Dedicated to helping vulnerable people and their pets stay together by removing barriers and providing resources.

Prestwick Villas Fire Support

The Parachutes for Pets Angel Team was onsite for the June 23, 2024, condo fire in the Prestwick Villas condo complex, in Calgary, Alberta. The residents of 48 units have been displaced, including 60 pets. The Angel Team are assisting the people and the pets with emergency hampers, medical care and temporary safe keeping until they can return home or find new pet-friendly accommodations.

State of Emergency: Wildfire Evacuee & Pet Support

Parachutes for Pets provides emergency support to wildfire evacuees in Alberta. If you are an evacuee looking for pet support (pet supplies, safekeeping resources, or vet care) please call 368-999-6460 for 24/7 support.

If you would like to donate to our Pet Wildire Relief Efforts, click below. Enable us to address urgent needs in the moment.

Get Your Tickets Today!

Join Parachutes for Pets for an elegant evening at The 11|52 Formal, a night dedicated to celebrating our incredible achievements over the past year with the unwavering support from our community, ambassadors, and donors. This year’s gala spotlights and is hosted by two of our steadfast ambassadors, Calgary Flames #11 Mikael Backlund and #52 Mackenzie Weegar.

Featuring “Mikael’s or Mackenzie’s Favourites”, get to know these two players’ favorite drinks, snacks and more! With games of chance, silent auction, delicious dinner, awards ceremony, keynote speaker, and dancing the night away with these Calgary legends – it’s the end of summer bash you can’t miss! 

Rogers Birdies for Kids

Rogers Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink will match up to 50% of ALL donations to Parachutes for Pets!
Every donation made is entered to win tickets to a Flames Game this fall and a Meet & Greet with Mikael Backlund.

100% of donations through the Birdies for Kids campaign will go directly to Lily & Dexter’s Legacy.
Lily & Dexter’s Legacy was founded by the Backlund family and supports kids in foster care, health care, and victims of domestic violence stay with their pets.

Do you and your pet need help?

Don’t worry, our Client Services Team has social workers ready to assess your needs and provide support. Complete our Client Intake Questionnaire link below to start the process of getting you and your pet some resources and care.

Let's get started!

House of Commons Address

Average Cost of Owning a Dog Up 23.3% in 3 Years Owning a pet has become increasingly expensive due to rising inflation, vet costs, food, pet insurance, grooming, and medication. Here at Parachutes for Pets, we receive an average of 100 calls per day from people...

Compassion Fatigue in the Veterinary Industry – We are human too

When pets are sick, emotions run high... we need to remember that veterinary professionals are trying to do their best. We invited Ashley Fischer to share her experience of what it's like working in the veterinary industry. I can honestly say without fail one comment...

Family Violence Prevention Month

Our organization is honored to be trusted in supporting 553 pets escaping family violence. Together we can increase awareness of the warning signs of family violence, resources and supports available in our communities. You can find or share these community...

Working for Parachutes for Pets

This summer I had the privilege of working with Parachutes for Pets. They do so much to help low income families and seniors in our community. Spreading this kind of kindness is what keeps me going. Knowing that I can impact someone else's life on levels I could never...

A Summer with Parachutes

A Summer with Parachutes I have never worked with people as passionate about their cause as Parachutes for Pets. In every interaction, you can tell how much Melissa and everyone on her team care for pets and their owners in need. They work tirelessly to help others...

My Experience With Parachutes For Pets

Generously written by a student from CAREERS program Throughout this summer I have been working with Parachutes For Pets from home. Through the Information, Communication and Technology internship, thanks to a guidance counselor at Our Lady of The Rockies, Mrs. Joanne...

Pet Grief & Loss Information

Generously written by Mariah McConnell  Pets provide humans with a source of comfort and companionship which means the death or loss of a pet can have serious impacts on owners. Many owners view their pet as a member of their family but will come into contact with...

Double your impact!

From now until September 17th, we are honouring and celebrating the life of Stella. A beloved dog who brought 14 years of love and laughter to one of our generous donors. After owning, caring for, and loving Stella, our donor learned how essential a pet’s wellness is;...

Stella’s Wellness Tribute

We are honoured to share the amazing legacy of Stella in partnership with her beloved owners. The following is a tender testament to Stella by her owners, the donors of Stella’s Wellness Tribute.

Have a pet? Have a plan!

Sometimes simply loving your pet is not enough. Like most things in life, owning a pet comes with responsibilities and unexpected challenges.  Over the last few months, we have had numerous individuals come to us with newly acquired pets that have no knowledge of the...

Since January 2021, we have provided:

Pet Food Hampers

Homeless Pet Packs

Veterinary Patients Treated

Lily's Legacy

Domestic Violence Assistance

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY

Our shelters and rescues are battling the highest capacity levels we have ever seen in this city – leaving it almost impossible to surrender a pet during a time of need. We are doing our best to keep up with demand as those being turned away are coming to us looking for hope and another solution.

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