Feature Dog of the Week:

 Meet Atticus!! Atticus is available for adoption. He is a 15lbs, 3 yr old doxie/chi who apart from being (not so so great) bad on a leash, he is a love bug looking for a home that promises to exercise, help with leash behaviour and LOVE LOVE LOVE him!!

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.

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: WOW! What a difference a few months can make! As of June 27, Miss Dolly is almost 10 pounds lighter!! WOW! Big thank you to Jane for all of her work with Dolly’s journey. Dolly is lighter on her feet and enjoying longer walks and play time at the beach.



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!


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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