation.

Where Does CKAR Get Their Money?

We get our funding through adoption fees
(Currently $300), cash donations, and fundraisers including BBQs, Online Auctions, Cookie Sales,
Adoption Events at PetSmart/Pet Value, Donation Jars, Online Donations, Purple Leash Walk.

CK Animal Rescue on Facebook

This big boy Brody is no longer wondering where he belongs, he met his new family and settled in his new home quickly....there was lot of love to go around! He was so excited and really enjoyed those belly rubs. Brody found himself in a high kill shelter, that handsome face caught our attention. With the help of rescue friends we were able to move him to our foster program while waiting for his forever family to find him. Thanks to everyone who made this Happy Ending for Brody a reality! ... See MoreSee Less

Who read the article published by the Chatham this Week about our Dogloversdays event ? We were excited to read it!!!

Big thank you goes to everyone who came out support this event

Our Question to you.. Did you attend the event? What did you like about the event?
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Three new faces entered our foster program this week - meet Nathalie Belle, Ned and little Bitsy (has pending app already). All adorable and soon ready for adoption! ... See MoreSee Less

We've recently launched a campaign honoring animal rescuers of all sorts!! Proceeds from the sales during this campaign are going towards our winter hay fund to help feed our equines through this upcoming winter & allowing us to help other equines in dire need. Please share or place an order for yourself to help us reach our goal! Our horses thank you for your support!! <3
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11231091_1632306663654654_4215087454528485183_oDomestic Short Hair • Baby • Male • Small

Nutmeg is a male, he’s very playful.

Adoption fee: $75

If you are interested in adopting Nutmeg, please fill out the online Adoption Application at




11713692_1632313213653999_5517679330105778697_oDomestic Short Hair • Adult • Male • Large

This is a face to love!   Will is a beautiful cat, laid back and acting like he owns the place! A very dignified and calm boy.

Adoption fee: $75

If you are interested in adopting Will, please fill out the online Adoption Application at