FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Orangeville, ON (December 19, 2018) –Chestnut, Twinkle, Jingle, Holly and Tinsel might be named after the holidays, but these adorable Northern puppies will bring joy and cheer year-round.

The six-week-old pups and their mother, Lola, are from a remote community in Northern Manitoba and are waiting patiently at the Ontario SPCA Orangeville & District Animal Centre to find new homes. They are vaccinated, microchipped, come with a gift of one-month of pet insurance and will be spayed and neutered. Lola and her puppies are expected to be available for adoption in early January.

The puppies, which were being fostered by Manitoba rescue group Earthdog’s Reason Initiative, were transferred to Ontario to find new homes through the Ontario SCPA’s Year of the Northern Dog program. To bring awareness, attention and action to Northern dog overpopulation, the Ontario SPCA declared 2018 the Year of the Northern Dog. To date, the Ontario SPCA has delivered animal wellness services and transferred over 400 animals from close to 30 Northern communities this year.

These puppies are just some of the animals patiently waiting for loving homes this holiday season as part of the Ontario SPCA’s iAdopt for the Holidays campaign. Supported by Royal Canin, iAdopt for the Holidays runs until Dec. 31 at participating SPCAs, Humane Societies and rescue groups nation wide, including the Orangeville & District Animal Centre. The goal is to get as many animals as possible placed into loving homes during the holiday season. Last year, over 4,000 animals from across Canada found their forever homes during the iAdopt for the Holidays campaign.

“This holiday season, give a homeless animal the gift of a loving family to call their own,” says Jennifer Yapa, Manager, Orangeville & District Animal Centre. “With people having time off from work and being home together as a family, the holidays are a great time to welcome a new furry companion and help them get settled.”

To change an animal’s life this holiday season, visit or drop by the centre at 650 Riddell Rd. in Orangeville. The puppies will be posted to the animal centre’s website when they become available for adoption.

To learn more about iAdopt for the Holidays, including contests, visit



Kallie Milleman
Ontario SPCA


The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity, established in 1873. The Society and its network of animal welfare communities facilitate and provide for province-wide leadership on matters relating to the prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal well-being. Offering a variety of mission-based programs including community-based sheltering, animal wellness services, provincial animal transfers, shelter health & wellness, high-volume spay/neuter services, animal rescue, animal advocacy, Indigenous partnership programs and humane education, the Ontario SPCA is Ontario’s animal welfare charity.

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