Rehabilitation and Education Centre Capital Campaign

Keep up to date with our Building Compassionate Communities Capital Campaign!

The Need

The new Rehabilitation & Education Centre will allow us to better serve our community. Our existing educational programs are being offered from a location we have outgrown and will soon no longer be available to us, thus making the construction of the new facility urgent. Once built, we can expand programming to successfully serve our rapidly growing community.

How You Can Help

To date we have raised more than 77% of the $850,000 needed to complete this 4000 square foot building which will be constructed on the existing shelter property. please help us give the animals of Cochrane and surrounding communities a new leash on life by donating to the Rehabilitation & Education Centre. We are very grateful for your support.

Key Benefits

  • The Rehabilitation & Education Centre will provide educational opportunities, including training and behaviour seminars for the public, our staff and our volunteers. Public and shelter animals can partake in dog training classes, agility classes and behaviour consultations.
  • Our education programs currently engage over 500 children each year and continue to grow. Research shows youth education programs focused on empathy and kindness to all living creatures helps break cycles of bullying, animals cruelty and family violence, making education a CAHS priority.
  • Additional space will support the growing demands on our Pet Safe Program for victims of domestic violence and our Emergency Boarding Program for those families suffering personal hardship that need temporary housing for their pets.
  • Fee based programs and services offered will provide sustainability to the CAHS through consistent revenue generation.

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Donor Recognition

The CAHS is grateful to its supporters and will recognize gifts to the Rehabilitation & Education Centre in a variety of ways depending on the commitment level made, including, naming of room/area, permanent donor wall, website, social media, advertising (internal and external), event recognition, letter of thanks, and cross promotional opportunities.

Ask us about donor naming opportunities for gifts of $20,000 or greater



Adopted 2017

We changed Chloe’s name to River! She responded to it from the moment we’ve called her that and her recall is coming along so well! It helps that she is very food motivated. She’s learned to shake both paws and give a high 10, spin, sit, wait, and lay down. Her favourite thing to do is run, and man is she fast! Her second favourite thing to do is play with her sister Ellie Mae! They tucker each other out every day! On walks, Ellie’s bloodhound nose points out all the best smells and River always wants to sniff it too. We think she is very happy here in her new home she certainly looks it! Thanks so much for helping us add River to our family!

Meet. Adopt. Love.