Saturday, September 10, 2011

Morningside Pet Hospital Fundraiser for TAGS

A HUGE THANKS to the staff at Morningside Pet Hospital for holding the yard sale today, awesome job, drum roll..........they raised over $1,000.00 for TAGS!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

yard Sale this Saturday

The Morningside Pet Hospital is having  yard sale and is  DONATING THE PROCEEDS TO TAGS! ... THANK YOU!
Saturday, September 10th ~ 9am to 4pm

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Great news!

Kathy Cook-Asling
Kathy Cook-Asling10:14am Aug 17
August 16, 2011 08:30 ET
National Chain of Pet Stores to Stop Selling Puppies Announces Partnership With SPCA

The "Every Pet Deserves A Home" Pet Adoption Program

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 16, 2011) - PJ's Pets and Pets Unlimited have announced that they will no longer sell puppies in any of their stores. As of September 1st, their focus will be to support pet adoption services in an effort to find homes for thousands of pets in local SPCA's, Humane Societies, rescue groups and shelters across the country.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pics from the TAGS BBQ!

Luca, our blind doberman
Belle May, one of our many success stories!
Kaity & Gracie - sisters, now on their extended visit TOGETHER!

For more pictures our our BBQ, check out our facebook group HERE!

Charity BBQ to support TAGS!!

Join us this Sunday from 11-3 at Mount Lawn in Whitby to support TAGS   

Only $5 gets you a yummy lunch and helps us raise some money for the animals!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Removing Ticks


Removing Ticks

Spring will be here soon and the ticks will soon be showing their heads. Here is a good way to get them off you, your children, or your pets. Give it a try.

Please forward to anyone with children... or hunters or dogs, or anyone who even steps outside in summer!!

A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!!

I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it's some times difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.

Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me.
Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, "It worked!"

Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.

Two Sisters finding a home

Katy and Gracie traveled a long way to get to The Animal Guardian Society.  Gracie came to us with a deformed foot but surprising it didn't stop her from running like the wind!
It was clear from the start that these two sweet Setter mixes were bonded.  Each went to a different foster homes and several weeks later were reunited at the dog park.  They were so happy and excited it warmed our hearts.  Of course we dreamed that someone would be willing to adopt both together but what were the chances?
I am happy to report that a wonderful family is taking them this weekend for an extended visit, yes both of them!
We are all so excited so please keep your fingers crossed for these two sweet dogs.
More update to follow.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer is here, and we're busier than ever!

After a busy spring, we are back to blogging!

*URGENT*  We are trying to help place a number of dogs that are going to be euthanized this Saturday.  The pictures of these dogs can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/groups/218092774897398.  The dogs are currently housed at the Windsor-Essex Humane Society.  If you have any space to save one of these dogs, please contact the humane society ASAP! 

Their contact info can be found here: http://www.windsorhumane.org/.  Please pass along this info to your friends and family.

This year we've had a large influx of senior dogs.  Many of them were great family pets who were given up through no fault of their own.  These dogs still have a lot of life left, and would love to find a family to love again.  Check out our list of available dogs here:  http://animalguardian.org/adoptions.htm 

We could not do any of what we do without the help of a wonderful pack of volunteers and foster homes.  We always need more help and more fosters, so if you'd like to join our pack, please fill out an application here: http://animalguardian.org/applications.htm or send us an e-mail here: tagsinfo@yahoo.ca

This Saturday we are having a TAGS Family Potluck!  Come out and join us at the TAGS Training Centre.  Dogs are welcome to come for a run around the dog park.  Email Annetta at indulgences@sympatico.ca for directions and to RSVP!  Hope to see you there!

TAGS recently celebrated its 24th anniversary.  Hard to believe we're almost a quarter century old!  Next year we are hoping to have a fantastic celebration, so stay tuned!

Enjoy your summer and remember to keep your pets cool and well-hydrated!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Ian Dunbar's Bite Assessment Scale

Level 1- Dog growls, lunges, snarls-no teeth touch skin. Mostly intimidation behaviour.

Level 2- Teeth touch skin but no puncture. May have red mark/minor bruise from dog’s head or snout, may have minor scratches from paws/nails. Minor surface abrasions acceptable.

Level 3- Punctures ½ the length of a canine tooth, one to four holes, single bite. No tearing or slashes. Victim not shaken side to side. Bruising.

Level 4- One to four holes from a single bite, one hole deeper than ½ the length of a canine tooth, typically contact/punctures from more than canines only. Black bruising, tears and/or slashing wounds. Dog clamped down and shook or slashed victim.

Level 5- Multiple bites at Level 4 or above. A concerted, repeated attack.

Level 6- Any bite resulting in death of a human

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Microchip Clinic coming!

TAGS will be holding our first Microchip Clinic of the year on February 5 and 6th at the Pet Valu
1445 Harmony Road North, plaza with Superstore.

Please call 905 2638247 or e-mail tagsinfo@yahoo.ca to book your appointment.
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