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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!

Is it the big ‘C’?

Wednesday May 17, 2017

By Judie AmyotThis article was originally published in The SuburbanWhile not a pleasant topic, cancer is a dreaded disease that strikes terror in our hearts when either we...

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Fur babies: why treating our dogs like our kids is bad for everyone

Wednesday May 17, 2017

​By Melinda Houston  Blame Bruiser. The canine star of Legally Blonde wasn't the first hound to be outrageously pampered – the tradition of lap dogs, tiny...

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Everything tastes better with dog hair in it

Wednesday May 17, 2017

Animatch has welcomed its share of Huskies in the past few years.  Many are amazed at how much a Husky can shed – yes, a good vacuum cleaner is a...

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Pasta for Pups Auction Item

Tuesday May 9, 2017

Helena Scheffer, Textile Artist, created this gorgeous screen print for auction winner Linda Hamel at the recent Pasta for Pups event. Thank you Helena for donating your time and...

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Hiring a dog walker

Tuesday May 2, 2017

Animatch feels strongly that the dog you adopt needs daily exercise to stay both mentally alert and healthy.  If long work days don’t allow you to hit the...

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I’m not old, I’m vintage…..

Monday May 1, 2017

The most heart-wrenching surrenders are those involving seniors.  You may have noticed that Animatch –as well as many other rescues – have numerous seniors up for adoption.  A lot...

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Pasta for Pups

Wednesday April 26, 2017

Thank you to all who came out to Pasta for Pups in support of Animatch.  More than $20,000 was raised which will help immensely in our quest to help homeless...

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The Tick and Lyme Disease

Thursday April 13, 2017

Ixodes scapularis is the tick which transmits Lyme disease. As soon as the ground starts to thaw, the tick climbs on a branch and waits for its next victim. Before...

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Different Ways to Donate

Thursday April 13, 2017

At Animatch, while we will never refuse any and all cash donations (who would?), there are many other ways you can help us help the doggies.  Throughout the year,...

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Youth Volunteer Program

Thursday March 23, 2017

Last year, out of growing interest from young people to get involved with Animatch, the Animatch team started the Youth Volunteer Program. Since the age requirement to be an Animatch...

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Abba’s (now Bambi) Journey

Thursday March 23, 2017

Abba, Handee, Sheba, and Hester are all littermates who were part of the Nordic Paws Project with one thing in common.  They all have some degree of neurological disorders....

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Nordic Paws Project

Saturday March 18, 2017

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said that we become forever responsible for what we have tamed. The meaning of his words had always escaped me until the day I chose...

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name that puppy

Friday March 10, 2017

And the winner is ........................ FRIENDS.  The girls will be named PHOEBE, MONICA, RACHEL; the boys ROSS, JOEY, CHANDLER.  Thanks to all who submitted suggestions.  They were great...

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Lucas is missing

Saturday March 4, 2017

Lucas, a 13-year-old, Toy Poodle (part of the Poodle Dozen) who was adopted five months ago has gone missing.  He escaped on Friday, March 3rd at appoximately 10 a.m....

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A paw in the right direction

Thursday February 23, 2017

The safety of residents and the welfare of animals at the heart of the regulationAt the municipal council meeting held on February 7, 2017, a notice of motion was given to...

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He can’t be in pain, he’s not complaining!

Thursday February 23, 2017

Like all of us, dogs feel pain. But they often suffer without us noticing. They are better at tolerating pain than we are and are a lot less emotional about...

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Bark & Brunch 2017

Monday February 20, 2017

Thanks to all who attended the Bark & Brunch.  Once again you support helped Animatch to raise over $4,600 which in turn will allow us to assist many more dogs....

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It takes a village to rescue a dog ...

Saturday January 28, 2017

January 23rd was a life-changing day for three senior dogs who otherwise faced a grim future.  Charley (female), PeeWee, and Boris came to us from the SPA – Beauce-Etchemin. ...

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Rescued is our favorite breed

Saturday January 14, 2017

Salon des Amimaux a Laval which hosts yearly exhibitions for pet lovers has taken an important step – even a baby step is welcomed – in providing an alternative to “buying” a...

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Volunteers Needed!

Saturday January 7, 2017

Are you looking to give back this year?  Do you love animals and have some time to offer?  Animatch is recruiting new volunteers with all types of...

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Update on Maika

Here's our adorable Maika. This is our second winter with her and we love her more than ever. Couldn't ask for a more loving, sweet...

Merry Christmas from Pippa

We have had Pippa for just over a month, and we love her dearly. She is doing so well.... such a sweet girl,who loves...

Wyatt (aka Zermat)

It's Wyatt's Gotcha Day! I adopted him a whole year ago today, although it still seems like yesterday. He was 7 years old and is about...

Mac turns 4!

Guess what ... it's my birthday!!!! I had a great big party with my 3 best friends. Mom got me a raw venison steak for my...

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