SAINTS was started in December 2004 after volunteers at other animal shelters saw many senior animals spending their last days in a shelter or pound. From the time we opened our doors, the number of animals in need has been astounding and ever-growing. When SAINTS moved into it’s first location it started with 16 cats, 12 dogs and 2 rabbits. SAINTS has since found it’s permanent home on 3 beautiful acres in Mission, BC with a warm and cozy home, a sturdy and well constructed barn, several outbuildings just waiting to be renovated for future use plus fields to play in and a pond to swim in… we have found a little bit of heaven on earth for our very special friends.
Since December 2004, SAINTS has had over 800 animals come in through it’s doors. Over 300 have been adopted into wonderful loving homes and over 400 have passed away in loving care at SAINTS and the remaining 120 still call SAINTS their home. We currently have almost 60 Saints in permanent foster homes.
We are an end-of-life sanctuary for senior and special needs animals that have nowhere else to go. We provide a special place to be loved,
cherished, and receive proper medical care for the rest
of their days. All animals deserve to have hope for
a better tomorrow.
At various shelters throughout B.C., dedicated staff
and volunteers work tirelessly to find these special
animals a place to finish their journey in comfort and
in love. Because of their infirmities and physical challenges, many homeless senior and special needs animals have very little chance of finding a new home. SAINTS exists to help senior and special needs animals when all else fails. If we can, in time, find them a special home of their own, then we do. If that very special home never comes, they will be safe and cherished until the end of their days.
Our Mission Statement
Our Guiding Principals
- Respect the animal’s space
- Respect the animal as an individual
- Keep the animals, staff, and volunteers safe
- Do No Harm