The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia  

                  A Registered Charity

Did you know The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia is a Registered Charity? Donations are always welcome!! When you donate, you help us carry out our mission to provide shelter and supplies for those pets that have been affected by disasters. If you cannot give a donation, why not consider donating your time. You can visit our website at or e-mail to learn more about becoming a member.

From our family to yours, The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia would like to wish you, your family and all your companion animals a safe, healthy and prosperous 2018. As we look back upon the past year, we would like to acknowledge our DARTNS members for their hard work and commitment, and thank those of you who continue to support our organization. Thank you !!
The new year is almost upon us. At midnight comes firecrackers, fireworks, noise makers and more. Remember that your companion animal may be frightened by all these noises so you may want to place them in a safe room away from all the noise and confusion. With some food, water and their favorite toy they will feel safe and right at home. With people coming and going take heed that your pet does not escape outside either. Make sure to keep an eye on the food and drinks as they all will look appealing to your pet. Have a Safe and Happy New Year from all of us at The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia.

               Support our "Comfurt Kit" Program

When disaster strikes, and families are evacuated, some are forced to leave with only the clothes on their back. Just like our partners, the Canadian Red Cross, who supply Comfort Kits items, we supply "Comfurt Kits" that contain everything your will need for your cat or dog. At this time we have Large Dog, Small Dog and Cat " Comfurt Kits"

We also have a "Comfurt Kit Sponsorship program. For more details, please contact


Effective immediately there will be no  fees for becoming a member of DARTNS. We have decided to set our membership renewal date for April 1st every year. Responding Members are still required to furnish a Criminal Record Check every five years. Members are also required to send in a signed copy of our Code of Conduct. The Membership Form and the Code of Conduct can both be signed electronically and emailed directly to our Membership Director at

Here is a YouTube video on how to set up your electronic signature if you don't already know how to create one.

Membership Form:

Code of Conduct:

HRM Criminal Record Check:

When applying for a Criminal Background Check, you may require a letter from DARTNS indicating that we are a Registered Charity.  Please contact if this is the case and we will send you a letter to take to the local Police or RCMP station. The HRM form can be used anywhere within HRM. To the best of our knowledge there is no charge for Criminal Background Check out side of HRM. Please let us know if for some reason this is not factual so that we can seek to create an agreement with that locale, as well be able to let other potential members know.


Show your support for The Disaster Animal Response Team of Nova Scotia by proudly displaying one of our Paw Magnets.        Only $ 6.00 each.  

They can be purchased from our online store or look for them whenever we are out and about in the community.

Thank you to everyone who supports DARTNS and our efforts in your community to help raise awareness about emergency preparedness for you and your pet.

If you are a Canadian non profit animal welfare agency, shelter or rescue, please contact us about our fund raising opportunities. We can all benefit. Raise public awareness and help companion animals at the same time!

Contact us  Or order from our Web-store

 Available at the following :  Stay n Play Canine Centre Ltd In Truro.The Dirty Dog Shop- Bark, Bath & Boutique in Truro, .

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Saturday, Apr 21 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Apr 21 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, May 19 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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