One day VERY soon we will have “available to adopt” on our site! #CovidChaos

One day very soon we hope to be back to doing what we love…rescuing dogs and finding them amazing furever homes! Covid has us on hold for now, but as things slowly return to a new normal, we will be back in action before you know it! See you all very soon!


Adopter Beware…

Lately a few BC rescue groups have been pushing the boundaries set by the CBSA and Revenue Canada. Although importing rescue dogs is included as “essential ” , the CBSA has made it clear that IF POSSIBLE , rescue groups should hold off importing dogs into Canada as the COVID 19 has put a strain on them as “essential ” workers.
As well, there has been repeated acts of fraudulently represented dogs adopted out to caring, unsuspecting adopters who, because they are caring humans have found themselves with sick and behaviorally challenged new additions to their home coming with them HUGE vet/training bills… and perhaps dogs that will not succeed in their home because they were told temperaments were not as they “actually” are and then finding zero support from the rescue group that placed the dog.
PLEASE ALL POTENTIAL ADOPTERS read this information:
Any group can call themselves a “Non-profit” … it does not mean they are sanctioned by Revenue Canada and UNLESS their status ends in RR001 – NO tax receipts can be issued. If you are paying $ 700.00 + for a FULLY vetted, and apparently assessed rescue dog you can almost guarantee that group, although referring to themselves as a “Non Profit”… is likely making a profit.
As a Canadian Not for Profit Charitable Society Thank Dog I Am Out Dog Rescue abids by the law to full fill the following CRA requirements . “A non-profit organization (NPO) is a club, society, or association that’s organized and operated solely for: social welfare. civic improvement. pleasure or recreation. any other purpose except profit. Jun 13, 2019
There are many amazing rescue groups in BC – all who have, like us, come to a grinding halt because of COVID 19, and with that the border closures.
Out of respect for the border services , these groups have decided to wait until the border restrictions are relaxed before starting up again.
If you do your research and “get involved” with the organization you choose please
  • Are you a Charitable Society, abiding by the rules set out by Revenue Canada? (Of course, it is always your decision to work with an organization that is NOT a registered charity) but Registered Societies have to be “accountable”
  • Does this group support you after the adoption?
  • Is there a “foster to adopt” option?
  • Does this group answer any and all of your questions and emails in a timely manner – especially for a reasonable time after the adoption?
  • Are you treated with respect as a potential adopter?
  • Does this group provide you with all of the legal and informative paperwork for the dog in question?
  • Does this group inform you of their costs that make up the adoption fee ?
Taking a rescue dog home is a commitment by you, your family but also by the group who brought the dog to you… Please, do not rush into a lifetime commitment without asking the right questions.
We hope this may help anyone looking for a rescue dog.
We appreciate your patience.

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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