fostering

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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Foster/Forever Home Needed!

This lovely lady is in urgent need of a foster or forever home. When she was first found, she was emaciated and malnourished. She was found licking BBQ grease in someone’s backyard. Since then, she has filled out nicely and is doing very well. Her age is estimated to be about 13 and due to that, plus the fact that she has not been cared

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Featured Adoptable Pet: Toby (with VIDEO!)

Summertime is quickly approaching, and what goes together better than summertime and dogs? Our featured pet Toby is a one-year-old Border Collie/Labrador mix who enjoys hiking, playing with all types of dogs, and discovering new things. Toby would be a great addition to any family who is active, loving, and patient. Toby needs to live with someone who is patient because he is fearful of

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Why I Volunteer: Courtney

Courtney began volunteering with TAGS in the Fall of 2012. Since then, she has volunteered her time by coming up with several amazing fundraising initiatives, taking shifts at PetSmart and Pet Valu, doing home visits, taking pictures and writing content for social media, and, on top of all of that, she is a full-time foster parent. Read below to find out more about what

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Why I Volunteer: Julie White

Julie started volunteering with TAGS last summer. In addition to the duties she mentions below, she has also helped the social media team by writing blog posts and taking lots of pictures of the adoptable pets for us to share on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Thanks, Julie!  It all started one day when we needed dog treats…. I walked into Pet Valu with

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Save a Life – Become a Foster Parent!

Today we have a special feature on our blog- a video! It provides insight about the experience of becoming a foster parent for a rescued animal.  One of our volunteers and foster parents, Courtney Bernard, put this together. Enjoy!  As 2013 winds down to a close, we ask that you look forward into 2014 and ask yourself what you can do to give back

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