Dogs

Terry Fong embraces his best friend Princeton at Incinerator Rock, which became the travelling companions’ favourite spot during five years of exploring. (Cam Shaw photo)

Tofino played key role in inspirational dog’s journey

Terry Fong explains his recently published book, ‘Princeton - A Love Story’

 

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Editorial: Best to keep dogs on their leashes

Providing new spaces to let Rover roam free not a good idea

 

‘Maria’ the senior poodle will be looking for a new home if her owners don’t claim her by Jan. 4. (ROAM/Facebook)

‘Maria’ the Saanich poodle is likely seeking a new home

CRD waiting until Jan. 4 to hear back from owner

  • Dec 31, 2020

 

Bacon, an eight-month-old puppy, is in a splint after she was kicked by a random stranger on Christmas Day on Beecher Bay Reserve in East Sooke. (Facebook/Ronnie Marie Tejano)

Puppy kicked by stranger in East Sooke on Christmas Day

Dog currently in splint, X-ray and surgery bill to cost around $5,700

Bacon, an eight-month-old puppy, is in a splint after she was kicked by a random stranger on Christmas Day on Beecher Bay Reserve in East Sooke. (Facebook/Ronnie Marie Tejano)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)

CRD looking for family of senior poodle found in Saanich with collar, dragging leash

Animal shelter employee took ‘Maria’ home for the holidays

Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)
Locklin, the new K9 partner for Const. Kyle Sharpe of the Oceanside RCMP. (Submitted photo)

Locklin the police dog has a new partner with the Oceanside RCMP

Const. Kyle Sharpe passes Police Dog Services training

Locklin, the new K9 partner for Const. Kyle Sharpe of the Oceanside RCMP. (Submitted photo)
Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. organization looking for donations to help get service dog into home of Fraser Valley woman

Epic Service Dogs is hoping to give a Christmas miracle to Sharon Lambert of Chilliwack

Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Fraudsters projected to use pet scams to gouge over $3M from customers: BBB

The pandemic heavily contributed to the number of puppy scams

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A picture of Bug before the attack by the dogs on Nov. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Three dogs almost kill cat in rural area near Duncan

Efforts to catch the possibly feral canines unsuccessful so far

A picture of Bug before the attack by the dogs on Nov. 17, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Highlands, Langford firefighters rescue dog from 60-foot gully in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Third dog rescued from same area in past year, fire chief says

Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)
Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich K9 handler, dog make double arrest after armed robbery

Two men in custody after armed robbery at Burnside Road West convenience store

Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
For Owen Bains, having autism makes navigating the rules and social norms around COVID-19 challenging, says his mother. (Courtesy Nicole Zimmel)

Pandemic poses serious problems for children with autism, say Victoria parents

Parents of children with autism say COVID-19 is overwhelming and reducing social skills

For Owen Bains, having autism makes navigating the rules and social norms around COVID-19 challenging, says his mother. (Courtesy Nicole Zimmel)
FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Ontario dog believed to be first in Canada to test positive for COVID-19

Officials said that the risk of infection and illness in most domestic animals is low

FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)
Blossom, an 11-week-old lab with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, in training to be a service dog with the B.C. and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi - Black Press Media)

Woof-a-Thon fundraiser participants can win chance to name guide dog

Money raised goes to supporting BC and Alberta Guide Dogs

Blossom, an 11-week-old lab with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, in training to be a service dog with the B.C. and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi - Black Press Media)
Kristen Josey found helped deliver Nelson, a five-month-old border collie, to a veterinarian in Salmon Arm after the dog had fallen from the back of a truck and injured itself. The BC SPCA said it is investigating the incident and charges may be recommended. (Kristen Josey photo)

Puppy loses leg after fall from moving vehicle in Shuswap, BC SPCA investigates

Shuswap branch of BC SPCA appeals to the public for help with medical costs

Kristen Josey found helped deliver Nelson, a five-month-old border collie, to a veterinarian in Salmon Arm after the dog had fallen from the back of a truck and injured itself. The BC SPCA said it is investigating the incident and charges may be recommended. (Kristen Josey photo)
An off-leash dog chases a bird in Cadboro Bay. (Photo submitted)

Study finds no ‘harmonious solution’ to Saanich off-leash dog restrictions

Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association present findings, federal studies pending

An off-leash dog chases a bird in Cadboro Bay. (Photo submitted)
Purebred dog breeders and their best friends got together to enjoy a walk through downtown Nanaimo on Saturday, Sept. 19. Pictured here, Michele Wonnacott with Shen, left, and Taya, two Weimaraners. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

Purebred breeders go for a walk in Nanaimo to show off their dogs

Purebred dog breeders sometimes get a bad rap, says event organizer

Purebred dog breeders and their best friends got together to enjoy a walk through downtown Nanaimo on Saturday, Sept. 19. Pictured here, Michele Wonnacott with Shen, left, and Taya, two Weimaraners. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)
The Western Sandpiper is a pint-sized shorebird that can be seen walking along the mudflats probing for worms or feeding on the delicious layer of green goo that sits on top of the mud. (Catherine Jardine photo)

Offleash dogs put shorebirds resting on Tofino beaches in jeopardy

“It’s a free-for-all. Most of the violators are locals, I believe, but there are visitors as well.”

The Western Sandpiper is a pint-sized shorebird that can be seen walking along the mudflats probing for worms or feeding on the delicious layer of green goo that sits on top of the mud. (Catherine Jardine photo)
Five-year-old Sheila has been reunited with her owner Jon Taylor after going missing Tuesday overnight and being claimed by a stranger. (Courtesy of Jon Taylor)

Dog reunited with Sooke man after being claimed by stranger the night before

Five-year-old German Shepherd went missing after leaving new home

Five-year-old Sheila has been reunited with her owner Jon Taylor after going missing Tuesday overnight and being claimed by a stranger. (Courtesy of Jon Taylor)
B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog

B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog

Dog was adopted into a ‘wonderful home’ after the attack

B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog