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Frequently Asked Questions

**Please read thoroughly prior to sending us an email to get answers to common questions faster!**

Does Taffy's accept owner surrenders?

Though we commend you for making the decision in the best interest of your dog, we do not accept owner surrenders at TLC. At this time we recommend you connect with the breeder, or rescue you obtained the dog from. If they are reputable, they will take their dog back. Otherwise, we encourage all families to seek out a behavioural trainer to work on any issues in their current home.

 Again, we will NOT be accepting any owner surrenders.

Where are you located?

We are a foster-based rescue and do not have an official location. The dogs are all located in foster homes in Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Cambridge, London, Toronto and Delhi (among others). We do not have a facility to visit.

Where are the dogs from?

**PLEASE NOTE that no two dogs are the same, and this general information won't apply to every single dog. As you will see in the following section "What's their 'story?'" we have already provided you with all of the information we have knowledge of.**

Taffy's is currently working with Shelter's and other Rescue Organizations across Southern Ontario to help with their overpopulation due to owner surrenders and stray population control.


We strive to help provide our local dogs with a second chance at finding their fur-ever home. 


Another question we get often:


The short answer is NO. As we mentioned already, never make assumptions about a dog's past as it just hurts your relationship with that dog. If you have more questions on this topic, feel free to email us.

Can I come meet the dogs?

We do not do meet and greets ahead of applicants becoming Approved Adopters. This is to reduce the workload on our foster families as each Meet & Greet takes a lot of time and resources on their part, as well as to minimize applicant disappointment/expectations in case they do not get that dog.

I can't foster or adopt right now. How else can I help?

There are many ways to Get Involved with TLC! If you are interested in volunteering, we always need help with our events, from setting up booths outside of pet stores to the biggest dog event of the year, Pawlooza! We also have trained volunteers who help us with Reference Checks and Home Visits.

TLC is a community-based rescue and strongly believes in working with local business, groups and individuals to help build a better and stronger community. We are always looking for opportunities to make our ties stronger. If you are interested in supporting or working with us, please email us at 

How do I become a foster?

We always need reliable Foster Homes to care for our dogs until they find their forever homes. The time commitment is on average 1- 4 months but can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 5+ months depending on the individual dog. We need you to be able to commit to this dog for that full amount of time. Having to constantly adjust to a new environment can be very stressful for them so we try to avoid doing so. Just like people, many of these dogs have their quirks and we need fosters who will embrace them while helping them on their journey to being a ‘good dog!’

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