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Shelter Sunday: Amazing News from New Brunswick, Canada

If you haven’t figured it out, I choose a place to feature each Sunday by going alphabetically through a list of US states and Canadian territories / provinces. Today it was New Brunswick’s turn, and this has never happened before in the almost 14 years I’ve been writing this blog. There are NO dogs listed for adoption on Petfinder in the entire province! Zip. Nada. None.

(Lots of cats, though, if you’re interested.)


Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Pugsly / Companion Animal Outreach Society / Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Pugsly AB

Meet Pugsly! He’s a mix of Basset Hound and American Staffordshire Terrier. Here’s what he has to say about himself.

Nice to Meet You!! Hi my name is Pugsly! I may be on the short side but I am ready to show you how fast I can run!! I am a busy body so would be looking for someone who is active. I am still working on my manners but hey I am just a teenager after all!! I like other dogs and LOVE human companions! If you are interested in adopting me please call 587-272-0390 or email [email protected]

Pugsly is currently a guest of Companion Animal Outreach Society in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. If you’re in those parts, why not contact the shelter to meet Pugsly and all of his friends.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Comfort for Toronto

Photo:  Carlos Osorio / Toronto Star
Photo: Carlos Osorio / Toronto Star

After last week’s terrorist attack in Toronto, where a van crashed into a crowd killing 10 people, The Star is reporting that comfort dogs have converged on Mel Lastman Square where the tragedy took place. Nearly 20 dogs from St. John’s Ambulance were on hand to allow those affected by the attack a chance to decompress with unconditional love.

Dogs are great in this role because they don’t judge, and they don’t even mind if you get your tears on them.

With apologies for this being a little delayed. Your erstwhile blogger has been a bit snowed under after taking in three orphaned kittens who must be bottle fed every three hours!

Doggies.com and breeders.net offers our sincerest condolences to all those who lost loved ones in Toronto.


Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Shelter Sunday: Cupid’s Valentine Miracle

Photo:  Ernest Doroszuk / Toronto Sun
Photo: Ernest Doroszuk / Toronto Sun

A little different take on our normal Shelter Sunday feature.

The Toronto Sun is reporting on Cupid, a Great Pyrenees-mix puppy found abandoned in the garbage. Cupid was born without front paws, but has now been fitted with prosthetics by Janice Olynich at Pawsability in Leaside. Continue reading Shelter Sunday: Cupid’s Valentine Miracle

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Happy ThanksgivingA big shout out to our Canadian readers as they celebrate Thanksgiving today. Thanks for coming along with us on this blog journey.

A short history lesson for the American readers: The Canadians actually celebrated the first Thanksgiving celebration in North America in 1578 – a full 43 years before the Pilgrims celebrated at the Plymouth Rock colony in 1621. The Canadian celebration happened when explorer Martin Frobisher returned to Canada after his 3rd try at finding the Northwest Passage.

Canadians: Please eat a BIG piece of apple pie for me! (And remember to keep your dog away from the turkey carcass – the bones can splinter and cut your dog’s throat and intestines.)

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!