This month I would like to focus on the dogs that need YOU to adopt them and “Break the Chains of Abuse”.

Come Meet Our Pets…

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Our Adoption Process…

Our adoption process starts with:
1. an application completed by you
2. phone conversation and meeting between you and a DINO representative
3. meet and greet  between you and the dog
4. a signed adoption contract
Fee: All of our dogs receive:
• Veterinary Exam
• Neuter or spay
• Blood work
• Micro-chip
• Vaccines
• Worming 6 weeks free trial for Pet Secure Insurance

Check out the following link about Dog Adoption

10 tips for dog adoption

D.I.N.O is pleased to offer 6 weeks of Pet Secure Insurance with their adoptions.  DNA kits to adopters, Discounted Training through CAT,  earth options dog food,  grooming ($30) and boarding is also available for purchase.

DINO Rescue is pleased to offer boarding for $20 per day. Preference will be given first to our adopters, but we will happily accommodate others if space allows.

Please contact us for further information on our boarding! Thank you from the DINO Rescue team!

DNA My Dog Canine Genetic Testing

DNALogoYour dog’s unique DNA – Only $10

DNA My Dog’s simple cheek swab DNA test lets you learn every breed in your dog and gain insight into the unique genetic background of your dog including the history of their breed, personality traits, exercise levels, and so much more!

Every dog has its own unique DNA. DNA My Dog provides you with a kit and very simple instructions for swabbing the cheeks of your dog and collecting your dog’s DNA samples. The test is easy, painless and takes under a minute.

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Urban Freedom Calgary***For dog & human friendly dogs only***  Class limited to 6 dogs!!!

Pre-requisite: None except dog must be human & dog friendly

Class Description: Are you embarrassed by your dog’s behaviours and bad manners? Does he run in the opposite direction when you call him?  Does he pull you down the street on your walks, leaving you in puddles of spilt lattes?  Does she struggle to find focus in the urban environment amidst the myriad of distractions.  If you answered “yes” to any (or all) of these questions then Urban Freedom is for you.  Transform your dog into an ideal urban citizen, this fun and educational program

Number of Classes: Urban Freedom Calgary consists of 14 Classes over the course of 7 weeks at 14 unique outdoor locations in Calgary (each class is 1 hour)

Tuition:  Regular:  $289 + GST   DINO Rescue:  $231.20 + GST (Save 20%)

Feisty Fido***For dogs with fears, aggression, reactivity and/or anxiety ***  Class limited to 5 dogs!!!

Pre-requisite:  None

Class Description: Does your dog make embarrassing displays at the end of her leash? Does she lunge, bark, snarl and growl at dogs, strangers, skateboards, cars, bikes or even snowmen? If you dread leaving your house with Fido for fear of what, or whom, you may run into then this class is for you. In this 6 week class dedicated to Feisty Fidos, you will learn everything you need to know to manage and permanently modify these undesirable behaviors so that you can leave your house with confidence – looking forward to whatever “challenges” are lurking around the next corner.

Number of Classes:  6 Classes (First Class is Human only orientation)

Tuition:  Regular:  $289 + GST   DINO Rescue:  $231.20 + GST (Save 20%)

 Recipe of the Month

Your pup will be full of more than holiday cheer after eating this hearty dish. Always check with your vet about which foods are appropriate for you to share with your pet.

Makes:  4 servings

Prep:  10 mins

Cook: 10 mins


  •  1/2  cup  cooked brown rice
  •   1/4 ounce  peas, thawed
  •   1/4 cup  rotisserie chicken, skin and bones discarded and meat shredded
  •   1   egg
  •  2   tablespoons  plain breadcrumbsl_R182152
  •  2   tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley
  •  1    tablespoon   extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (for people portions)
  1.  In a medium bowl, stir together the rice, peas, chicken, egg, breadcrumbs and parsley. Form into four 2 1/2-inch patties.
  2.  In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken patties and cook, turning once, until golden-brown, 6 to 7 minutes. Remove from the pan and let cool slightly. Season people portions to taste with salt and pepper.

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Dog Nutrition Cont’d


Grains are an important part of a balanced doggie diet.  Rice especially can help with digestive woes for those animals that need a bland diet for a few days.  Gluten in wheat is an allergen for some-symptoms include itchy skin and ear inflammation ( dogs make shake their heads in discomfort).  Foods containing oats and barley may work better.  If you suspect food allergies of any type, see your vet.

8 Foods You Should Never Give Your Pets Cont’d

5. & 6. Grapes and Raisins

Grapes and raisins can cause acute (sudden) kidney failure in cats and dogs.  It is unknown what the toxic agent is in these fruit.  However, clinical signs can occur within 24 hours of eating and include vomiting, diarrhea, and lethargy (tiredness).  Other signs of illness relate to the eventual shutdown of kidney functioning.

Poem of the Month

Here in this house…

Here in this house…

I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs ‘out there’.  

I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed.  

I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I’ll eat.

 I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat.

 I will feel the sun’s heat, and the rain’s coolness,  and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose.  

My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted.  

Here in this house…    

There will be an effort to communicate with me on my level.

 I will be talked to and, even if I don’t understand,  I can enjoy the warmth of the words.

 I will be given a name so that I may know who I am among many.

 My name will be used in joy, and I will love the sound of it!  

Here in this house…  

 I will never be a substitute for anything I am not.

 I will never be used to improve peoples’ images of themselves.

 I will be loved because I am who I am, not someone’s idea of who I should be.

 I will never suffer for someone’s anger, impatience, or stupidity.

 I will be taught all the things I need to know to be loved by all.  

If I do not learn my lessons well, they will look to my teacher for blame.

 Here in this house…  

 I can trust arms that hold, hands that touch…  knowing that, no matter what they do, they do it for the good of me.

 If I am ill, I will be doctored.

 If scared, I will be calmed.

 If sad, I will be cheered.  

No matter what I look like, I will be considered beautiful and thought to be of value.

 I will never be cast out because I am too old, too ill, too unruly, or not cute enough.

 My life is a responsibility, and not an afterthought.  

I will learn that humans can almost, sometimes, be as kind and as fair as dogs.    

Here in this house…

 I will belong.  I will be home.  

 ~Author Unknown