The who, what, why...
We are a registered not for profit Canadian Organization that originated in 2021.
We see the need and desperation that rescue community is under and try help as many animals as possible. We originated with street dogs from Egypt and sled dogs from Canada, but have expanded to helping out local shelters and First Nations communities.
While most of us are based in Ontario & Quebec, we will adopt out of province for the right individuals.
Our sled dogs are rescued “off the chain” from massive tourism organizations where they would otherwise be disposed of.
We hope that by educating the younger generation of mushers that these dogs will no longer have to suffer, but be given the chance at life. The myth is that they can’t transition into home life. The reality? They are big couch potatoes with so much love to give.
What is an Egyptian Baladi?
Baladi dogs are probably one of the most abused dogs in the world, yet the oldest and most regal. They are considered to be the sighthound of the Middle East, descending from the Pharaoh Hound and Saluki. They typically are a medium size (20-25kg), with a slim build, long lanky legs & BIG pointy ears! They also have big vocabularies. When they play, they will growl at each other and play with their teeth.
They are typically very well socialized and can be in large packs together. It is just something that we (as Westerners) are not use to seeing or hearing with the way that our typical companion dog behaves. They also exhibit play behaviour and will let out a high pitched "chirp" to let their opponent know that they are ready to run! And boy, can they run (and jump)!!!
The term Baladi dog is used in reference to a street dog or a stray dog. They are considered pests on the street. They are not considered to be a "rich man's" dog. Many of the Egyptian residents do not want to have a pack of Baladi dogs on their street, so they are often beaten, run over, shot at or poisoned. The government in fact doesn't deter people from doing these things. There is no Humane Society that can be called to help these dogs as they lay dying on the side of the road because they have been hit by a car or are dying from strychnine poisoning. Poisoning is happening quite often and has been being used in increasing volumes recently. Life for them, is not easy. They also have to fight for food and to protect their territories from other packs.
The Baladi are known for their high intelligence, adaptability and great temperament. They are also very loyal to their owners and love to go on new adventures.