2018 Fall Event:
We are excited to announce that our annual November event this year will be focused on providing educational support to all the amazing adopters out there!
Our mission continues to be dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of dogs who are at risk of being euthanized, surrendered, abused, or neglected and to place rescue dogs in pre-approved fur-ever homes. We also believe this includes providing educational support by means of addressing key training , medical and transitional tools  to all rescue dog adopters to help ensure a happy and successful fur-ever home.
With the support of our partners @CalmingK9DogTraining and our vet consultants, retired ER vet and TDIAO board member Dr.Suann Hosie and our rescue vet  Dr Fraser Davidson @Acadia Veterinary  Clinic we will provide answers and solutions that address subjects like:
• leash aggression
• separation anxiety
• resource guarding
• recall
• vaccinating do’s and do nots
• kennel cough
• miscellaneous medical possibilities to watch for
Stay tuned for more details soon but please “Save the Date” Sat November 3, 2018
If you are interested in adopting through Thank Dog I am Out, please check here for available dogs and submit an application here .

Follow along on Dolly’s journey!

DOLLY UPDATE: As of  May 18,2018 Dolly has lost 6.5 pounds! Way to go girl! Now that we have established a thyroid condition and adjusted her food the weight should come off more quickly. Keep following along with us on Dolly’s journey.

Dolly was rescued from a shelter in California after her owners gave her up to be euthanized because she was “too fat and not active anymore”. Not only was she abused by overfeeding, but was physically abused as well, and yet this special girl is so lovely and sweet. Dolly has arrived in Vancouver and will be staying with her amazing foster family while she sheds some of those pounds. At 10 years old and 30 pounds overweight, Dolly has quite the journey ahead of her, but TDIAO will be there all the way because this girl deserves happily ever after!

To help Dolly on her journey please click here to donate. $1, $2…anything helps. Thank you for everyone’s support so far!

Feature Dog of the Week:

 Meet Gidget! This sweet girl deserves a home with an understanding and patient human she can learn to trust. Gidget’s exact age and ancestry is unknown, but she is approximately 3 years old and looks like a mixture of beagle and part Chihuahua!

She weighs about 7 Kg (15 ½ pounds). Her eyes are soulful and irresistible – she may have some hound genes!

Now in foster care, she has showed she gets along with other dogs and is completely housebroken. She walks well on a leash but is extremely shy of new situations. Gidget would do fine as an only dog, or with another dog and her foster mom thinks she will be OK with cats. She keeps to herself and is faithful to her own bed. Her appetite is good, and she is healthy.  

We hope to find that perfect, patient person(s), probably someone with another dog, and who is home more often than not.
Gidget wants to love you but her past seems to be haunting her, so she is very shy until she knows she is safe with you.
She has no aggression
She probably would not do well with young children as their unpredictability may make her nervous

Contact susan.tdiao@gmail.com to arrange a meet and greet
Please fill in our on line application. Once your reference checks are approved and your application processed you will be notified and allowed to meet and greet.
TDIAO will not issue a Transfer of Ownership until a mandatory home check has been executed and approved.


Thank DOG I Am Out’s founder Susan Patterson appears on The Hallmark Channel!!

To check out the full article, 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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