Pets

An Edmonton Police Services logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton on October 2, 2017. The Edmonton Police Service Animal Cruelty Investigative Unit says it began investigating after the fire in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Man faces cruelty charges after almost 700 reptiles, amphibians found in Edmonton home

‘A sad reminder of the suffering many exotic reptiles endure at the hands of breeders and importers’

 

FILE - Dachshund dogs wait in a box before competition at a dog show in Dortmund, Germany, on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Research released on Thursday, April 28, 2022, confirms what dog lovers know _ every pup is truly an individual. A new study has found that many of the popular stereotypes about the behavior of specific breeds aren’t supported by science. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Your dog’s personality may have little to do with its breed

Research confirms what dog lovers know — every pup is truly an…

 

This fluffy feline was first reported missing about five years ago by his vet tech human. Now he’s headed for his orignal owner and a new home. (FLEC/Facebook)

Embedded chip reunites B.C. cat with Ontario owner 5 years after move

Fluffy feline headed back to original owner and a new home in Ontario

 

Spallumcheen pet food brand Wood Mountain Naturals is nominated for two 2022 Small Business BC Awards. (Wood Mountain Naturals/Facebook)

Spallumcheen pet food brand nominated for 2 small business awards

A woman’s quest to save her ailing dog led to the creation of Wood Mountain Naturals in 2018

Spallumcheen pet food brand Wood Mountain Naturals is nominated for two 2022 Small Business BC Awards. (Wood Mountain Naturals/Facebook)
A hungry coyote attacked three dogs in West Kelowna (stock photo)

Coyote kills 2 dogs in West Kelowna, injures third

Coyotes are out and about and hungry at this time of year

A hungry coyote attacked three dogs in West Kelowna (stock photo)
One of the puppies rescued from a trailer in Vancouver by the BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)

7 puppies found living in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Vancouver trailer

1 puppy will need repeat bloodwork, BC SPCA says

One of the puppies rescued from a trailer in Vancouver by the BC SPCA. (BC SPCA)
The Paws it Forward team. (Contributed)

10 years, 1952 dogs: Paws it Foward reflects

Okanagan charity looks back on 2021

  • Dec 26, 2021
The Paws it Forward team. (Contributed)
Twilight (front) and Harold relaxing at home in Cache Creek after Twilight’s hair-raising adventure. (Photo credit: Angela Taylor)

The cat came back: Twilight returns to B.C. Interior home after 2 month disappearance

Twilight was found at highway rest stop miles from Cache Creek and turned in to PoCo SPCA

Twilight (front) and Harold relaxing at home in Cache Creek after Twilight’s hair-raising adventure. (Photo credit: Angela Taylor)
Woofy's Ep. 192 - Jays

Adventures with your four-legged friend begin here!

Paw Street Market Impress TV hosts Virginia Shaw and Mandy Gola are…

  • Nov 5, 2021
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Woofy's Ep. 191

Doggone scratchy? Good thing it’s GO time!

If your dog is experiencing dry, itchy skin and lacklustre coats, it’s…

  • Oct 29, 2021
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Woofy's Ep. 189 Acana

How to build a better dog food bowl!

Want to make your dog’s tail wag with dinner time excitement? Virginia…

  • Oct 22, 2021
Woofy's Ep. 189 Acana
Woofy's Ep. 189 Acana

How to build a better dog food bowl!

Want to make your dog’s tail wag with dinner time excitement? Virginia…

  • Oct 15, 2021
Woofy's Ep. 189 Acana
Winston, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, canine concierge enjoys a few moments alone in a room with a personalized bathrobe, a miniature toy Winston and some rom service drinks  Don Denton photo

Has your life gone to the dogs?

Pet-friendly means you can bring Fido

  • Sep 29, 2021
Winston, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, canine concierge enjoys a few moments alone in a room with a personalized bathrobe, a miniature toy Winston and some rom service drinks  Don Denton photo
The B.C. SPCA is offering 50 per cent off adoption fees from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, 2021. (BCSPCA)

SPCA offers 50% off pet adoptions until Oct. 6 to free up space in busy shelters

Discount applies to dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits and small animals, as well as for farm animals

The B.C. SPCA is offering 50 per cent off adoption fees from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6, 2021. (BCSPCA)
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ALERT Canada’s website header. (ALERT Canada/alertcanada.org)

Interior B.C. emergency animal shelter overcrowded, asking for help amid wildfires

ALERT Canada has been over encumbered with animals during wildfires in the southern Interior

  • Aug 9, 2021
ALERT Canada’s website header. (ALERT Canada/alertcanada.org)
Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA warns dog owners of contagious cough

There are 24 confirmed cases of this highly transmissible sickness

Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)
Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA responds to more than 600 calls for animals in distress during heat wave

The BC SPCA is asking pet owners to leave their animals at home this summer

Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)
Gena Barzan delivers cat food and supplies for a wildfire evacuee from Westwold Wednesday, July 21. (Animal Auxiliary photo)

Vernon group gives wildfire evacuated animals a leg up

Donations collected for North and South Okanagan evacuated pets

Gena Barzan delivers cat food and supplies for a wildfire evacuee from Westwold Wednesday, July 21. (Animal Auxiliary photo)
Bunny Wells and his Scottish Terrier, Isla, who was killed when attacked by a larger dog on July 1, 2021. (Contributed)

‘We’re devastated’: South Okanagan couple in mourning after ‘horrific’ attack kills family dog

Bunny Wells was walking their 22-month old Scottish Terrier on Canada Day when the attack occurred

Bunny Wells and his Scottish Terrier, Isla, who was killed when attacked by a larger dog on July 1, 2021. (Contributed)