Dogs

Cissie the Texas Heeler plays ball with owner Leverne Duckmanton. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Ucluelet dedicates off-leash dog park

‘Dogs need a space to run’

Cissie the Texas Heeler plays ball with owner Leverne Duckmanton. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A runaway dog bit a CRD animal control officer during capture at Esquimalt Lagoon on Wednesday, June 17. (Photo courtesy of ROAM)

Runaway dog bites CRD animal control officer at Esquimalt Lagoon

Dog located in an area requiring leashes Wednesday morning

A runaway dog bit a CRD animal control officer during capture at Esquimalt Lagoon on Wednesday, June 17. (Photo courtesy of ROAM)
With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a ban on large gatherings, this year’s Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides in Greater Victoria is headed online – though the walking is live. (walkfordogguides.com)

Greater Victoria guide dog walk turns to virtual physical challenge

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides is May 31 with an online twist

With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a ban on large gatherings, this year’s Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides in Greater Victoria is headed online – though the walking is live. (walkfordogguides.com)
Darrell Wick, presidents of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, frequently spots canine beach-goers in the summer despite Saanich’s bylaw banning dogs from May 1 - Aug. 31. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Park advocate promotes ‘petiquette’ as Saanich’s seasonal dog restrictions kick in

Dog owners need to get familiar with the rules, Mount Douglas Park advocate says

Darrell Wick, presidents of the Friends of Mount Douglas Park Society, frequently spots canine beach-goers in the summer despite Saanich’s bylaw banning dogs from May 1 - Aug. 31. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Vancouver police dog Vader was left with a broken tooth after an attempted carjacking on Monday, May 11, 2020. (Vancouver Police Department)

Man arrested after attempted carjacking leaves Vancouver police dog with broken tooth

The man was allegedly trying to steal a police vehicle

Vancouver police dog Vader was left with a broken tooth after an attempted carjacking on Monday, May 11, 2020. (Vancouver Police Department)
A Canada Post worker. Locally, Canada Post is asking for people to keep their dogs inside during mail delivery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Dogs an increasing problem for postal carriers during pandemic

More people home means more dogs around, too

A Canada Post worker. Locally, Canada Post is asking for people to keep their dogs inside during mail delivery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vernon photographer Lisa Mazurek has been putting smiles on thousands of faces worldwide via social media, thanks to her model, Thor, a nearly one-year-old Boston terrier. (Lisa Mazurek photo)

Thor the dog a viral Okanagan sensation

Local photographer snaps shots of pooch, shares amid COVID-19 for smiles

Vernon photographer Lisa Mazurek has been putting smiles on thousands of faces worldwide via social media, thanks to her model, Thor, a nearly one-year-old Boston terrier. (Lisa Mazurek photo)
Gino (pictured), an award-winning Bullmastiff, has gone missing from the Glenora area, along with a smaller female Bullmastiff, named Raven. (Submitted photo)
Gino (pictured), an award-winning Bullmastiff, has gone missing from the Glenora area, along with a smaller female Bullmastiff, named Raven. (Submitted photo)
April Holitzki and her daughter Larissa hold the collars and leashes of their dogs Charger and Bandit. The two beagles died on April 4 and 5 after eating poisoned meat that someone tossed in their fully-fenced backyard. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

After their two dogs died of meat tainted with antifreeze, B.C. family wants to warn others

Charger and Bandit had eaten the meat which was tossed into their fully fenced private backyard

April Holitzki and her daughter Larissa hold the collars and leashes of their dogs Charger and Bandit. The two beagles died on April 4 and 5 after eating poisoned meat that someone tossed in their fully-fenced backyard. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Richard Hawkes has ‘food coming out of his ears’ and would love to help those in need

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic
(Google Maps)

Bag containing meat, sewing needles found by dog owner in Cordova Bay

Saanich police don’t believe it’s a trend

(Google Maps)
There’s no time like the present to start checking your dogs for ticks. Pixabay Image

‘What the hell is that?’ Dog owner discovers tick season is upon us

Ticks present year-round on Island, but starting to bite

There’s no time like the present to start checking your dogs for ticks. Pixabay Image
Dog walkers bring the furry friends to Cadboro Bay beach to exercise and socialize both on and off-leash. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Review of off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches postponed until mid-July

Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association to conduct public consultation

Dog walkers bring the furry friends to Cadboro Bay beach to exercise and socialize both on and off-leash. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
UVic students Adam Gale and Mikayla Sprung play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: Puppies in training help B.C. university students through ‘Hell Week’

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs help University of Victoria commerce students relax after exams

UVic students Adam Gale and Mikayla Sprung play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Greater Victoria biologist Jacques Sirois hopes to educate residents about the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the need to keep dogs leashed on local beaches. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

‘Give the beach a chance’: Biologist talks benefits of Saanich off-leash dog bylaw review

It’s not about being anti-dog but about ‘celebrating the natural environment’

Greater Victoria biologist Jacques Sirois hopes to educate residents about the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the need to keep dogs leashed on local beaches. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Drivers with a pet on their lap are at risk of receiving a $109 ticket for violating the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act. (Pikrepo)

Loose pets in the car could cost you a $109 fine, plus ICBC points

Unsecured pets at risk of injury, can lead to hefty fines

Drivers with a pet on their lap are at risk of receiving a $109 ticket for violating the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act. (Pikrepo)
Chapter, a Terrier-Chihuahua mix, checks out Cadboro Bay Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Off-leash dogs could be a thing of the past on Saanich beaches

‘This isn’t about loving or hating dogs, it’s about finding the right balance’ councillor says

Chapter, a Terrier-Chihuahua mix, checks out Cadboro Bay Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Meet one of B.C.’s instructors in CPR and first aid for dogs

Paramedic teaches Dogsafe Canine First Aid to pet owners and people who run dog businesses

Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
German shepherd Bella, seen here with her handler Courtney Penner, was the runner up in her breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Sunday. (Lindsey Hudspeth)

B.C. German Shepherd wins female breed prize at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Bella was the only German shepherd from B.C. competing at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

German shepherd Bella, seen here with her handler Courtney Penner, was the runner up in her breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Sunday. (Lindsey Hudspeth)
Bella the German shepherd and handler Courtney Penner (seen here with seven-year-old Parker Duin) are in New York City competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which runs Feb. 9 to Feb. 11. (Jody Duin)

Chilliwack dog in New York vying for top spot at 144th annual Westminster dog show

Bella is the only German shepherd from B.C. competing this weekend

Bella the German shepherd and handler Courtney Penner (seen here with seven-year-old Parker Duin) are in New York City competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which runs Feb. 9 to Feb. 11. (Jody Duin)