December Adoptions!

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.

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By Nomi Berger For decades now, designated months have been devoted to an increasing number of awareness-raising issues. And for more than a decade, raising awareness about the crucial issue of animal adoption has been no different. Their designated month is October. So with that in mind, we wanted to take time to remind our supporters of the vital, life-affirming roles dogs play in

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Adopt a Senior Pet Month

The TAGS adoption process takes a couple of weeks. First, you submit your application, and then, upon approval, you will have your “Meet and Greet,” hopefully within that week. Next comes the Home Visit, where TAGS volunteers interview you in your home, and then, presuming everyone would like to continue with the application, you will have a 1-2 week “Extended Visit.” This stage is

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Wordless Wednesday: Adopt Don’t Shop

A couple of our dogs visited UOIT/DC last week for an “ADOPT-DON’T-SHOP” event hosted by The Animal Rights Collaboration at UOIT & DC Luna definitely loved the attention! <> <> <> This is a blog hop. Click here to check out the other participating blogs. (photo by Heather Harton-Davidson)

Featured Adoptable Dog: Jasmine!

Our volunteer and foster mom Julie sent us some useful information about her new foster dog, Jasmine! Jasmine is a 65 pound St.Bernard mix who is estimated to be about 8 years old.  She has a beautiful face that beams love toward everyone she meets. Her deep, soulful eyes definitely have a way of pulling people in, and once she has them, she showers

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Featured Adoptable Dog: Bessie

Our volunteer & foster mom Annetta sent us some useful information about her new foster dog, Bessie. Bessie’s a doll! Very, very sweet. She’s going to make an amazing pet for some lucky family. Bessie is a sweetheart Walking & Obedience She’s already figured out walking on lead. She runs to us when called, and we’re working on sit/stay and house training. There have

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Featured Adoptable Dog: Max

When meeting Max, most people have to fight their urge to take him home and cuddle him all day. I myself was wondering if he’d just escaped from Build-a-Bear. He’s been in the TAGS program since February. His current family had to make a hard decision to surrender him. They wanted the best for him, as they realized that they won’t be able to

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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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