Pets & People

Barriers to rental housing brought on by no-pet rules add stress to renters, says councillor. (Pixabay)

Saanich councillor wants to remove barriers to housing for pet owners

Motion calling for province to amend lease stipulations against pet ownership defeated in 5-4 vote

 

A Pet's Life owner Chad McMillan's dog June, eager for a raw treat.

What’s for dinner? Raw pet food is easier than you think!

Talk to the experts at your local pet food store to learn about simple ways to expand your pet’s diet

  • May 3, 2021

 

Comfortably carry a young puppy on your summer hikes with the help of a Kurgo backpack carrier from A Pet's Life.

Travelling with pets: the right supplies for an easy journey

Carriers, pet seat belts, automatic feeders and other tools to make summer travel a breeze

  • Apr 5, 2021

 

Healthy treats are a great way to add variety to your pet's diet! A Pet's Life has a range of treats, toppers and pet food of all kinds to keep your pet's attention.

What do Fido and Fluffy need — consistency or variety?

When it comes to food, this local pet expert says it’s better to mix it up — with a plan

  • Mar 8, 2021
Healthy treats are a great way to add variety to your pet's diet! A Pet's Life has a range of treats, toppers and pet food of all kinds to keep your pet's attention.
Dog owners walk along Fleming Beach on a sunny day (pre-COVID). (Black Press Media file photo)

Deadline nears for licensing your dog in Esquimalt

Pet owners have until Feb. 28 to renew, purchase or transfer licences for 2021

  • Feb 26, 2021
Dog owners walk along Fleming Beach on a sunny day (pre-COVID). (Black Press Media file photo)
A Pet's Life owner Chad McMillan's Shephard Cross, June.

Staff at this pet store bring an impressive pedigree

Decades of experience with animals and their owners — centuries if you count in dog years!

  • Feb 8, 2021
A Pet's Life owner Chad McMillan's Shephard Cross, June.
Resolve to feed your pooch healthier food in 2021! A Pet's Life has quality foods from trusted local suppliers.

A new year’s resolution you can keep — one for your pet!

Resolve to be a better pet parent in 2021 with better quality, community-focused foods treats & toys

  • Jan 4, 2021
Resolve to feed your pooch healthier food in 2021! A Pet's Life has quality foods from trusted local suppliers.
A Pet's Life has stocking stuffers (and cute pet stockings) for all the furry creatures on your Christmas list. Shop online or in store!

Stocking stuffers for pets and pet lovers

With free delivery and curb-side pickup, you can keep the convenience while supporting local shops!

  • Dec 7, 2020
A Pet's Life has stocking stuffers (and cute pet stockings) for all the furry creatures on your Christmas list. Shop online or in store!
Set up a recurring order so you never run out of pet food, and add a treat or toy for your furry friend. Convenient, local shopping at A Pet's Life.

PAWSitive news: Shop online AND shop local!

UnLEASH your shopaholic! This local pet store now has online shopping and free delivery

  • Nov 2, 2020
Set up a recurring order so you never run out of pet food, and add a treat or toy for your furry friend. Convenient, local shopping at A Pet's Life.
Michelle Kirby holds her Light Brahma chicken, Sakura. The feather-footed hen is only a few months old and is part of the small brood Kirby purchased after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Pandemic spurs egg-citement for backyard chickens in Greater Victoria

Fowl surge in popularity during COVID-19 pandemic

Michelle Kirby holds her Light Brahma chicken, Sakura. The feather-footed hen is only a few months old and is part of the small brood Kirby purchased after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
Every month for 10 years, volunteers with Vets for Pets have treated animals of low income, transient and homeless people at Our Place. (File submitted/ Richard Leon Gauthier Photography)

Vet services for Victoria’s pets of the homeless cancelled for first time in a decade

Vets for Pets faces a volunteer shortage that’s forced the group to cancel its recent service

Every month for 10 years, volunteers with Vets for Pets have treated animals of low income, transient and homeless people at Our Place. (File submitted/ Richard Leon Gauthier Photography)
Victoria’s eighth annual Pet-A-Palooza returned with the “running of the bulls” in 2018. (File contributed)

Pet-A-Palooza brings ‘Ruff Mud’ race to Esquimalt

Annual event takes place in Bullen Park this year

Victoria’s eighth annual Pet-A-Palooza returned with the “running of the bulls” in 2018. (File contributed)
Victoria’s 8th annual Pet-a-palooza is coming to town this weekend! File contributed

Pet-A-Palooza a good reason to ‘pawse’ this weekend in Victoria

Puppies, goats, wiener dog races and more on the grounds of St. Ann’s Academy Aug. 18-19

Victoria’s 8th annual Pet-a-palooza is coming to town this weekend! File contributed
Goldie contemplates her near-death adventure with a group of very tough otters. (Photo courtesy Kindred Spirit Veterinary Hospital)

Victoria dog attacked by otters off Dallas Road

Off-leash dogs and wildlife can make for a poor mix, veterinary staffer says

Goldie contemplates her near-death adventure with a group of very tough otters. (Photo courtesy Kindred Spirit Veterinary Hospital)