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Charity plant sale will benefit Finding Them Homes dog rescue

Create a more beautiful garden, and help rescue dogs from the James Bay area

Many northern communities have a ‘dog over-population’ problem. Stray dogs and unwanted litters of puppies are common, while veterinary services are scarce.

Since 2012, Finding Them Homes-James Bay Pawsitive Rescue has been picking up, fostering and adopting out unwanted dogs from communities around James Bay, as well as Manitoulin Island and Thunder Bay.

The organization has successfully found ‘forever homes’ for over 2,700 dogs since it started, thanks to fostering volunteers in the Barrie area, and the support of businesses like Thee Place for Paws pet retreat and spa in Innisfil.

Thee Place for Paws has held a number of fundraisers for Finding Them Homes over the years, not only hosting adoption ‘meet and greets,’ but raising money for veterinary care, spaying and neutering.

One of its annual fundraisers is a spring charity plant sale.

Thee Place For Paws is now looking for community support to make this year's plant sale a success – including donations of flowers, bulbs, seeds, clippings, divided perennials, garden ornaments, bird houses, bird feeders, gently-used garden tools, gift cards to local garden centres, and anything else garden-related. Donations can be dropped off at the spa.

Owner Sandy Berube and her team also have grown a number of plants from seed in their own small indoor greenhouse – from morning glory and marigolds, to delphiniums, sunflowers, Black-eyed Susans, Lupines, Zinnias, Petunias and more.

“We are very excited about how everything is turning out!” Berube said, noting, "Our thumbs are a little greener than we thought!"

She hopes to have the sale up and running by this coming Monday or Tuesday; for details, visit Thee Place For Paws on Facebook, by clicking here.

Thee Place For Paws, located at 2849 Innisfil Beach Road just east of 10 Sideroad in Innisfil, provides pet grooming services, boarding and doggie daycare – and its annual charity plant sale is a perfect opportunity to create a more beautiful garden this summer, while benefiting Finding Them Homes dog rescue.  



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Miriam King

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Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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