dogs

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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Scrub a Dub Dub: Tips for When Your Dog Is in the Tub

Depending on your dog’s opinion of baths, or just water in general, giving them a scrub in the tub can be a quick routine procedure or it can feel as drawn-out as waiting for a four-year-old to finish her vegetables. Either way, you can expect to get wet! Probably looks half the size she was pre-bath!CC image courtesy of Fauxen While giving your dog

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Dear TAGS: What’s the best method against pulling?

Hilary asked: I have had a few people recommend a certain way of putting on our dog’s leash to reduce his pulling. Basically it’s as follows: run the leash along the dog’s back to its hips; wrap the leash around the dog’s waist under its belly and loop the leash through itself to make a slip tie (it has a special name but I

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Top 5 Fun Winter Activities to Do With Your Dog

Despite the weather getting colder and colder, make some time to exercise with your dog. When it’s mild and calm outside (usually right after it snows), grab your jacket and your dog and get out of the house for some playtime!  Aside from the usual snowball throwing, there are other creative ways to tire the dog (and yourself) out. Dawson is up for adoption.

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TAGS Educates

TAGS feels that it’s important to always educate people about pets. It seems easy to own a dog or a cat, but there is much more to it. We can always improve ourselves to better understand our furry companions.  Chappie and Blossum (recently adopted) just graduated! Good job! Hence, TAGS introduced a Dear TAGS section in the blog where you can send your questions

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Pub Night Fundraiser for the Dogs

TAGS had a really good year, both fundraising- and adoption-wise. But this is a new year now, and we have prepared fresh ideas to save more dogs and cats from high-kill shelters or pounds. Click on the image and like this event on Facebook! During times like this, when people think twice about where to spend their money, it becomes especially hard to receive

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions…

For those who are not involved in rescue, some of the policies and practices of a rescue group may seem odd. While many of the policies are put in place due to past experiences, the decisions rescue groups make can sometimes be more puzzling.  When I originally got involved in rescue, I was preparing myself for some really difficult situations. Many of the reactions

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