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TLC celebrated Father’s Day by making sure 15 dads didn’t have to open a bad tie as a present… they got to celebrate the day by welcoming their new fur babies! Kids don’t always have just 2 legs. We think kids with 4 legs and fur are some of the best!

They aren’t just dog Dads, they are Rescue Dog Dads and we think that makes them extra special. Their new family additions are safe, well fed and loved tonight instead of spending their days in a cement kennel with no one to love them, no place to run and no one to tell them they’re good boys and girls. Rescue Dads (and moms) save lives!

Are you ready to save a life? Apply here and meet your new dog soon, they’d love to meet YOU!

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Why we volunteer for To Love A Canine

We volunteer because we have a desire to see dogs pulled out of shelters and given a chance to live long, happy, healthy lives.
We volunteer because we want to make a difference.
We volunteer to advocate and speak for those that don’t have a voice.
We volunteer because it’s nice to be around people with the same interest.
We volunteer because others don’t.
We volunteer because the hard work makes the rewards more heartwarming.
We volunteer because the dogs need us.
We volunteer because it fills a void we didn’t know existed.
We volunteer to not only find forever homes for our dogs but to complete families.
We volunteer because we know what it's like to love a dog and have them love us back and every dog deserves to have the chance to be loved.
We volunteer to fulfill the promise ...until they all have a home.

Do you want to volunteer? We’d love to have you!

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74 dogs made their way to new homes, new families and new lives in May!

May signals the end of winter and the transition to the warmer months of summer but for TLC it also means we start to be seen in more places. Community Days, Festivals, County Fairs, “Yappy” Hours, and much more.

One of the new events you can come meet us at and see some of our dogs is the Chester County Mac & Cheese cook off this weekend in Downingtown. Come out and say hi, meet some of our adorable adoptables and sample some great food. We look forward to seeing you there. If you want to know where we’ll be, check out our events calendar or Facebook page.

Happy Tails of the Week - Memorial Day Edition

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This Memorial Day weekend, To Love A Canine would like to take a moment to express our thanks, our gratitude and our respect for all who have given their lives so we can live with the freedoms we have.

Not just to our human soldiers, but to their canine partners. They served alongside their humans and gave the ultimate sacrifice also.

You sacrificed so we can be free.

You fought for those that couldn’t.

You missed holidays, birthdays, births so we don’t have to.

To all those who gave their lives and all those who serve today, we say Thank You.

If you are a current military member or a military veteran, TLC offers a discount on our adoption fee. So, if you know one who is looking for a companion, let them know. They can apply here to adopt one of our wonderful dogs.


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Fostering can be both challenging and rewarding, and we love our fosters at TLC! Here’s a note from one family about their recent foster Mandy.

Sometimes you have a foster that will put you through the works. Mandy appeared to lack some proper socialization skills and would mouth at people’s hands, feet, clothes or any other appendage/item within her reach. It became apparent after a week with us that this pup was possibly mouthing due to illness. It was soon discovered that she had terrible ear infections and a UTI. She never showed one sign of pain, but she was clearly communicating the best way she knew that she was in discomfort. Multiple vet visits and many food trials, baths, and ear care later, it was all worth it to have her find her family. And while some of her challenges really put us through the wringer and sometimes had us pulling our hair out, it was nothing compared to the life she experienced as a stray, in the shelter, or her health struggles. Little Miss Mandy Pandy can now rest her head in her permanent spot with those she can now call family and that makes all the craziness worth it. Have the best life, little mama.

If you want to make a difference and help us save lives, click here.

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This was a record setting week at To Love A Canine, and it’s time to pat ourselves on the back!

We celebrated our 3000th adoption on Monday when Sadie stole the heart of her foster mom and made their family complete. On Sunday, 12 of Sadie’s puppies (yes, she had 13 puppies born into our care) started their new beginnings and are being loved by their new families. To top it off, we set a record on Sunday by having 20 dogs adopted! That’s a lot of hard work by a group of dedicated people working to fulfill our mission “until they all have a home...”

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A Foster Poem

I am the bridge
Between what was and what can be.
I am the pathway to a new life.
I am made of mush,
Because my heart melted when I saw you,
Tired and broken, depressed,
Lonely, unwanted, afraid to love.
For a little time you are mine.
I will feed you with my own hand
I will love you with my whole heart
I will make you whole.
I am made of steel.
Because when the time comes,
When you are well, and loved,
When your eyes shine,
And your tail wags with joy,
Then comes the hard part.
I will let you go - not without a tear,
But without regret.
For you are safe forever
And a new dog needs me now.

Interested in joining our team? Click here.

until they all have a home... it’s not just our motto, it’s our promise to our dogs.

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This week’s post comes courtesy of one of our fosters whose recent foster will have a special place in her heart forever.

Here’s her message about Tango —

“This cutie spent the last 7 days with us and went to his fur-ever home today. This was a tough one and anyone that met Tango will know why. He is such a lovable guy and I know he will make his new family so happy! Thank you so much little buddy for helping me see that fostering is about letting go. It’s about preparing you for your fur-ever home and that the training, socializing and early morning potty breaks are all worth it when that perfect family is found! ”

Learn more about becoming a foster parent here.

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There’s a deep sleep that only comes on the first night out of the shelter.

As he settles in, he gives out a great big sigh. Like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders. Then he sleeps deeper than he ever has, knowing he’s safe. You get a lump in your throat as you realize how close he came. Now he’s safe. Forever. Because you fostered.


This is why we do what we do. For the dogs. We love our foster mommas and poppas here at TLC. Would you like to help us save more lives? Click here to join us!

Until they all have a home... it’s not just a motto, it’s what drives each and every one of us.