durham region

BEING A FOSTER PET PARENT CAN SAVE A LIFE

A big thank you to Kristin Calis, a writer with a local newspaper.  Kristen  covers Pickering and writes a pet column for the Metroland Media Group’s Durham Region Division. “There are many benefits to being a foster pet parent, and I have read that it’s actually one of the best ways in which an animal lover can volunteer to help homeless pets.” Kristin recently

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Where We’ll Be in May!

PetSmart Whitby Parade of Pets Every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 4:00p.m. Pet Valu Parade of Pets Saturday, May 17 – Pet Valu – Kendalwood Park Plaza Saturday, May 24 – Pet Valu – Harmony and Taunton Saturday, May 31 – Pet Valu – Ritson and Taunton Sunday, May 11 – Bingo! Come out and enjoy playing bingo while supporting TAGS! It starts

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Wordless Wednesday: Adopt Don’t Shop

A couple of our dogs visited UOIT/DC last week for an “ADOPT-DON’T-SHOP” event hosted by The Animal Rights Collaboration at UOIT & DC Luna definitely loved the attention! <> <> <> This is a blog hop. Click here to check out the other participating blogs. (photo by Heather Harton-Davidson)


3+1 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

To all those who always wait until the last minute to get the Christmas presents: don’t worry, there is still some time. Thank God for the internet that can make all this hassle easy and quick. Not sure what Christmas gifts to give to a fellow animal lover? There are lots of options out there. Here, we will list 3+1 last minute Christmas ideas

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November Recap!

TAGS had a busy November!  In addition to our regularly scheduled sessions at Whitby PetSmart and local Pet Valu locations, our volunteers were busy this month with several exciting events. Tags Dinner (November 16) TAGS hosted its volunteers and supporters on Saturday, November 16th for a dinner to celebrate its 26th year serving the Durham Region community. A silent auction was held which raised

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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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Paws N’ Hearts Jamboree!

TAGS (The Animal Guardian Society) and Guardians Promoting Animal Wellness  (GPAWS) are partners in hosting an outdoor fundraiser event next Saturday, September 14, 2013. 100% of the money raised from the event will go to animal rescue. Location and how to get there: Tickets: $7 in advance and $10 at the door. *Kids under 12 are free* Email your ticket request to tagsinfo@yahoo.ca. Door Prizes: Drawn every

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