Murillo mutts



We offer multiple services such as; Respite, Adopting, Fostering, Surrendering and Boarding.


All donations go directly to animal care.

Our Mission

At Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge we will house animals on site, or in loving foster homes, while the owner is not able to care for their animal.

While in our care, Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge facilitates visits and ongoing communication with the owners.  Transportation is provided by dedicated volunteers.

Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge encourages all pet owners to be responsible pet owners by promoting the need for regular veterinary care which includes, vaccinations, microchipping, deworming, and spay/neuter.

Murillo Mutts Respite Refuge will assist owner’s with food and other supplies so that animals may remain in their home.

We rely on the generous donations by others to be sustainable.  All donation go directly to the animal care.

Our motto is “Keeping Pet Families Together.”

50/50 Draw

We are the only place in the Thunder Bay and the surrounding area that offers respite services for animals.

Our holistic approach allows us to take the stress off of owners having to worry about their pet(s). They can then focus on taking care of their own needs so they can be successfully reunited with their pet(s).

While an animal is in our care, we ensure that all veterinary and medical needs are taken care of. We educate and encourage all pet owners to spay or neuter their pet to help control the pet population.

Also, we help the owner (if need be) reach the goals required to keep their companion(s). We educate the younger generations about proper pet care ie: spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchipping, grooming, behaviour, positive reinforcement etc.