Rescue Coordinators, please contact if you know of a PWD in need of rescue:

Program Coordinator and Central Region

Western Region

Prairies Region
Ian Koturbash
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Eastern Region
Jennifer Byers
Montreal, Quebec


To protect and re-home suitable PWDs when their current owner(s) is unable to continue with their care. To assist owners with problems so that Rescue is not required. To liaise with breeders to inform them of their dogs in need.


Surrender Procedures

Adopter Procedures

Breeder Obligations

Under the PWDCC Code of Ethics, a member breeder is obligated to take back all dogs they produce should re-homing become necessary.

If they cannot, and the dog comes into PWDCC Rescue, the breeder must be responsible for all costs incurred in assessing and placing the dog in a new family. This includes but does not preclude other expenses: vet bills, boarding, food, medication, toys, bed, crate, collar and leash and any other reasonable expense to maintain the dog. The breeder will not have a right to audit or dispute the bill as tendered. Failure on the part of the breeder to pay this bill within the calendar year of its occurrence will result in a Board hearing and possible expulsion from the club. This expulsion will be published in the Waterlog and on our web site.