Why Adopt from DIBS?
We're a non profit organization dedicated to saving dogs and placing them in loving and caring homes in Southern Ontario.
Simply, putting Dogs In Better Spots
At DIBS, our goal is to save dogs, that otherwise would spend their lives in shelters - or worst case, be euthanized.
There are loving homes willing to welcome these dogs: DIBS just plays the matchmaker.
What People Are Saying
We have always had jack russells from the 8 week stage. We were on our fourth little girl who was 4 and she suddenly became ill with an auto immune disease that destroyed her blood cells. The vet hospital did all they could but we had to be realistic and we put her to sleep. We lasted a week with out a dog! Still crying from our loss, I saw a picture of Muffin. I fell in love with her face and had to have her. About a week later, she was home!!! ?? She mended our broken hearts!
My fantastic husband of 20 years had just passed away: we had no children so I was on my own.
I decided to take the plunge and began looking at dog rescues in the area- DIBS stood out. They were a small outfit and really seemed to care for the dogs. I saw a picture of Mojito and fell in love. The application process surprised me in its thoroughness yet I was quickly approved. Mojito became mine within 10 days. Soon after I saw a picture of Koka and fell for her. She and Mojito are best pals and are rarely separated. They love my cats and me! I can't imagine my life without these beautiful mexi-pups.
Thank you DIBS for everything you have done❤️
Thank you for Winnie!
From day one in our journey looking to adopt a new family member, DIBS was very accommodating and helpful, they know their dogs amazingly well and were able to help us find the perfect match for our family.
The Perfect Dog!
I hope this email finds you well. I just want to send you an update of Karina’s progress and some pictures of her. You cannot believe how much she has changed. She is a sweet girl with a big heart. Everybody love her so much. She went to four training sessions and last week graduated from her advanced class. We could not ask for any better dog.
Thank you for matching such a perfect dog with out family.
We are so in love with Osa!
From start to finish, we have had an amazing experience with DIBS. We participated in the Foster to Adopt program and were thrilled with the support and encouragement we received every step of the way. From a friendly face at the airport to support and resources for getting started as a foster parent, DIBS certainly set a gold standard. As we had anticipated, we fell in love with our foster pup and decided to adopt her and welcome her into the family. The dog's bios are incredibly accurate and honest. We are incredibly grateful for DIBS and all the wonderful volunteers that made this process so smooth and memorable for us.
Maren and Drew
Our Perfect Dog!
DIBS works to match the dogs to the best family for them. I'm so happy they do, because Queso very quickly proved to be the PERFECT fit for our family. We call her our "heart dog" and she's forever changed our lives for the better.
We saw a picture of Tuxi (now Lexi) and we knew right than and there that she was meant to be ours. When we got the call that Lexi had the chance to hop on the next flight, we were overjoyed!! We met our new addition at the airport and fell in love right away. She has watched us grow as a couple and we have watched her grow as a sweet, overactive, lovable puppy. We couldn't picture our lives without her and cant thank DIBS enough for bringing us such joy. Lexi is exploring beautiful Ontario and all it has to offer, shes a happy, hyper girl who loves to run - such a perfect fit for us.
Thank you DIBS and to the wonderful Ashley, for showing us Lexi. ❤
Amanda & David
I don't know how they do it but DIBS picked the absolute BEST dog to complete our family. A year and a half after adopting Libby she's a happy laid back little girl that loves learning new things and we couldn't imagine life without her!
Monica & Ron
I love Nokona more than I’ve ever loved anything, and I cannot thank DIBS enough. This organization is full of people who care, and people who just LOVE dogs. I will be forever thankful for Nokona coming into my life.
His name is Rio
It is hard to believe that Rio has only been with us for 4 months. I cannot imagine life without him! He is a crazy, fun affectionate little guy. He adores his big brother Prince, and Prince loves having a constant companion.
Thank you so much to DIBS, and especially Rio's foster Mom Christine (who checks up on him regularly) for bringing this wonderful mexi-mutt into our family!
Diane, Matthew & Erin
And Tequila makes 3!
Donna & Sofia
We love Onyx!
Mike and Liz
Adopting a Dog
Have you been thinking of adopting? Please have a look at our About Dogs page. We have a document called "Are you Ready" that will help you determine if you are ready to take this big step. If you are interested in applying for a dog, please fill out an application.
Foster Homes are always needed, apply today to save a life!