Useful Pet First-Aid Tips

You cannot predict when an accident will happen to your pet, but you can most certainly be prepared for it- especially as the cold weather and the holidays are approaching since the number of injuries usually increases at this time of the year. Remember these useful tips when you find yourself in this situation:  Pet First-Aid Course: November 11 Don’t panic. Staying calm and

Read More »


25 Years Young!

Nick Iordanis, one of the very dedicated TAGS volunteers, recently attended The Animal Guardian Society’s big anniversary event and kindly reported on it for us here. To all those who supported this fund-raising gala, thank you! It was a great success! On Saturday, October 13, TAGS hosted a 25th-anniversary gala.      It is not often that a volunteer group makes it to 25

Read More »


An Adoption Tale: Chloe

After adopting her dog, Chloe, from TAGS, Nikki DeGroot decided to start volunteering for us! So not only has she given one deserving dog a great home; she’s also working to get great homes for so many more! Here she shares the story of her adoption of Chloe. I adopted my dog, Chloe, from TAGS in May. Chloe is one of the eight shepherd/retriever

Read More »


9+1 Things to Do to Prepare for Your Newly Adopted Dog

Adrienn began volunteering for TAGS in June 2012. She loves to run wild and chase squirrels with the family dog during long walks. Check out her 9+1 list on what to do before your adopted dog arrives.   Adoption is one of the greatest ways to help an animal in need. By giving a homeless pet a new home and a loving family, you become

Read More »


Summer Safety Tips for the Four-Leggers

Ashley Farrugia adopted Mulligan from TAGS in May 2011 and enjoys spending lots of time outdoors with him. Here she shares some tips for keeping a dog healthy and happy in our summer weather. This summer we have had quite a few days of the mercury rising over 30 degrees Celsius. While it is easier for us humans to keep cool (after all, we

Read More »


Kennel Cough What you should know

KENNEL COUGH The usual symptoms of Kennel Cough include a dry, “non-productive” cough. The dog sounds as if there is something stuck or caught in the throat and the coughing is an unsuccessful attempt to dislodge the object. Sometimes the coughing/gagging seems very violent. The episodes of coughing may go on for minutes at a time and then be repeated at intervals. Of course

Read More »


Great news!

Kathy Cook-Asling 10:14am Aug 17 August 16, 2011 08:30 ETNational Chain of Pet Stores to Stop Selling Puppies Announces Partnership With SPCA The “Every Pet Deserves A Home” Pet Adoption Program TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 16, 2011) – PJ’s Pets and Pets Unlimited have announced that they will no longer sell puppies in any of their stores. As of September 1st, their focus will

Read More »