Mac,Tupper,Angus,Garfie & Dewar
Copyright 2020 J.M. "Mac" MacDonald
"All pets are unique & trying to predict the behaviour or personality of one breed over another is difficult & unreliable.
That is why laws intended to brand certain breeds of dogs as dangerous
(such as pit bull terriers)
are as unreasonable & invalid as racial profiling & cultural stereotyping."
~Dr Bernhard Pukay
Best Match is a Real Forever Home.
are not giving Rescues Control over Pet Ownership.
The best way to honour Tupper`s life was to make a donation to
"The Goodbye My Friend Fund"
the type of life that Tupper lived for almost 14 years.
Wind is Insured by Trupanion.
Tupper came here as a puppy from a Country Farm.
She enjoyed every minute of life right up to the moment she left.
She got to enjoy all her favourite treats,some slathered with Peanut Butter.
She was an absolute dream dog and brought great joy to many lives for many years.
Tupper got to run wildly through open fields chasing ducks,roll in smelly stuff,play with Mac (for years),
go for car & boat rides (which she loved) and swim for 13 years.
a special shout out to little Rory the Westie.
(No Turtles were harmed)
May 13,2004-Apr 4,2017
A Memorial Donation was made by Forever Home
A Memorial Donation was made to OVC Pet Trust by AVAH
(Son)Angus 2003-Nov 2016
(Mom)Garfie 2002-Dec 6,2018
Showed up at the right Home when pregnant w/6 kittens.
(Other Kittens went to great Forever Homes like mine.)
(Son)Dewar 2003-Apr 2,2020
Forever Owners are the best match.
Enjoying life in your memory.
I would like ALL Parties to come together to support Courtney`s Bill/Law in memory of Courtney Trempe.
(akin to Rowan Stringer`s Concussion Bill)
Rowan`s Law (Concussion Safety) passed with all Party Support
Courtney`s Law would remove the Breed Specific Language from DOLA,
implement more of the Provincial Trempe Inquest Recs
encourage Federal,Municipal Gov`ts & Media to consider the Recs suggested to them by the Inquest.
I have the support of Courtney Trempe`s Mother who has contacted me
It is important to get the focus off 'pit bulls' to stop the incessant non constructive arguing by both pit bull lovers and haters and get it on to Effective Laws.
Courtney Trempe was a little girl killed by a neighbour`s dog in 1998
(A dog not impacted by BSL)
An Inquest was held into her death and out of that came 36 recommendations.
All but a few were ignored by Gov`t.
Instead they chose to enact BSL years later which does not improve Community Safety.
It would not have helped Courtney, as the type of dog that killed Courtney is not a type targeted by Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)
Courtney`s Mother testified to that effect at the Committee Hearings prior to the passage of Bill 132 (Amendments to DOLA)
I propose as we go forward in our attempts to have BSL repealed,we fight this fight in Courtney`s memory.
A memorial fund was set up in memory of Courtney to provide support for child victims of dog attacks and their families.
You can read articles written by the designated witness from the Trempe Inquest on the Failure of the amendments to DOLA
(Dog Owner`s Liability Act)
to improve Public Safety and the threat this Legislation poses to all dog owners.
(I can be contacted via Private Msg in Guestbook Link on right)
This is what your Donations are supporting.
A revolving door.
No Kill & a Return Policy encourages irresponsible Ownership.
Real forever homes would never return a dog under any circumstances
they do not expect others to support their pets
they have legal arrangements in place to protect their pets from ending up in Shelters or being returned to Rescues.
A Return Policy is all the proof you need that they do not want Forever Homes.
They want Adopters they can control who will return animals to them.
Shelters are available for people who wish to dump/return animals to Rescues.
If you are wondering where all the Animals are that used to be available for Adoption...Rescues have them.
Rescues Cause Shopping.
Rescues want total control of Ownership so they can keep track of animals & prevent Euthanasia using Public money.
They expect Donors to cover Veterinary Bills & other expenses for dogs
returned to them by irresponsible Adopters.
(Either voluntarily returned or legally required by some Rescues.(All?)
If you want to help dogs get adopted,
help keep them in Shelters.
