“Nickquenum” is an Native word that means “I am going home”. Established in 2005, we are a non-profit organization formed by a small group of volunteers. We do not receive any funding. We do not have paid staff or a shelter facility. Families in Guelph and surrounding area provide foster homes for dogs. We rely solely on donations to cover vet bills, food, and related costs.
Our mission is to find permanent loving homes for adoptable dogs rescued from small, rural shelters/pounds/animal controls and humane societies. In almost every case the dogs are of good temperament, but there are too many, and shelters must euthanize to free up space for incoming dogs.
Over the years we have established relationships with various shelters. They let us know of the dogs in need. Our mission is not to just find the dog a home but find a great home in which he or she can achieve their full potential. It is not about quantity of dogs adopted, it is about quality.