Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
WINNIE THE POOH
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life - music and cats.
Bide Awhile is special. It’s a place where animals can feel safe and cared-for while they wait for their permanent home. We’re different than other shelters. We believe that difference is our respect for and commitment to our relationships with our animal companions. These ideals not only provide the foundation for our values and our mission statement, they’re evident in everything that we do.
At Bide Awhile Animal Shelter, you’ll find a number of pets waiting for the right person to come along and give them a better life.
We need plenty of volunteers with a variety of experience and skills. You’ll be carefully matched with a program that interests you—and needs you
Bide Awhile Animal Shelter has cared for homeless cats and dogs in metro Halifax since 1969. There are several ways you can donate and fundraise. We deeply appreciate your support.
Walk with us in the Pride Parade and/or Natal Day Parade!
Bide Awhile Animal Shelter is thrilled to be participating in both the Pride Parade on Saturday, July 21 in downtown Halifax, and the Natal Day Parade on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10am.
If you are able to walk in either parade with us – or both – email PR@bideawhile.org or phone 902-469-9578 to sign up! Parade routes are available on the Pride Parade Website and on the Natal Day Website.
Plan ahead and do NOT leave pets or people in parked cars
Summer is in full swing across the country, and that means that leaving pets, children – anyone – in a parked car makes them susceptible to heat stroke, brain damage and even death. Even if the window is cracked and you’re parked in the shade, the inside temperature of a vehicle becomes too hot too quickly for anyone to withstand. Keep your human and furry friends safe by not leaving them in the car.
Meet our adoptable cats and dogs!
Our open concept cat room helps our animals’ personalities shine! After our pets have had their health checked, are vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia and have had bloodwork completed, they are socialized in our main cat room. They live here at the shelter until their forever family comes to meet them! As we get to know our animals’ quirks and habits during their stay, we are able to match them with the right fit based on lifestyle and personality. These cats and dogs are waiting patiently for a second chance at a forever family!
Do you need help caring for your pet’s new litter?
We are offering to spay your mother cat or dog at no cost to you, and under our care, will have all kittens or pups vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, spayed/neutered, tested for feline leukemia, health checked and adopted to a loving, forever home. Call 902-469-9578 to learn more about this limited offer.
Do you want to be part of the Kennel Klub?
Contributions from our supporters are our sole means of financial support. Making a regular monthly donation to our Kennel Klub helps us plan and budget our resources. At the end of the year, we’ll send you a tax receipt for your total donation. To join the Klub click here.
You can now buy Bide Awhile merchandise!
You can find all things Bide Awhile swag, like t-shirts, jackets, sweaters, hats and more, at our online store! There is a variety of sizes and colours, so there is something for everyone! Orders include FREE shipping and no minimum order!
For first time orders use ENTRIPYSHOPS10 discount code. This code is valid for 10% off your purchase and can be used one time by each individual user. Start ordering today!
- Thank you, BOYNECLARKE LLP for your ongoing support! (6/19/2018) - Over the years, BOYNECLARKE LLP has been an amazing supporter of Bide Awhile’s Casual Day Program – raising more than $7,000 since 2006. To show our appreciation, we were thrilled to present them with a plaque, thanking their entire team for their ongoing support on June 19. Thank you, thank you, for helping us rescue … Continue reading "Thank you, BOYNECLARKE LLP for your ongoing support!"
- Bide Awhile welcomes new Board of Directors for 2018-2019 (6/11/2018) - During our Annual General Meeting, held on Saturday, June 9, our membership approved the 2018-2019 board of directors, welcoming seven new directors, including Jenny Allen, Stacey Chisholm, Amanda Harwood, Jeff Lanthier, Gillian Martin-Greenough, Aaron Veinotte and Tessa Williams. Our executive committee now consists of Kate Peddle as President, Carolyn Baker as Vice President, Travis Newport … Continue reading "Bide Awhile welcomes new Board of Directors for 2018-2019"
- Annual General Meeting and Summer Open House happening Saturday, June 9 (6/5/2018) - We are so excited to welcome the community to our Annual General Meeting at 10am on Saturday, June 9. Following the AGM, is our Annual Summer Open House from 1pm to 3pm, where you can meet our wonderful animals, board of directors and staff, tour the shelter, learn more about our programs and some of … Continue reading "Annual General Meeting and Summer Open House happening Saturday, June 9"
Just wanted to let ya know how happy we are with our new addition Sid (aka Seth). We are all smitten and he's the most loving adorable kitty. He's settling in so nicely. From feral kitten to spoiled kitten..he's in for a good life! Thank you for everything and all that you do!
Cheers from the McLeods
Tel. (902) 469-9578
Fax. (902) 463-6173
Bide Awhile Animal Shelter
67 Neptune Crescent
P.O. Box 50029, RPO Southdale
Dartmouth NS B2Y 4S2