volunteer

Why I Volunteer: Shelley

Shelley began volunteering with TAGS in 2012. At our recent volunteer dinner, she was awarded with a 1-year pin and congratulated for banking over 100 volunteer hours. Below, she tells us all about why she joined TAGS, what roles she has, and what keeps her going.   1. What encouraged you to become a volunteer with TAGS? Since finishing my education, moving out and

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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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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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Where To Find Us This Weekend

Every weekend TAGS sets up a booth in Whitby PetSmart on Saturday and Sunday from 12-4p.m. We can also be found at various Pet Valu locations across Whitby and Oshawa on Saturdays. We use this opportunity to talk to visitors about the dogs TAGS has up for adoption, the adoption process, and areas where we could use some more volunteers. However, no matter how

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Why I Volunteer: Emilee

This post has been contributed by one of our long-time volunteers, Emilee Gassien. She was the first TAGS volunteer to reach the 10-year milestone mark and is the unofficial Mrs. Clause for TAGS. In this piece, she tells us how she became involved with TAGS and how her roles have changed over the years.  I met Kathy Asling, the founder of TAGS, at PetSmart

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Paws and Hearts Jamboree – It Was a Fun Day!

A Beautiful Day to Be Outside With the Dogs I’m so happy that the weather was good. With a bad weather, everything looks different no matter how hard you were working on everything. And we were working hard on this alright! Our Event Planning Committee (along with GPAWS) met for two hours every week for four weeks to make sure that you and your

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The Tuckman Goes For a Late Night Walk-About!

Written by Annetta, our volunteer & foster mom. You can never be cautious enough when it comes to your dogs. Some like freedom a little bit more than others, and it’s easier than you think to lose sight of them. Our guest blogger Lindsey Sjouwerman shared some useful tips on how to prevent your dogs from running away. Tucker is safe now! He is up

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Helping Rescue Dogs Get Adopted in PetSmart

The Animal Guardian Society is a small rescue. We do not own a shelter or a wellness centre (however, it is one of our long-term goals). Therefore, if we want to keep in contact with the public or showcase our dogs, we can do so only through PetSmart (or Pet Valu, which recently became part of our weekend schedule). PetSmart volunteers at the Whitby

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Why I Volunteer: Jenn

Oakley at PetSmart. I volunteer in animal rescue because I love animals.  …Obviously, right? But it’s about more than just loving them. It’s about believing that they deserve more respect and love than they receive. And it’s about fighting for their rights when they cannot do so themselves. I read a quote once (and unfortunately I do not remember where) that said: “One day,

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