ticks on dogs

Your dog can adopt an emotional support tick at this new Toronto adoption centre

Summer has almost arrived in Toronto, which means you’ll soon be spending more time outside with your furry friend. And the more time spent outdoors, the more chance your dog will encounter ticks.

Ticks are more common in cities than we think, often found in urban parks, backyards, and near bodies of water. In fact, tick sightings in the GTA have increased by 38% from previous years.

The amount of ticks in the city is on the rise – and these little critters need homes too! That’s why the world’s first Tick Adoption Centre is set to open in Toronto this month.

ticks on dogs

Photo by Joe Caione/Unsplash

Toronto's newest Tick Adoption Centre, located at 663 Queen Street West, is running on May 13 and May 14. The centre's focus is on providing your doggo with its very own emotional support tick. Its expert team of well-esteemed tickticians will carefully match your pooch with their perfect tick friend.

Among the ticks currently waiting for a buddy at the Tick Adoption Centre is Jellybean. A small and sweet little lady, Jellybean loves being outside, where she can nuzzle up close with her doggie. Once you meet her, you’ll wonder how you and your dog ever got along without her.

ticks on dogs

Photo by Alexander Klimm/Unsplash

When you think about it, ticks really have a lot in common with dogs. They've got an appreciation for the great outdoors, an appetite for affection, and a seriously strong attachment style, which makes them great emotional support companions.

They're also social butterflies, and they love the company of others, especially those with fur. If they don’t find the companionship they so desperately need, these creepy eight-legged parasites will end up feeling pretty down in the dumps.

However, it's important to remember that once your dog and its tick form a bond, things can get pretty toxic... Tick adoption isn't for everyone. If you want to save your dog from a one-sided, parasitic relationship and potential diseases like Lyme, there's one surefire way to do so: use prevention products.

K9 Advantix II is a vet-approved topical treatment that is applied monthly to protect dogs from fleas and ticks, as well as lice, mosquitoes, and stable flies.

K9 Advantix II stays on your dog's skin and works through contact to kill fleas and ticks. If ticks can't bite, they can't spread harmful diseases.

ticks on dogs

Photo by Kirill Iudin/Unsplash

K9 Advantix II can treat fur babies of all sizes. Whether you have a pint-sized pup or a big ol' pooch, it's got you covered. So, you can have peace of mind and enjoy more tail-wagging fun.

To find out more, head down to the pop-up "Tick Adoption Centre" at 663 Queen Street West on May 13 and May 14, or visit tickadoption.ca

TICKSclaimer: There is no tick adoption centre, obviously, nor is this a tick adoption initiative. While cute in size, ticks bite, suck, and transmit dangerous diseases. This information has been provided for educational and tick-prevention purposes. Because ticks are totally ick!

Lead photo by


Latest Videos

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sponsored

This Toronto health food store is having a massive sale to kick off summer

5 study-abroad courses to take if you love to travel and learn new languages

Take this quiz to find out which electric vehicle suits your lifestyle in Toronto

Here's a guide to every free ATM in Toronto

4 types of tours to explore for your next dream Canadian getaway

Here's what makes this Ontario digital marketing agency stand out from the crowd

This Toronto spot is a celeb fav for its Nashville hot chicken sandwiches and mac n' cheese

You could win $1200 in free groceries at 4 new Healthy Planet stores in Ontario