dog rehab centreConstruction is underway on the Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre   

Imagine a place where dogs who need extra support can go for emotional and physical rehabilitation. A healing place custom-built for the unique needs of dogs who need more support than a regular animal centre can provide. 

Dogs deserve more. That’s why we need your leadership and support to help build a Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre.  

Construction is underway to build the Ontario SPCA Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre, which will be one of the first of its kind in Canada, and one of only a handful in North America, custom-built to help dogs who need more support and individualized care.  


A unique partnership between the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and the Peterborough Humane Society, the Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre is the next step forward in animal well-being. It will fill a critical and significant gap in current services by addressing the individualized needs of dogs most difficult to adopt, as well as those recovering from physical injury. 

The Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre will be housed inside the Peterborough Humane Society’s new 24,000 square foot Peterborough Animal Care Centre. 

Unique features include: 

  • Hydrotherapy equipment
  • A real family living room to help dogs practice living in a home environmentFor many dogs, this may be their first opportunity to experience the comforts of home
  • Indoor and outdoor off-leash areas
  • Specialized training courses
  • Flexible training rooms that can be adapted to help overcome situational problems such as resource guarding or fear of certain noises
  • Staffed by experts with training in dog behaviour who can put the latest evidence-based dog behavioural research into practice
  • All rehabilitation areas have been designed to be viewable to the public – we want you to see first-hand the life-saving difference you make possible with your support! 

While the building itself will be one of the most innovative of its kind in Canada, it’s the lives changed inside that will really count. 

Together, we can turn things around for dogs in need of behavioural and physical rehabilitation to give them the second chance they deserve.  


For more information contact:

Kevin MacKenzie
Senior Manager, Leadership Giving
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
Phone: 1-888-668-7722 ext 309

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