Anderson Joe and Melissa Tooshley will not have to face a judge for another two weeks.
Their court case, for animal cruelty involving Teddy the dog, has been put forward at the request of their lawyers.
It was a case that horrified SPCA enforcement officials.
BC SPCA special constables seized the emaciated, chained dog in critical distress on Feb. 16.
Despite extensive emergency treatment and around-the-clock care, the dog succumbed to his critical condition two days later, the SPCA reported.
If convicted, Joe and Tooshley face a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine and up to a lifetime ban on owning animals.
Protesters gathered outside the courthouse May 22,
and are prepared to return on June 5 at 9 a.m. when the pair is next supposed to appear in court.