Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

From my family to yours.......Merry Christmas!



Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Party Benefits Greek Dogs!

*Secret Santa Participants *

This years "Tails From Greece" Christmas Party was a great success raising close to $900 for the non-profit Canadian charity! Run by the incredible Dianne Aldan and her husband George, the part took place in the party room at the beautiful Esplanade building in Toronto. Some of the guests included foster moms & dads, volunteer drivers and supporters who love helping to get dogs and cats who live in dire situations in Greece (particularly Markopoulo, which is outside of Athens) and flown to Toronto where they are fostered until they find their furr-ever homes!!

*Foster parents in the back and Greek doggie adopters in the front*

Apart from all of the yummy food and socializing, attendees were treated to a guest speaker, veterinarian Dr. Sherebin, who spoke about holistic medicine and natural diets for our pets. The Secord Animal Hospital veterinarian was so informative and really brought a great discusiion to the group in regards to raw diets, major food companies and what we can do to keep our pets as happy and heathy as possible!

*Listening to Dr. Sherebin speak*

Upcoming fundraising events for Tails From Greece will include a wine tasting session at Cafe Nicole inside the Novotel Hotel in Toronto one Sunday afternoon in March. (Currently it is tentatively scheduled for March 25th, 2012) Also, Dianne would like to organize a hike within The Rouge to benefit the dogs. All money raised will help pay for veterinary bills and the costs associated with flying the dogs and cats over from Greece! If you are interested in attending any of these upcoming events please do not hesitate to contact Dianne at diannealdan@sympatico.ca


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

11 Cats Need Our Help!!

Hello my lovely readers!!!

I thought you might be able to help with this!! Death Row Dogs needs your help! A lady has approached us in a terrible situation. She took in a few stray cats off the street from the cold and they have multiplied. She had almost 20 cats but has found homes for some and is now down to 11!

We would like to fix them but the lady is on a very low income and cannot afford to pay for this. She was in tears speaking to my friend Charlie Winship and is very saddened that she has made things worse. We would like to help her and fix her cats.

The cost is going to be $600 and we need to raise the funds by Wednesday December 22nd! If $300 can be raised by this date, we will pay the rest! We need you to share this far and wide!! Please... dig a little deeper to stop the cats that this house is churning out! Just $10 a piece........please share or donate! Lets help these cats!

Thank you everyone!!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Jane Goodall........COFFEE!!

The Jane Goodall Institute of Canada has teamed up with Toronto-based Fresh Coffee Network & Merchants of Green Coffee to produce Canada's first Jane Goodall Institute coffee! All specialty grade Arabica beans are ethically sourced from Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia, certified Fair Trade & Organic & freshly roasted locally in communities across Canada. It's a delicious blend of bright citrus, with a smooth body and a chocolate finish.

Join them as they launch this delicious blend of beans on December 8th at Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC) in Toronto!

Come and taste it for yourself - they promise you'll be hooked!

When? Thursday December 8th from 10 am to 1 pm

Where? Mountain Equipment Co-op: 400 King Street, Toronto

With give aways from Fresh Coffee Network, MEC and the Jane Goodall Institute!

Can't make it? You can purchase the coffee any time at the JGIestore: JaneGoodall.ca/store or by calling 416.978.3711.

By purchasing this coffee, you will be supporting JGIs community-centred conservation approach that helps protect African forests and chimpanzees while also improving people's lives. In Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, we are working with local people to restore their environments and to improve their health, education and opportunities to generate income in a sustainable way. Our ultimate objective is a more secure future for chimpanzees and other wildlife, and a better world for all.

A portion of all proceeds goes directly to the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada.


Sunday, December 4, 2011


The beautiful, funny, talented & animal-lover Katherine Heigl reminds us all why balls are sooooo gross and need to be snipped off of every male............dog and cat!!!