Located in Beautiful British Columbia and serving the Greater Vancouver & surrounding area, LEASH Animal Welfare Society is a BC non-profit dog-rescue Society.

We are a rescue, not a shelter, and are therefor a network of foster homes committed and united in the struggle against high-kill shelters and dog overpopulation.

We are a no-borders animal rescue who works with dogs from many walks of life: local, across Canada, and internationally. We work with all breeds of dogs located throughout BC, Northern shelters, Manitoba reserves, SOI dogs, local surrenders, and more.

We operate solely on the generosity of local businesses, monetary donations from kindhearted individuals, and the amazing volunteers involved in our Foster Care Program.

We work diligently to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home homeless, unwanted, abused or abandoned animals allowing for them to have a new LEASH on life.

Our Mission

Our Mission at L.E.A.S.H. is to rescue, rehabilitate and re home the lost, displaced, abandoned and deserted animals of Society. We are committed to educating the public about the realities of pet overpopulation and the millions of domesticated animals put to sleep annually.

Our Vision

We want to educate the world. To see the end of animal overpopulation, kill shelters, abandoned/neglected animals, and backyard breeders. To see mandatory spay and neuter laws, tougher penalties, justice and consequences for those that abuse, mistreat and neglect animals. We will continue until we succeed.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe animals deserve a voice
  • We believe it takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal
  • We believe every animal deserves to feel warm and safe and to be void of fear.
  • We believe in compassion for animals, empowering and educating others, speaking up when others fall silent and leading by example.
  • We believe these 4 words could change the world for homeless animals:


Do one, or do them all, but please do something.

“Belief Means Nothing Without Actions”