Happy Tails of the Week

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.

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


Happy Tails of the Week

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! ”


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Happy Tails of the Week

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.

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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.

Happy Tails of the Week

Well, we’re quickly closing in on our 3000th adoption!! This week saw 15 dogs have new beginnings. That’s 15 lives saved and 15 new family members. 15 new beginnings, and that’s what drives us. We love seeing our dogs go to special homes. When we see the smiles on faces, we all feel warm and happy. So if you’ve adopted from us, thank you! If you’re thinking about adopting a dog, then fill out an application and get approved so when the dog of your dreams comes along, you’ll be all set to give it his or her new beginning.

Happy Tails of the Week

It seems like we say this a lot, but it was another big week for TLC!

10 dogs were adopted and started their new lives and we welcomed 15 dogs into foster homes. They came to us from Mississippi on Saturday morning.

Our annual Raffles for Ruffs fundraiser took place Saturday night. We had a great turnout and raised a lot of money to help us save more dogs. If you couldn’t make it to Raffles for Ruffs, you can put October 6, 2019 on your calendar for our next big fundraiser: Miles for Mutts. If you can’t make it to our events but still want to support TLC, click here.

Happy Tails of the Week

It’s April Fools but here at TLC, we don’t fool around when it comes to giving our dogs their forever homes. Don’t get us wrong, we have fun doing it but we don’t pull pranks when it comes to keeping our promise “until they all have a home...”

This week we gave 20 dogs new beginnings and we’re all proud of the hard work our fosters and volunteers put in. This week we also held a Meet & Greet at Giggy Bites Bakery and Marketplace. Visit them and check out all the great homemade treats for your dog and other great stuff. Tell them their friends from TLC say hi!

Watch our events page on Facebook to see where we’ll be. If you want us to come to your area, let us know!

Happy Tails of the Week

This week we’d like to talk a bit about a couple of countdowns we have going on at To Love A Canine Rescue.

First, we’re counting down to one of our big fundraisers of the year. Raffles 4 Ruffs happens April 6, 2019 at the Quality Inn & Suites in West Chester, PA. This year in addition to over 70 raffle baskets, you can buy into a poker tournament and win a cash prize. The current prize pool for the poker tournament is $750! Come try your skills and win cash!

Second, we’re counting down to our 3,000th dog adopted. Currently we’ve saved 2,916 lives and we’re well on our way to 3,000! Fill out an application today and maybe you can adopt the 3,000th dog!

Happy Tails of the Week

It takes a special heart to foster...

This week we’d like to let you hear from one of our fosters about how a special dog touched their hear and let you see a little bit of why we do what we do. “You got adopted today buddy and I couldn’t be happier. I didn’t know when we brought you home the first night and gave you your first bath that you would return to us so that we could bring you to your forever family. But I think you needed to show us that what we are doing is important. And because you are such a good boy, you showed us we can do it even when we weren’t sure. We can help others find their homes. Walking in this morning I knew. I knew we found your forever family. And I knew you would be loved. It wasn’t easy to leave you. And although my heart broke this morning, I drove away with happy tears. You will always have a piece of our heart. And thanks to you, we will do this again.”

Do you want to foster with us? Apply today!

Happy Tails of the Week

TLC made 14 families very happy this week.
TLC saved 14 lives and gave 14 dogs a new beginning!

Did you know there are ways you can help TLC without adopting a dog? You can like and share our social media posts. Spreading the word is very helpful and you never know, one of your friends might fall in love with one of our dogs.

Another way is attending one of our fundraisers. Raffles For Ruffs is less than a month away. Over 50 baskets will be raffled off this year and if we’ve added a poker tournament this year. Win a cash prize at poker or win a raffle basket or two!! We hope to see you here.

Happy Tails of the Week

The winter weather last week didn’t stop TLC pups from finding their furever homes. To be honest, we’re pretty sure no amount of snow could keep TLC’s amazing adopters away from their new furry family members!

Did you know that one of the easiest ways you can support TLC is by leaving a review on Facebook or Google? Check out what some of our reviewers have to say:

I am so thankful for the amazing staff here. They went the extra mile to make sure the adoption process was quick and easy. Now thanks to them I have an amazing new addition to my family. Thank you guys for making it possible to have such an amazing little furry baby like Palmer!
— Holly P.
I love this organization for so many reasons! Everyone is passionate about saving lives, connecting the rescues with loving furever families, and putting the well-being of the dogs above everything. [...] As an adopter-turned-volunteer, I cannot recommend TLC enough.
— Kate B.
I have worked with TLC on a personal, and professional basis, and find them to be one of the best! You can tell that their hearts are with every animal they are rescuing and take great pride in what they do. My work had also hosted and event with them and they went above and beyond to make sure it went smoothly. Highly suggest!
— Samantha T.