Marie needs our help! About five years old and needs help to save her vision. Please help us help her.


Help us save Marie’s vision

This young little dear needs our help. Would you consider donating a little to help Marie see?

Marie is a lovable and sweet Minpin mix about five years old who was sadly brought to the vet to be put down because her owners were unable to deal with a blind dog or the very high costs of specialized cataract surgery. Marie has cataracts in both of her eyes and her condition is most likely genetic. However, it can be fixed! This is great news for her but she needs donations to get it done.

Because of her eyes Marie ended up at the Angel’s Rest Sanctuary for old dogs in Niagara on the Lake! However, from there Marie was transported to Ottawa by Minpinerie volunteers in January and we are doing our best to raise the funds for this costly surgery  – along with pre-op and post-op exams and follow-ups, blood work, medications, prescription eye drops, etc .

We want her to have a good life! And we know you do too!

We could really use your help in trying to save Marie’s vision. Thank you for your support❤ Please check out the attached pictures and video of our spunky sweet girl.

Minpinerie is registered non profit and all donations are tax deductible. If you are kind enough to donate to Marie’s care you, as a donors, will be able to get tax receipts by either requesting through the instructions on the link below or automatically from the PayPal Giving Fund Canada. Or if you have any questions, please reach out to me and I will get do my best to get you an answer.
More information about Minpinerie inc: we are based in northeastern Ontario and rescue small breed dogs under 25 lbs, the usual breeds are miniature pinschers and Chihuahuas, we place about 100 dogs a year. We are foster based, all the dogs are in homes with foster families and are fully vetted and spayed/neutered.

Here is the fundraising link!

Since Minpinerie Dog Rescue took her in at the end of January, Marie has been with a loving foster family to care for her. Even though she was getting all the love in the world, she was not doing well. However, after a few weeks with her foster family, she started to show her very sweet personality and she is feeling happier. But her vision will not be fixed and she will not have the life she could have without your and our help. Will you help us with a few dollars or a bigger donation, to help her see?


Zena – doing better, but she could really use donations for specialist treatment


Little Zena was rescued by Minpinerie a while back. She is 9 years old and lived in a crate nearly all day, every day of every one of her first eight years of life. Because she requires continued care, she will stay in her wonderful forever-foster home. Her parents have been working hard with her and she is able to walk to some extent (see our Facebook page for updated videos). Hooray! We’ve discovered she has some neurological issues. We will continue to pay for her care and make sure she and every other dog we can help have the best lives possible. If you would like to donate to her care to help us help her live out her days in comfort, having the life she always should have had, please donate.

Below is a video of Zena from a while back. Here is the Go Fund Me link  for her – every donation tax deductible.



“Foster love” that wonderful people like you provide is the key to being able to save dog lives.

If we do not have enough caring people to open their hearts and homes to these dogs, dogs may be turned away,  surrendered to shelters, dropped off in fiels, thoughtlessly given away to any taker (maybe a breeder/puppy mill front) or sold for profit to an uncaring buyer or incapable owner.

You can make an enormous difference in the world by fostering a homeless soul for a few weeks or a few months, while other members on the Minpinerie volunteer team work tirelessly at finding these dogs permanent homes.

As a doggie foster parent, you will feed, exercise, protect, train, love and cuddle a beautiful and vulnerable little homeless dog. Minpinerie is responsible for all the dog’s veterinary expenses. IF you have the time and patience, you are encouraged to teach the dog good behavior and commands, but most of our dogs, unless very young, already have these.

In general, Minpinerie rescues miniature pinschers and minpin/mixes, but also other small dogs in need, as a rule under twenty pounds (chis, chi mixes, poodle/mix, terriers, etc).

Be prepared to fall in love!!
All the other cats/dogs in the home must be fixed and up-to-date with shots. In the case of very small dogs, there must be no children under 10 because they can easily injure a dog by dropping or squashing him.

Expect to feel so good and accomplished as your foster leaves to join her new family. It can be hard, but the whole team along with all the other Fosters are here to support you, and consider that there will unfortunately always be another furry face waiting for your help!

BONUS: Minpinerie will give foster parents “first dibs” on adopting their foster dog!!!

Please consider becoming a valued part of our important team to help a dog in need. THANK YOU!

Fill out the application on our website at or contact Louise at 613-260-9707 or

We hear : If I could I would save them all!, Here’s your chance. By saving one, you can help save many.

Please share with friends and family.



*****NOTE – AUGUST 28, 2017 *****


Minpinerie INC., will no longer be rescuing dogs from the U.S.

We have had a long and successful relationship with many wonderful partners in rescue in the United States and have saved hundreds of lovely dogs in the process. However,  we have come to the conclusion that, among other things,  new cross border regulations are consuming too many of our limited financial, administrative and human resources. Minpinerie’s mandate has not changed and we will continue to be dedicated to rescuing Canadian dogs, and be there for them as long as we can.  We are thankful to our foster families, adopters, donors, volunteers for the opportunity to continue to do so. 



Hello! Would you like to foster a dog in need? Our rescue cannot save dogs that have been abandoned or rescued from a shelter or puppy mill unless we have foster homes with loving folk like you to help prepare dogs for their forever homes. Minpinerie is a non-profit Ottawa-based organization made up of dedicated dog-loving volunteers who rescue and foster miniature pinschers that have been surrendered by their owners, willingly released by puppy mills or breeders, or abandoned in shelters. If you have the room in your home and your heart, (or know of someone who might) please let us know by filling out the application online and help us out by giving one of these sweeties a loving temporary place to stay on their journey to their forever home. You can find out more about a dog that might fit your family and lifestyle by calling or writing to Louise at or filling in the volunteer application.