adopting

WHY ADOPT A RESCUE CAT?

 by Nomi Berger Why adopt a rescue kitten or cat? Why not buy one from an ad on the Internet or from a pet store? There are many reasons — all of them humane. The growth of the Internet has spurred the growth of ads selling pets. But it also provides anonymity to a more insidious growth: that of kitten mills and “backyard” breeders,

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THE MANY WHYS OF RESCUE

By Nomi Berger Why adopt a rescue pup or dog? Why not buy one from an ad on the Internet or from a pet store? Why not buy one from a breeder? There are many reasons — all of them humane. The growth of the Internet has spurred the growth of ads selling pets. But it also provides anonymity to a more insidious growth:

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WHEN CHOOSING A DOG, CHOOSE WISELY!

By Nomi Berger Truer words were never spoken, because being an informed owner truly means being that dog’s true, best friend. An alarming number of dogs are abandoned, surrendered, and euthanized each year in this country. The reasons are many, but one of the greatest contributing factors is the failure of too many potential owners to educate themselves fully BEFORE acquiring a dog. The

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month is Here!

(All pets pictured above are available for adoption and are classified as “seniors”) By Nomi Berger  Psst! Spread the word. Now is the time. Time to brighten the darkening days of November. Time to warm the cooling nights of November. Time to think snuggles and slippers and cookies and cuddles. Want a hint? There’s nothing more satisfying, more contenting or more comforting than curling

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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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TAGS Dogs at PetSmart Oshawa

We love to showcase our dogs around the community at various outreach events so that people can find out more about us and maybe even find a new family member. You may already know that we can be found in the Whitby PetSmart every weekend, but did you also know that we’ve started setting up shop in the Oshawa location as well? Every Saturday

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Featured Adoptable Dog: Dixie

Dixie is up for adoption! Dixie is a beautiful 1.5-year-old Labrador retriever mix. She came into The Animal Guardian Society‘s care a year ago from a Kentucky pound when she was only a puppy.  Her arrival to Canada was adventurous! We laugh at this story now, but it wasn’t so hilarious when it happened. She has always been a shy girl who doesn’t trust

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Featured Volunteer: Nancy, the Amazing Foster Mom

Nancy has been a great addition to the TAGS foster team. Her very first foster dog was a husky mix who needed special treatment for a medical condition. But thanks to Nancy’s great attendance and big heart, even this special dog found her forever home within a couple of months. How long have you been volunteering? I have been volunteering since July 2012. I

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