• We find homes for pets whose owners are unable to continue looking after them.

• We provide boarding services for dogs on a daily or weekly basis.

• We spay and neuter all animals that come to our shelter at our own expense, this helping to prevent pet overpopulation.

• We ensure that animals leaving our shelter are healthy and have been fully vaccinated, dewormed, free of fleas and have been seen by a veterinarian in case of illness.


We are a non-profit organization who receives funding through the following ways:

  • Donations
  • Fundraising events
  • Animal boarding and Doggy Daycare
  • Sunshine Shop Thrift Stores
  • Memberships

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Volunteer with us

We are always seeking volunteers to assist us with our Shelter operations, Sunshine Shop stores, Bingos and fundraising events.

Contact us at (705) 461-3197 if interested. 

Elliot Lake Sunshine Shop

Hours of Operation: 

Monday to Saturday. 10:00am – 4:00pm

3 Elizabeth Walk
Elliot Lake, Ontario
P5A 1Z2
(705) 461-7806


You will receive:

  • A membership card which entitles you to receive discounts at both of the Sunshine Shop locations.
  • The 6th & 7th stay FREE when using our boarding facilities
  • Discounts to Events & Fundraisers

Annual Membership Fee: $15.00

Blind River Sunshine Shop 

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

18B Woodward Street
Blind River, Ontario

Animal Shelter

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

33 Perini Road
Elliot Lake 
P5A 2T1
(705) 461-3197


Our Staff

Evelina Szczepanowska••••••• BUSINESS MANAGER
Pamela Folkes •••••••• SHELTER COORDINATOR
Caryn Pitre •••••••• ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT
Meaghan Hatton-McKinney •••••••• ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT
Scott Helman •••••••• ANIMAL CARE ATTENDANT

Board of Directors

Ross Dahmer •••••••• PRESIDENT
Ellen Irvine ••••••••VICE PRESIDENT
Monty Currie •••••••• SECRETARY/TREASURER
Bill Riddle •••••••• DIRECTOR
Leslie Aube •••••••• DIRECTOR
Ross Walters •••••••• DIRECTOR
Donna Rochon ••••••••DIRECTOR
Sue Howe •••••••• DIRECTOR
Anne Dahmer •••••••• DIRECTOR/SECRETARY







A special thank you to our contributors…