Welcome to Our Second Edition of Our D.I.N.O Newsletter

 Honourable Mention

We would like to give recognition to GARRY AKITT –  one of our founding members.  Garry is a pilot with the airline Westjet and on the D.I.N.O board.  I would also like to mention that Garry came up with the name D.I.N.O. Dogs In Need Organization.

Thank-you Garry

volunteers copy Recipe of the Month

Frozen Peanut Butter Dog Treats


  • 32 ounces vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup peanut butter


  1. Melt the peanut butter in a microwaveable safe bowl.
  2. Combine the yogurt and melted peanut butter.
  3. Pour the mixture into cupcake papers.
  4. Place in the freezer.

Dog Nutrition Cont’d

2. Bones:  Despite people saying bones are good for your dog – not all are. Almost every one knows that poultry bones easily splinter and are dangerous for your dog.  But, improperly prepared beef and pork bones can be just as harmful.  To consider a bone safe, they must be prepared to be almost rock-hard and virtually “shatterproof.”  Bones should be slow-roasted for as long as 36 hours to ensure their safety.


  20 dogs, in the Month of April, have found their HAPPY ENDINGS just like MORT. That is AWESOME!

D.I.N.O and SmartBetty.com  proud to be in partnership.

You may have noticed the SmartBetty.com banner below.  We are proud to be in partnership.  Every time you buy through Smart Betty.com you help support D.I.N.O Rescue.

Launched in November 2011, Smart Betty was envisioned to be a daily deal site unlike any other. While offering great daily deals within  communities all over Canada and the USA, what makes Smart Betty unique  is that 10% of Smart Betty’s revenue is donated back to charities,  non-profits, schools and organizations of YOUR choice within YOUR  community. So not only do you get the chance to enjoy the very best of  great places to eat and to visit and items to buy, you also get the  opportunity to give back to worthwhile organizations in your community!
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A Tribute to Dogs

The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful.  Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name may become traitors to their  faith.  The money that a man has, he may lose.  It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs it most.  A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action.  The people who are prone to fall on their  knees to do us honor when success is with us, may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads.

The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.  A man’s dog stands by him in properity and in poverty, in health and in sickness.  He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow  and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side.  He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer.  He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world.  He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.  When all other friends deser, he remains.  When riches take wings, and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens.

If fortune drives the master forth, an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dogs asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies.  And when the last scenelof all comes, and death take his master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be foun, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death.           GEORGE GRAHAM VEST – c. 1855