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Our Mission

Paws for Cause Animal Rescue is a non-profit, foster-based rescue in Ottawa, dedicated to helping animals in need locally and internationally. Our team is run by volunteers who are passionate about rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, advocacy, and education.


Meet the team



Marie co-founded Paws for Cause Animal Rescue after years of volunteering for rescues. She has worked in Social Work for 18 years and has been heavily involved in animal welfare since 2008 where she started volunteering at the Ottawa Humane Society as a dog walker, and later volunteered with private rescues and sanctuaries.  From 2016-2018, she worked as a kennel attendant where she continues to volunteer today.

International rescue organizations are also very important to Marie, and she has been involved with small groups who are fighting the dog meat trade, and stray animal issues where there are currently no animal welfare laws. 



Tessa became co-founder with  Paws for Cause Animal Rescue following 13 years of working in animal welfare in foster and adoptions.


She brings her in-depth knowledge and ensures that the rescue is running smoothly in all aspects of the team, as well as coordinating and being a liaison with community partners, fosters, and adopters.

   Web support


Kristin has worked in animal care for 10 years, as a dog walker, with large breed rescues, and in a clinic setting. She brings her excellent customer service skills and passion for animal welfare to the team by supporting the maintenance of our website.

   Admin support

Profile coming soon

Meet our fosters

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