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November Adoptions!

10 pets found forever homes in November. That is our highest month all year! All of these animals have had a tumultuous go of it over the past few months, or even throughout their whole lives. We are so happy that they all found a new home just in time for the holidays! Special acknowledgement is in order for Diesel, Josie and Dakota. Diesel was

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Save a Life – Become a Foster Parent!

Today we have a special feature on our blog- a video! It provides insight about the experience of becoming a foster parent for a rescued animal.  One of our volunteers and foster parents, Courtney Bernard, put this together. Enjoy!  As 2013 winds down to a close, we ask that you look forward into 2014 and ask yourself what you can do to give back

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November Recap!

TAGS had a busy November!  In addition to our regularly scheduled sessions at Whitby PetSmart and local Pet Valu locations, our volunteers were busy this month with several exciting events. Tags Dinner (November 16) TAGS hosted its volunteers and supporters on Saturday, November 16th for a dinner to celebrate its 26th year serving the Durham Region community. A silent auction was held which raised

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The Best Way for Your Dog to Ride in the Car with You

Exceptional Canine: Active Dog By Stacey Brecher for Exceptional Canine Ready to hit the road with your dog? Before you put the car into drive, it’s important to make sure that your dog is safe. Some options for properly restraining your dog while in the car are in a crate, a harness or a seat belt. Using a Crate If you decide to keep

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Exercising Small Dogs

Exceptional Canine: Active Dog By Stacey Brecher for Exceptional Canine Just like you, your small dog needs exercise to stay healthy and happy. Small dogs are defined as those that weigh less than 22 pounds and who are shorter than 16 inches. “Exercise helps to keep your pet physically fit, mentally secure, socially engaged and emotionally happy,” says Lori Morton-Feazell, Director of Animal Care

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Shyla’s Allergic Treatments (update)

I met Shyla a few months ago. She was this sweet, sweet girl with a terrible sickness. Her sweet character has stayed the same and so did the allergies.  Here are some updates about her: Shyla, please get better The hot, summer weather did not do good for her condition, it actually worsened her itchiness. She is showing different symptoms. While before, it used

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Aviva to Grant Our First Shelter

It’s that time of the year again. Aviva is holding another contest to reward some of the most hard-working charities that have the best ideas.They give $5,000 to every finalist and will fund the entire project idea of the winning non-profit. Just imagine! If only we could get to the finals. If only we could be noticed. We are a small charity but we

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Paws and Hearts Jamboree – It Was a Fun Day!

A Beautiful Day to Be Outside With the Dogs I’m so happy that the weather was good. With a bad weather, everything looks different no matter how hard you were working on everything. And we were working hard on this alright! Our Event Planning Committee (along with GPAWS) met for two hours every week for four weeks to make sure that you and your

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