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Featured Adoptable Dog: Max

When meeting Max, most people have to fight their urge to take him home and cuddle him all day. I myself was wondering if he’d just escaped from Build-a-Bear. He’s been in the TAGS program since February. His current family had to make a hard decision to surrender him. They wanted the best for him, as they realized that they won’t be able to

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Why Spay or Neuter

Source: CSRA Humane Society Neutering refers to the removal of an animal’s reproductive organs and is a term used in reference to males, whereas spaying is used in reference to females. Why Spay or Neuter? Since TAGS is a rescue, most of the dogs and cats in our program have come from shelters. Shelters are brimming with unwanted dogs and cats—and to my surprise, many

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Pet Safety: What to Avoid in Spring Lawn Products

CC image courtesy of Zach Dischner on Flickr With spring officially here (although the last few days haven’t felt like it!), lawn and garden enthusiasts can finally see their green grass starting to come back. Some of you may be looking outside and thinking, Wait, this grass isn’t green enough! and also may be thinking about purchasing some lawn care products. But hold that thought…. Do

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Tucker’s New Life

Tucker (formerly Tanya) arrived at TAGS in November. Very often we see families moving away and not bringing their dogs along. Tucker’s case was the same. Suddenly she found herself at a very different place, and without her family. It was a big change for her, but she adapted quickly in her temporary foster home, thanks to her calm and loving nature. Little did

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Age Is Only a Number

When we started looking for a new dog, we had no intention of adopting a senior. Only 10 months before, but feeling way more recent, we’d experienced the tail end of years of watching our senior dog, Roxie, decline, until we ultimately had to make that tough decision all pet owners dread. Roxie on her last day with us. So when we were ready

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Furry Friends 5K

  The Animal Guardian Society is participating in Intact Insurance’s Furry Friends 5K, and we would like to invite you to run or walk with us at this fun event! This race is a great opportunity to raise funds for local organizations. A portion of the proceeds will be shared by The Animal Guardian Society and Homeward Bound.  Please visit furryfriends5k.ca if you would

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Flying Dogs—Dogs on Planes

One day I decided to move from one country to another in Europe and also decided to bring my dog with me. My little 100-pound dog. I couldn’t be the person who moves and leaves the dog behind! This meant that she had to be flying on the same plane as me, in the cargo hold, in a crate. It wasn’t a long flight,

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