Adoption

Why being a foster home is awesome!

Foster homes save lives. Too many pets are abandonned, and shelters cannot help them all. Living in a shelter is stressful, no matter how hard the volonteers work to make sure that cats and dogs have all they need. For some animals, shelters are just not the right environment. Puppies, for instance, need proper socialisation…
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Adopting a new dog into your family

You are thinking about adding a second (or third…) dog into your family? The more, the merrier, after all! Well sometimes it is, sometime it is not. You are the only one who can tell. We only want to help you in your decision process with this list of very rational questions to what often…
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Where should I adopt my rescue?

Animal shelters and rescue groups are very, very busy during this time of the year. By adopting an animal from a shelter or rescue group after moving day in Quebec, you are not only adopting an animal, but also saving his life, or the life of the next animal that the rescue group would not…
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Puppy Kindergarden, a must?

A lot of families adopt puppies in the summer. Welcoming a puppy is such a wonderful experience. And a tiring one too, to be honest. Puppies learn a lot from their mother and their littermates during their first weeks into this world. They still however have a lot to learn when they are introduced into…
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Adopting a rescue dog (2/2)

Have you read Adopting a rescue dog (1/2)? If not, you should! You will learn about the pros and cons of adopting a puppy versus an older dog. Summer is the best time to adopt a dog: The weather is perfect for daily walks and all other activities, plus the shelters are flooded with dogs…
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Adopting a rescue dog (1/2)

If you are from the Montreal area, you must have heard about Enquête’s coverage on the Berger Blanc (link to French coverage), a for-profit shelter that is being charged of animal abuse. In fact, you must probably have heard the news even if you are from another province, or even country: It has circulated among…
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Ethical breeders

More and more often, we talk about responsible and ethical consumption. Pets deserve more regards than any “consumption goods”: they are living creatures and lifetime partners. It is therefore only natural that we also now refer to ethical or responsible breeders. After all, as animal lovers, don’t we want to make sure that we encourage…
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Animals as gifts

Being an animal lover is a gift, but it is not something that can be given or taught. And loving animals is not enough: You need to be reliable, as well as understand and handle all responsibilities that come with owning and caring for a pet. For these reasons, it is not a good idea…
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A happy couple

As you might know, Cesar Millan’s Canadian Tour has started a couple of weeks ago. He was in Montreal just last week and with fresh notes from the show, now seems like the perfect time to review some of the points mentioned in the show. Not everybody is a fan of Cesar and his dog…
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