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Choosing which dog to adopt from a shelter is hard for anybody. But it was particularly hard for Danielle Eden when she visited a dog shelter in Israel. All of the animals were in such desperate need of rescuing that she didn’t know which one to pick. So she picked them all. All 250 of them.

Eden is no stranger to animal adoption. She’s co-founder of Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary, an animal rescue center in Ontario, and she’s saved dogs from appalling conditions from all corners of the globe.

But this was the worst shelter she’d ever seen. 250 dogs were living in a rat-infested space designed for 70 and the animals were filthy and fighting over scraps of food. Faced with such a dilemma, there was only one solution: she bought the entire shelter.

Since then she’s managed to relocate 90 dogs within Israel and another 25 have been taken to her sanctuary in Ontario. Eventually she hopes to bring all of the dogs to Canada. If dog’s are a man’s best friend then Danielle Eden is certainly a dog’s best friend. (Source)


Dog Tales is a dog rescue and horse sanctuary like no other in the world. Founded in 2014 by a husband and wife team who have been involved in both Canadian and international animal rescue for years, sanctuary is located on an incredible 50 acres of green fields, rolling hills and wooded areas in King City Ontario, just a short drive from downtown Toronto.


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Israel Shelter Project
We would like to take a moment to fill everyone in on an enormous project that we have taken on here at Dog Tales. The creation of our entire shelter was inspired by four incredible dogs that were rescued from the streets of Israel. In honour of this, our founders regularly travel to Israel to find dogs in need and bring them back to Canada for a second chance at a happy life. On our trips to Israel we visit local shelters and work with the staff and volunteers to make lists of 10-20 dogs at a time to bring to our rescue. On these trips we look for the difficult cases- dogs that are senior, dogs that have disabilities, and dogs that have been waiting for a home the longest. Making these lists is gut wrenching , however it is usually quite clear which dogs need our help the most.Earlier in the year we were taken to a shelter in Israel that we had never been to before. The conditions were shocking. To say that the shelter was overcrowded is an understatement, with more than 250 dogs crammed into a space with the capacity for 70. There were as many as 6 dogs in each cage, all fighting over the loaves of bread that they were being fed. Rats were everywhere, and the dogs, most of whom had been there for years, were terrified. For once, it was not obvious to us which dogs needed us the most. They all needed us. We realized that it would be impossible to make a list deciding which dogs would be rescued from this horrific life, and which would be left behind. We then made the decision to acquire the entire shelter, and take responsibility for all 250+ dogs. In the past two months, 90 have been relocated within Israel to more adequate shelters. 25 have already made the trip to Canada. 150 remain. We have assembled a team in Israel to clean up the shelter and make the dogs more comfortable until we have the space to bring them here. While in Israel veterinarians will be caring for the dogs to address any immediate health concerns. Staff will be working with the dogs every day to socialize them and teach them to trust again. The dogs will no longer be eating bread. To help these dogs, we need your help. Every dog that is adopted from our rescue creates space for another of these dogs to be brought to Canada. If you are not in a position to adopt, please consider sharing our page with your friends and family. The most important thing that we can do for these, and for all of our dogs, is to share their story and be their voice.In our most recent photos of our new dogs, a popular comment was that the dogs appear sad. We would like to share a short video with you that illustrates the conditions that these dogs have lived in for years, and their journey to Canada. In time, with patience and with love, we know that their expressions will change.
Posted by Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary on Friday, February 26, 2016

Responses to "Woman Couldn’t Decide Which Dog To Save So She Bought The Entire Shelter "

  1. Anonymous says:

    They will fill it up again, fast.

  2. She is a true hero!

  3. Arcadia says:

    They will never forget what you have done for them. I love this and wish I had the funds to do what you are able to.

  4. Margaret says:

    Beautiful Earth Angel Thankyou

  5. Anonymous says:

    This looks like a concentration camp! Really!

  6. Andrew Dube says:

    God bless that woman that bought all those dogs.I hate seeing this kind of treatment These poor dogs were going through.

  7. ~ Eden bless you ~ Authentic through and through you are ~ ty for your heart and for being a part of this world that's creating more positive behavior ~ for saving lives that had no other voice in action but yours ~ you are who all should aspire to be ~ ty for being you ~ McKenna Grace Fisher ~

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