Dogs

David Fitzpatrick, owner, breeder and handler, holds Wasabi, a Pekingese, after the dog won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Tarrytown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Prime Peke! Wasabi the Pekingese wins Westminster dog show

The 3-year-old Pekingese, meanwhile, was ‘pretty nonchalant about the whole thing’

David Fitzpatrick, owner, breeder and handler, holds Wasabi, a Pekingese, after the dog won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Sunday, June 13, 2021, in Tarrytown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

VIDEO: B.C. family finds ‘perfect’ puppy with limb difference for 2-year-old Ivy

Ivy has special bond with Lucky the puppy who was also born with limb difference

Two-year-old Ivy McLeod laughs while playing with Lucky the puppy outside their Chilliwack home on Thursday, June 10, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The no dogs on Willows Beach rule runs May through September each year. (Black Press Media file photo)

Dog owners seek equal access to popular Oak Bay beach

Willows Beach is off limits to dogs May through September each year

The no dogs on Willows Beach rule runs May through September each year. (Black Press Media file photo)
View Royal is considering adding an off-leash area for dogs at Chilco Park. An online survey is open for resident feedback until June 13. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-leash dog park has town asking View Royal residents to speak

Survey open until June 13 to submit comments, suggestions

View Royal is considering adding an off-leash area for dogs at Chilco Park. An online survey is open for resident feedback until June 13. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Saanich-wide study will be conducted to determine how to effectively share parks among dog-owners and residents who disagree with off-leash areas in public parks. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich unleashes major study of dogs in parks

‘Paws-in-Parks’ pilot study looks at sharing areas effectively in off-leash public parks

A Saanich-wide study will be conducted to determine how to effectively share parks among dog-owners and residents who disagree with off-leash areas in public parks. (Black Press Media file photo)
Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)

‘Perfect pairing’: Former B.C. man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

Luke Hengen’s confidence, sense of adventure restored by service dog Logan

Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)
Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)

‘Perfect pairing’: Former Victoria man’s diabetic alert dog helps him get back to life

Luke Hengen’s confidence, sense of adventure restored by service dog Logan

Luke Hengen with Logan, his diabetes alert dog, under his right arm. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hengen)
Puppies in care of BC SPCA
 Puppies in care of BC SPCA

24 animals seized from Kamloops breeder previously convicted of animal cruelty

16 Pomeranian, Yorkshire terrier-cross puppies and one three-month old Labrador retriever were seized

  • May 25, 2021
Puppies in care of BC SPCA
 Puppies in care of BC SPCA
The District of Saanich is moving forward with Paws in Parks – a pilot project that will see pop-up off-leash dog areas in various parks over the summer. The project will help determine whether a permanent designated dog run is appropriate for the municipality. (Black Press Media file photo)

Fenced dog parks to ‘pup-up’ in various Saanich parks this summer

Saanich council approves roving off-leash dog park pilot project for July, August

The District of Saanich is moving forward with Paws in Parks – a pilot project that will see pop-up off-leash dog areas in various parks over the summer. The project will help determine whether a permanent designated dog run is appropriate for the municipality. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sheba, Spencer, Bronson and Sasha (left to right) peeked outside hoping for playtime outside Uplands Park in 2011. (Black Press Media file photo)

Pooches now permitted on Cadboro-Gyro Park paths in Saanich, pop-up dog parks in works

Council to consider mandatory leashing in parks with sensitive environments May 31

Sheba, Spencer, Bronson and Sasha (left to right) peeked outside hoping for playtime outside Uplands Park in 2011. (Black Press Media file photo)
(Kamloops This Week)

Puppy’s home in question as BC Supreme Court considers canine clash

Justice Joel Groves granted an injunction prohibiting the sale or transfer of the dog

  • May 17, 2021
(Kamloops This Week)
Mia Roberts walks five happy fluff balls in Highlands. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Doggos go for a group walk ‘n wrestle

The Gazette happened upon a friendly gang of dogs walking in Greater Victoria

Mia Roberts walks five happy fluff balls in Highlands. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
A group of dogs played together on Cadboro Bay beach in February 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
A group of dogs played together on Cadboro Bay beach in February 2020. (Black Press Media file photo)
An off-leash dog plays with a ball in Vernon, B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich park advocates call for off-leash dog park, changes to leash restrictions

Fenced dog run in Cadboro-Gyro Park would take pressure off beach, other parks, association says

An off-leash dog plays with a ball in Vernon, B.C. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cookie and her puppies are doing well at their foster home after being rescued from a property in northern B.C. (BC SPCA)

Mom, 7 puppies thriving after being rescued from northern B.C. property with 119 dogs

Cookie and puppies have blossomed with love and affection

Cookie and her puppies are doing well at their foster home after being rescued from a property in northern B.C. (BC SPCA)
The artist rendered Sadie with a few more ribs and wrinkles than she had in real life, and with the fading of her paint she looks a little sad. But real-life Sadie was an energetic hunting dog, her owner Cliff Curtis said. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Dog sculpture at Glen Lake Park based off a happy hunting hound

Sadie the dog was not as old as the concrete art looks almost 20 years later

The artist rendered Sadie with a few more ribs and wrinkles than she had in real life, and with the fading of her paint she looks a little sad. But real-life Sadie was an energetic hunting dog, her owner Cliff Curtis said. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)
Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)

Kamloops fire crews free Bean the pup trapped in reclining chair

‘We don’t rescue cats out of trees anymore… but we do occasionally rescue dogs out of reclining couches!’

Bean, a small dog, got her head stuck in the reclining mechanism of a couch on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Kamloops Fire Rescue)
Victoria woman Rubee Twohig created her Instagram account @RubeeMeetsDogs to help combat online negativity. (Instagram/@RubeeMeetsDogs)
Victoria woman Rubee Twohig created her Instagram account @RubeeMeetsDogs to help combat online negativity. (Instagram/@RubeeMeetsDogs)
Taliesin the dog and O’Henry the mule are happy to pose for a photo with Zoe MacBean. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island’s wingnut dogs need love and training, too

The challenge of a spirited canine has long motivated Chemainus trainer

Taliesin the dog and O’Henry the mule are happy to pose for a photo with Zoe MacBean. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Sidney pet owners are concerned after six cubes of peanut butter coated rat poison were founded dispersed around the Blue Peter Marina Feb. 28. (Find Lost and Escaped Dogs Vancouver Island/Facebook)
Sidney pet owners are concerned after six cubes of peanut butter coated rat poison were founded dispersed around the Blue Peter Marina Feb. 28. (Find Lost and Escaped Dogs Vancouver Island/Facebook)