An Update, and a Big Thank You to Our Community!

We hope this blog posts find our readers doing well! It has been a couple weeks of craziness, with COVID-19 causing rapid and sweeping changes across Canada. Many of you have reached out to us with offers of assistance and words of encouragement, and we’re grateful for the kindness that we’ve received from the community. Thank you! On our end, we would like to provide you all with some quick updates from the past week. Ontario Premier Doug Ford recently ordered the closure of non-essential busi

Taffy's Legacy Adoptable of the Month for March

Dog Gone Walking is proud to be partnering with Taffy’s Legacy, a local dog rescue, to match adoptable dogs with their perfect human. Over the years, we have seen the love and joy that rescues can bring to everyone around them, and we firmly believe that all dogs deserve a home to call their own. We hope that this partnership with Taffy’s Legacy will bring us one step closer to finding every dog their furever family. This month, we want to introduce you to Colton, the 10 month old husky, and ou

Kitten Season is Almost Here! (And it's not as Cute as it Sounds)

It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner! For some of us, this means melting snow, sunny days, and mild weather. For animal rescuers, this means one thing: kitten season! From early spring to late fall, there is an explosion in the number of cats giving birth to kittens. This is because, as the weather warms, female cats go into heat and can have multiple litters with multiple kittens. This leads to a large number of unwanted kittens being taken to animal shelters through

The Scoop on Poop in Waterloo

Whether you’re a dog or cat owner, there is one thing we can all agree on: picking up after them is the least fun part of owning a pet. But it’s inevitable, and as owners, many of us rely heavily on using plastic bags as a way to dispose of waste. With Canadians owning a combined total of 16.5 million cats and dogs, this can equate to a lot of plastic. It’s not all the fault of pet owners though. Plastic is one of the cheapest and easiest products to produce, and a quick Amazon search shows

Indoor Activities for Dogs and Cats

It’s January, and winter is officially upon us in full force! While we’ve had a couple of cold but sunny days this month, we’ve had some rainy, snowy, and icy days in equal measure. When bad weather is keeping you from heading outdoors, here are some fun, indoor activities you can do with your dog or cat to keep them from going completely bonkers! Who said the treadmill was for humans only? The treadmill can be a great way to get some energy out of your pup when a walk outdoors is out of the

Animal Rescue in KW

From fostering to rescuing, to getting down and cleaning cages, the people of Kitchener-Waterloo have a strong tradition of donating their time and energy to the welfare of animals in need. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get more involved in the local animal community, and you’re not sure where to start, here are some organizations and programs you may not know about that operate locally, and could always use an extra hand! Entirely volunteer-run and a registered non-profit, Pet Pa

Tip and Tricks to Keep the Cat Off the Christmas Tree

Cats and Christmas trees can be like oil and water, but it’s possible to have both in your home at the same time! If you have a cat that keeps treating your Christmas tree like it’s the best cat toy ever, here are some tips and tricks to keep your kitty safe for the holidays! Why do cats like climbing trees? It’s important to understand that many cats naturally like to be up high in the air. Not only are they usually safe from most predators, but it also lets them survey their territory. S