Zejj3CxYZpgFB4KMGgdmxTs9_RM The Toronto Pet Daily: About The Author

About The Author

Greetings all! My name is Gord Macey and I have published Toronto Pet Daily for the past three years. I have been involved in pet businesses for the majority of my life. For years my family owned two neighbourhood pet stores in north Toronto. I began working at the stores when I was 14 and continued to do so until I was 28. After my dad passed away, we got out of the retail business and I opened Lawrence Park Pet Care, a small dog walking business in the neighbourhood.

Three years ago I started a local blog posting information on lost and found pets in Lawrence Park, as well as pet related news and events within the community. The blog had a good following, and soon readers sent me messages suggesting I publish a site devoted to pets through the GTA. Toronto Pet Daily was born, and the blog took off to a much bigger extent than I ever imagined. I guess I should have expected it, as Toronto has always been a huge pet friendly city!

I really enjoy publishing the blog & getting into fruitful debates with individuals when it comes to issues of animal welfare. I'm also proud to say that much of the advertising costs on the site are used for prize donations and direct donations toward local no-kill shelters in the GTA. Thus far I've been able to donate over $3000 to such causes, a testament to the loyal readers because let's face it, if you didn't read Toronto Pet Daily, there wouldn't be over 100 local businesses who advertise on the site. Of course it's always free to list your rescue organization on Toronto Pet Daily!

Nelly fighting the good fight
Two years ago I became involved in the fight for provincial oversight of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA), an organization thousands of people feel has abused its powers and run amok within Ontario. The tipping point was the organization's decision to kill all animals in its care at its Newmarket headquarters. For more information and to read up on why this cause has galvanized so many Ontarians, click the OSPCA section of the blog. It is an issue that I am proud to write about and I will continue to do so in the hopes of raising awareness to all Ontarians who don't realize that the OSPCA is accountable to no governmental body in Ontario.

Last year, I published my national advertising site petbusinesses.ca. Half of all advertising revenue is donated to local no-kill shelters throughout Canada, and thus far I have been able to donate over $1000 through advertisements. Soon, the site will be expanding to include a blog much like Toronto Pet Daily, where readers can be kept up to date on animal welfare issues throughout the country.

Ty up north
When I'm not walking doggies in the park or updating the blog, I try to spend as much time as I can traveling to sunny destinations and heading up to the family cottage. I've got two awesome dogs. Tyson is an 11 year old Cockapoo I've had since he was a pup, and Nelly is an 11 year old rescue who joined the family from the Toronto Humane Society two years ago.

That's about enough about me! Feel free to write me at [email protected] and share any stories you would like to see featured on Toronto Pet Daily, and any suggestions you may have. Don't forget to keep in touch through the following avenues.


Gord Macey on Linkedin
Toronto Pet Daily Facebook page
Toronto Pet Daily on Twitter 
petbusinesses.ca on Facebook
petbusinesses.ca on Twitter

Cheers and remember, "Why shop when you can adopt?"

More reading :

Memories of my first pooch.
Basic rundown of the problems with the OSPCA


My favourite 10 posts from the last three years :

A Dog's Purpose

Auto Correct Goes To The Dogs

Little Girl Writes Letter To God After Her Dog Dies 

Amazing Animal Images Drawn On Human Hands

What Pets Write In Their Diaries

Dog Refuses To Leave Funeral Of His Owner

A Doggy Dictionary

10 Canine Commandments

One Reader From The Philippines Responds To A Blog Post

Katherine Heigl Hates Balls **Of course feel free to waste a couple hours and scroll the video section....some funny, some touching, & some very, very odd!













3 comments:

  1. Hi Gord,

    We were wondering if it would be okay with you to repost your blog entries (from time to time) on our blog, Saving Dinah.

    Thanks and keep up the great work!

    Tail wags,
    Lia Laskaris

    www.animalalliance.ca
    www.savingdinah.com

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  2. Hi Gord,

    We're putting together a fundraiser for PAWS at the El Mocambo in Toronto on September 8th. If you would like to help us spread the word that would be great!

    Check out the event on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/events/307447006019569/

    Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or would like a copy of the press release.

    Thanks!
    Gary

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