Why Support TEAM?


Since 2012, hundreds of homeless and abused dogs have been welcomed into our rescue. With your support, TEAM Dog Rescue will be able to continue its mission to provide education and outreach in the community, emergency medical services for dogs in crisis, to provide safe shelter for abandoned senior dogs, and strong adoption programs to ensure that every homeless dog lives in a safe and loving home.

About TEAM Dog Rescue

TEAM Dog Rescue is a foster-based, registered Canadian charity dedicated to helping homeless dogs find their forever homes with a focus on rescuing canines from overcrowded and high-kill shelters locally and abroad. TEAM Dog Rescue is run exclusively by volunteers.


Meet Our Alumni


The Gala Details

Join us for TEAM's first annual charity gala, A PARTY WITH A PURPOSE, on February 23rd, 2018 from 7:30pm - 12:30pm at Steam Whistle Brewery in the heart of downtown Toronto. Included in your ticket:

  • Hors d'oeuvres, gourmet chef-attended food stations, late night food table, sweet dessert bar
  • Complimentary wine, cash bar
  • Live music, entertainment, surprise guests
  • Silent auction, raffle
  • So much more 

The Line Up


Tanya Kim

Master of Ceremony, TV Personality & Dog Advocate

Tanya Kim is widely recognized as more than just one of Canada’s most familiar television personalities. Raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Tanya’s passion extends beyond entertainment and celebrity culture. Classically trained as a pianistand dancer, this broadcast Journalism (specializing in TV) graduate started her TV career at Much Music. She went on to become the music reporter for CTV’s The Chatroom and then became the special correspondent for the first two seasons of Canadian Idol, reporting on music and style.

Tanya’s role as Co-Anchor at ETALK has given her a slew of exciting opportunities, including hosting red carpets at the Academy Awards, Juno Awards, Grammy Awards, and reporting backstage with the artists at Live 8 Canada. In July 2007, Tanya reported live from London during both the Concert for Diana and Live Earth. In February 2010, Tanya had the opportunity to report from the Vancouver 2012 Olympic Winter Games for CTV as well as for Olympic Morning.

In 2005, TV Guide included Tanya on a list of “Canada’s Top 10 newcomers on the verge of a major breakout.” She’s also received two Toronto Sun Readers Choice Awards for Entertainment TV Reporter. Additionally, Tanya is credited in the film and television worlds making appearances in "Puppets Who Kill", "Degrassi: The Next Generation", "Instant Star", and "Glitter".

Recognizing the importance of philanthropy, Tanya supports charities that are close to her heart. She travelled to Zambia in November 2008 as national spokesperson for CARE Canada to help launch their “I Am Powerful” initiative. In 2009, Tanya returned returned as Co-Host of Free The Children’s WE Day youth empowerment events in Toronto and Vancouver. Tanya is a passionate dog advocate and shares her love and support for animals as an ambassador for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA). She is also the Honourary Chair for the OSPCA‘s Friends For Life! Walk in Toronto, Ontario. The Friends For Life! Walk is a provincial program by the OSPCA designed to raise funds and awareness for the protection and care of all animals in Ontario.

In 2011, Tanya's hometown of Sault Ste. Marie recognized her for Outstanding Achievement, giving her a permanent place on the city’s Walk of Fame. Tanya counts her family, friends, and loyal fans as sources of inspiration – “I am grateful for their love, support, and positivity. Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”

On September 10, 2015, Tanya joined Rogers as Entertainment Host just in time to interview the most buzz-worthy stars during the 40th Annual Toronto International Film Festival. She became the new face of "Entertainment City" and "Rogers Your World This Week".

These days, Tanya is on her journey to the next chapter in life. She looks forward to seeing what the future holds!


Bobby motta


Experience Bobby Motta, the mentalist and mind reader who gives a performance you have to see to believe. Canadaʼs own master of the unknown earns props from celebrities here and abroad, astounding stars like Russell Crowe and Nelly Furtado. His incredible ingenuity and stage effects have also made him one of the industryʼs most sought-out consultants behind the scenes, loaning out his secrets to some of the biggest names in magic, and consulting on some of Stage and TVʼs biggest production spectaculars to date. His ultra-thrilling style and mesmerizing technique grabs hold and wonʼt let go, blurring lines between reality and the paranormal realms as he pulls you in. Bobby is the epitome of his craft with international appearances that set the bar. Heʼs been featured on almost every major television network and starred in exclusive engagements for a VIP clientele list including the likes of Google, Nike and the Bank of America to name a few. His jaw dropping performances leave even the biggest skeptics as wide-eyed as little kids at a carnival. 





What happens when five long time friends and career musicians decide to follow their dreams? They beat the odds! Having worked as hired musicians for many award winning artists, the talented members of Kentucky Rails are quickly building momentum doing their own thing. They were one of the Boots and Hearts Festival’s Emerging Artist finalists and have recently released their second single ‘Mexican Restaurant’ which is seeing an awesome response from Canadian country radio. Excited to have some of the best musicians in the biz get y’all moving on the dance floor! 


jessica mitchell

Singer and Songstress

Singer and songstress Jessica Mitchell is, at heart, a storyteller – an open book. Based in Toronto, and Nashville TN, she has spent the last decade digging deeper into her artistry, focusing on writing new music and crafting her richly unique sound, which has led her to become one of the music industry's best kept secrets. In 2017 she released two brand new tracks; “Don’t Love Me” and “Tear It Down”, which have already landed on multiple Spotify playlists, including the coveted Wild Country list with more than half a million followers. Jessica was listed as one to watch by The Globe & Mail for her performance at Boots and Hearts this summer, and the buzz hasn't stopped since then. In September, Jessica performed "Heart of Glass" to a standing ovation at the CCMA Awards gala. She was also given the special honour of performing for Neil Young at his induction to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. We are truly honoured to have Jessica perform for us at this year’s gala! 

janice hannah

Guest Speaker, Humane Indigenous Communities Director - Northern Dogs Project / International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) 

As IFAW’s Humane Indigenous Communities lead, Jan Hannah works with Indigenous communities and NGOs in North America to build humane and sustainable programs that improve the health and welfare of both animals (particularly dogs) and their people. As part of this work, Jan runs IFAW’s Northern Dogs Project which merges companion animal welfare and community engagement in culturally applicable, empowering and creative ways. Community partnerships, along with tools such as education, capacity building, and vet services, are cornerstones to IFAW’s work that prioritizes on the ground solutions that fit each community’s unique set of challenges and opportunities. 

Janice holds an Honours BSc in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph, Canada, and a Masters in Education and Teaching Certificate from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, US.


Dana Margolis

Guest Speaker, Animal Advocate and Co Founder of the Eric Margolis S. Family Foundation


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