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Welcome to the Animatch Dog Blog. Here you'll find post about dogs in the news, funny dog pictures and other dog related stories found around the web. Enjoy!

Summer is here and the weather is heating up!

Thursday July 12, 2018

Help keep your dog safe and healthy during a heat wave with these tips!Watch Out for Heatstroke: Symptoms include panting, lethargy, drooling, fever, vomiting and collapse. If you think...

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Here is the land ... now we need the Animatch Centre - UPDATE

Tuesday July 10, 2018

UPDATE - JULY 10:  Today the last appointment took place at our Animatch Centre and another lucky dog has gone to his furever home; he won't be experiencing yet...

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A new puppy?

Thursday July 5, 2018

Miranda Wimbush, a former Volunteer, offers some sage advice on on raising a puppy to become a good canine citizen.  In addition to being a Mom to a toddler...

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Auction to raise funds for the new Animatch Centre

Sunday July 1, 2018

Starting Monday, July 2, we invite you to check out the on-line auction.  Many interesting articles will be up for sale and all proceeds will go to the funding for...

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Pot for paranoid pups?

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Written by Judie Amyot - Originallly published in The SuburbanSeparation anxiety. These two words are often the reason why many dogs are given up by people who simply canâ€...

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Open House at FIC

Thursday June 7, 2018

Have you always wondered about what this place called *FIC is all about.  The training ground that has made such a difference in many of our adoptees lives is...

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“Forget what you can get and see what you can give”

Sunday June 3, 2018

Whether you are young or old, a generous heart is a blessing.   Reya Cochrane decided to make a difference while celebrating her special day.  She marked her 1...

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First Pack Walk - Sunday, June 3rd

Friday June 1, 2018

Come one, come all … join Josh Taylor (Canine Education) on the first pack walk of the season.  A pack walk can be a wonderful experience for humans and canines...

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Farewell to the Animatch Centre

Thursday May 31, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce that Animatch must find a new location.  In 2000, Helen and her young family moved into the house that present volunteers and...

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Garage Sale

Monday May 28, 2018

Thanks for Volunteers Jocelyn Massue and Maryse Godbout for their efforts in fundraising through a Garage Sale.  Animatch is happy to add the $1,035 collected to the funds collected for...

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Nail Clipping Fundraiser

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Bring you pets to our first nail clipping clinic, all funds raised go directly to Animatch.  See you the third Satruday of each month at Global Pitou Minou, Pointe...

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Pippy’s New Life

Monday April 30, 2018

Pippy (originally Rosie) has a new purpose in life. A couple of years ago she was brought to Animatch through the Nordic Paws program, where dogs from northern communities are...

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When our pets save us

Monday April 30, 2018

written by Judie Amyot, The Suburban In the past 10 to 15 years, many newly formed animal rescue organizations have taken their place alongside the well established SPCA in helping abandoned...

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Increase to Adoption Fee

Thursday April 26, 2018

Effective May 1, 2018, Animatch will increase, by necessity, our adoption fee.   Many of our dogs arrive with unforeseen medical conditions and several require x-rays, ultrasounds, surgeries, and medication. ...

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How to Teach Children Dog Safe Behaviour in 10 Easy Steps

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Miranda Wimbush, a frequent contributor to our Blog and former Volunteer, offers some tips on a topic that never gets old.  Miranda has decided to follow her passion; she...

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Is Owning A Dog Good For Your Health?

Monday April 16, 2018

Article written by: Luisa Dillner from www.theguardian.comA new study suggests canine-lovers could be 23% less likely to die from heart disease – or it could just be that...

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Stray Animal Day

Monday April 16, 2018

Article written by: Liliana Danel from Montrealdogblog.comAlthough April 4th has come and gone, the following article is a great reminder of what we need to do, every day,...

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Woof, woof ... please clean up

Monday March 19, 2018

Animatch decided to run this article again .... it is worth repeating. Spring is in the air!  So is the smell of dog poop!  Best time of the...

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We get applications… LOTS of applications

Monday March 12, 2018

In 2017, Animatch received over 4,000 applications.  It was busy year with more than 400 dogs adopted.  If you do the math, that leaves more than 3,600 disappointed potential adopters who were...

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Bark & Brunch

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Our annual Bark & Brunch was once again a huge success, we raised over $3,000 to help provide care for the Animatch dogs.  Many thanks to our dedicated volunteers, wonderful...

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From the Animatch Blog

Animatch Fan Mail

5 years of pure joy

It's soon going to be 5 years since Maya (formerly Yayah) has joined our family. Everyday we are grateful for the joy she brings into our...

Brooklyn’s 1 year anniversary

We can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we adopted Brooklyn from Animatch. She has been a great addition to our family...

Greetings from the Animatch Alumni

Happy New Year to our Animatch friends! We are all happy in our new homes and here we are hanging out with our "people" at...

Hershey and Heinz

Hershey and Heinz take a well deserved break in the shade. Both dogs are doing great!

Spencer

Here's Spencer at the St Lazare Agility Club trial! He was one of the Husky/Border Collie puppies born in the fall of 2014. Spencer loves...

Update on Rambler

Hello! We took Rambler home on August 18, 2012. He now goes by Rambo and is the love of our lives. Rambo loves long naps, chasing squirrels...

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