Fulfilling Hearts Rescue A Caring & Responsible Dog Rescue


We are a non-profit dog rescue located in Moncton, New Brunswick, making impactful changes in the community. Education regarding animal rescue, training & care is a huge focus for our organization.

Founded in the fall of 2013, FHR has successfully rescued many abandoned dogs who would have been considered "unadoptable" elsewhere.


Fulfilling Hearts Rescue makes every attempt during the adoption process to ensure that all their dogs will stay comfortably in their forever homes - for the rest of their lives.

Dogs are matched to adoptive families that fit their lifestyle and dog training classes are mandatory when adopting, this prevents the animal from being bounced around through homes once again in the future.

Fulfilling Hearts operates through approved foster homes around the province, as opposed to a shelter environment.

Foster homes allow the dogs to thrive and show their true colours in a home setting. While in foster, each dog goes through a temperament test and training based on their individual needs.

Good to Know

  • Each dog is spayed or neutered & fully vaccinated prior to adoption
  • FHR covers the cost of all necessary medical care & treatments prior to adoption
  • We are a fully registered, insured & incorporated charitable organization (CR#837042175RR0001)

Our Team of Directors

April Saulnier

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April Saulnier has been involved with dogs since her early teens. From a young age, she has fostered and volunteer for many dog-related organizations and attended numerous training classes. She still regularly takes dog training courses to achieve new accreditations as often as possible and help gather more canine knowledge.

Her life revolves so much around dogs that she created two business to help them while juggling her family responsibilities. Howl A Day Inn Notre-Dame daycare & boarding kennel, and April Saulnier’s Dog Training offering various classes including the first Fear-Free Protocol certified puppy class in the province.

Giving back to the animal community is important to April. During the last 10 years, thanks to her, hundreds of dogs have been saved, rehabilitated and placed into loving homes.

Donna Barnett

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Donna Barnett grew up in Riverview, NB and has had a love for animals ever since she was a child. From trying to save worms in the driveway to bringing home strays. She volunteered at the Greater Moncton SPCA as a young teen and into adult life where she fostered dogs for them as well.

She has 2 dogs and a Skinny pig of her own and almost always has a foster dog crashing at her place. She enjoys bringing her fosters to training classes with fellow FHR director April Saulnier and learning something new from each class and dog.

Donna works in the insurance industry by day. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and walking dogs with fellow dog loving friends.

She became a foster home for FHR in 2014 and then a director in 2015 when she wanted to do more for the dogs and people in the community.

Amanda Theriault

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Amanda Theriault grew up in a small town in Northern NB. She moved to Moncton in Fall of 2004. Growing up she always had a dog and spent most of her time figure skating.

Amanda currently has 3 dogs of her own, which 2 are complete foster fails through Fulfilling Hearts Rescue. She enjoys spending time at the beach and walking her dogs. She started to volunteer with the rescue to give back.

Amanda currently works for Cavendish Farms and is the latest director to join FHR in 2019.

Organization FAQs

Fulfilling Hearts Rescue is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization. We rescue abandoned or unwanted dogs from various situations, place them in foster care and find them the perfect forever homes. Please visit our About page to learn more on our rescue

We became operational in November 2013. Please visit our About page to learn more on our rescue

We rely solely on donations from the public and local businesses for our dog rescue to stay operational. We are not government funded. Please visit our About page to learn more on our rescue

Yes! We do not discriminate against breed, size, gender or health. If we are called upon to save a dog, and we have the resources and funds to do so, we will. We are against Breed Specific Legislation. Please visit our About page to learn more on our rescue

Our organization is very different from the SPCA and local shelters. We do not have a set facility or kennel where our dogs stay while waiting for a home. Instead, we operate out of approved foster homes in the Greater Moncton Area. Our rescue provides all food and necessary supplies, as well as pay for all the dogs' medical treatment while in foster care. Please visit our About page to learn more on our rescue

Support Our Rescue, Buy Our Merchandise at Our Events

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Support Our Rescue, Buy Our Merchandise at Our Events

We are pleased to offer various branded items for sale at our local events and fundraisers.

We have everything from clothing to coffee mugs sporting our logo with all proceeds going to our rescue dogs in need!

For more information or if you're a retailer that would like to showcase our products, please contact us today!

Thanks to All Our Sponsors for Their Generous Support

Interested in helping our rescue by becoming a sponsor? Please contact us for more information.