Welcome to Local Dog Rescue, a volunteer not-for-profit rescue serving Thunder Bay and surrounding area for over twenty years. Local Dog Rescue is unique in that we are the city's only rescue to provide a forever home for hard-to-place senior, disabled and behaviorally challenged dogs. This means that if for whatever reason a suitable home cannot be found they will be safe and cared for here for life without the threat of being needlessly euthanized.

Bringing an adopted pet into your home is a wonderful way to gain a best friend, stress reliever, and workout partner, all rolled into one. Science has even determined there are proven health benefits to having a pet, such as lowering blood pressure and combating depression.

The goal here at LDR is to place dogs in to loving homes where they will be treated like family with people who are willing and able to provide a happy, caring forever home. While the process may seem time consuming it is only because we have our dogs’ best interests at heart. We want to ensure that the dog you wish to adopt is well suited for you, your family, your home and your lifestyle. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to get in touch.

Ready to fall in love?
Go meet the dogs!