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
Small Dogs vs. Big Dogs
Some dogs are small and some are big. The end. Just kidding. Today’s post is less about actual size and more about how small dogs are treated compared to their larger canine friends because how we treat small dogs has, in many ways, facilitated the widespread notion that all small dogs bark a lot and are aggressive. As a TAGS volunteer, I have met
Wordless Wednesday: TAGS Goes to the Mall!
Volunteers Wendy, Nicky and Jenn were at the Oshawa Centre on Sunday to promote TAGS. The big red dog got a bunch of hugs throughout the day from kids passing by! This is a blog hop. Check out the other participating blogs as well by clicking on the image below.
Agility: Fun for You and Your Dog!
This week, TAGS is launching its first ever agility course with trainer Emma Joynson! This series of six classes is only $120 and starts Wednesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. What is agility?you may ask. Agility is a fun dog sport through which the dog and handler work together to complete an obstacle course. In this six-week course, as the handler, you will learn
Featured Adoptable Dog: Tucker
Tucker is a fun-loving, active dog who is always up for some playtime. He’s been looking for a new home for a year now. Originally, TAGS rescued him from a high-kill shelter in Kentucky. He’s an interesting mix—many people see spaniel, English springer spaniel, Australian shepherd or even Rottweiler in him. Tucker will make sure you won’t forget him, not just by using his
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
Wordless Wednesday: Patience
This is Spike, sitting patiently on the snow in the dog park last winter. Spike is one of the dogs in the TAGS program looking for his fur-ever home! Looking for a new addition for the family? Spike might be the perfect fit! Thinking about adopting? Consider adopting from The Animal Guardian Society, click here!
Oshawa Centre Community Contact Day
Are you still hesitating about volunteering? The Animal Guardian Society promotes its volunteer and foster programs every June at the Oshawa Centre. Our table If you have any questions or concerns and don’t want to write lengthy emails, come out and talk to some of our volunteers to get a better picture of what TAGS is about. We always need volunteers or foster homes,
Wordless Wednesday: Sleeping Beauty!
Shhhh! I’m taking a nap! This is Izzy! She is available for adoption through TAGS. If you think Izzy might be the perfect fit for your family, click here to fill in an adoption application to meet her!
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