The Barking Billboard Rescue is a registered nonprofit, foster/adoption focused rescue based in the downtown core of Toronto.
It is our mission to improve the lives of animals around the globe through animal welfare initiatives, adoptions, preventions, education and advocacy.
We raise rescue awareness by educating the public about the overpopulation issues impacting communities around the world. You’ll often find us organizing rescue events with other like minded rescue partners speaking about the importance of spay/neuter, pet nutrition, training and the importance of ethical adoption over using backyard breeders and puppy mills.
Our rescue community is unique, and we do everything possible to help future pet paretns find their forever furry friend, even if it’s not through our rescue! We are more than happy to help you find a reputable rescue near you with one of our long term partners!
We also have an advocacy apparel line that you can check out here!
In addition to our education and advocacy work, we run a foster/adoption-based rescue program in Toronto, Ontario. You can learn more about fostering or adopting with TBBR by selecting the appropriate tab listed above.
The dogs that enter our care come from Northern Canada, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Southern Texas and California.
WHAT WE DO
& how we do it!
Raising awareness for rescues and homeless animals has been the mission for The Barking Billboard since day one.
All of the funds TBB raises help rescue animals in need of basic necessities, transportation, vetting and outreach programs such as spay/neuter for over populated communities.
We collaborate with our rescue partners in numerous ways. Either it being to showcase where the cats/dogs come from, to offer a potential pet owner local adoptables, or to fundraise and host spay/neuter clinics with our partners in over populated areas.
Help pet parents
We help future pet parents by offering an extensive list of recommend rescues, and our adoption referral program.
We help current pet parents by providing nutrition and training programs.
FOSTER & ADOPT
We pride ourselves on our foster and adoption programs which are thorough and in-depth. Our program provides our fosters and adopters all information needed and more to ensure our cats and dogs are set up for the optimal success while having them in your care.
You will often find TBB members collecting life saving supplies to provide on the donators behalf for overpopulated ares of stray roaming dogs. When we are able to, we fund/host specialized clinics such as spay/neuter and vaccines for in-need communities through our partnership with AirBnB!
We have partnered with The Dogget Style Training and Petcademy to offer Foster, Adopter and existing pet parents for specialized training programs catered towards specific training needs.
We offer nutrition counselling for all pet parents.
All TBBR foster cats/dogs are on a customized meal plan created to fit their specific lifestyle and nutrition needs.
Supporting small and local businesses is incredibly important for TBBR. We strive to help our local/small rescue partners as much as possible in order to help them achieve their dreams as they do for us by helping provide our rescue animals the basic necessities needed in order for them to have a second chance at life!
Registered Nonprofit # 1000168905
CEO and Founder
My name is Alex and I am a crazy animal rescue lady who’s been bringing home stray animals since I can remember! When I’m not helping an animal in need, I’m either at my jeweler's bench making something from silver for film/special events, creating a piece of clothing or helping current pet owners through nutrition and specialized foods/supplements.
BC (before COVID) you’d find me independently rescuing dogs while in the Dominican Republic. Over the pandemic, I wasn't able to help the way I was used to. On top of that, hearing most people in my community state they wanted to rescue a dog, but bought instead because they didn’t know where to go… absolutely broke my heart!
During this crazy time, I knew I needed to get creative and help in a whole new way. So I helped launch two local rescues, developed numerous sponsorship programs for over 30 rescues, helped domestic rescues with bran partnerships, intakes, social media content, events, and fundraising. I organized and conducted ethical transports/charters, developed an advocacy apparel line to help spread awareness, and used social media, events, brand partnerships and monthly initiatives to help shed light on the reality of rescue and to help raise funds and awareness for rescues and animals in need around the globe.
My name is Nastasia and I am a poet, writer, actor, filmmaker, musician, clown, graphic designer, activist, content creator, playwright, lover of smoked gouda and skincare-enthusiast based in Toronto, Canada. Some might say "if she had any more hats, the weight of them would break her neck."
But what overrides all of the hats is my love of dogs. This started with a neighbour’s golden retriever named Sunny. Since we met, I was hooked and had to have some dog love in my life on a more full time basis.
This is when I began to foster and volunteer at numerous rescues and eventually adopted the infamous tiny gremlin dog Odysseus (aka Otis).
I took this as an official sign that I had now fully integrated into the rescue life and can never go back to life as a civilian!