One-Tank Trip for Aug. 19/17
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(c) By Jim Fox
People from around the world consider Canada a safe haven.
Dogs and horses, too, are finding it to be a sanctuary for many that have suffered abuse or neglect.
It’s truly been a “dog’s life” for the 100 or so dogs now fortunate enough to be at Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary in King City awaiting their “forever homes.”
This world-renowned dog rescue and horse sanctuary has matched hundreds and hundreds of canines with devoted families in its three years in business.
|Maggie, a Neapolitan mastiff, relaxes on a divan in her lavish kennel at Dog Tales. (Jim Fox photo)|
For day-trippers, it’s a perfect Sunday drive in the scenic countryside to visit the critters and enjoy the lush sanctuary grounds in the rolling green hills of “horse country,” north of Toronto.
It’s only open to visitors on Sundays but holds a special annual event – the Dog Tales Festival on Aug. 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“In true Dog Tales’ fashion, the festival will be heavily decorated and filled with surprises, treating guests to a festival experience like no other, so be sure to bring your camera,” organizers say.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their dogs as “friends and families of all ages celebrate rescue animals with a fun weekend.”
|Dog Tales and Horse Haven are located on 20 hectares of lush rolling hills north of Toronto. (Vivian Fox photo)|
This is “no ordinary festival,” just as Dog Tales is no ordinary animal shelter.