What is

Pawsitively Elgin?

Who We Are

Pawsitively Elgin is a volunteer-based organization which is designed to hold an annual event within Elgin County with the profits going back into the community through local area animal rescues.  

Our Mission

To work together to bring an exceptional day of family fun, animal rescue awareness and a sense of community to Elgin County, resulting in its profits being awarded to participating local animal rescues.   

Our Vision

To bring community awareness to all animal rescues, their needs and their purpose. 


July 25, 2020


Springwater Conservation Area

47719 Conservation Line, Aylmer, ON N5H 2R4

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Admission: $12/car load (so pack them in!)




DEADLINE for sponsors is April 30, 2020.  Click here for more information!

What Drives Us?

Our 2020 Beneficiaries!


What Animal Rescues Do

Rescue Animals

Animals are come to a rescue after being caught wandering the streets, taken from local (usually overcrowded) animal shelters or surrendered to the rescue by someone who can no longer take care of them.  Some animals are in extremely poor heath - physical and/or mental. Often animals come from puppy or kitten mills sometimes because the mill was raided and shut down, or the owners surrender older dogs when they are “finished” with them. Whatever the circumstances, our rescues take them in and start them on their way to healing and a brand new life.

Provide Vet Care/Spay and Neuter

Rescue animals are taken to the vet for a medical checkup.  Usually there is no medial history available so they are given their shots and any medical attention needed to put them on their path to a healthy life.  Sometimes operations are needed or special medications.  All animals leaving the rescue must be spayed or neutered.  All responsible pet owners know that veterinarian visits can be very expensive but they are necessary. Vet bills are where the majority of a rescue’s money is spent and why fundraising is so important to allow them to do what they do best.

Foster Homes

Not all animal rescues have room to house all their animals, so this is where foster homes come in.  There are awesome people in this world who take in animals and provide them a healing, happy and loving environment.  They help the animals socialize with people and other animals.  Often they have to house train them and help them with their manners.  Foster Fur Parents do all of this (free of charge) knowing that someday this pet will leave them…and they are okay with that.  They have nothing but the animals best interests at heart.  

Adoption/Forever Home

When an animal is healthy enough to leave the rescue, an adoption procedure is followed.  Every rescue has their own way of doing this, but it basically boils down to an ad being placed online through the rescue’s website, Petfinder or social media with the animals details and pictures!  Interested people fill out an application to adopt and then are vetted by the rescue and accepted or denied.  This can be a very long process depending on the animals needs.  Having the right home is imperative for both animals and their new humans.

Get Involved!


What a fantastic day!

Learn About

Pet Adoption

Adopting VS Shopping

If you adopt, you get your choice of any age. Though puppies are cute and cuddly, they can also be a handful. An adult or older pet may be a better fit for you.  They are usually at some stage of being house trained and know some basic commands.  Most pet stores don’t provide any support if you have questions or problems with your new pet.

How to Find the Perfect Pet

If you’ve decided to add a pet to your family, learn what care different animals require so you can make the perfect match.  Check out this cute video from Howcast to make sure you’ve covered all your bases before deciding who will be your next fur (feather or scale) baby.

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