dog tips

Helping your dog cope with thunder and fireworks

by Nomi Berger The arrival of hot weather and national holidays isn’t always a reason for celebration, especially for noise-phobic dogs. For them, hot weather means thunderstorms, and national holidays, like Canada Day, mean fireworks. And that can mean reactions from panting to panic attacks. It may also mean trembling, drooling or whining; pacing or barking; urinating or vomiting. If you own this type

Read More »


Holiday Health Hazards for Pets

By Nomi Berger With the holidays approaching, it’s time to think not only about celebrating, but also about dog safety. Read below to learn about holiday health hazards for pets. To ensure that the season stays merry and bright, plan ahead and start early. Change the appearance of your home from everyday to holiday gradually, over a period of several weeks. This will allow

Read More »


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

Read More »


Cottage Safety Tips for Dogs!

Written by Lindsay McGill Photo above is of Brandy, taken by her foster mom Sharon at the cottage. With a few long weekends and the warm weather coming up lots of people plan on going camping and up to the cottage with their furry side-kicks. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are lots of potential safety concerns that they must

Read More »


How Do You Know You’re Ready to Adopt?

This post was written by our newest blogger, Torianne Allen! She combined feedback that some our supporters shared on our Facebook page with general tips to break down the main reasons people know when they are – or aren’t – ready to adopt a furry friend.  <> <> <> Are you aware of the responsibilities that come with adopting a pet? When you tell

Read More »


Small Dogs vs. Big Dogs

Some dogs are small and some are big. The end. Just kidding. Today’s post is less about actual size and more about how small dogs are treated compared to their larger canine friends because how we treat small dogs has, in many ways, facilitated the widespread notion that all small dogs bark a lot and are aggressive. As a TAGS volunteer, I have met

Read More »


How to Deal With Separation Anxiety in Pets

Many owners face a pet’s separation anxiety at one point, especially if their beloved pet is a rescue dog. Our pets become anxious because they don’t understand why we can’t just stay and play with them all day instead of going to work. Source: quickmeme.com Source: The Animal Guardian Society’s website.  Symptoms of Separation Anxiety: Whining, howling, barking Destructive chewing Urinating or defecating in

Read More »


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.

Read More »