1. Reduce overpopulation of dogs in Manitoba;
2. Increase dog adoption and encourage responsible pet guardianship;
3. Rehabilitate sick or unsocialized dogs;
4. Reduce and ultimately eliminate euthanasia of adoptable dogs;
5. Advocate for dogs in need and create awareness on the importance of animal rescue.
Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue (MMDR) strives to be a leader in Manitoba’s dog rescue network. We work hand in hand with Manitoba communities, local organizations and the general public to improve animal welfare in Manitoba.
Our focus is to give dogs in need a second chance for a happily ever after. We aim to show Manitobans the lighter side of dog rescue and to do away with the sadness often associated with it. We want to create a sense of community among our supporters and for people to realize that fostering is a fun, rewarding experience and adopting a rescue dog is something to be proud of.
Co-Directors, Becky Nordquist and Sara Robinson founded MMDR in January 2011. We are a volunteer run non-profit dog rescue based in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. We are not breed specific; we take in dogs from all over Manitoba who have been abandoned, abused or surrendered at no fault of their own. Since inception, our team has grown from four board members to a dedicated team of over thirty.
MMDR operates 100% on donations to continue the work we do.
MMDR cares for over 100 dogs of all ages and types available for adoption at any given time.
MMDR does not have a facility and relies on 60-80 active foster homes to care for the adoptable dogs.
MMDR takes 10-20 dogs into care every week.
MMDR adopts out an average of 50 dogs per month with over 1,200 adoptions to date.
MMDR runs with the help of over 200 foster homes and volunteers.