Helping families feed their fur babies during this difficult time…

Tisol / Petvalu  location at 2738 Arbutus Street in Vancouver

They will be accepting NEW, UNOPENED dog and cat food  (kibble and canned) for our FUR BABY Food Bank, alternatively, you can donate at the till while shopping.

Don’t live near the Tisol Arbutus location?

No problem. Please email and we will let you know where the nearest drop off location to you can be found.

Still isolating?

No problem .

You can donate on line. Tax receipts for online donations over $25. (click the image above to donate)

All online donations received during this Covid 19 Furbaby Food Drive will be applied to the purchasing of food for families with pets in need and distributed on May 30th and 31st, 2020 at a Wesgroup location in New Westminster.


Feeling the pinch to buy your family FURbabies (DOGS & CATS) food for the month ahead?

Please join us next weekend May 30 & 31st between 10 am and 2 pm.
The location is on the Skytrain ” Safferton” station. Transit is free – ALL Social Distancing Protocol will be in place – this is a “touch-less” event.
Address: The Westminster Ground Floor Amenity Lounge 228 Nelson’s Crescent, New Westminster, BC

Thank DOG I Am Out Dog Rescue Society would like to thank our sponsor Wesgroup Developers, Tisol – Arbutus St , Jonny Staub (our media spokesperson  from Virgin Radio 94.5)  and The Woofpack Vancouver for making this event possible.

Please accept our THANK YOU’s in advance… and let’s feed those fur babies!

Check out the Daily Hive News article about our upcoming event!

A Vancouver dog rescue group whose work has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 crisis is putting its efforts into helping dog and cat owners suffering from financial hardship.

Thank Dog I Am Out Rescue Society normally adopts dogs from the US into forever homes in BC, but has had to pause its efforts because of the temporary border closure.

But hearing about pet owners who have lost their jobs because of the financial downturn, founder Susan Patterson wanted to help “all fur baby families feed their pups during this difficult time,” especially those short on cash to buy pet food in the coming months…

Click HERE to read the article…

We LOVE that so many people are applying to adopt a dog at this time. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions all of our available dogs are waiting on the other side of various borders so we will be closing our application link for now.
We thank you for your patience and will RE open the application link once the restrictions are lifted, people are healthy and safe and life is able to move forward.

At home with your dog all day?

Expert says don’t let them get used to it…

Being at home all day with your fur baby seems like an amazing bonus to come out of these hard times, but what if you are setting yourself up for big problems down the road? This is a MUST read . A pet with separation anxiety can be very challenging. Read the article by clicking HERE
Paws Appreciation Month has been cancelled until further notice. We value each and every member of our amazing TDIAO family and want to keep everybody safe and healthy. We can’t wait to see everyone soon…until then snuggle up with your doggo!

With all of the FEAR based information based on ONE dog, who had just licked his Covid-19 + human and then swabbed for the virus and tested a WEAK +ve we want to share a link that will CALM everyone down. Please INFORM yourselves. We will NOT buy into the fear and panic and will continue to rescue dogs from overseas until the science says otherwise. Click HERE to read more.




HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to party and celebrate 40 dogs finding their forever homes! It was an amazing day full of laughter and learning, good food and drinks, and amazing friends…oh and some really cute dogs! Don’t forget we have some amazing pups still available for adoption, check out the available dogs page to learn more about them. Thank you to everyone that came together to make this possible, TDIAO team, volunteers, sponsors, and everyone who lent a paw to help! When we put our hearts and minds together, we can achieve great things!

Video credit: ljvproductions

PSA from TDIAO – NEVER leave your dog unattended!

A public service announcement from Thank Dog I Am Out founder Susan Patterson warning dog owners not to leave their dog unattended at any time. Dog thefts have been on the rise in the Vancouver area, and are only getting worse. Dogs are being stolen and re-sold, kept as companions and or shipped out of province to be re-sold as a rescue. Keep your dog safe – NEVER leave them unattended.

Looking for the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life? Look no further! Our TDIAO coffee table book is perfect! Follow along and catch up with 60 of our rescue dogs in their furever homes!

Click HERE to order your copy today!

Please think of others when thinking about lighting off fireworks of any kind. Dogs have very sensitive hearing and are very afraid of fireworks.

Check out this video to see how bad it is for some dogs. CLICK HERE

We are a not for profit, 100% volunteer based dog rescue society that runs entirely on the love of dogs.

We do what we do for the same reason you’re here: to make a difference. We’re saving as many dogs as possible one day at a time.


To rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome as many Adoptable Dogs at risk of being euthanized, surrendered, abused, or neglected as possible.


Our dogs come first. They are the centre of why we do what we do. As a registered not-for-profit rescue society, the safety, wellbeing, and health of our adoptable dogs comes before anything and everything else. This means we do rigorous background checks, home checks, and follow-ups with every adopted dogs and foster dogs.

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