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Getting a Microchip is a Must

By Nomi Berger Millions of dogs and cats go missing each year. Unfortunately, very few of them are ever reunited with their owners. Many of them become and remain strays. Others are taken to pounds or shelters, where they are either adopted out to new homes or, all too often, euthanized. Now protective pet parents, no longer content with relying on collars and tags

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Why I Volunteer: Written by our Hearts for Paws Lead!

I am a TAGS Volunteer and this is my story. I first heard of The Animal Guardian Society (TAGS) two years ago through a high school friend when he added me to their Facebook group. I was intrigued as I had heard of the term “rescue”, but never really understood the meaning behind it. Was it the same as the term “pound” and “human

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HEARTS FOR PAWS FESTIVAL!

The Animal Guardian Society (TAGS) invites you to the 2nd Annual Hearts for Paws Festival! Our goal is to raise money for the animals in our program. Who is invited? Everyone! The event is kid-friendly and dog-friendly. When is it?  Saturday, September 6. It begins at 12:00p.m. and ends at 6:00p.m. How much does it cost to go? Advance tickets are $7.00 (email tagsinfo@yahoo.ca),

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Dog Park Etiquette

By Nomi Berger The lure of the dog park is inescapable. That wide expanse of lush, green grass. Trees, bushes and rocks everywhere. A high, wire mesh fence for added security. The scent of freedom in the air. As inviting as the scene may be, it’s essential that both you and your dog pass the test in proper dog park etiquette before you even

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Foster/Forever Home Needed!

This lovely lady is in urgent need of a foster or forever home. When she was first found, she was emaciated and malnourished. She was found licking BBQ grease in someone’s backyard. Since then, she has filled out nicely and is doing very well. Her age is estimated to be about 13 and due to that, plus the fact that she has not been cared

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Farewell, Becky <3

Written by Christina Smallbridge We adopted our beautiful girl Becky, one year ago this month (See Becky’s Happy Tail). Our family chose Becky because she was a senior dog at 15 years of age. We had the privilege of adopting 2 previous dogs from TAGS and our lives were enriched by the unconditional love and devotion they showed us every day. We knew it would

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Happy Tail: Willow

Willow was adopted in March 2014 and has been having a great summer with her new family. Recently, her new parents Christian and Daniela gave us an update about how she’s doing. Our ‘first born’ dog, a male Newf (Rexxor) passed away in February 2014 at the unfair age of a few months past 6 years and our St Bernard/Hound (Hondo) mix who grew up with

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