Our Story

Lost Boys Hope was founded in Barrie Ontario, May 2016. Since then we’ve accomplished, what some said was unreachable. We received our Non-profit status April 2017. We have rescued and successfully adopted 1,000 plus dogs, that number continues to rise weekly. We are trail blazers in rescuing dogs from Manitoba. Through building relationships with front line Manitoba rescues we have been able to successfully rescue more than 100 in a year.

Founder Kelley Ward has since founded the Ontario Rescue Alliance Group that has been successful in connecting Ontario based rescues to rescues that are over capacity in Manitoba. Without these already founded friendships this could never have been possible. Lost Boys Hope believes that working with other rescues locally and afar is the only way to make the biggest impact possible on the stray population. The phrase it takes a village really does apply in rescue. Since January 2018, the arms of Lost Boys Hope have stretched further than imaginable. We whole heartedly believe ALL DOGS MATTER, and because of that we have assisted rescuing dogs from around the world. Every dog deserves the right to live in such a wonderfully free country like Canada.

Although we are one of the largest foster based rescues in Ontario, our admin team is small. We continue to give the personal touch to everything we do! You will see our founder in the trenches with her team!!

Meet the Team

Kelley Ward


Cori Johnson

Adoption/Events Coordinator


Foster Coordinator

Maggie’s Mom

Marketing & Events Coordinator