Pets & People

Miracle has been recovering in the care of Shuswap Paws Rescue Society volunteer Siobhan Rich and is coming up for adoption. (Contributed)

‘Worst condition I’ve ever seen:’ Dog rescued in the Shuswap earns Miracle name

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society volunteer encourages donations for ongoing efforts

 

Dr. Adrian Walton with Basil the ball python. (Special to The News)

Lower Mainland vet has big snakes that need homes

Boa constrictor and ball python will be up for adoption through Maple Ridge veterinary office

 

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

 

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.
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!
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.
Keep your pet entertained and exercised with these tips from Chad McMillan, owner of A Pet’s Life in Victoria.

4 Back-to-school tips to keep your pet purring

Victoria pet store owner says there are many ways to keep pets happy while their humans are away

  • Sep 6, 2021
Keep your pet entertained and exercised with these tips from Chad McMillan, owner of A Pet’s Life in Victoria.
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

Barriers to rental housing brought on by no-pet rules add stress to renters, says councillor. (Pixabay)
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
A Pet's Life owner Chad McMillan's dog June, eager for a raw treat.
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
Comfortably carry a young puppy on your summer hikes with the help of a Kurgo backpack carrier from A Pet's Life.
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)