Available CATS

All these cats came to Home Again as abandoned strays. They are all up to date with their vaccinations and have all been spayed or neutered.

We ask an adoption fee of $90 for an adult cat.

For INQUIRIES, please » CALL us, or use EMAIL.

Tabitha, female, spayed, declawed, 3 years old, grey tabby, polydactyl.

Tabitha is a very loving cat that would like to be your only cat.

Leo, Male, 4 years old, Cream

This is Leo The Lion who has seen many a battle in his young life; it shows in his face – yet he trots along confidently to his next appointment in the woods or down the road and in returning for his next meal. He is a lovely creamy blonde with a slight tabby shading to his coat and is so like a miniature lion on the prowl. Leo is a very chatty fellow with lots to say, and is very personable and affectionate even tho’ never lucky enough to be someone’s indoor kitty.

Belinda, female, black, born April 2015.

She loves other cats.

Happy Tales: Foster Dogs

“I would like to wish my Home Again family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Without you I would never have had the chance to foster these beautiful Furkids … If you have never fostered you really don’t know what you are missing.  My foster dog number:) 20 is a secret until he is ready for adoption.” — Barb Sawdon

Foster Dogs

Available DOGS

This is a series of photos of the animals currently looking for their new and permanent homes.  Please CONTACT US (by PHONE or EMAIL) for the latest up-to-date information.

To READ MORE about these dogs CLICK HERE.


Here are our youngest cats..

Ocean, female cream and brown domestic short hair tabby, born May 2016.

Timid but loving.  Take me home please!

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Max, Male American Bulldog X, 10 months old, 60lbs.

We think that Max is probably crossed with Boxer.  He will probably put on weight over the coming year but is still small for a Bulldog.

Our Max is a happy, friendly boy who is still very much a big, playful puppy.

Max loves company.  He has been with children, but would be too much dog for very young children.

As we would expect, Max needs continued, consistent training to channel his exuberant energy into appropriate behaviour.  However his foster finds him a very smart dog who is very quick to learn. He finds Max a lot of fun to work with.

This is not a dog who can be left alone or tied up for long periods of time.  If there was nothing better to do, then all that energy could become destructive.

If you have the time and knowledge to give Max the love,company and training that he needs and deserves, you will have a wonderfully rewarding canine companion.

We are asking an adoption fee of $350 for Max. He has been neutered and his vaccinations are up to date.

For more information or to inquire about adopting Max please email Home Again at info@homeagainbancroft.ca or call us at 613 332 5253.

We do not ship our dogs.

Happy Tales: Howard



Cindy Fuerth of Coe Hill fostered Howard and subsequently adopted him. He helps on the farm. Cindy says,

“We love him — he goes everywhere we do, has been on many vacations, he also helps keep goats in while we are feeding. Howard never leaves property or messes in the house. Thank you Home Again!”

2017 Calendar AVAILABLE!

2017 Home Again Calendar
Find them at Pet Valu in Bancroft, Ashlie’s Books or Faraday Animal Hospital. All the animals in the calendar are former rescue dogs and cats who have found their furever homes.  $15.  All proceeds help rescue more pets.

Mary Freeman
Secretary, Home Again

Happy Tales: Dog Companionship

The Beauregard family hikes, swims, surfs and snow skis together and include their black lab Eddie.

When they wanted a companion for Eddie, they chose Home Again puppy Domino, a blue tick/lab cross and adopted him at 9 weeks old. He is re-named Louie and his owner says:

“Just wanted to update you on Louie. He is an amazing little man, he makes us laugh and loves wrestling with his big brother Eddie!! We take him to the beach; he is getting more interested in the water. We hope he loves to swim one day. We have had a great summer so far, super HOT!!!”  – Colleen Beauregard, Port Elgin, August 2016



Louie is keeping busy and happy. The volunteers at Home Again thank the Beauregards for giving a good home to our puppy.


Louie at 4 months old. Keeping cool with his new companion Eddie.


Nero. Male Anatolian Shepherd, 1 year old, 80 lbs.. has found his new home!

