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Our Rescue Program

Last Samurai Kennel and Pawtopia Pet Resert had been working in collaboration with the Samoyed Association of Canada (SAC) since 2021 as foster and care provider to Samoyeds in need of a new start to life across Canada. We had been very lucky to work hand in hand with leading veterinary care providers, groomers, canine dental hygienists and behavioural trainers to be able to facilitate this amazing program of giving a second chance to dogs in need.

About Our Rescue Program 

Many of Our Rescue dogs are adult Samoyeds which may have been surrendered at animal shelters, picked up as strays, or posted online as needing a new home. These dogs have been given up for any number of reasons: a family moves and are unable or unwilling to take the dog along, an owner dies, or gets divorced, the dog develops medical issues that are too financially burdensome, or perhaps the dog, no longer a cute puppy is perceived to be a nuisance and is simply abandoned to make its own way, the list goes on and on.

Behaviour problems and health issues are the two most common reasons for Samoyeds being surrendered to shelters or posted online for re-homing. Usually, simple training techniques can be used to correct most behaviour problems, as experienced Samoyed owners will attest to. Samoyeds with health issues may require testing and ongoing care and medication, which new families will need to commit to.

We rarely have puppies available, and we DO NOT pay for Samoyeds needing to be re-homed online.

As part of the volunteers' community from the Samoyed Association of Canada - Samoyed Rescue team we retrieve Samoyeds in need from shelters if required or will contact the person posting online about needing to re-home their dog to facilitate surrendering the Samoyed to our Rescue program. We then arrange to have the dog picked up and ensure that the dogs are assessed by a veterinarian who checks the dog's health and provides all necessary treatment, all inoculations, and spaying or neutering when necessary.

The Rescue Samoyed is then kept briefly for an initial assessment here at Pawtopia Pet Resort facilities before being placed in a permanent foster home. As the volunteer foster we will keep the Samoyed for a minimum of 3 weeks and will continue to evaluate the dog - learning about its individual likes, dislikes, and habits (good and bad), along with starting any behaviour modifications necessary and/ or any medical treatments. The Rescue Samoyed is also fully groomed during this time and spaying/neutering is planned if required.

If you are interested in fostering or adopting and providing a loving home to one of our rescues or rehome program adults or puppies please fill out the Samoyed Association of Canada FOSTER/ADOPTION QUESTIONARY or contact Pawtopia Pet Resort/Last Samurai Kennel directly.


Samoyed Association of Canada is still accepting donations to help with care and medical expenses for all the Samoyeds across Canada in need Donations can be made directly on the SAC website through PayPal or e-transfer.


Toys and kennel supplies are always welcomed if you would like to help me out caring for our rescue Samoyeds our Amazon wishlist with supplies can be found here

Click here to read up on our rescue stories and find available dogs for adoption.

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