The Canadian Horse Defence Coalition encourages the adoption of horses from qualified rescue centres.

If you have an established equine rescue and would like to be included on our list, please contact the CHDC at gro.adanacsesrohdnefednull@ofni.  We will require references from your veterinarian and farrier.

If you have changed your web site or are no longer rescuing please advise us as soon as possible so that we may remove you from our list and keep it current.  Thanks!

Adena Springs Retirement Program
The first in-house retirement program within the thoroughbred racing industry, Adena Springs matches horses with loving owners who will make a lifelong commitment to their health and well being.
Aurora, ON

Bear Valley Rescue
We have found wonderful homes for many amazing horses.
Sundre, AB

Circle F Horse Rescue Society
We are a registered nonprofit, charitable organization that cares for horses that have been entrusted to us and, when ready, adopt them out to appropriate homes.
Abbotsford, BC

Critteraid – Project Equus
We are a society devoted to animal welfare.
Penticton, BC

Earth ARC
Devoted to the rest, rehabilitation and retirement phases of life for all animals
Four Mile Brook, Pictou County, NS

Free Spirit Sanctuary
Providing sanctuary for domestic and wild horses, donkeys and mules, while advocating for justice, peace and freedom for all equines everywhere.
Cochrane, AB

Go and Play Stables
Dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, re-training and re-homing Standardbred horses into approved loving homes.  We’re also on Facebook and Twitter.
Kawartha Lakes, ON

Horseplay Sanctuary
People helping horses helping people
Coldwater, ON
As a group we are compelled to save as many horses as possible and give them the happy endings they deserve.
Waterdown, ON

New Horizons Equine Centre
Providing Second Careers for Off-The-Track Standardbreds
Wallaceburg, ON

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
New Stride’s goals are to ensure that each and every non-competitive and injured Thoroughbred racehorse gets a second chance and is placed into a caring adoptive home.
Surrey, BC

Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society
Assisting in the adoption and relocation of retired and non-racing Standardbred horses within Ontario
Campbellville, ON

Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary
The primary activity of this organization is to provide sanctuary to horses, as well as other domestic/farm animals at risk of being sent to slaughter as well as those that have suffered abuse and neglect.
Ottawa, ON

Refuge RR for Horses
Refuge RR is giving back that which should never have been taken away, their freedom, and providing them with the protection that is owed to them.
Alexandria, ON 

Transitions Thoroughbreds
To provide an opportunity for as many Thoroughbreds as possible to have a chance at a second career once retired from racing and/or be allowed to retire with dignity and be protected for the remainder of their lives.
Find Transition Thoroughbreds on Facecbook
Ottawa, ON

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada
Peace, freedom and protection
Guelph, ON

Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue
Our mandate is to provide care and rehabilitation to abused and neglected horses.
Hagersville, ON

Wild Horse Associations in Canada

Wild Horses of Alberta Society WHOAS
Wild Horses of Alberta Society’s mission is to ensure the provision of all aspects of the conservation and humane treatment of wild horses in Alberta.

Sable Island Green Horse Society
Partners in promoting stewardship of the natural and cultural heritage of Sable Island.

Friends of Nemaiah Valley
Studying the Brittany Triangle Wild Horses in British Columbia