Happy Tales: Bella


French bulldog Willow was surrendered to Home Again by a breeder, along with Willow’s infant puppy Carter.  Willow was in foster care for only two weeks when Julia adopted her and she says:

“Hello everyone!  One year ago today (March 15, 2015) we adopted the most beautiful, funny, loving and entertaining dog you could ever ask for, Bella (formerly known as Willow). To say we got lucky is a huge understatement because she is literally the best dog we could ever ask for and brings us so much joy. Thank you for choosing us as her parents. We love her so much. I can assure you she is living a happy and very spoiled life.”  — Julia Ferreira

Happy Tales: Kona


Two Australian Shepherds were surrendered by owner to Home Again at two months old in November 2015. Both were adopted after only two weeks fostering by Home Again. Bella’s new owner says this:

“Kona (formerly Bella) is such a special girl. Here she is at five months old, romping in the snow. Looks like she’ll be a medium sized dog. She is house trained, knows sit, lie down, paw, high five, twirl, and stay. She won’t take a toy or food from my hand until I say ‘okay’. She loves to run and explore in the woods and is the absolute perfect fit for my family. We love her to bits. Also, I teach music lessons from home and she greets every student, and then lies down in her bed like a perfect lady.”

Happy Tales: Sprocket


Sprocket was adopted December 2015 and her new owner says: “Sprocket has adapted quickly to her new home in Ottawa. Bruno is delighted with his new “sister” – running together, wrestling and playing tug. Sprocket has also made friends with all of Bruno’s pals at the off-leash dog park. Thank you Home Again for this wonderful addition to my family – we love our happy girl!  …Dawn – Ottawa”

Bearded Collie Sprocket and her new ‘brother’. Home Again loves to see its pets paired up.


Happy Tales: Barley


French bull dog Barley (formerly Carter) was adopted from Home Again April 6 2015 when he was a puppy.

Foster Barb Sawdon says,

“I was so blessed to foster this sweet baby boy. He just turned one year old and had a party in the park. This picture includes his best friend. LOL… He prefers bigger dogs over small ones.”

Fund Raising

Home Again spends hundreds of dollars on a pet, but charges an adoption fee averaging $350 for a dog. Where do we make up the difference? A dozen fundraising events every year, including this one “Christmas in the Highlands” in Maynooth November 2015, where we sold calendars, raffle tickets and hand-made crafts. It is a social event too where bonds are built and renewed between the community and its animals.


Happy Tales: Heidi

We’ve had Friday, now named Heidi, for almost two years now and she is the most amazing little girl.

She is my shadow and if I’m out of her sight for more than five seconds she comes and finds me.

She is so loving, cuddly and always by my side.  She does hog the bed sometimes because she needs to be close to me. I could not imagine my life without her.

She is such a joy every day and we love her so much.

Thanks again for bringing her into our hearts. A new picture of us relaxing on the couch. (signed, Nanci Johnson, Sept. 20, 2015)

Happy Tales: Waldo

Fostering is so gratifying, especially when there is positive feedback….

Dog foster Mary Freeman says, “I was privileged to foster this trio, the most beautiful litter I have ever seen.”  Waldo is far right, 7 weeks old.


Two years later, Waldo’s owners say:


“In September of 2013, we were on a search for the perfect companion dog, knowing our apartment would be a temporary home for all three of us. We spent two months searching, until Michael stumbled upon thWaldoe Home Again website and we found a litter of puppies available. We drove two hours to find two of the CUTEST puppies we had ever seen, and there was Waldo.

We had a sleepless night the first night, because the little guy missed his sister, but from then on was smooth sailing.

We’ve had two amazing years with our little guy, and take him everywhere! He even has his own Instagram page! (@whereswaldothedog).

For being such a little dog, he has had quite the adventure of a life so far, from cottages to moving into his first home with a back yard!  Waldo is more than we could ever have aWaldosked for in a dog, and Home Again and their foster homes are wonderful. We have included some pictures of some of his adventures!

Thank you again for helping us give this little guy a home!” (signed, Melissa Champagne)

[Pictured here: Waldo at two years old, enjoying the cottage life]


Happy Tale: Amber

Spring 2015 Home Again received a call from two ladies in Bancroft who were trying to keep a stray cat near Mr. Video alive by feeding her tunafish.

