rescue

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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The Value of a Microchip

On a cold Saturday morning in December, two TAGS volunteers, Ashley Farrugia and Shelley Willis, were on their way to a Christmas craft market. They managed to get lost along the way and decided to stop at a gas station for directions.As they were heading back to the highway, a car pulled over, the door opened, and a beagle popped out. As fast as

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Brandy the Big-Eared Brindle

Brandy is approximately 6-year-old Australian Cattle Dog mix. She came to TAGS after being abandoned at the local pound. Brandy is a strong dog who is quiet and very well-behaved. Brandy is a happy girl who loves being around people. She is very gentle and great in the car. Brandy listens well to commands and would make a great pet. This gorgeous girl is

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For the Love of Dog…

This compassionate, wonderful account of adopting a rescue dog comes to us from Kaitlin Bernard. It was originally posted on her blog, Blank Cage, on Friday, November 22.  I won’t lie, when my boyfriend and I first entertained the thought of getting a dog I had my heart set on a Shiba Inu. I researched the breed, I contacted breeders, I picked out names,

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June Adoptions!

They say every dog has its day, and this month, that was the case for nine TAGS dogs who had their luck turn around when they were adopted into new homes!  Please click on the image to view a larger version. We love hearing from our adoptive families to find out how their new furry family member is doing. Here’s what we’ve heard so

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5 Reasons You Should Attend a Charity Yard Sale

Every year, TAGS organizes a yard sale. What separates it from other yard sales is the fact that at ours, all your money goes to charity. When you purchase something, keep in mind that it’s going to help sick dogs like Shyla, and it may even help fund our next trip to pick up a couple of puppy mill dogs. Everybody wins here—you get to

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Boomer’s Happy Tail—Every Dog Deserves a Second Chance (Part 2)

Part 1 of this article can be found in our June newsletter. Click here to read it. We had a dog, Buddy, for 11 years. We rescued him from the Port Perry pound when he was a puppy, but we had to say goodbye to Buddy last October. At first, we all agreed not to get another dog. As time passed and the emptiness remained, though, our

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