(where at least the Public can view/meet them & offer homes.)
If you adopt from a Shelter,make sure they are giving up Ownership of the animal to you.
If you do for some reason put up w/Rescues,
make sure to have a Lawyer review any Application/Document/Contract before signing.
Leave Bequests to Shelters not Rescues.
Brockville SPCA has a wonderful setup for their animals due in part to a Bequest I was told.
Think of all the improvements that could be made at Shelters with the money being thrown at Rescues which is giving them Control.
Rescues are not Shelters that put dogs up for Adoption to the Public.
(Rescues appear to want to prevent Public Adoptions in order to have control.)
I was sponsoring at Bullies in Need when I received an email from a well known American Dog Owner,
asking if I was giving them money for a certain dog.
I asked this person if they had offered that dog a home...they said ask the Rescue about that.
I did...they ignored me...I cancelled my Sponsorship.
I had planned on offering a forever home to one of those dogs until I received that email and realized that Rescue is about the Rescuers not the dogs.
I was giving "SOAR" a monthly donation for a certain type of dog.
(Possibly at risk due to BSL)
I later offered them a Foster Home for that type of dog.
They did not follow up on that offer.
(Their Website said they would show people how to integrate dogs & cats...but had allowed a Rescue dog to kill a cat according to Jan.
No trick to that Jan,simply common sense which you apparently lack.)
I was later told that SOAR had not had that type of dog in their care when taking money from me.
I was contacted by a Vet who was doing some work for Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue who told me they needed a Foster Home by a certain date.
I said I would offer a home,provide Contact Info but would not chase them.
No,I am not going to apply to offer my home & take on the Legal Liability of Fostering.
They were told of the Vet`s message & after a number of emails explaining to them that they had to prearrange a phone call,
they finally made a commitment to call & failed to place the call.
"...I'll call you before 8am tomorrow...
Julie Hearty & Allison Shalla
Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue"
I contacted Lab Rescue asking if all their Adoptions required Fenced yards...I already knew the answer...wanted to see if they would respond...they did not.
This Rescue appears to be collecting dogs from all over but restricts "Adoptions" to GTA.
My own pets are legally protected from surrender to Shelters or Rescues.
A Reputable Breeder told me that in 25 years of placing dogs,only once was a fenced yard required due to the needs of the person not the dog.
I have a fenced yard but my home was not going to be offered to any Rescue insisting on a fenced yard.
They simply are not necessary.
I contacted "Safe With Us" and asked a question about their Policies.
I was told by someone who had dealt with them that they were not as arrogant as other Ontario Rescues.
Their response to me...
Wed, Apr 19, 2017, 9:13 PM
"May I ask why you are enquiring about our adoption policies?
My Response to Debbie...
"Yes you may.
I want to know what your Adoption Policies are in order to decide whether I want to consider adopting from your Rescue."
Debbie did not bother getting back to me about their Policies.
I got back to (Apparently) "Not So Safe With Us" later that year after getting my dog.
"Aug 16, 2017, 2:27 PM
In case you were thinking of eventually answering my question,don`t bother."
My Home was made available as a Foster Home to Ontario Rescues
from approx 2009 to July 2017
That is when I got my dog from a Reputable Breeder not a Rescue.
She has a forever home...a real forever home.
A Volunteer with a Rescue told me if I would apply to adopt a dog that had already had one TPLO Surgery,the Rescue (meaning the Public) would foot the Bill if a 2nd TPLO was needed.
Are they all using Public Donations for dogs already adopted?
I would call that a fake forever adoptive home.
Real forever homes pay their own Veterinary Bills & may have to put dogs down for financial reasons if they do not have Insurance.
(Even with Insurance that is a possibility in a Forever Home)
I believe that is part of their scheme & the reason Rescues want control of dogs.
No Rescue nonsense required for my dog,just a pleasant 2 way Conversation.
I had planned on offering a forever home to a Rescue Dog when I found a dog I wanted
but Rescues get in the way of Adoption.
Rescue is all about Control of Dog Ownership.
Rescue Dogs are not up for Adoption unless the potential Adopter is up for being controlled.
