We care about assisting northern communities with underlying issues that cause dogs to require relocation, in addition to re-homing dogs.

We also prioritize sending support directly to the northern communities who need it. This includes organizing and running free spay & neuter clinics, to reduce the number of dogs in need.

In the meantime, we are sending food and other supplies to remote communities. Your donation will help us send those supplies to the dogs who need it most.


When puppies come into our care, they will each need a full examination, vaccinations, parasite treatments, and other veterinary work before they are homed.

Your donation will help fund vet bills for one of our puppies.

How We Say Thanks

  • Your brand will gain exposure on our website (see below).
  • We will provide a hyperlink from your logo directing our web traffic directly to yours.
  • You will receive a dedicated feature on our social media accounts, which will direct web traffic to your business’s social media accounts.
  • You will receive “We Support Paws of the North” cling decals for your storefront or vehicle windows.
  • When our fundraising events resume, we will reach out to your business first with any event sponsorship and/or supplier opportunities.
  • Depending on the nature of your business, we may be able to offer a coupon code as thank-you to our adoptive and foster families, as an incentive for them to visit your business.
  • Your logo will be featured in our Foster & Adoption print materials.
  • Your business will receive 50% off advertising fees for our 2021 Annual Rescue Calendar.

Bullock’s Independent Grocers

Proudly serving Muskoka with one-stop shopping experience – groceries, Joe Fresh, home & decor, wine rack and gas bar.

The Bullock’s are heavily involved in community support. They have assisted our initiatives with sponsorship and donating dog treats for our foster kits.

Wonder Dog - Your Business Here!

Info about your business and how you support us.

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Dear Valued Adopters, Supporters & Donors,

As of July 1, 2023 – Paws of the North Rescue is closing our doors. The past 3.5 years have been so rewarding, challenging and emotional; I wouldn’t change a thing.

I started my rescue involvement 11 years ago, as an Executive Director to a dog rescue in British Columbia. Upon moving back to Ontario, I continued my passion to assist “Northern Dogs” and First Nation Communities – creating Paws of the North.

The amount of support we have received in such a short amount of time has been overwhelmingly wonderful. Our team, Trevor and I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you.

The time has come for us to choose to prioritize our needs and family. We are grateful to be starting this new journey.

Our charitable account is now closed and monies remaining have been issued to Precious Paws Rescue in Barrie – chariatable registration number: 812897668RR0001. Precious Paws Rescue supported us consistently during our community spay/neuter clinics and rehoming program. We appreciate them wanting to continue supporting the north.

Please also consider supporting Project Paws Dog Rescue, who also will continue to support the James Bay coastal communities.

I personally want to thank Halley & Adam Clover and Erin Stewart for their time and dedication as board members. And Meagan Williamson for all her public relations, social media & marketing support. My family for being number one fans.

And my husband Trevor and pack Harper, Jay & Fate – I know there were many difficult days and time lost, I have appreciated every single moment you rode this journey with me. Forever grateful for the support.

Thank you again to this beautiful community we created. I will be forever grateful for your love and support for these beautiful dogs.

Holly Marko
Founder/Executive Director