Author Archives

Cold Dog Treats for Hot Temperatures

Written by: Nomi Berger, content writer for our newsletter   Like us, pets need proper protection from the heat and adequate shade from the sun. This year, take shelter from the swelter and turn each day into a holiday. Spread a sheet on the grass, fill a small wading pool or set up an umbrella on the balcony. Then, invite your pets to feast

Read More »


Divorce and Your Dog: What Happens Next?

It is all too common: People fall in love, decide to take the next step and get a puppy—then it doesn’t work out between them. This scenario doesn’t apply just to divorce but to separations, other relationship breakups or a family member moving out. Your dog is emotionally attached to the life you all shared—he or she loves the family unit. The split can be devastatingfor

Read More »


5 Tips to Help Cool Down Your Dog

Written by Lindsey Sjouwerman, Marketing Coordinator, Speedpro Imaging We survive the heat, so why can’t they? The fact is that heat is extremely detrimental to a dog’s health—young or old. It’s not the heat per se that will affect a young dog; it is more likely the overexertion due to puppy power. As for old dogs, it’s temperature: the heat gets harder and harder to handle as

Read More »


Featured Adoptable Dog: Izzy

Izzy arrived at The Animal Guardian Society in February from a Port Perry pound. We don’t know much about her background from before that. All we know is that this long-legged puppy was very shy at first. She was intimidated by everyone except her foster mom. Eventually, she came out of her shell, showing her sweet, goofy side. Izzy’s Hobbies Izzy at PetSmart, looking

Read More »


Famous Pets From Movies: Did You Know? (Part I)

This is part one of our miniseries about famous dogs, where we share fun facts from the extraordinary lives of famous pets—behind-the-scenes, heartwarming details and much more to follow. Homeward Bound (1993) Did you know … … that they used four American bulldogs and four golden retrievers in the movie? … that they used eight Himalayan cats for the role of Sassy? … that

Read More »


Wordless Wednesday: Don’t Stop!

“Ahhhh yes, don’t stop, human!” This dog right here is Chester. He is available for adoption through the TAGS program. Are you thinking of adopting? Click here for pets available for adoption from TAGS. We might just have the perfect companion for you! Like what you see in Chester? Click here to fill out an application to meet him! 


The Joys of Walking Your Dog

The Dog Daily: Health Care By Liz Palika for The Dog Daily Many dog owners seem to feel that walking their dog is something that must be done; a chore that goes along with dog ownership. But walking your dog doesn’t have to be a chore—it can be so much more. When you’re out walking your dog, you are spending time together, interacting with

Read More »


One Furry Reason to Foster Dogs

Here is a touching story from one of our foster volunteers, Chris Stones. It’s amazing how the smallest things can mean the world to some of our rescue dogs. Suzy Q is up for adoption! Photo: Heather Last night Sheila and I were in bed watching TV as we normally do when Suzy Q suddenly decided to jump up on the bed and join

Read More »