Central Animal Services is proud to be the host of Central Animal Rescue Efforts Shelter (CARES) Canada K9 Country Orphanage. CARES is a  privately  animal shelter founded in 1997. Currently based in Leduc County, Alberta, we are proud to be a no kill shelter, just as we have been since the very beginning.

At CARES, our mission is to put ourselves out of business through promotion of responsible pet ownership, as well as population control initiatives such as spaying and neutering all of our adoptable dogs prior to their re-homing. We have seen a drastic decrease in stray and abandoned animals in Central Alberta over the last few years, and our goal is to continue to decrease these numbers until it is no longer a problem at all.

At the current time, we offer animal placement services to public and private pound and high kill shelters, and breed rescue organizations in both Canada and, when space allows, the United States. We also provide an owner surrender service to provide pet owners with an option to euthanasia.

Post-adoption support services, including training, dog obedience classes and boarding can be provided by the experienced and knowledgeable K9 Team at Central Animal Services. Services such as these help to facilitate the specific needs of rescue dogs (and their owners), as well as provide nurturing for the continued rehabilitation of a former shelter dog.

As CARES is not publicly funded, we operate on a user pay system, meaning our adoption and surrender fees fuel the shelter. Donations are graciously accepted and make a meaningful impact on the lives of so many animals.

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