Support Shelters (if possible) where dogs truly are up for Adoption.
(OSPCA & Humane Societies)
*There are few dogs available for adoption to the Public now because of Rescues collecting dogs.*
Find a pup/dog needing a home before a Rescue gets a hold of it.
Check Kijiji for Owners rehoming/surrendering a dog,keep your ears open,ask around.
To Dog Owners who surrender ill or elderly dogs to Shelters...best case they will be put down...worse case,"saved" by a Rescue in the nick of time.
That is not the kinder option for a dog...they deserve to be put down by your Vet with you by their side.
That is a forever home & the kindest option for them.
Consider not getting a dog if you are the type who would give up a dog at any point in its life.
There are no perfect dogs,homes or "best" matches despite what Rescues believe.
But there are Perfect Owners...they are called Forever Owners.
Some may live in houses with fenced yards,some may be homeless on the street.
(Until death do you part)
Do not give Rescues control over Dog Ownership.
A Vet may know of an accidental litter or a pup/dog needing a home.
Support Reputable Breeders
(A personal choice for some & perhaps the only choice now & in the future because of Rescues)
Rescues are a bottomless pit of other people`s money which is allowing them to carry on like this.
They might exhibit some commonsense if they were using their own money or if they had a whole lot less donated money.
Past Generations who knew much more about dogs would never have put up with Rescue nonsense & neither should you.
All the dogs below had wonderful,fun,forever homes.
And yes some were Farm Dogs
Absolutely no kowtowing to Rescues required.
Say No to Applications & House Inspections & Yes to Conversations.
(Applications,House Inspections,Restrictions & silly Requirements such as Fenced yards,Bank Statements?)
is simply keeping dogs out of good homes.
I feel very sorry for dogs in the clutches of Rescues.
Against my better judgement I recently offered a Foster Home to Sit with me after seeing a rather desperate plea on Social Media.
All they had to do was DM to start a chat.
They did not bother because that would take control away from them and Rescues want to be in control.
Thankfully the Public is catching on.
It is all about the Rescuers...not the dogs.
Dog Owners... beware of the Rescue Scheme to control Dog Ownership.
Donors... beware of funding dogs that are not truly up for Adoption to the General Public.
RESCUES...GET OVER YOURSELVES.
Support Ontario Shelters
Visits Suspended Due To COVID-19
Take well behaved Pets in to visit Family & Friends who are no longer able to live at home.
Bandana Dogs have no special Training
(They are Owner Trained)
& no special Status or Rights unlike Service Dogs.
The only difference between them & well behaved pets is that they work for a Bandana Organization.
Bandana Dogs may have a place but their place is not to replace Pet Visitors.
As someone who was once hospitalized for months,
I know the importance of pets visiting
a visit by a Bandana dog is no substitute for your own pet or a pet you know.
My Dog Wind visiting the Mother of a friend in a Retirement Home.
(This Email below is not to be copied or pasted anywhere.)
Our Reference #: M-2019-3189/M-2019-3503
Thank you for your email regarding breed specific legislation.
My colleague the Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General, also forwarded your email to my ministry for consideration.
I always appreciate hearing from people across Ontario about the issues that matter most to them.
My team and I are reviewing a number of statutes currently, including this one.
There are a number of proposals that we are considering and I will keep your comments in mind as we move forward.
Thank you again for taking the time to write.
cc: The Honourable Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario
The Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor General
If you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket,
here are some ways to help.
The Farley Foundation
The OVC Pet Trust
The Goodbye My Friend Fund
Spay It Forward
(Newest OSPCA Campaign)
A $500 donation was given to their GRANT PROGRAM In memory of Mac
Mac was special to me,but there was nothing 'special' about him.
Choose Recipients wisely when you`re looking to donate $ to help dogs or help end BSL.
This Ontario dog was sent to the U.S.A
to be assessed as a Detection Dog
Diane Jessup of LawDogsUSA
Airfare was donated in memory of Mac
Unfortunately Bandit didn`t make the cut.
He had the drive but was too easily distracted according to Diane.
After washout he was placed with a Family.