Pets

Who’s a good boy then? Your dog is, and he’ll feel a lot better if you leave him at home during hot weather. (Photo credit: BC SPCA)

BC SPCA responds to more than 600 calls for animals in distress during heat wave

The BC SPCA is asking pet owners to leave their animals at home this summer

 

Dale Rahim is reunited with his dog Harley, handed to him by Firefighter Shelby Nickel, seconds after the dog was lifted out the Abyss by a Nanaimo Fire Rescue rope rescue team. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Firefighter climbs into Nanaimo’s Abyss crevice to rescue another fallen pooch

Crew called to Extension Ridge Trail on Tuesday, July 20

 

Kaneycia Bush-McLean, a Langley City resident who works as a registered veterinary technician seen here with, with Quila (L) and Koda (R) said pet owners need to understand the hazards of the current heat wave. The clinic she works at had 15 heat stroke cases in one eight-hour shift, 13 fatal. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

‘It breaks my heart:’ heat wave taking a toll on pets, B.C. vet clinic staffer warns

In one shift on Saturday, there were 15 heat cases, 12 fatal

Kaneycia Bush-McLean, a Langley City resident who works as a registered veterinary technician seen here with, with Quila (L) and Koda (R) said pet owners need to understand the hazards of the current heat wave. The clinic she works at had 15 heat stroke cases in one eight-hour shift, 13 fatal. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
The Tiny Home Village, at 940 Caledonia Ave., is set to welcome 30 residents starting May 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

No influx of animals as people move from parks to housing in Victoria: BC SPCA

Our Place Society says the bulk of its housing sites allows for pets, with rules

The Tiny Home Village, at 940 Caledonia Ave., is set to welcome 30 residents starting May 12. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
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.
Bebop, a pot-bellied pig found wandering in Langley, is heading to a new home after a stay at the Langley Animal Protection Society’s shelter in Aldergrove. (Happy Herd/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Lost Langley pig finds forever home after time at LAPS shelter

Bebop spent some of his time at the shelter learning to do tricks

Bebop, a pot-bellied pig found wandering in Langley, is heading to a new home after a stay at the Langley Animal Protection Society’s shelter in Aldergrove. (Happy Herd/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The BC SPCA is reminding drivers of the dangers of having pets in vehicles, both when leaving it parked and when travelling. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

BC SPCA warns drivers about dangers of pets in vehicles, both when parked and travelling

Use harnesses, crates, and don’t let your dog stick its head out the window are all tips from SPCA

The BC SPCA is reminding drivers of the dangers of having pets in vehicles, both when leaving it parked and when travelling. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The BC SPCA is appealing for donation to help care for 119 dogs recently surrendered in northern B.C. (BC SPCA)

Northern B.C. owners surrender 119 dogs to SPCA after getting overwhelmed

Dogs will require veterinary care, support and grooming for matted fur

The BC SPCA is appealing for donation to help care for 119 dogs recently surrendered in northern B.C. (BC SPCA)
(BC SPCA)

Is it safe to give your dog some peanut butter? Not always, BC SPCA warns

Some commercial peanut butter ingredients can be harmful to dogs

(BC SPCA)
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.
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.
Saphira, a four-year-old ferret, went missing in downtown Victoria on Jan. 25 and was reunited with her owner the next day thanks to some kind strangers. (ROAM/Facebook)
Saphira, a four-year-old ferret, went missing in downtown Victoria on Jan. 25 and was reunited with her owner the next day thanks to some kind strangers. (ROAM/Facebook)
Dex needs surgery after breaking his paw in the panic caused by an apartment fire. (Submitted)

Dog needs surgery after escaping burning North Island building

Fundraiser started for veterinarian costs after Dex breaks paw dropping from upper floor apartment

Dex needs surgery after breaking his paw in the panic caused by an apartment fire. (Submitted)
FILE – A dog lays down on a front porch in Toronto Saturday, July 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
FILE – A dog lays down on a front porch in Toronto Saturday, July 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Rabiya Merani and her dog Scout. (Submitted photo)

Surrey strata says resident’s dog has to go because it’s too tall

Rabiya Merani is looking for a new home for herself and her dog Scout

Rabiya Merani and her dog Scout. (Submitted photo)
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!