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A rescue and recovery centre for pets in need

contact us to learn how you can join us in helping pets in need

Contact Us

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What We do


Mattie’s Place will also have a focus on the human-animal bond through education and advocacy for homeless pets.

Why choose us


Our Mission at Mattie's Place is to find compatible permanent families for pets without a home to call their own.


Fast Response

We partner with shelters & rescues both locally & internationally to provide fast response for shelter over-flow to avoid the euthanasia of healthy adoptable dogs.



We rescue approximately 200 dogs per year and most come into the care of Mattie’s Place with urgent medical needs.



With a passion for everything pets, Denise decided the best way to help pets in need was to open a rescue and support centre.


Of Happy Pets

30+ years

working in the animal world on various levels.


Pets Rescued every year

Adoption Process


We adopt to individual and families within a 2 hour radius to The Greater Toronto Area. Our adoption process can take up to 2 weeks, so please be patient.

Adoption Fee
Meet & greet
Adoption contract
Adoption Application
Telephone Interview
Home visit & reference check

Our Partners


Though most of our rescue pets come from Ontario via owner surrenders & shelter over-flow, we also partner with shelters & rescues internationally.