dog safety

A PET SAFE HALLOWEEN IS A HAPPY HALLOWEEN

By Nomi Berger It’s that time again. For goblins and ghosts, pumpkins and pranks, and things that go bump in the night. But as responsible pet owners, please ensure that your dogs and cats aren’t innocent victims of Halloween’s fun and frolics. Consider the following suggestions to keep your pets safe not sorry. 1. Keep candy out of reach of your pet. Chocolate, especially

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“It Was Just For a Minute”

by Nomi Berger Sadder words were never spoken. Because an errand meant to take that proverbial minute is 60 seconds too long when a dog is left unattended in a car in the heat. Why? Because, even on mild summer days, with a car parked in the shade and the windows cracked, the INSIDE temperature can rapidly reach dangerous levels. Why? Because a car

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INTRODUCING YOUR NEW DOG TO YOUR OTHER PETS

By Nomi Berger Imagine handing out treats and name tags at the front door of your home for your new dog and your resident pets. Imagine happy munches and friendly woofs (and/or meows) as they blend and bond instantly and forever. Then blink twice and remember that you are living in the world of reality and not in an ideal parallel universe. But armed

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MAKE MOVING EASIER FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG

By Nomi Berger Dogs, like humans, are creatures of habit. Once comfortable in their surroundings, they are unnerved by change. And trading a familiar home for an unfamiliar one can cause fearfulness and stress. Unless you, the conscientious dog guardian, plan ahead with all the precision of a successful military campaign. Logically, then, moving from one place to another should consist of three stages:

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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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The Best Way for Your Dog to Ride in the Car with You

Exceptional Canine: Active Dog By Stacey Brecher for Exceptional Canine Ready to hit the road with your dog? Before you put the car into drive, it’s important to make sure that your dog is safe. Some options for properly restraining your dog while in the car are in a crate, a harness or a seat belt. Using a Crate If you decide to keep

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New Foster Program Coming Soon!

For many years, TAGS has received calls from women who are victims of domestic violence. Why would they call an animal rescue? Because while they know they can find safety if they leave their abusive households, they are hesitant to do so when it means leaving behind their animal companion(s). Many women who are victims of domestic violence have reported that their partners have

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The Tuckman Goes For a Late Night Walk-About!

Written by Annetta, our volunteer & foster mom. You can never be cautious enough when it comes to your dogs. Some like freedom a little bit more than others, and it’s easier than you think to lose sight of them. Our guest blogger Lindsey Sjouwerman shared some useful tips on how to prevent your dogs from running away. Tucker is safe now! He is up

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How to Prepare Your Dog for the Fireworks

This article originally appeared in our official newsletter for the month of May. To get more informative articles and sweet tales from the life of a rescue group, sign up for our newsletter today! Caution: Seasonal Noise Ahead The arrival of hot weather and national holidays (like Victoria Day) aren’t always reasons to celebrate. Especially for noise-phobic dogs. For them, hot weather means thunderstorms.

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