how to

Tips to Prevent Dogs From Getting Lost

Limit Their Chance to Escape!  Lindsey Sjouwerman – Marketing Coordinator at Speepdro Imaging Durham  Making sure your house and backyard are dog-proof is a crucial step that many dog owners miss. All dogs are different—some dogs are lazy, but others are crafty and will do anything to get out. That could mean digging their way under your fence, jumping over it or straight up

Read More »


5 Tips to Help Cool Down Your Dog

Written by Lindsey Sjouwerman, Marketing Coordinator, Speedpro Imaging We survive the heat, so why can’t they? The fact is that heat is extremely detrimental to a dog’s health—young or old. It’s not the heat per se that will affect a young dog; it is more likely the overexertion due to puppy power. As for old dogs, it’s temperature: the heat gets harder and harder to handle as

Read More »


The Joys of Walking Your Dog

The Dog Daily: Health Care By Liz Palika for The Dog Daily Many dog owners seem to feel that walking their dog is something that must be done; a chore that goes along with dog ownership. But walking your dog doesn’t have to be a chore—it can be so much more. When you’re out walking your dog, you are spending time together, interacting with

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 »


A Microchip Session in Photos

TAGS can microchip your pet for only $30 at various Pet Valu locations. Find out more about microchipping from this blog post or visit our website for microchipping dates. Promotional poster of one of our microchip clinics TAGS volunteers (and Boomer) waiting for customers TAGS bulletin board at the entrance of the clinic Needle (still in the protective cap) attached to a plunger gun

Read More »


How to Start Fostering with TAGS: FAQ

Are you considering fostering but don’t know where to start? TAGS volunteers and foster parents are ready to help you set up for your first experience saving a dog’s (or cat’s) life! How do I know if I qualify to be a foster parent? Do you love pets? Do you have a house or an apartment with enough space in it? Do you have

Read More »


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

Read More »


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

Read More »


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.

Read More »