BarkFest - Sept. 27-28
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 We have September, upcoming events! See our Events page for more infomation. We are in need of your support....   Please Donate Please consider us when making your charitable tax receipt donations! Thank you from the bottom of our paws! w00f, w00f

Welcome to Happy Tails Rescue

SEPT. 27-28/14.

Essa Agriplex

7505 10th Line, Thornton, ON

See map, & "get directions" on this page
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Many thanks!

Please help #HappyTailsRescue by going to the #Telus #givewherewelive site,
click the heart under Louie's picture, to add a vote. 

Happy Tails could win up to $50,000 to contribute towards some much needed vet bills.

For reference, this is Louie

VOTE HERE  #givewherewelive    #ThankYou

We are a not-for-profit, volunteer organization based in the Greater Toronto/Southern Ontario area of Ontario, Canada, dedicated to rescuing unwanted, neglected or otherwise unfortunate Bichon-Frise, Maltese, and other small breeds, and adopting them to new loving, permanent homes.

The majority of Happy Tails Rescue's volunteers have full-time responsibilities and employment on top of being 100% committed to HTR's rescue efforts. We are thrilled to share that HTR enjoys a wonderful 99% success rate in our placements when re-homing dogs in our rescue program into new forever homes.

We receive Bichons, Maltese, and other small dogs from every walk of life:

ᵒ  Owner Surrenders
ᵒ  Puppy-mills
ᵒ  Family Break-ups
ᵒ  Abandoned at clinics/grooming salons

ᵒ  Strays
ᵒ  Abusive Situations
ᵒ  Cooperating Shelters/SPCA's
ᵒ  Deceased Owners

WE ARE NOT A SHELTER - when we accept a dog into our rescue, it immediately becomes part of a foster family where it is loved and nurtured back to a stable physical and/or mental state and only then will it be adopted to a fully screened, loving family or individual.

If you know of a small dog requiring immediate rescue assistance, please contact Carol at

If you have an adoption inquiry, please email us at 

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"Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view) consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy - animals."
- Milan Kundera, "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" (1984)

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