Dogs

Whiskey was in good spirits while enjoying a pet from Leo Jackson after being vaccinated for canine parvovirus at an emergency clinic on Sept. 4. (Photo courtesy of the Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network)

Canine parvovirus outbreak continues in Tofino – Ucluelet region

The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation continues to battle a canine parvovirus outbreak in Ty-Histanis

 

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

 

Local dogs are under threat from a potential canine parvovirus outbreak. The deadly virus spreads quickly and emergency vaccination clinics are underway. (photo: freepexels.com)

Vancouver Island First Nation tackling deadly dog virus

CARE working to prevent canine parvovirus from spreading around Tla-o-qui-aht in Tofino region

Local dogs are under threat from a potential canine parvovirus outbreak. The deadly virus spreads quickly and emergency vaccination clinics are underway. (photo: freepexels.com)
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)
Victoria Van Mullem and Duke stop to share a moment Saturday, Aug. 12 during the Day of the Dog festival at Bullen Park in Esquimalt. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Day of the Dog takes over Esquimalt park

Annual festival features and celebrates everything dog

Victoria Van Mullem and Duke stop to share a moment Saturday, Aug. 12 during the Day of the Dog festival at Bullen Park in Esquimalt. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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
Hercules is a sweet boy with a lot of love to give to his future owner. He is neutered, and has had all his shots, as well as flea and tick treatment. He is high energy, and is currently working on his separation anxiety, and would flourish in a home where he is not alone for extended periods of time. He is looking to be someone’s new best friend. (Chadd Cawson/ Citizen)

Cowichan SPCA looking for a home for Hercules

Hercules is a sweet pit bull and boxer mix with a lot of love to give, and hopes of a forever home

Hercules is a sweet boy with a lot of love to give to his future owner. He is neutered, and has had all his shots, as well as flea and tick treatment. He is high energy, and is currently working on his separation anxiety, and would flourish in a home where he is not alone for extended periods of time. He is looking to be someone’s new best friend. (Chadd Cawson/ Citizen)
Lynn Osborn adopted Libre (Spanish for “Freedom”) from Malaga, Spain around two years ago. She recently took in a second galgo or Spanish greyhound a few weeks ago. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

‘Couch potatoes’: Vancouver Island group rescues Spanish greyhounds

Lynn Osborn is part of a Vancouver Island group that’s homed 26 galgos in B.C. and Alta.

Lynn Osborn adopted Libre (Spanish for “Freedom”) from Malaga, Spain around two years ago. She recently took in a second galgo or Spanish greyhound a few weeks ago. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
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)
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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

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A B.C. couple bought an American hairless terrier (the breed is show here at a dog show) for $3,500 but then claimed the dog developed a health issue and wanted a refund. So they went to the B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A B.C. couple bought an American hairless terrier (the breed is show here at a dog show) for $3,500 but then claimed the dog developed a health issue and wanted a refund. So they went to the B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A Victoria dog named Chevy was injured by spear grass. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Victoria doggie daycare sued after pet injured by plant during ‘unapproved’ walk

Dog owner loses case after claiming Chevy should not have been taken outside

A Victoria dog named Chevy was injured by spear grass. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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)
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)
Harley went missing in the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park area the morning of Feb. 20. (FLED photo)

Mid-Island community continues to search for missing dog Harley

Chocolate Labrador Retriever went missing in Englishman River Falls area Feb. 20

Harley went missing in the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park area the morning of Feb. 20. (FLED photo)