Sunday, February 28, 2010

Adoptions Are Crazy!

Very happy to report that our adoptions are really going well!
This week alone we have 4-5 home visits!
Most of the dogs being adopted are dogs that were rescued from local shelters.
We owe a great thank you to our foster homes, without them we could not save
these animals.

Foster home are really needed as we head into the spring season and shelters fill
If you have ever thought of becoming a foster family please contact us for further

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Rest in Peace Daddy

You may or may not be a fan of Cesar Millan, but if you have ever watched his pitbull
Daddy you have to be a fan of this wonderful dog.
Daddy gave a side that people often never hear of, that Pitbulls are well behaved
loving dogs.
I always loved they way he would waddle behind Cesar on the Dog Whisper show, such
a funny old dog.
At 16 years of age, it still seems to young. As all dog lovers and animals lovers
would say our pets leave us far too young.
So rest in peace Daddy, and maybe one day we will meet in that big dog house in the sky.

Cesar Millan, all his family and friends, his staff and volunteers, and dog lovers all around the world today will mourn the passing of one of the most loyal, trusting, well-balanced, and influential pit bull ambassadors the world has ever known. Daddy, Cesar's longtime friend and partner in canine rehabilitation, died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday the 19th of February. He was sixteen years old.

He lived each day of those sixteen years happy and fulfilled as Cesar's right-hand-"man," helping to shape the behavior of entire generations of dogs by showing them the way to balance. He stood as champion for calm-submissive pit bulls everywhere, and was instrumental in helping to repair their image as violent, savage, uncontrollable beasts. He successfully battled cancer and weathered chemotherapy, and even got the opportunity to present at the 56th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards!

His name is now added to that honorable roster of dogs gone by whose influence is still felt today, and which includes some of Cesar's beloved childhood heroes: "Rin-Tin-Tin." "Lassie." ... "Daddy."

He has been immortalized by Dog Whisperer fans in all mediums, from painting, to photographs, to charcoal drawings and papier-mâché sculpture. And, of course, he lives on in his work, reflected in the balance and calm-submission of his protégé Junior, the countless animals to whom he was a positive role model, and in the hearts and minds of everyone who knew him as a calm, sweet, and mellow example of a widely misunderstood breed.

In Loving Memory.

If you would like to express your sympathy, post a comment on Daddy's memorial page or send a message through our contact form. Select the category "Express my condolences for Daddy's passing" to ensure it goes to the correct email address.

To honor Daddy's legacy, the Daddy's Emergency Animal Rescue ["DEAR"] Fund has been established by the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation.

The DEAR Fund will provide assistance for dogs who are victims of abuse or violence, man-made disasters, and large-scale natural disasters.

If you would like to honor Daddy's memory and the contributions he made to improve the lives of animals, you can make a donation by visiting |

Spay Neuter Durham

On Thursday Feb. 18th, a group of animal rescue volunteers gathered to discuss
opening a spay neuter clinic in Durham Region.

This project has a long way to go, but with the support of our community we can
make this clinic a reality.

Show your support by joining our Facebook page at spayneuterdurham

Fundraising events are needed, donations, volunteer experienced in writing grant
If you have a talent that we can use please step up and join the team!
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