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:  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:  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: 

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: or send us an e-mail here:

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 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!
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