Dog Park Etiquette

Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Visit While dog parks are a great way to help your pup socialize and burn off some energy, they can sometimes be sites of trouble. Below, we’ve outlined some rules all owners should follow in order to make the best of the experience for both you and your pooch. Tip #1: Pay […]

Written by: Chris Poupart For many people, cats are the perfect pet. Playful, curious, affectionate — our feline friends have a lot to offer. Some cats, however, develop habits that can test the patience of their owners. Identifying and addressing the root causes of these issues can make our furry companions much easier to live with. Excessive Crying Who hasn’t been […]

How To Deal With Dog Behaviour Issues

Written by: Chris Poupart We all love our dogs, but many of our four-legged friends develop behavioural issues that can be annoying, destructive, or even dangerous to themselves and others. Luckily, many of these behaviours can be minimized or eliminated with training or by managing your dog’s environment. Here are four of the most common issues, with a few positive, […]

Holiday Entertaining and Pet Safety

By Stephanie Konczarek Entertaining during the holiday season is about creating wonderful memories—not to mention, having a great time with your nearest and dearest. Holiday parties can also bring a lot of temptations for your pets. This is a busy time and can be quite hectic with the planning, prepping and having visitors and guests coming and going. Here are […]

Pet-Proofing Your Home for the Holidays

Written by Stephanie Konczarek The holiday season is upon us and it’s the perfect time for pet parents to give some special thought to keeping our furry companions happy and safe from harmful items. Nothing is cuter than having your pets pose in front of a decorated Christmas tree for those perfect Instagram pics. But sometimes cats and dogs are curious […]

Trap-Neuter-Return-Manage Workshop

Written by: Aris Gyamfi Feral cat overpopulation is a serious issue in many cities, and Toronto is no exception. Female cats can have litters of kittens two to three times a year, and a single breeding pair can lead to the production of 420,000 offspring over a seven-year period. The vast majority of these kittens will perish, and those that […]

Lost and Found

Information Provided By Toronto Animal Services Losing your pet is a very traumatic experience. It’s important to stay calm so that you can search for your pet and hopefully be reunited. There are a number of steps you should take as soon as your pet goes missing. If your pet is not immediately found, repeat these steps again. Don’t give up searching […]

Marijuana and Dogs

Written by Christina Furlano Ontario’s Cannabis Legalization and our Canines As of October 17, 2018, Ontarians over 19 will be able to buy, use and grow marijuana. Dog owners who consume weed will need to be vigilant – and so does anyone who walks their dog. Whether intended for medical use or recreational use, if a dog ingests it, they […]

Why Local Shelters Rescue International Dogs

Written by Christina Furlano and Tori Gass Late at night on September 2, volunteers from the Etobicoke Humane Society (EHS) drove out to Pearson Airport to meet a flight coming all the way from Taiwan. On board the plane were five special dogs who had endured close to 16 hours of flying in hopes of finding a loving family and […]

Palliative Care: Gia

Written by Becca Gordon In January, we rescued several cats from a kill shelter, including one we named Gia. Gia was found stray and estimated, by the shelter staff to be 5-6 years old. She was unspayed and had been diagnosed as having stomatitis (inflammation of the gums) which is incredibly painful. Staff at the kill-shelter and EHS volunteers knew […]



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