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Nicole Simone

nicole@redemptionpaws.org

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

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.

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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.

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Toronto Star – December 7, 2017

Can you sign ‘good boy’?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Durham Region – September 27, 2017

    Durham residents can help animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey

    The 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.

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The Toronto Observer – September 26, 2017

Rescued Houston dogs get a 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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • Welland Tribute – September 11, 2017

    Welland SPCA assists in the rescue of Houston dogs

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

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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  • CBC News – September 11, 2017

    39 dogs that survived Hurricane Harvey now in the 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.

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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.

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•  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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