Dogs

Charlie the chocolate Labrador retriever is recovering after somehow coming into contact with fentanyl while on a walk in South Surrey on Friday (Sept. 8) evening, according to his guardian, who wants to raise awareness about the dangers of the drug. (Contributed photo)

B.C. dog owner warns of fentanyl dangers after dog poisoned on walk

‘It can happen to anybody… it can happen anywhere’

 

17 dogs have been seized from a North Okanagan breeder. (BC SPCA photo)

16 Yorkshire terriers, pregnant Pomeranian seized from B.C. breeder

BC SPCA caring for 16 Yorkshire terriers and 1 pregnant Pomeranian

 

Fish the dog has gained 10 pounds since being brought in after being found emaciated near Enderby at Kingfisher. The BC SPCA hopes somebody will adopt Fish. (Contributed)

Emaciated Lab found in North Okanagan putting on the pounds

Fish – so named as he was found near Kingfisher – continues to get better at BCSPCA branch in Salmon Arm

 

Mikki is one of the many dogs in Canada providing companionship to people. Do you know how many dogs live in Canada? (Kim Lawton photo)

QUIZ: Are you enjoying the dog days of summer?

For many, dogs are constant and loyal companions

Mikki is one of the many dogs in Canada providing companionship to people. Do you know how many dogs live in Canada? (Kim Lawton photo)
Fish, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever, was brought into the BC SPCA Shuswap centre after being found emaciated near Kingfisher. (BC SPCA photo)

Fish the fighter: Emaciated Labrador found in rural North Okanagan

Fish was brought to BC SPCA Shuswap animal centre bone-thin, covered in sores

Fish, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever, was brought into the BC SPCA Shuswap centre after being found emaciated near Kingfisher. (BC SPCA photo)
Kathy Mackey holds her dog Fancy as she’s surrounded by dozens of pet neckwear pieces in her Chilliwack home on July 6, 2023. She’s bringing her business, Simply Fetching Pet Designs, to the Chilliwack Fair Aug. 11 to 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘These ain’t your nana’s bandanas’: B.C. senior creates unique neckwear for dogs

‘They’re all about fun, and fashion and showing off,’ says Kathy Mackey of Simply Fetching Pet Designs

Kathy Mackey holds her dog Fancy as she’s surrounded by dozens of pet neckwear pieces in her Chilliwack home on July 6, 2023. She’s bringing her business, Simply Fetching Pet Designs, to the Chilliwack Fair Aug. 11 to 13. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Saki and Asha, one-year-old husky mixes, were abandoned outside a Prince George BC SPCA facility with porcupine quills embedded in their faces. (BC SPCA)
Saki and Asha, one-year-old husky mixes, were abandoned outside a Prince George BC SPCA facility with porcupine quills embedded in their faces. (BC SPCA)
DOGtor Burke donated blood 10 times before his death in June 2023. (Hero Dawgs photo/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Late therapy dog ‘Dogtor Burke’ leaves lasting legacy at B.C. hospitals

Burke a Bernese Mountain dog and original member of the Hero Dawgs passed away at the age of six

DOGtor Burke donated blood 10 times before his death in June 2023. (Hero Dawgs photo/Contributed to Black Press Media)
Arti and Anton are shown in this undated handout photo. The dogs recently graduated from a rigorous training program that allows them to sniff out the potentially deadly C. difficile bacterium on surfaces before it can even sicken the most vulnerable patients at hospitals in Vancouver and beyond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Vancouver Coastal Health

Dogs trained to detect potentially deadly superbug at B.C. hospitals

C. difficile is the most frequent cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitals and long-term care homes

Arti and Anton are shown in this undated handout photo. The dogs recently graduated from a rigorous training program that allows them to sniff out the potentially deadly C. difficile bacterium on surfaces before it can even sicken the most vulnerable patients at hospitals in Vancouver and beyond. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Vancouver Coastal Health
Hudson Johnson-Fairlie and his Woof Wear booth at the Lake Country Spring Market earlier this year. (Sandra Fairlie/Contributed to Black Press Media)

Vernon boy’s love for his Boston Terrier unleashes dog collar business

Hudson Fairlie makes cotton collars for his dog Jax and has since created Woof Wear

