Dogs

New mother Noelle and her seven puppies. (BC SPCA/Submitted)

Starving mother dog found chained up in cold gives birth to litter of puppies in Kelowna

The BC SPCA rescued a pregnant dog who has since given birth to 7 puppies

 

Dogs are chained up in the northern Ontario First Nations reserve in Attawapiskat, Ont., on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The James Bay community of 2,000 is under a state of emergency due to a spike in youth suicide attempts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Growing dog populations an issue in some remote communities, shelters under pressure

Stray dogs are an issue in some places – a situation that’s adding to pressure on animal shelters

 

One of ten malamute huskies found on a rural property two hours north of Fort St. John. (Photo courtesy of BC SPCA)

10 dogs left outside without food or water after B.C. owner hospitalized in Alberta

Malamute huskies found by BC SPCA officers tethered on a rural property in northeastern B.C.

One of ten malamute huskies found on a rural property two hours north of Fort St. John. (Photo courtesy of BC SPCA)
A dog sits on top of its shelter at a dog yard in Bolterdalen, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The yard is located half a dozen miles from the main village in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago so close to the North Pole that winter is shrouded in uninterrupted darkness. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

VIDEO: In Norway, sled dogs train and play in warming Arctic

The pups thrive in freezing weather, but are struggling with increasingly common warm spells

A dog sits on top of its shelter at a dog yard in Bolterdalen, Norway, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The yard is located half a dozen miles from the main village in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago so close to the North Pole that winter is shrouded in uninterrupted darkness. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
Brent Murphy, left, and David King, took turns carrying an Australian shepherd back to its owner’s vehicle after the dog sustained an inconspicuous life-threatening injury along Cable Bay Trail on Dec. 31. (Danny Dares Photo)

Good Samaritans help rescue dog with life-threatening injury along Island trail

Owners tracked down heroes within two hours through social media post after Nanaimo area scare

Brent Murphy, left, and David King, took turns carrying an Australian shepherd back to its owner’s vehicle after the dog sustained an inconspicuous life-threatening injury along Cable Bay Trail on Dec. 31. (Danny Dares Photo)
Bear and Tiger will be up for adoption together as a pair when they are healthy enough. (Jill Laviolette photo)

Mystery solved: Dogs rescued from remote B.C. island will be put up for adoption

The dogs have now been surrendered to Tri-Port Wildlife Response Team

Bear and Tiger will be up for adoption together as a pair when they are healthy enough. (Jill Laviolette photo)
A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles helicopter aircrew rescues a dog from a sailboat near Vancouver Island on Dec. 28. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Facebook)

Search continues for dog lost at sea on Vancouver Island’s south coast

Online fundraiser aims to help injured sailor with search, replace belongings

A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles helicopter aircrew rescues a dog from a sailboat near Vancouver Island on Dec. 28. (U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Northwest/Facebook)
This photo shows certified dog behavior consultant Gabrielle Johnson with her dogs on Oct. 11 in Richmond, Va. Johnson said a little preparation goes a long way for people bringing their pets along on holiday home stays with loved ones. (Josh Mark Rickey via AP)

Bringing a dog along for a holiday stay? Make sure to plan

Tensions can be dialed way down with a little preparation

This photo shows certified dog behavior consultant Gabrielle Johnson with her dogs on Oct. 11 in Richmond, Va. Johnson said a little preparation goes a long way for people bringing their pets along on holiday home stays with loved ones. (Josh Mark Rickey via AP)
Police dog Neeka. (Kamloops RCMP/Submitted)

Kamloops canine cop earns special treat for hard work

Neeka nabs man fleeing from stolen vehicle

Police dog Neeka. (Kamloops RCMP/Submitted)
An Armstrong man has lost an appeal to have his dog returned after it was seized by the BC SPCA for Ivermectin toxicity and ignoring a treatment plan laid out by a veterinarian. (Stock photo)

B.C. man has dog seized after leaving it in ‘critical distress’

Ivermectin toxicity suspected by vet leads to animal being removed from home

An Armstrong man has lost an appeal to have his dog returned after it was seized by the BC SPCA for Ivermectin toxicity and ignoring a treatment plan laid out by a veterinarian. (Stock photo)
Luna, a five-year-old bull mastiff-golden retriever cross, survived seven days trapped on a narrow ledge high above the waters of Finlayson Arm. (Courtesy Saryta Schaerer)

Courageous canine survives seven days stuck on ledge after fall from Highlands cliff

Luna reunited with her owner following a harrowing rescue

Luna, a five-year-old bull mastiff-golden retriever cross, survived seven days trapped on a narrow ledge high above the waters of Finlayson Arm. (Courtesy Saryta Schaerer)
Wayne Dorman, dressed as Santa, jumped in to save a dog after it had fallen through the ice on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna’s downtown. (Contributed)

Santa Claus to the rescue when dog falls through ice in Okanagan Lake

Wayne Dorman says this is a good reminder of how important strong recall is with dogs

Wayne Dorman, dressed as Santa, jumped in to save a dog after it had fallen through the ice on Okanagan Lake near Kelowna’s downtown. (Contributed)
Bruce recovers on the couch on Dec. 9, 2022, the day he returns to his family in Blind Bay after being lost for three weeks. (Photo contributed)

Emaciated pet survives -20 C, no food in his search for South Shuswap home

Dog’s owner nearly gives up hope after more than two weeks of searching mountain

Bruce recovers on the couch on Dec. 9, 2022, the day he returns to his family in Blind Bay after being lost for three weeks. (Photo contributed)
Henry the dog is safe after roaming Sicamous for over five months. (Duffy Baker photo)

Dog reunited with Penticton owners after being lost five months in the Shuswap

Sicamous’ K9-1-1 Animal Rescue tracked down missing pup

Henry the dog is safe after roaming Sicamous for over five months. (Duffy Baker photo)
A group of Cowichan dog professionals has teamed up to help international organization Breaking the Chains raise funds to support dogs caught up in the war in Ukraine. (Breaking the Chains photo)

Vancouver Island dog professionals team up to help dogs flee Ukraine war

Fundraiser for Breaking the Chains organization

A group of Cowichan dog professionals has teamed up to help international organization Breaking the Chains raise funds to support dogs caught up in the war in Ukraine. (Breaking the Chains photo)
Poppy the puppy sits in the Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA branch in Port Alberni after being left outdoors overnight at the centre. (BC SPCA PHOTO)

Puppy dumped in planter box at Port Alberni branch of BC SPCA

Three-month-old ‘Poppy’ is recovering from mange, infections with foster family

Poppy the puppy sits in the Alberni-Clayoquot SPCA branch in Port Alberni after being left outdoors overnight at the centre. (BC SPCA PHOTO)
A judge has ruled that an Abbotsford pit bull is a dangerous dog and must be euthanized. )Photo by Lucas Quaresma on Unsplash)

Judge rules that ‘dangerous’ Abbotsford pit bull be destroyed

Bruno was involved in attacks against other dogs, including one that died

A judge has ruled that an Abbotsford pit bull is a dangerous dog and must be euthanized. )Photo by Lucas Quaresma on Unsplash)
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Does your pet actually like wearing a Halloween costume?

“If they duck to get away, keep their tail low or ears…

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Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)

Penticton hero’s dog ingests cocaine and meth while working outreach

Gord Portman’s dog Zippy is still in serious condition and needs help

Gord Portman and his dog Zippy sit at Marina Way Park while holding a picture of a bench he would like to have installed in memory of those who have lost their lives to an overdose. (Mark Brett photo)
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