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

Adoption FAQs

The adoption fee for adult dogs is $380 and $425 for puppies under 6 months. This fee must be paid in full at the time of adoption by cash, Interac e-transfer, or credit card. Please visit our Dog Adoption Process page for more information

Each adoption fee helps cover the costs of all procedures for the dogs in our care including tests, vaccines, spay/neuter, medical procedures, surgeries, rehabilitation and recovery. We also put $150 of this fee towards mandatory training classes with the dog trainer or obedience school of your choice. Please visit our Dog Adoption Process page for more information

Each potential adoptive family must meet certain criteria to confirm they’ll be able to provide loving attention, medical care and lifetime stability for an animal. The first step includes filling out the Online Adoption Application which is a series of questions relating to their lifestyle to help match up each dog with the perfect forever family. Please visit our Dog Adoption Process page for more information

If an adoptive family can no longer care for a dog, Fulfilling Hearts Rescue must be notified, and the dog must be surrendered back into our rescue's care. Please visit our Dog Adoption Process page for more information

Foster FAQs

A pet foster parent is someone who is willing and able to open their home to a dog or puppy in need on a temporary basis while the rescue works at finding them their “furever” home. A foster parent is only asked to provide love and care, and FHR takes care of the rest. Please visit our Dog Foster Process page for more information

This time frame all depends and can usually be estimated on a dog by dog basis, but can never be guaranteed. All dogs must remain in foster care for a minimum of two weeks, so we can learn how their temperament is. If the dog is recovering from surgery or medical treatment, they must stay in foster care until they are healthy again in most cases. Some dogs also take longer to train and rehabilitate, which will set them up for success in their new home. Please visit our Dog Foster Process page for more information

Definitely! Senior dogs sometimes take longer to get adopted but are typically more low maintenance than a puppy or high energy dog (please note that this is not always the case). Adult or senior dogs often come to us already trained and obedient, so they end up being easy keepers. Puppies or dogs with temperament issues require obedience training (which we require and can provide) and need a strong pack leader to show them the way. Seeing a dog who once had no training do a complete 360 can be the most rewarding experience. Please visit our Dog Foster Process page for more information

A foster failure is someone who committed to fostering a dog, without the intention to adopt it, then fell in love! It is not really a "failure"; this term is more of a joke implying that the person failed at keeping the dog temporarily. We love foster fails! Please visit our Dog Foster Process page for more information

If a foster home falls in love with their foster dog, we give them priority if their home is a perfect fit for the dog. This can avoid added stress by moving the dog to another home. Please visit our Dog Foster Process page for more information

Surrender FAQs

Surrendering is when an owner can no longer care for an animal and hands them into our care to find them a responsible home. Please visit our Dog Surrender Process page for more information

We are NOT a boarding facility, doggie daycare or dog sitting service. We do not have the space to take a dog while owners go on vacation, but can recommend several fantastic facilities in our area. Please visit our Dog Surrender Process page for more information

When a dog is surrendered, the owners are required to sign a legal waiver that transfers all its control and care to FHR. They may not have any say on where the said dog goes and they no longer have any ownership rights whatsoever at that time, or in the future. Please visit our Dog Surrender Process page for more information

If we have a foster home available that is the right fit for your dog, we can take it immediately. If we do not, we have to seek out a proper foster home. This can take hours, days, or sometimes weeks. While we make every possible attempt to take every single dog that needs assistance, it is simply not possible, as we do not have a set facility. This is the reason that fostering is so crucial to our rescue. Please visit our Dog Surrender Process page for more information

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.