Hudson Johnson-Fairlie and his Woof Wear booth at the Lake Country Spring Market earlier this year. (Sandra Fairlie/Contributed to Black Press Media)
(File photo)

Dog rescued from hot vehicle by Kelowna RCMP officer

Police received a call just after 5 p.m. that the animal was in the vehicle on Sunset Drive

(File photo)
Rosie was on the run for 62 days before being captured in Chilliwack on June 25, 2023. (Al MacLellan photo)

Rosie the dog safe at last after 62 days on the run in Chilliwack

Lost pup from Korea captured safely in Chilliwack by Petsearchers Canada

Rosie was on the run for 62 days before being captured in Chilliwack on June 25, 2023. (Al MacLellan photo)
This image provided by Guinness World Records shows Bobi. Guinness World Records says the world’s oldest dog recently celebrated his 31st birthday. Bobi’s owner says a party was held Saturday, May 13, 2023 for the purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, a breed of Portuguese dog. (Guinness World Records via AP)

World’s oldest dog celebrates 31st birthday, according to Guinness World Records

Bobi, a purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo celebrated during a party Saturday at his home in Portugal

This image provided by Guinness World Records shows Bobi. Guinness World Records says the world’s oldest dog recently celebrated his 31st birthday. Bobi’s owner says a party was held Saturday, May 13, 2023 for the purebred Rafeiro do Alentejo, a breed of Portuguese dog. (Guinness World Records via AP)
Melissa Pearce and her daughter Abigail pose with their dog Millie and 10 of the 16 puppies she birthed in Mission six weeks ago. Six puppies have already been adopted. /Dillon White Photo

Sweet 16: B.C. dog gives birth to huge litter of puppies

The Mission puppies are six weeks old and a Bernese Mountain and Old English Sheepdog mix

Melissa Pearce and her daughter Abigail pose with their dog Millie and 10 of the 16 puppies she birthed in Mission six weeks ago. Six puppies have already been adopted. /Dillon White Photo
Owner-handler Debbie Develin shows Tips, an otterhound, in breed competition during the 147th Westminster Kennel Club Dog show, Monday, May 8, 2023, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)

For these hounds and humans, dog show a competition for couples

‘We cheer each other on and then see how it goes’

Owner-handler Debbie Develin shows Tips, an otterhound, in breed competition during the 147th Westminster Kennel Club Dog show, Monday, May 8, 2023, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
Jerry, a pug bred and owned by Carole Walker of Summerland, will be in New York at a prestigious dog show in early May. (Contributed)

Summerland dog heading to New York show

Pug will be entered at the Westminster Dog Show

Jerry, a pug bred and owned by Carole Walker of Summerland, will be in New York at a prestigious dog show in early May. (Contributed)
A dog found severely matted and in pain on a Sorrento property received some needed TLC from a local groomer, Donna Meads, who is now interested in adopting the pup. (Amy Berry photo)

Severely matted and in pain, dog found wandering Shuswap given new ‘leash’ on life

A Rover Makeover grooming, community support helping neglected dog find new family

A dog found severely matted and in pain on a Sorrento property received some needed TLC from a local groomer, Donna Meads, who is now interested in adopting the pup. (Amy Berry photo)
Noelle now loves hikes and getting dirty. (BC SPCA/ Submitted)

Pregnant dog chained up in freezing Kelowna basement now enjoys morning snuggles

Noelle gave birth to 7 puppies after being rescued and now enjoys hikes and peanut butter Kongs

Noelle now loves hikes and getting dirty. (BC SPCA/ Submitted)
Gary taking a nap. Photo via the Trail RCMP

Trail police report an alleged dognapping

Gary is in the care of the West Kootenay BC SPCA

Gary taking a nap. Photo via the Trail RCMP
A recent B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal decision offers a cautionary warning to couples who share pets during a relationship but then break up. (Pexels photo)

B.C. woman ordered to give dog back to ex after ‘sharing ownership’ falls apart

Case a cautionary tale for couples who share pets - even after a breakup

A recent B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal decision offers a cautionary warning to couples who share pets during a relationship but then break up. (Pexels photo)