Thursday, 31 July 2014

Adoptable of the Week: Eragon

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Adoptable of the Week: Eragon

Meet Eragon! Eragon is a courtesy listing on from the Friendly Giants Dog Rescue in Ottawa. Eragon has been waiting a long time for the right forever home. He is a large, adult nuetered Kuvasz who is very laid back and slow moving for the most part but can also have fun and be energetic. Eragon comes with special needs but with a patient and dedicated owner he would be a great pet. Eragon suffers from seasonal allergies- like many dogs with white fur. He takes Evening Primrose every day to try to prevent the urge to lick and chew his paws. Eragon is a true Kuvasz to the core and would be best suited with a dominant owner who has experience with large breed working dogs. Kuvasz are bred to guard their flock or home and Eragon- like most Kuvasz- guards all sorts of things. Because of this he is not suited for a home with young children and would flourish on a farm in a fenced in area where he can guard his family. Eragon enjoys being groomed and doesn’t resist when having his nails trimmed. He has an independent nature but still enjoys affection and positive reinforcement training is a must with this dog. Eragon needs the right person to take a chance on him and give him the structure and care he so desperately desires.

If you are interested in learning more about Eragon contact the Keshet Rescue at or call 613-822-7266. Click here to view Eragon’s page on

Monday, 28 July 2014

Wugadogs toys modeled after real life dogs

Wugadog toys modeled after real life dogs are expanding the line and giving back

By Stacey McIntyre-Gonzalez
Photo by Sam Dadufalza
It was an age old question that has plagued men for decades; furrowing the brow and inducing the sweat as they desperately try to find the answer in time.

“What do I get my wife for her birthday?”

Darrin Wilson was one of those men struggling to find that perfect birthday surprise for his wife Janet. While contemplating the question he looked over at their dog Angus- a mini Boston terrier rescue- and it just clicked. Darrin decided to make a toy that looked just like Angus and give it to Janet for her birthday. He had no idea that a loving gesture would touch both of their lives in such an unforeseen and wonderful way.
Darrin made the Boston terrier in the downward dog pose- a tribute to Angus’ favorite stretching position. He branded the toy Wugadog gave it to Janet and she absolutely adored her custom made Angus toy.

“I opened the box and saw that the toy was in the downward dog position and I laughed. I knew that it was Angus right away and wanted to show it to everyone,” Janet said in a correspondence.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Adoptable of the week: Luke

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Adoptable of the Week: Luke

Meet Luke! Luke is a beautiful, young Russian blue mix. He is believed to be around 7 months old. This adorable boy not only has good looks but he is sweet, snuggly and irresistibly charming. He would do best with an owner that loves giving affection and cuddling the days away. He even likes giving kisses! Luke needs a stable home where he can spend time indoors with his family. If you are interested in learning more about Luke contact the Lanark Animal Welfare Society of Smiths Falls at or call 613-283-9308. Click here to view Sydney’s page on

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


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According to past research the two most intelligent dog breeds are the Border collie and the Poodle. The least intelligent breeds are reportedly the Afghan hound and the Basenji.

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

Adoptable of the Week: Viva

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Adoptable of the Week: Viva

Meet Viva! Viva is a beautiful senior Pointer who is in need of a second chance from a calm and loving family. This gentle, nine year old girl spent the majority of her life living in a crate. She had little contact with people and no idea what a structured family life could be like. Fortunately Viva was given a second chance when she was rescued by New Beginnings Pet Rescue in Ottawa, Ontario. Viva is now discovering the joy that humans can bring to her life and is enjoying basic obedience training, hikes and this new found affection. Although she is still timid- a result of her previous upbringing- Viva wants to be loved and to share her love with people. She needs a pet parent that is patient and gentle- someone to help her build back her confidence and allow her to be a dog. Viva is frightened by loud noises but tolerates the sounds of children playing. Due to her aversion of loud noises Viva would be happiest away from big, booming cities and noisy traffic. She needs a calm family who can mirror her energy level. The ideal happy ending for Viva would be a senior couple who live in the country and would take her on long hikes until she was tired and ready to go to sleep beside the fireplace. Viva is fixed and vaccinated and gets along with cats and calmer dogs. If you are interested in learning more about Viva fill out an application through New Beginnings Pet Rescue. Click here to view Viva’s page on

Saturday, 12 July 2014


Photo by tanakawho Foter CC BY-NC 2.0

You may hear a cat hiss or spit at another animal and that’s normal. But a cat only uses its meow to communicate with humans.


Thursday, 10 July 2014

Adoptable of the week: Sydney

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Adoptable of the Week: Sydney

Meet Sydney! Sydney is a young, female Border collie and Shepherd mix that is looking for a home with an active family. Like most Border collies Sydney is extremely intelligent and has a lot of energy. She is playful and affectionate. Sydney is excited to find a forever home with a fenced in back yard so she can run and play outdoors. Her confidence needs a boost and it is recommended that Sydney be put in obedience school. Border collie’s learn things quickly and enjoy training with their family. With well-balanced training and a lot of love Sydney will be the perfect dog for any active family. This smart and caring pooch needs a forever home. If you are interested in learning more about Sydney contact SPCA of Western Quebec Gatineau at or call 819-770-SPCA (7722). Click here to view Sydney’s page on

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Keira is featured in the LA Times

Photo by Stacey Gonzalez Copyright©
Our girl Keira made it on the LA!

Check out this fantastic article by Amy Hubbard in the LA Times Science section about pets and emotions. Do animals experience emotions? Find out! Plus our girl Keira's smiling face is in the photo slide show!

Read more about pets and emotions and see Keira in the LA Times!

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Monday, 7 July 2014


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Here is a great training tip- dogs are more likely to learn verbal commands if you pair them with a hand signal or a gesture.


Saturday, 5 July 2014

Calling all SUP dog owners- we want to hear from you!

Photo by M Hooper Foter CC BY 2.0
Do you live in Ontario & stand up paddle with your dog? If the answer is YES then we want to talk you! If you SUP with your pooch we want to hear from you! Check out our contact page and email us your story- we want to feature you and your talented SUP dog! 


Catching some rays on Caturday!
Photo by Sonja & Roland Foter CC BY 2.0

Friday, 4 July 2014

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Adoptable of the Week: Molson

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Adoptable of the Week: Molson

Meet Molson! Molson is a laid-back male Rottweiler and hound mix who is located in a foster home through the Home Again rescue in Bancroft, Ontario. Molson is a senior dog who loves catching some rays on lazy, sunny days. Molson is very nurturing and in his first home he played mother to kittens, puppies and even a baby pot-bellied pig. He is well socialized with children and other animals. Molson is already neutered and his vaccinations are up to date. This sweet pooch needs a forever home. If you are interested in learning more about Molson contact Home Again at or call 613 332 5253. Click here to view Molson’s page on


Photo by ac.Zadam Foter CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Unless your cat is polydactyl- meaning it has extra toes- it has five toes on the front paw and four toes on the back.