BEING A FOSTER PET PARENT CAN SAVE A LIFE
A big thank you to Kristin Calis, a writer with a local newspaper. Kristen covers Pickering and writes a pet column for the Metroland Media Group’s Durham Region Division. “There are many benefits to being a foster pet parent, and I have read that it’s actually one of the best ways in which an animal lover can volunteer to help homeless pets.” Kristin recently
BLACK CATS: WICKED OR WONDERFUL?
By Nomi Berger For centuries, black cats were revered. Then, in the blink of a great, green eye, their fortunes were reversed. What changed history’s good luck charm into a symbol of all things bad? Is it similar to a child’s game of broken telephone, where the message mouthed at the beginning is mangled at the end? Or is it more a case of
FOREVER HOME: NOW WHAT?
By Nomi Berger Be an informed adopter and make your new dog’s entry into your world as pleasurable as possible. If this is your first dog, establish yourself with a vet or register your new dog with your established vet. Then apply for the appropriate licenses, etc., required in your area. Remember that a dog’s true personality may not reveal itself for several weeks.
Congratulations to Talia, Theo, Peaches, Shyla and 2 of Willow’s adorable kittens. They have found their ‘furever’ homes.
PUPPY PROOFING IS NOT JUST FOR PUPPIES
By Nomi Berger A puppy-proofed home is a pet-safe home whatever the age of your new dog. Before that first front paw crosses your threshold for the first time, your home must be a health zone, not a hazard zone. Be especially attentive to the sensibilities of former puppy mill dogs or “outside” dogs. They may never have walked on wooden floors, carpets or
A CAT-PROOFED HOME IS A CAT-SAFE HOME
By Nomi Berger A cat-proofed home is a cat-safe home whether your new pet is a newborn kitten or a fully- grown cat. Before that first front paw crosses your threshold for the first time, your home must be a health zone, not a hazard zone. Be especially attentive to the sensibilities of former “outside” cats, who may never have walked on wooden floors,
A YEAR OF RESCUE RESOLUTIONS
By Nomi Berger Have you thought of adding some new and different resolutions to your traditional New Year’s list? Have you ever thought of getting involved in the world of rescue, but didn’t quite know how? Here then, are twelve different ways – one for each month of the year – for you to resolve to make a difference in the lives of rescue
Congratulations to Rootbeer, Genny, Oscar, Rhudee and Ranger! We are so thrilled that you all found homes. Enjoy the new year, and your new lives! <> <> <> Thank you to everyone who supported TAGS throughout 2014. Our fundraisers, outreach events and social media campaigns would not have been successful without you! Thank you for helping us find homes for so many deserving pets.
10 Reasons Why Adopting a Dog is Awesome
This list was originally posted on thedodo.com and was written by Lindsey robertson. Read the article here. 1. You will save a life. 2.7 million dogs are euthanized in shelters each year. 2. Rescue dogs can make incredible transformations when they are adopted into loving homes. 3. Most rescue dogs are relinquished for reasons that have nothing to do with behavioral problems, and they are generally quite loving and
Holiday Health Hazards for Pets
By Nomi Berger Dogs are prone to hazards at any point in their life, within their own genetics. Different breeds suffer with different illnesses in general or in old age, and many owners have to find some info on their pet and what they might need to be prepared for. Some of these conditions are non preventable due to their hereditary nature, however, there