Since Cat was so skittish – feral! – they could not touch her and did not know the sex.  Long-haired, orange, matted, Cat was covered with sores.  Home Again’s secretary put out this question by email and on Facebook, “who is up for the challenge of fostering a feral cat?  I expected no takers — no one wants a cat who runs away from you!”  Home Again can take a stray cat into its quarantine room, but only if a foster is willing to take the cat after 10 days quarantine.

Melinda Ratcliffe, cat foster, volunteered.   Many people on Facebook say stray cats make the best pets. Is that because they are grateful for being rescued?

Amber had to be shaved because of matts. She turned into a gentle loving purring pet, not feral at all. She is definitely grateful to be rescued!

Amber, after rescue. Her long hair will grow back.

Happy Tale: Therapy Dog

Milo, now named Henry, adopted a year ago from Home Again by Candice, is pictured here because “He is now a certified St. John Ambulance therapy dog.

We do weekly visits at a long term care facility in our neighborhood,” says Candice.

Congratulations Henry and thank you Candice for keeping us informed. Home Again adoptees are smart and valuable to society.

Henry Milo

Home Again participates in a Trap-Neuter-Return program for cats

In March 2015 Home Again financed a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats.

One un-spayed female cat and one un-neutered male cat and their offspring can result in 420,000 kittens in 7 years.  A population explosion is not good for the Bancroft area where there are already too many unwanted cats.

So Home Again spent a lot of money and many caring people devoted their time to live trapping the cats who were then vaccinated and spayed/neutered.

They recuperated at a Home Again volunteer’s home, and released where they were found.  The program reduces the colony’s size humanely while allowing the cats to live the life they want, the life they were born into.

Home Again Organization Expands

Since there is no Home Again shelter, all pets must be taken into a foster home.  Often that home already contains other pets and children who are put at risk by taking in a stray cat whose health problems are unknown.

Quarantine Room1To solve this problem, Home Again has built a quarantine room.  All stray cats will first go to the quarantine room for 7-10 days observation, treatment if necessary, then into their foster home.

This is not a cat shelter – space will be made for cats who have foster homes ready to take them after their quarantine period.  Quarantine Room

All the labour to build this shelter was donated – carpenters and electricians.

Home Again volunteers researched the best (cheapest) place to buy materials and fittings, many of which were donated.


Home Again Santa Claus Parade 2014

Here is Home Again’s float in Bancroft’s 2014 Santa Claus Parade. All the Home Again dogs who accompanied the float behaved beautifully.


Patty McLaughlin (left) holding Lulu, Katie Gavrylec in dog costume, June Ockenden in cat costume, and Melody Gavrylec.


Joan Phillips walking with Home Again’s Peri, a Papillon.


Christine Walker, far right, showcasing Home Again’s Bailey, a Great Pyrenees cross.


Happy Tale: Boston Terrier is flower girl at owner’s wedding


Ninja, in the red dress, and Robot walked with the bride and groom at their wedding.


Debra Eveleigh adopted Kate (now named Ninja), a Boston Terrier who had clearly been neglected in her former life before being rescued by Home Again, and had a number of issues with shyness, fear, etc. Debra’s fiancé John also has a Boston Terrier, Robot, so the two dogs participated in the wedding. Debra says, “In order to help support the important work Home Again does, John and I decided that in lieu of the traditional “clinking” of glasses to get the bride and groom to kiss, we asked our guests to donate money to get us to kiss at the wedding reception.


We are happy to advise that we have $195.00 to donate.” This could be the start of a new tradition of dogs as flower girls and ring bearers.

Where Have They Gone?

Adoptions Map


Happy Tale: Captain

A stray Husky/Hound cross, about 2 years old, was taken in by a good Samaritan who then asked Home Again to find him a forever home.   His adopters have loved him for 2 months now, and they say this:

“We were both so surprised by how he took to the city. (Captain is a rural rescue animal.) Aside from the occasional huge truck rumbling by he seemed completely unfazed by the noise or the bustle, and now even that doesn’t make him blink. The meeting with the cats went smoothly and it’s clear that the smallest one out of the two is now the boss, and they all share the bed when the cats aren’t stealing his dog bed.

