dogs

DO YOU KNOW YOUR SHIH TZU?

~ by Nomi Berger The Shih Tzu may have several names, including Chinese Lion Dog, Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog, but they all add up to the same thing. One very adorable, personable, often stubborn but always loyal and loving companion. With his sweet-natured temperament, the Shih Tzu is less demanding and less yappy than most toy breeds. Alhough solidly built and lively, his

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Boston Terriers vs French Bulldogs

~ by Nomi Berger Identical twins or kissing cousins? At first glance, these two small, frisky breeds may seem the same. But in spite of some similar personality traits, they’re as far apart as Massachusetts is from France. The history of the Boston Terrier as a breed began in the late 1800’s in Boston, Mass. They were the result of crossing a white English

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Cherry Eye in Dogs

~by Nomi Berger~ The condition commonly called “cherry eye” occurs when a tear gland protrudes from your dog’s eye socket. Easily spotted, it appears as a pink or red mass bulging from the corner of the eye nearest your dog’s nose. It can affect either one or both eyes AND can be recurrent. Located underneath the nictitating membrane (known as the third eyelid) which

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December Adoptions!

Congratulations to Rootbeer, Genny, Oscar, Rhudee and Ranger! We are so thrilled that you all found homes. Enjoy the new year, and your new lives! <> <> <> Thank you to everyone who supported TAGS throughout 2014. Our fundraisers, outreach events and social media campaigns would not have been successful without you! Thank you for helping us find homes for so many deserving pets.

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10 Pet Safety Tips for Autumn

By Jordan Walker Jordan loves pets and animals. He contributes regularly to Coops And Cages and other blogs where he shares his passion and vast knowledge about our furry friends. Here, he tips off owners of some pet dangers that come with the advent of autumn. Now that autumn is well underway, the weather is cooler, holidays wait around every corner, and the natural

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OCTOBER IS ADOPT-A-DOG MONTH

By Nomi Berger For decades now, designated months have been devoted to an increasing number of awareness-raising issues. And for more than a decade, raising awareness about the crucial issue of animal adoption has been no different. Their designated month is October. So with that in mind, we wanted to take time to remind our supporters of the vital, life-affirming roles dogs play in

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September Adoptions!

September was an AMAZING month for adoptions! 10 pets found homes this month and we are thrilled for all of them. Congratulations…  ZOEY! This 1.5 year old Retriever/Labrador mix was rescued when TAGS pulled her from a high-kill shelter in Quebec. She is an affectionate sweetie who loves to play. MEGAN! Megan is a playful 3-year-old Hound mix who gets along very well with

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