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Finding permanent pals for unwanted Dals. 

See Spot Smile Dalmatian Rescue began in 2003. We became a registered Non-Profit Society in 2008. See Spot Smile is a BC-wide Dalmatian rescue located on Vancouver Island. Our goal is to keep Dalmatians out of shelters where they may be potentially euthanized. We are here to provide support and foster care to anyone considering re-homing their Dal. We also are here to connect people who need to re-home a Dal with people who are wanting a Dal.

See Spot Smile Dalmatian Rescue is a BC SPCA approved rescue.


"Saving one dog may not change the world,

but for that one dog their world will be changed forever."


Here at See Spot Smile Dalmatian Rescue, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for these unwanted Dals. Our love and dedication for this amazing breed date back many years. 
Our extensive years of living with the breed enable us to be successful in foster care, placement, health care, and re-training.  Our comprehensive education and our close, current involvement in training courses and classes keep our knowledge up to date. We strive to build progressive relationships with the public and make a positive impact in our community with this awesome breed!


It all started with a little girl and her love for a dog...


As a Registered Veterinary Technician for the last 25 years and over 40 years experience and education with Dalmatians, I am excited to share my knowledge about this versatile breed. I acquired my first Dalmatian Sparky (pictured here) when I was just 8 years old. He was just shy of 16 when he passed away, at the time we were still jogging 5k and he was accompanying me on horseback rides. He was amazing and thus started my spotted addiction for life. He passed just prior to the first Disney Dalmatian movie entering the big screen. I went on to rescue two Dalmatians after that Reuben and Rosco where I began to get involved in Obedience and Agility training, as well as community dog groups, events, and local Fire Hall functions. My goal was to get the breed known in the community and set an example with my Dals as good canine citizens. From there I went on to start my education as a Veterinary Technician so I could gain as much knowledge as possible in the Veterinary nursing and nutrition field. When I returned to the island I then adopted another Dal Duke who played an important role in assisting the rehabilitation of many troubled Dals thereafter. I could not have done it without him. From there I went on to re-home and adopt many others including Ryker who became my first Dock Diving Dal. Today I am still very involved with working my Dals in Obedience, Rally O, Agility, Tracking, Barn Hunt, Chase Ability, Sprint, Scentwork and many other dog sports. I also have experience training obedience from horseback, and hopefully one day we will be able to compete in Road-trials. My career as an RVT and working closely with the local shelters and SPCA has kept me directly involved with rescue. Being fond of many breeds I chose to narrow my love for dogs to the Dalmatian. It was inevitable due to my experience with the breed and the great need for rescue at the time. The support of my directors, friends, family, and co-workers is the reason I am able to continue rescue today. 

With respect, Jennifer Winder

The Animals' Savior

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter... The cast-offs of human society.

I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry.

"God," I said "This is so terrible! Why don't you do something!?"

God was silent for a moment and then he spoke softly...

"I have done something" he replied, "I created YOU."

- Jim Willis


Not-For-Profit Society Registration

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