I volunteer with animal rescue agencies helping neglected, abused and abandoned animals


Rescue animal gallery

Taking pictures of cats is a challenge. Somehow, photo ace Debby Herold has totally mastered the mew!
— Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society


Alberta is home to many animal rescue agencies and I feel fortunate to be a part of the AARCS.ca team. AARCS does a tremendous job rescuing abused, abandoned, homeless animals and then finding homes where they can spend the rest of their lives being safe and loved.


“Pawsitive Match saves dogs and cats facing life-threatening circumstances in Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Thailand. The animals in our program come from shelters that have no choice but to euthanize due to over-crowding or because they are shutting down, as well as stray animals that have no home. We also help save animals on local reserves and on a case by case basis, we may assist with owner surrenders. In many cases we are the only hope these cats and dogs have, as many shelters come to us when they are out of options. We do not discriminate by age, size, breed, location, etc. We are here to help all animals.” — pawsitivematch.org

These are the dogs and cats I've had the opportunity to meet and photograph. If you see one that catches your eye, click their photo to learn more about them and submit your adoption application today. They’ll be glad you did (and so will you).

#AdoptMePlease #AdoptDontShop


Adopt us!


We're looking for our person. Could it be you?

The following animals are available for adoption, or will be very soon. Click the images to view their profiles and to submit your adoption application.
(links are active when profiles are posted on AARCS)


Ways you can help


Adopt.  Volunteer.  Foster.  Donate.

Did you know? Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society helps animals in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba?

All of AARCS animals are spayed or neutered before adoption. Through their SNAP program they offer spay/neuter services for both dogs and cats in First Nations Communities of Alberta.


We found our furever home!


Here are some of the animals I’ve photographed who have been adopted. Each one has left a little paw print on my heart.