Jesse Adams

RainCoast Dog Rescue Society is a very passionate and dedicated BC non-profit Dog Rescue organization created in 2014 in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Co-Founded by Jesse Adams with his deep love and passion for helping animals, especially dogs, abroad and at home.

RainCoast is a 100% non profit. As in all donations, adoption fees, fundraiser earnings and merchandise sales go directly back towards rescuing more dogs, and caring for the rescue dogs we have here already. RainCoast does not take any money for personal profit.


We at Raincoast Dog Rescue Society rescue and rehabilitate unwanted, neglected, misplaced, abused and stray dogs of all breeds, genders and ages. We are a very passionate and dedicated non-profit organization that loves to rescue and rehabilitate dogs locally and abroad. We take heavy pride and passion in finding amazing, safe, responsible and very loving forever homes for all our adoptable dogs. All this is done through a thorough process called a “foster to adopt” process. This process ensures that all parties feel comfortable with the dog they are wanting to adopt, and not feeling mislead or forced to adopt. As we want everyone feeling confident and comfortable when they decide to adopt.

RainCoast Dog Rescue Society is very dedicated to our advocacy work for animals within our community and abroad. We are always very proudly active in trying to create better animal rights, stricter prosecution of animal abusers by the crown, and hosting peaceful walks and demonstrations to show the government we truly care about advocating for the better protection of our domesticated animals. We as well host and hold monthly awareness and fundraising events. Events such as socialization walks, hikes, local dog rescue awareness events, and in store adoption/awareness events. We also post fun facts and fun videos, training tips and videos, breed neutral awareness, and socialization info to help better educate people on responsible ownership, and to help bring awareness to local communities, and people abroad. We also share health facts to show owners what may be best for their dogs health, body and mind. We advocate heavily for adopting a dog over buying from a breeder or pet store, as these types of places only create more lives and more abuse. There are so many lives that are already suffering from serious overpopulation and abuse all around the world, and even very much so here at home on Vancouver Island, BC, and Canada. RainCoast does primarily local rescue work, but also loves to go abroad and do international rescue and rehabilitation work with amazing animals rescues / shelters in need within various countries.

We have some great local programs to help give back to those animals in need within our local Vancouver Island community. The first program is our “PET Project” program, where we kindly ask for local business’s and people to donate their used dog and cat supplies, and or purchase new ones to donate. We then we hand out those dog and cat supplies to the homeless and less fortunate with dogs and cats that are in need of supplies within our Vancouver Island community. This has been a very rewarding project for us, one we are very proud of.

As part of this PET project we are also a HUB, donating to other charitable organizations like the Stan Hagen Salvation Army, to help supply them to hand out dog and cat supplies as well to those in need. We have been working with the Stan Hagen Salvation Army for a couple years now.

We also have been working with some local First Nations Bands on helping educate and benefit any animals in need within their community as well. It has been an honour to work with the First Nations people.

We are working with the great staff in the building on Johnson St that helps those in need with addictions and mental health issues, as well as homeless people that were once living on the street. This is a government program for the Johnson St building and staff. We are proud to be currently helping those with animals in need within the building.


RainCoast Dog Rescue Society rescues all of their dogs with the utmost love and care for the dogs well-being and rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of the case, some dogs can take months to rehabilitate, and in some cases the dogs are ready for adoption within a short time. All of our dogs are assessed and temperament tested, given different levels of training started depending on the dogs needs, a full health check, fully vaccinated, de-wormed, flea and tick treatment, spayed or neutered if over 6 months of age, (but the spay or neuter must be done by contract when applicable on a vet recommendation).  All the dogs RainCoast Dog Rescue rescues are either personally fostered by us on the RainCoast property or placed into responsible foster homes before being placed up for adoption. This is to see if any unforeseen medical or temperament issues come out prior to being placed up for adoption or adopted out. We take great pride in the safety, health, care, love, and rehabilitation of all our rescue dogs. We dedicate our lives to rescuing and rehabilitating these beautiful animals.

RainCoast Dog Rescue Society uses a great “Foster To Adopt” program which makes things really comfortable and professional for potential adopters. This means we start off by asking you to apply online on this website by clicking “adopt now”, and then to fill out the application to the best of your ability. Once we receive your application we will contact you usually within 5 days or less to discuss your application and answer any questions or concerns you may have, as well as discuss the adoptable dogs you may be interested in. Once we agree on some dogs, or a dog being a possible good fit for you we will arrange a home check of your residence. We follow that  a meeting of the dogs or dog you were interested and approved for. When you come to meet the dog or dogs you were interested in we will go for a on-leash walk with the dog, we will see how the dog does in a safe and enclosed off-leash environment by themselves, and then with other dogs to see their socialization skills, temperament and playful manner. After you can then go home to discuss it with your family, partner or by yourself. You then you will let us know what you thought, we will let you know what we thought, and if we agree it seems like a good match we then discuss if you would like to take the dog home to start the official “Foster To Adopt” process.  We will sign a “Foster To Adopt” agreement and then we kindly ask you place the adoption deposit down by email transfer or cash. This is simply to show us you are taking the possible adoption seriously and that you are financially capable to adopt a dog. The deposit is 100% refundable at any point you ask for it back during the “Foster To Adopt” process if you choose not to adopt the dog. When you start the “foster to adopt” we provide you with the following items:

  • Food
  • Treats
  • Toys
  • Bed
  • Bowls
  • Dog waste bags
  • Leash
  • Collar
  • Crate
  • 24 hour support for anything needed

For the next 7-14 days we stay in touch each day to see how things are going and to answer any questions you may have.  We are always here to help and the more we work together as a team and give it our best shot, the better change we have at making it a successful adoption. Education is so key! If you choose to adopt the dog we kindly ask for the borrowed items back for our next rescue dog in need.

This is also a nice process because you do not have to go out and spend up to 400$ – 500$ for these items right away and then possibly not end up adopting a dog. Which would leave you with 400-500$ worth of dog stuff you may not be using if you don’t decide to get a dog. RainCoast Dog Rescue does all they can to make your adoption process as comfortable, safe, professional and smooth as possible. We will always be there for any tips or advice for you and your RainCoast adopted dog for your dogs whole life. RainCoast also takes back any of their dogs no matter what during the life of the dog. The dog is NOT allowed to be given away, euthanized, sold or surrendered to anyone, shelter or pound. RainCoast never wants their dogs to go back into the system to which they came from. We love all our dogs we rescue and feel once we rescue them we have given them our oath to always be there for them for their entire life.

Adoption fees –

500$ for any puppy under 6 months.

400$ for any dog under 8 years of age.

250$ for any dog 8 years or over.

13 and up free adoption to amazing home. We will help supply the food as well.