Dogs

ElderDog Victoria volunteer Linda Harris takes Lilly for regular walks for her senior owner as part of the non-profit’s services in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Linda Harris)

Seniors, do you need help caring for your four-legged friend?

ElderDog is now looking to expand its volunteer and client lists in the Sooke area

 

The City of Colwood recently improved new staircases in Latoria Creek Park in order to make them more pet-friendly. The city invited its four-legged residents out to try out the improvements. (Photo Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood makes new park stairs paw-friendly

Latoria Creek Park stairs now have extra plates on each step to make it easier for small dogs to use

 

Shop A Pet’s Life by phone, online or in-store at 2019 Cadboro Bay Rd. Check-out their Instagram or Facebook for products, events or cute pictures of pets!

Start the new year by making the switch

Victoria pet store, A Pet’s Life, suggests adding ‘switch my dog to raw’ to your 2022 resolutions!

  • Dec 20, 2021

 

RCMP police dog handlers Cpl. Dean Muir, left, and Const. Matthew Tomasson show off a blanket crocheted for police service dog Herc. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island woman crochets police dogs blankets for Christmas

Woman who loves to crochet creates blankets for all four of Nanaimo RCMP’s police service dogs

RCMP police dog handlers Cpl. Dean Muir, left, and Const. Matthew Tomasson show off a blanket crocheted for police service dog Herc. (Photo submitted)
Food options for puppies are endless: kibble, canned-wet, lightly cooked, but have you considered raw? Victoria pet store A Pet’s Life thinks you should.

Is a new puppy on your holiday wish list?

Victoria pet store A Pet’s Life suggests planning food for new family members before taking them home

  • Dec 6, 2021
Food options for puppies are endless: kibble, canned-wet, lightly cooked, but have you considered raw? Victoria pet store A Pet’s Life thinks you should.
An overwhelming amount of household waste appeared in and around municipal trash cans in 2020. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
An overwhelming amount of household waste appeared in and around municipal trash cans in 2020. (Courtesy District of Oak Bay)
Saanich’s summer pop-up dog parks pilot project attracted hundreds of in-person pet owners and dogs, and nearly 600 online survey respondents. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

‘Pup-up’ parks in Saanich yield positive results

Information from temporary enclosure program to inform People, Pets and Parks Strategy

Saanich’s summer pop-up dog parks pilot project attracted hundreds of in-person pet owners and dogs, and nearly 600 online survey respondents. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Sidney proposes to build a fenced off-leash dog park in Resthaven Park, with two possible options for size. Residents have until Dec. 3 to answer an online survey. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney could let the dogs out in Resthaven Park

Municipality wants public input on plans for off-leash park on Sidney’s east side

Sidney proposes to build a fenced off-leash dog park in Resthaven Park, with two possible options for size. Residents have until Dec. 3 to answer an online survey. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Just like us, pets fall victim to plaque and tartar which can cause serious issues for their health and wellness. A Pet’s Life in Victoria has three options to help with your pet’s teeth cleaning!

Pet parents: How often are you cleaning your pet’s teeth?

Victoria pet store owner recommends ways to keep their pearly whites their whitest

  • Nov 22, 2021
Just like us, pets fall victim to plaque and tartar which can cause serious issues for their health and wellness. A Pet’s Life in Victoria has three options to help with your pet’s teeth cleaning!
Rescue crews on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Merritt, B.C.(North Shore Rescue photo)

600 pigs and more than 100 dogs rescued from Interior B.C. flood zones

Animal Lifeline Emergency Response Team responded to both Princeton and Merritt

Rescue crews on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Merritt, B.C.(North Shore Rescue photo)
Eliza Kerridge and her dog Luca enjoy an evening at Cadboro-Gyro park. Kerridge said that year-round on-leash rules for the Saanich park reductive and unnecessary. (Photo courtesy of Eliza Kerridge)

Petition responds to Saanich’s new on-leash dog rule for Cadboro-Gyro Park

Ability to let dogs run free was good for dogs, pet owners’ mental health, petitioner says

Eliza Kerridge and her dog Luca enjoy an evening at Cadboro-Gyro park. Kerridge said that year-round on-leash rules for the Saanich park reductive and unnecessary. (Photo courtesy of Eliza Kerridge)
The number of dog bite incidents reported to the Capital Regional District animal control services is trending downward, but the CRD says the true numbers are likely higher, as many go unreported. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dog bite incidents mostly down, says CRD, but true numbers likely higher

