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May 2013

May Adoptions!

Any month in which there have been adoptions is a great month, but May 2013 was especially exciting for the volunteers at TAGS. At the end of April, we were thrilled that a few of our senior dogs had been adopted since it is generally more difficult to find homes for them. Similarly, in May, TAGS found homes for Molly and Reimer, who, despite

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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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Puppy Mill Dogs

It is an unfortunate reality in our society that puppy mills exist. Puppy mill dogs are typically kept in extremely harsh conditions, and receive very little, if any, human interaction, resulting in a mix of poor health and socialization / behaviour issues. Due to their lack of human contact, they are usually quite wary of all humans—not just the bigger more intimidating humans, but

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A Weekend Family Program – Whitevale Spring Festival

Now that winter has finally given up trying to stay with us for the rest of the year, we must take advantage of the nice weather. If you’ve been planning on getting out of the house and doing something with the family, plan no more—the upcoming Whitevale Festival in Pickering is a great opportunity for a lovely family day. Everybody will find activities to

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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.

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Paws for Mental Health: Ontario Shores 2k Paws-a-Thon Dog Walk

                                     On Sunday, May 26, 2013, all are welcome to attend the Paws for Mental Health 2k Paws-a-Thon Dog Walk! Where/WhenSunday, May 26, 201310:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences700 Gordon Street, Whitby Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental

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