Press

    2018 Press Articles

  • CBC News – September 2, 2018

    A year after Hurricane Harvey, abandoned dogs are still finding homes in Toronto

    A Toronto organization’s one-time mission to help dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey has evolved into a year-long rescue effort that has found new homes for more than 250 animals.

    Read More

  • NOW Toronto – March 21, 2018

    How millennials turned owning a rescue dog into a social cause

    When Hurricane Harvey struck Houston late last August, Nicole Simone was devastated by stories of dogs swimming in flooded streets and reports of mass euthanasia.

    Read More

  • 2017 Press Articles

  • Toronto Star – December 7, 2017

    Can you sign ‘good boy’?

    Deaf dog saved after hurricane has learned new hand signals while waiting for adoption.

    Read More

  • YorkRegion.com – December 4, 2017

    Deaf Hurricane Harvey dog learns sign language in Stouffville foster home

    In her large Stouffville backyard, Marina Bourguignon holds two thumbs up in front of Scruffy’s face.

    Read More

  • Dog Express – November 9, 2017

    Blind Dog Finds New Home In Toronto

    Two months after a historic hurricane battered Houston, Texas, one of the many dogs whose life was saved by Canadian volunteers has found a new home in Toronto.

    Read More

  • CBS New York – October 3, 2017

    Rescue Dogs Help With Adorably Paw-fect Wedding Proposal

    When Curtis decided to propose to his girlfriend Nicole Simone, he chose to do so with the help of some of the dogs her non-profit organization Redemption Paws has rescued after the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey — and some of Nicole’s closest friends, of course.

    Read More

  • Bark ‘n Yap – October 2, 2017

    Danger: Puppies for Sale

    We have all seen the ads or heard the horror stories, but now there is a group out there with a goal to shut down puppy mills and commercial breeding facilities, rallying around a message of ADOPT, DON’T SHOP.

    Read More

  • Narcity – September 11, 2017

    Dozens Of Hurricane Harvey Rescue Dogs Arrive In Toronto

    In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, groups of rescue dogs from Houston have officially arrived in Toronto to find their new furever homes.

    Read More

  • Brides – October 2, 2017

    This Woman Got a Surprise Proposal Featuring the Dogs She Rescued from Hurricane

    The most heartwarming proposal you’ll see this week.

    Read More

  • Durham Region – September 27, 2017

    Durham residents can help animals displaced by hurricane Harvey

    he images and stories of the animals that have been displaced after hurricane Harvey, and now the other natural disasters that have followed, are absolutely devastating.

    Read More

  • The Toronto Observer – September 26, 2017

    Rescued Houston dogs get warm and fuzzy Canadian welcome.

    There’s no shortage of love shown by Torontonians for 39 rescued dogs from flood-ravaged Houston as they arrived in the city last Monday.

    Read More

  • Toronto Life – September 15, 2017

    These adorable, adoptable dogs were rescued from Hurricane Harvey

    Torontonian Nicole Simone has been rescuing dogs for most of her adult life. This summer she founded Redemption Paws, a non-profit organization that saves animals from areas affected by natural disasters.

    Read More

  • The Guardian – September 13, 2017

    Forget Clooney, Jolie, Denzel: here are the real stars of Toronto’s film festival

    The sheer niceness of Canada has been reinforced by news of a Toronto-based dog welfare charity called Redemption Paws that has been on an epic journey to storm-hit Houston on a quest to rescue dogs stranded in shelters.

    Read More

  • Toronto Star – September 12, 2017

    ‘I didn’t want to say goodbye:’ Toronto dog rescuers return from Houston

    Torontonian Nicole Simone has been rescuing dogs for most of her adult life. This summer she founded Redemption Paws, a non-profit organization that saves animals from areas affected by natural disasters.

    Read More

  • Daily Hive – September 11, 2017

    Over 35 Houston rescue dogs have arrived in Toronto for adoption

    Over 35 rescue dogs have made their way north on Monday morning from Houston, Texas. The pups were part of a rescue effort by volunteers at Redemption Dogs, and with the support of the Ontario SPCA.

    Read More

  • Welland Tribute – September 11, 2017

    Welland SPCA assists in rescue of Houston dogs

    The Welland and District Humane Society helped welcome more than 35 Houston dogs into Canada today.

    Read More

  • Metro UK – September 11, 2017

    Meet the adorable dogs being rescued from Hurricane Harvey

    A large number of dogs were displaced during the natural disaster, leaving some really good fluff balls without a home of their own.

    Read More

  • CP24 – September 11, 2017

    Dozens of dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey arrive in Toronto

    More than 50 dogs have successfully made the trip to Canada from hurricane-ravaged Houston thanks to the collaborative efforts of Ontario-based animal advocacy groups.

    Read More

  • Global News – September 11, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey: More than 30 dogs rescued from Houston arrive in Ontario

    After a 36 hour drive from Texas, more than two dozen dogs rescued from Houston due to Hurricane Harvey have arrived in Ontario where they will eventually be adopted.

    Read More

  • CTV News – September 11, 2017

    Dogs rescued from hurricane-ravaged Houston arrive in Toronto

    More than 50 dogs have successfully made the trip to Canada from hurricane-ravaged Houston thanks to the collaborative efforts of Ontario-based animal advocacy groups.

    Read More

  • Globe News Wire – September 11, 2017

    The Ontario SPCA assists Redemption Dogs in rescuing Houston dogs displaced by hurricane

    Redemption Dogs is an umbrella canine advocacy group that oversees Redemption Paws, a not-for-profit that helps animal shelters in the aftermath of natural disasters.

    Read More

  • CBC News – September 11, 2017

    39 dogs that survived Hurricane Harvey now in Toronto area

    Thirty-nine dogs from Houston that went through Hurricane Harvey are now in the Toronto area where they will likely be put up for adoption later this month.

    Read More

  • YorkRegion.com – September 11, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey rescue dogs arrive at Newmarket’s OSPCA centre

    Of the 39 dogs rescued from Hurricane Harvey and dropped off at the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals York Region headquarters the morning of Sept. 11, Aurora native Nicole Simone has developed a soft spot for Blitz.

    Read More

Press/Media contact:

Nicole Simone

nicole@redemptionpaws.org

60 Atlantic Ave – Suite 200
Toronto, ON – M6K 1X9