Available DOGS

These are the dogs currently looking for their new and permanent homes.  Please CONTACT US (by PHONE or EMAIL) for the latest up-to-date information.

Cleo

Cleo. female Shepherd/Husky X, 3 years old,63 lbs. Click to Enlarge This beautiful girl is smart…

Virgil

We are looking for a very special home for a very special dog who is in a desperate situation. Virgil…

Available KITTENS..

Here are our youngest cats..

Rick

Rick, male black with white collar and paws, long hair, born June 2017. Dressed for success.   [caption id="attachment_8803" align="alignright"…

Lily

Lily, female, black short hair, born Aug. 17, 2017. Plays constantly.  Very funny to watch.  Lily travels well in the…

Maggie

Maggie, female grey and white, born July 1, 2017. Her beauty takes your breath away.  This colour is rare.  …

Tuck

Tuck, male, black short hair with a white spot on chest and 6 toes on front feet, born Aug. 1,…

Amos

Amos, male, grey long hair, born Aug. 12, 2017 Click HERE for contact options, or use the convenient form below.…

Felicity

Felicity, female, white with grey ears, short hair, born Aug. 30, 2017 Click HERE for contact options, or use the…

Faith

Faith, female brown tabby, short hair, born Aug. 30, 2017. Her sisters Fanny and Freckles look exactly like Faith.  …

Jack

Jack, male, black and white patches, short hair, born July 13, 2017. Loves to play with his brother Will.  Travels…

Rosie

Rosie, female calico tabby and white short-hair, born June 2017. Click HERE for contact options, or  use the convenient form…

Ruby

Ruby, female grey tabby with white short-hair, born June 2017. Click HERE for contact options, or  use the convenient form…

Fleur

Fleur, female black and white, short hair, born Aug. 30, 2017. Her sister Frances looks like her.   [caption id="attachment_8704"…

Tommie

Tommie, female tortoishell/ginger tabby cross, born Aug. 8, 2017 Click HERE for contact options, or use the convenient form below.…

Will

Will, male, grey and white patches, short hair, born July 13, 2017. Loves to play with his brother Jack.  Travels…

Ninji

Ninji, female, black and white long hair, born July 30, 2017. Spunky and playful. Click HERE for contact options, or…

Luna

Luna, female calico, born May 2017 Click HERE for contact options, or  use the convenient form below. [contact-form-7 id="8369" title="A…

Farley

Farley, male orange and white, short hair, born Aug. 30, 2017. Brother Felix looks exactly like Farley. [caption id="attachment_8707" align="alignright"…

Ariel

Ariel, female, grey and white long hair, born Aug. 12, 2017 Click HERE for contact options, or use the convenient…

Terry

Terry, female tortoishell/ginger tabby cross, born Aug. 8, 2017 Click HERE for contact options, or use the convenient form below.…

Reuben

Reuben, male ginger tabby short-hair, born June 2017. Click HERE for contact options, or  use the convenient form below. [contact-form-7…

Tara

Tara, female tortoishell/ginger tabby cross, born Aug. 8, 2017 Click HERE for contact options, or use the convenient form below.…

Junior & Squirt

Junior and Squirt, black short hair twin brothers born Aug. 13, 2017. Calm and loving.  $90 each or two for…

Morty

Morty, male black with white collar and paws, long hair, born June 2017. Looks good in his tuxedo and white…

Hank

Hank, male, black short hair, born Aug. 1, 2017. Too loving... he follows his foster everywhere. . [caption id="attachment_8732" align="alignright"…

Pebbles

Pebbles, male orange and white, born May 2017 Click HERE for contact options, or  use the convenient form below. [contact-form-7…

 

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.

The adoption fee for adult cats is $90.

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

Mallie

Mallie, orange and white female, born April 2016.   Mallie mothered Pebbles, Luna and Chummy and now it is her…

Nala

Nala, a young female adult tabby. Nala hung around the Sword Motel, helping make beds, cleaning up scraps of food…

Mama

Mama.  She is black, short haired, about 1.5 years old, yellow eyes. She is a very lovable cat, loves affection…

Diamond

Diamond, male, black short hair, born Oct. 2015. Diamond was a stray found staggering around with a serious shoulder wound.…

Sabrina

Sabrina, female, black-and-white short hair, born August 2016. Sabrina lives with dogs, cats and kittens.  She mothers those kittens, who…

Baby

Baby, male, 8 years old. Baby was a new kitten when his owner adopted him and he has slept in…

Reba

Reba, female brown-and-white tabby with distinctive eyes, born April 2016.   Reba is nervous when she first meets strangers and…

Annabelle

Annabelle, female grey tabby with white, medium hair, about 1.5 years old. She was a stray who came into Home…

Louie

Louie, male Chocolate Point Siamese/Ragdoll cross, 3 years old, very loving towards people. Click HERE for contact options, or use…

Pixie

Pixie, Female, Dilute Calico, 1 year old. Pixie is great with kids and kittens but doesn't like dogs. Click HERE…

MERRY MUTTS & FESTIVE FELINES

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Home Again 2018 CALENDARS

2018 CalendarHome Again 2018 calendars are on sale at shops around Bancroft, including Pet Valu and Ashlie’s Books.

Or email info@homeagainbancroft.ca with your order.

$15 each or two for $25. Proceeds support local animal welfare.

Happy Tales: Peri

Joan Phillips, PeriJoan Phillips moved to Bancroft five years ago and joined Home Again animal welfare charityMiss Kitty as a volunteer shortly after.

She fosters kittens, two of whom she adopted — Miss Kitty is shown here, while Ocean hides from the camera.

She also adopted Peri, a Papillion who “is the best pet I ever had,” says Joan.

Joan attends all Home Again fund raising events with Peri trotting beside her, unleashed and very obedient. They have been at Home Again golf tournaments, fashion shows, bazaars, and in Christmas parades.

Peri is a great ambassador for Home Again and welcomes the many kittens passing through his home on their way to a forever home.

Joan says,

“animals have been with me through good times and bad. They reward me every day with their trust and love. Volunteering with Home Again is more rewarding than you can imagine.”

Happy Tales: Charlie

Charlie

Home Again foster Barb Sawdon says,

“This is Charlie my second foster dog.  He came to me (Home Again) from the pound on Dec. 13, 2014.   We figured he was about 8 years old.  He failed his first adoption, came back and got re-adopted March 1, 2015 to a loving caring person. Charlie is almost blind and started having problems with his hips and legs so his new owner Joeann rented a wheelchair to see if she could make Charlie mobile again. This woman is amazing and shows just how much love she has for this gentle soul.  Thank you Joeann. Hugs.”

Home Again says,

“dog adoption is for better or worse, like parenthood.”

Happy Tales: Bowie/ now Beau

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At the 24th of May 2016 weekend, Home Again acquired a litter of 9 puppies.  Barb Sawdon fostered 6 of them.  Here is a comment from the new owner of puppy ‘Bowie’ now named Beau:

“Just wanted to say thank you so much to Home Again for giving my family this wonderful dog❤ he’s growing into such a sweet and snuggly boy, we couldn’t love him more!”   — Abbey Harford.

Bowie baby
Bowie lover

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

Happy Tales: Howard

Howard

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!”

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

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

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

Happy Tales: Bella

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

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

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

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.

Fundraising..

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.

Waldo

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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?

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