So far he’s been on a boat, in a pool, to 4 beaches (his favourite we think), for many hikes in the woods, on subways and city buses and to just about every park in the city. He’s a huge baby who always worms in for a cuddle and no matter if we’re out for an hour to run errands or a few more to see a movie, he always greets us like it’s been years.

After a lot of disinterest in many toys he finally took to a tennis ball and we’ve moved from that to the more durable, chewable type for dogs because he can take the normal kind (and a huge softball he once found) apart in minutes. He sleeps with the ball and carries it back from playing fetch in the park rather proudly. We have him off leash in the park and on the beach and he always sticks close unless it’s to meet another dog or investigate a smell, but he’ll stop and wait for us if he gets too far ahead.

So far he’s never met a person he doesn’t like and is disinterested in the dogs that run right up to him sticking their noses at him unabashed – he seems rather polite in that sense – and has made some friends he tears around with at the park. One is actually his age and nearly identical, except she’s a hound mix about half his size.

All in all he’s everything we could have ever wanted and a hundred times more. It’s been so fun getting to know him, figuring out all the ways he’s incredibly bright (but will hide it at appropriate times) and funny and laid back and just a loveable goofball. He was even described as “educated” by a man on the subway once and we definitely can’t take all the credit for that.

Thank you so much for letting us take Captain home, I really can’t imagine life without him.

Happy Tale: Opie

Home Again volunteers were told Opie, a golden retriever cross, was being abused. He was only 7 months old when we rescued him. His adoptive family have renamed this puppy James and want to share his first birthday with Home Again….

Today June 1, 2014 our James turns 1! I cannot tell you how much this sweet, loving and super smart boy has enriched our lives! Right now he’s lying contently at my feet but soon the nose will nudge my arm and tell me it’s time to walk, or rather run, the fields next door. There we usually meet his best friend Diesel, a black lab, and then after an hour of running and playing, I try to get him into the car before he makes it to the creek which is now a mud hole! Sometimes I’m not successful but that’s ok, he LOVES being sprayed with the garden hose.

Scott and I often talk about how perfect James is for us, the three of us are well suited. Morning coffee time on our porch is so much better now with ball catching and retrieval time, and of course his new favourite thing….chasing brazen chipmunks!

And my family in Denbigh love him too. My 81-year-old dad will ride the lawn mower around their 3 acre yard for an hour and James makes a great game out of it. Dad says for every one time he goes around, James goes 3! Then he will snuggle on the couch with my mom who does not move about much…he makes everyone happy!

Here are some birthday pictures of James. I bought him a dog biscuit cupcake and he’s not sure what to do with it, so rolling on it seemed like a good idea! Gotta run, am getting the nose, thanks again for allowing us to have James!


Happy Tale: Maeve

Why would anyone abandon their small boston terrier at the dog pound on the coldest night of the year?  This is how Home Again acquired a dog we named Maeve in February 2014.  Maeve’s adopter sent us these comments:

Hi Home Again!

I just want to say thanks for saving the wonderful little Boston Terrier Maeve I adopted on May 3, 2014. My first meeting with her was incredible.  I walked into the foster parents’ home and bent down for a slow greeting and this little bundle of love came running full force to me like she knew and missed me.   She was so excited to see me.  Her foster family were also surprised at her greeting.  My daughter received the same greeting, and then it was time for my Boston Midge to meet Maeve.  They seemed to know that it was all good — outside for a play and greet, and then the four of us headed for the 1 1/2 hour drive home.  The dogs have become best friends in the month that I have had my new dog.  Where one is, the other is not far behind.  Maeve has taken on the job of best friend and protector of Midge and I.   She is a very sweet and loveable girl.  She tried kayaking on the weekend with us.  She has made everything so much more fun in our home.

Thanks again for picking us to love and forever care for this amazing girl.
Valerie Thurston – Orillia