Under-reporting common, CRD says; owners can prevent incidents with training

The number of dog bite incidents reported to the Capital Regional District animal control services is trending downward, but the CRD says the true numbers are likely higher, as many go unreported. (Black Press Media file photo)
Some of the dogs Leanna Richardson has been fostering for the Victoria Humane Society. The society and its volunteers have been hit with a surge of surrendered pets, many of which require socialization, forcing them to start turning animals away. (Photo courtesy of Leanna Richardson)

Unwanted pets flood Victoria animal welfare group as society returns somewhat to normal

Surrendered dogs also requiring more socialization training than usual before being adopted out

Some of the dogs Leanna Richardson has been fostering for the Victoria Humane Society. The society and its volunteers have been hit with a surge of surrendered pets, many of which require socialization, forcing them to start turning animals away. (Photo courtesy of Leanna Richardson)
Cricket meal topper? Your pet will go crazy for the flavour boost, and they’re a wonderful source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. Visit A Pet’s Life at 2019 Cadboro Bay Rd. to give some a try.

You take supplements for your health, but what about your pet?

Victoria’s local pet store ‘A Pet’s Life’ recommends adding omega-3 into your pet’s diet today

  • Nov 8, 2021
Cricket meal topper? Your pet will go crazy for the flavour boost, and they’re a wonderful source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. Visit A Pet’s Life at 2019 Cadboro Bay Rd. to give some a try.
Switching your cat to a raw food diet can have many benefits. To learn more, ask the helpful staff at A Pet's Life at 2019 Caboro Bay Rd.

Feeding felines

Victoria pet store owner suggests next time you should skip kibble and cans and consider feeding raw

  • Nov 1, 2021
Switching your cat to a raw food diet can have many benefits. To learn more, ask the helpful staff at A Pet's Life at 2019 Caboro Bay Rd.
Odessa found a new home through RainCoast Dog Rescue. (Photo courtesy of raincoastdogrescue.com)

Demand for pets levels off as workers return to offices, says Greater Victoria rescue founder

During the early months of the pandemic, requests for dogs and cats shot up

Odessa found a new home through RainCoast Dog Rescue. (Photo courtesy of raincoastdogrescue.com)
Dave Mead often walks his dog, Molly, at Cadboro-Gyro Park. Saanich council has moved forward a bylaw change that would allow dogs in the park all year, but always on a leash. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich council moves to allow dogs in Cadboro-Gyro Park year-round, as long as they’re on leash

Third reading given on bylaw change that would eliminate seasonal restriction on dogs in park

Dave Mead often walks his dog, Molly, at Cadboro-Gyro Park. Saanich council has moved forward a bylaw change that would allow dogs in the park all year, but always on a leash. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)

‘It’s not the size that matters’: Motorcycle-riding Quesnel service dog helps with PTSD

Rosie the motorcycle riding service chihuahua helps retired nurse Alison Prentice

Rosie the motorcycle service dog. (Submitted Photo)
Federal regulations state dogs must be leashed below the high tide mark on Willows Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Oak Bay reminds pet owners to leash before you beach as dogs return to Willows

Environment and Climate Change Canada received complaints over interactions with off-leash dogs

Federal regulations state dogs must be leashed below the high tide mark on Willows Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
A golden retriever rescued after falling over a cliff face near Ammonite Falls on Friday, Sept. 24, avoided injury in the ordeal and posed for a photo with rescuers including firefighter Joe Mayzes, left, Capt. Darcy Morgan and firefighter Geoff Gowans, volunteers with East Wellington Fire Department. (Photo courtesy East Wellington Fire Department)

Volunteer firefighters rescue dog from cliff face near Nanaimo waterfall

Golden retriever falls 15 metres over cliff while walking with owner

A golden retriever rescued after falling over a cliff face near Ammonite Falls on Friday, Sept. 24, avoided injury in the ordeal and posed for a photo with rescuers including firefighter Joe Mayzes, left, Capt. Darcy Morgan and firefighter Geoff Gowans, volunteers with East Wellington Fire Department. (Photo courtesy East Wellington Fire Department)