About Us

Smiles & Cries Rescue Society is an all breed, foster based organization serving the greater Vancouver Area, dedicated to re-homing local dogs in need and saving homeless or abandoned dogs domestically within Canada.

We strive to assist with the overpopulation of dogs from other provinces that have compelling situations where they are in danger of abuse, neglect or euthanasia.

Smiles & Cries Rescue Society places dogs into temporary foster homes, where they are socialized, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and treated for any medical or behavioral conditions limiting their adoptability.

Our ultimate goal is to create a better world, where all dogs have loving, permanent homes and where no good natured dogs, no matter what their age or breed, are killed for any reason. Whether they are considered to be a surplus or  an un-adoptable dog.




Smiles & Cries Ambassadog " Bruiser "

Mission Statement

To Save and Rehome any dog in need, by promoting responsible, caring and compassionate attitudes towards animals. We ensure love, and a safe foster or forever home for orphaned , abandoned, neglected and  abused dogs!

Through proactive intervention, public education, fundraising events, and community outreach, Smiles & Cries Rescue Society seeks to promote respect for all life by breaking the cycle of abuse, neglect, and pet overpopulation in our communities.

Smiles & Cries Alumni - " Tyson " 
Smiles & Cries Alumni - " Rollie " 

Core Values

Honesty, trust, commitment, integrity, and professionalism are exhibited by our volunteers, and Board Members.

Care and attention through dedication, professional leadership, rational decision-making, and fiscal responsibility.

Respect and fairness for animals through compassion, dignity, and humane treatment.

Respect partnerships and teamwork through cooperation and collaboration

Smiles & Cries Alumni - Left to right - " Xena ", " Franklin ", " Maggie", Dezza " 

Our Team

Smiles & Cries Rescue was founded in July 2018 by an avid animal lover  and a voice for the voiceless.
With 10 years of rescue experience with previous rescues and gaining so much insight into best practices and what should be implemented to maximize success, our dedicated founder was determined to build a rescue that has a very personal feel to each and every adoption. 

Although Smiles & Cries Rescue is small, over 100 dogs have successfully found their forever homes in the past 3 years!
With the amazing help of our volunteers, board members and within the community, Smiles & Cries continues to provide a caring, loving service to not only pet parents but the lives of many dogs.