Saturday, April 26, 2014

Meet Duke's new buddy, BUDDY!

We adopted another Belgian Sheppard from our Peterborough Humane Society February 14th 2014.
He looks ALOT like DUKE! Duke's now 8.5 years old, and Buddy, they think is around a year old. Duke's helping us trail Buddy. They're getting alone so well. We love them both so much.

Buddy was a stray, when we adopted him he was (and still is) very loving. His ribs were showing and the pads on his paws where cracked. Both from being on the streets alone during our very cold winter.

He's healthy and strong. Together we all explore 4km to 15km of trails daily.

We're about to hit the road again, another road trip,  Buddy's first. We're heading down to North Carolina to camp. Can't wait!

We'll keep you posted from there!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Announcing Duke's Trail Tour June 22nd

In the news today..
"In 2005 when Sofie adopted brought a tiny Belgian Shepherd puppy home from the Peterborough Humane society, she had no idea that the little ball of energy would become her gateway to adventures all over the world.

While nobody knows for sure what tragedies Duke experienced prior to his brief stay at PHS, it’s certain that his life today is full of excitement and love. Since 2010, Sofie and her husband Jerry have been taking Duke on adventures locally and around the world. On their blog “Duke’s Roadtrips and Trails,” they document their canine companion’s journeys across the globe. In his nine brief years, Duke has scoured the red-sand beaches of PEI, hiked the hilly terrain of Oregon, and traveled through the eerie desert of Joshua Tree National Park. Between all the adventures, he’s benefited from the unwavering love and support of his “humans.”owners to join them on June 22nd advocate for animals in need… and to give other dogs (and cats, bunnies, turtles and mice) a chance at a full life, just like Duke.

About the Peterborough Humane Society The Peterborough Humane Society advocates for the welfare of animals by improving their lives, alleviating suffering, rescuing, providing shelter, healing, facilitating adoption and reducing pet overpopulation.

The Peterborough Humane Society, a registered charitable organization dependent on public donations, was established in 1941. As an Affiliated Society of the Ontario SPCA, with the mandate to facilitate and provide for the prevention of cruelty to animals and their relief therefrom, our Humane Society offers a wide range of vital services to the community.

The Duke’s Trail Tour will be taking place on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 from 12:30 to 4:00PM. Walkers can register now as teams or individuals at The cost to participate is $45 and $55 after May 15th.Organizers are also asking pet owners to nominate their PHS rescues to be next year’s Trail Tour ambassador! Contact the Humane Society for more details.

Media inquiries can be directed to Jessica at or 705-750-1286. For more information about the Peterborough Humane Society, please contact Lyn Giles at
705.745.4722 x207."