ABOUT US

WE ARE A FOSTER-BASED, SHELTER FREE RESCUE

Redemptions Paws (RP) is a Canadian registered charity that dives in to help and re-home at-risk dogs affected by natural disasters and climate change.

We are foster-based, shelter free rescue and work with incredible veterinarians and highly-skilled trainers to provide our rescue dogs loving temporary care while working endlessly to find them accurately-matched fur-ever homes through a carefully-screened process.

Since being founded in September of 2017 – post-Hurricane Harvey – Redemption Paws has helped rescue and re-home approximately 1300 dogs, and counting!

Redemptions Paws (RP) is a Canadian registered charity that dives in to help and re-home at-risk dogs affected by natural disasters and climate change.

We are foster-based, shelter free rescue and work with incredible veterinarians and highly-skilled trainers to provide our rescue dogs loving temporary care while working endlessly to find them accurately-matched fur-ever homes through a carefully-screened process.

Since being founded in September of 2017 – post-Hurricane Harvey – Redemption Paws has helped rescue and re-home approximately 1300 dogs, and counting!

OUR TEAM

Nicole Simone

Founder

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Nicole Simone started volunteering in 2006 as the only special needs rescue coordinator for a local municipal pound in Aurora, Ontario. In her time there, Simone was exposed to challenges facing homeless dogs and the people who rescue them. In her first two years, Simone visited the shelter almost every day and helped send 200 dogs to homes or rescue. Through “Unchain Ontario’s Dogs”, Simone advocated local towns to adopt anti-tethering bylaws and educated the community about local animal abuse.

In 2013, Simone started the critically acclaimed photo series Redemption Dogs. Simone met and photographed over 1000 people and rescue dogs from Toronto, Montreal, and New York City, interviewing them on the impact rescue dogs have on human life

In August 2017, Simone unexpectedly found herself receiving distress calls from dog rescues in Houston, Texas. On September 1, 2017, Simone founded Redemption Paws.

Simone has a special interest in dogs living with medical or physical impairments, senior animals, as well as a special fondness for Australian Cattle Dogs.

Outside of Redemption Paws, Simone is an accomplished singer-songwriter performing under the name Late July. She holds her BA in Sociology and Diploma in Liberal Arts.

Simone grew up between California and Ontario. She enjoys record collecting and old movies. She lives between Toronto and Los Angeles with her two rescue dogs Indie and Irwin.

Jing Kao-Beserve

Chief Operations Officer

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Jing has been with Redemption Paws since it was founded in 2017. What started with just taking a few photos of the dogs has grown into coordinating anything from the intakes, fundraising events, and data management over the past two years. Now as Director of Operations, Jing oversees anything that moves the organization forward.

Jing has a varied resume as a photographer and business owner, and as a volunteer and fundraiser with many non-profit organizations including the University of Toronto, Girl Guides of Canada, COBA Collective of Black Artists, and her daughters’ co-op nursery school.

Jing lives in Toronto with her husband, two daughters, two cats (Mia and Darius), and two dogs (Six and Kash). All the pets, including their first dog Kafrey, were adopted from a shelter or rescue, and happen to be black and white in colouring.

•  if you would like more information on one of our adoptables, please submit an application here to discuss further

•  we are foster-based, which means we do not have a physical shelter

•  please check if you are in our adoption radius before applying

•  due to the lack of history on our dogs we can not place them in homes with children under 12 years of age

•  we do not have a contact phone number as we are not a 9 to 5 shelter

•  we reserve the right to not to respond to applications that do not meet our adoption criteria

•  we get a high volume of correspondences, please be patient!

•  harassment or bullying of any kind will not be tolerated

Redemptions Paws (RP) is a Canadian registered charity that dives in to help and re-home at-risk dogs affected by natural disasters and climate change. We are foster-based, shelter-free rescue and provide our rescue dogs loving temporary care while working endlessly to find them their fur-ever homes through a careful screening process.

Charitable Registration Number: 795539311RR0001

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