TAGS Dogs in PetSmart

As you probably already know, TAGS showcases some of its dogs at the Whitby PetSmart every weekend (directions here). It’s a good way to inform people about our charity and to introduce our adoptable dogs. We have our own booth set up each time, where people can learn about our adoption process, upcoming events or even browse through our binder of dogs. If you

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Pet First-Aid 101

Last weekend, TAGS hosted a pet first-aid course taught by veterinarian Tanya Varley from Morningside Pet Hospital. Twenty pet-loving people and about 14 tail-wagging dogs attended the all-day event at the Quality Suites at Bloor and Grandview. Checking Merlin the greyhound’s gums. Through the course of the day, participants learned and practised such important skills as taking a pet’s vital signs (heart rate, respiration

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Lest We Forget

Every Remembrance Day, we pause to reflect on the men and women who lost their lives to secure our freedom. CC image courtesy of Bernt Rostad on Flickr Alongside some of these soldiers were four-legged canine partners, so this Remembrance Day, their bravery is worthy of reflection as well. Stories of dogs serving in wartime efforts extend back almost as far as the domestication

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Pet Cancer Prevention Tips

Dos and don’ts November is national Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize that their beloved pets are just as likely to get cancer as humans are. Unhealthy processed foods and environmental factors are most often the cause of tumours developing in our pets’ body. While it’s more common for dogs to get cancer, but that also means, that cats can, too, and

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Useful Pet First-Aid Tips

You cannot predict when an accident will happen to your pet, but you can most certainly be prepared for it- especially as the cold weather and the holidays are approaching since the number of injuries usually increases at this time of the year. Remember these useful tips when you find yourself in this situation:  Pet First-Aid Course: November 11 Don’t panic. Staying calm and

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25 Years Young!

Nick Iordanis, one of the very dedicated TAGS volunteers, recently attended The Animal Guardian Society’s big anniversary event and kindly reported on it for us here. To all those who supported this fund-raising gala, thank you! It was a great success! On Saturday, October 13, TAGS hosted a 25th-anniversary gala.      It is not often that a volunteer group makes it to 25

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An Adoption Tale: Chloe

After adopting her dog, Chloe, from TAGS, Nikki DeGroot decided to start volunteering for us! So not only has she given one deserving dog a great home; she’s also working to get great homes for so many more! Here she shares the story of her adoption of Chloe. I adopted my dog, Chloe, from TAGS in May. Chloe is one of the eight shepherd/retriever

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