Dogs

Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)

Dog rescued in Maple Ridge after getting swept into fast-flowing culvert

Owner calls his dog’s survival ‘a miracle’

Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)
Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Coombs mishap

Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
One of 17 eight to 10-week-old husky puppies found living outside in the cold and snow on a B.C. Interior property. (Contributed)

VIDEO: 17 Husky pups rescued from Interior B.C. property find new homes

The BC SPCA caught the moment on video the last puppy, Uki, met his owners

One of 17 eight to 10-week-old husky puppies found living outside in the cold and snow on a B.C. Interior property. (Contributed)
George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

Schoolyard dog poop riles Victoria parents

Parents advocate for stronger fines, more signage in the neighbourhood around George Jay Elementary

George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
FILE – French bulldog puppy. (Pexels)

Alberta bulldog breeder ordered to refund B.C. buyer over puppy’s behaviour

Tribunal ruled a verbal agreement to send a new dog superseded the written contract

FILE – French bulldog puppy. (Pexels)
Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)

Adopt an animal through BC SPCA for half price this weekend

Animal lovers can head to shelters across the province on Nov. 9

Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)
Cheryl Tradewell (left) with Blossom, Danielle Swanson with Aidan, and Sonja Seyfort with Sage. The volunteers will train the puppies for up to 18 months before they are transferred to advanced training, and their forever home. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

WATCH: Island needs puppy guide dog training volunteers

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is looking to double the number of volunteers on Vancouver Island

Cheryl Tradewell (left) with Blossom, Danielle Swanson with Aidan, and Sonja Seyfort with Sage. The volunteers will train the puppies for up to 18 months before they are transferred to advanced training, and their forever home. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)

Victoria veteran begs people to please not touch his service dog

Members of the public are often unaware of proper service dog etiquette

Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)
A young chocolate lab was turned into the Victoria Humane Society by its owners after it consumed poisonous mushrooms. The puppy received a blood transfusion, but passed away Thursday morning. (Facebook/Victoria Humane Society)

Victoria puppy dies after consuming poisonous mushrooms

A chocolate lab turned in to the Victoria Humane Society died Thursday morning

A young chocolate lab was turned into the Victoria Humane Society by its owners after it consumed poisonous mushrooms. The puppy received a blood transfusion, but passed away Thursday morning. (Facebook/Victoria Humane Society)
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Police shoot and kill aggressive dog in Prince Rupert

Police and the City said the dog posed an immediate threat toward members of the public

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More dogs are being brought to a local Victoria veterinary clinic after cannabis was legalized (Black Press File Photo)

Island veterinarians see spike in animals consuming cannabis since legalization

Doctors at the Downtown Veterinary Clinic warn owners to watch their pets when near dispensaries

More dogs are being brought to a local Victoria veterinary clinic after cannabis was legalized (Black Press File Photo)
Over 50 dogs and cats were surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

51 cats and dogs surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week

Organization overwhelmed and looking for facility to house the pets saved from communities that cull

Over 50 dogs and cats were surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)
People continue to leave dogs in cars during hot weather (file photo)

Victoria police called after lethargic dog found in car on 26 C day

Officers remind people to not leave dogs in cars

People continue to leave dogs in cars during hot weather (file photo)
Deborah Noble and her trainee puppy, Pixie, had a successful day after the Amazing Puppy Race, which had puppies training to be guide dogs practice their lessons while their trainers looked for Easter eggs. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)

WATCH: Soon-to-be guide dogs take part in the Amazing Puppy Race

10 puppies training to be guide dogs took part in a social Easter egg hunt

Deborah Noble and her trainee puppy, Pixie, had a successful day after the Amazing Puppy Race, which had puppies training to be guide dogs practice their lessons while their trainers looked for Easter eggs. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)
Police Services Dog Zender helped out in two arrests in the past 10 days (File submitted/VicPD)

Victoria Police Department’s K9s help make three arrests

Police Services Dogs Alpha and Zender have had a busy few weeks

Police Services Dog Zender helped out in two arrests in the past 10 days (File submitted/VicPD)
Angus is a dog in desperate need of a blood transfusion, following BC-wide shortage on dog blood. (Facebook/ Kady Savard)

Animal blood shortage in B.C. prompts Victoria woman to make interesting trade

There’s a province-wide shortage of blood for large dogs

Angus is a dog in desperate need of a blood transfusion, following BC-wide shortage on dog blood. (Facebook/ Kady Savard)
Fleka is a trained truffle hunter, and when her vest is on she knows it’s time to work. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

WATCH: Meet Victoria’s truffle-hunting wonder dog, Fleka

The black Labrador retriever is trained to find the evasive and delicious mushrooms

Fleka is a trained truffle hunter, and when her vest is on she knows it’s time to work. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Skittles is a Shih Tzu/Puggle cross whose life was saved when a vet gave him Naloxone. (Victoria Humane Society)

Skittles spends Valentine’s Day with his new family

A Victoria puppy whose life was saved by a shot of naloxone has been adopted

Skittles is a Shih Tzu/Puggle cross whose life was saved when a vet gave him Naloxone. (Victoria Humane Society)
Skittles is beleived to be a Shih tzu/pug/ Jack Russell cross whose life was saved when a vet gave him Naloxone. (Facebook/ Victoria Humane Society)

Vet saves Victoria puppy with naloxone injection

The puppy is now up for adoption through the Victoria Humane Society

Skittles is beleived to be a Shih tzu/pug/ Jack Russell cross whose life was saved when a vet gave him Naloxone. (Facebook/ Victoria Humane Society)
Dogs of all sizes are invited to swim at the Esquimalt Rec Centre for the first “Doggy Paddle” event on Dec. 2. Here, a water-friendly pup dives after his toy at the Pet-A-Palooza event that ran this summer (James Mackenzie/Black Press)

Esquimalt Rec Centre pool goes to the dogs

The inaugural “Dog Swim” happens before the pool is closed for maintenance

Dogs of all sizes are invited to swim at the Esquimalt Rec Centre for the first “Doggy Paddle” event on Dec. 2. Here, a water-friendly pup dives after his toy at the Pet-A-Palooza event that ran this summer (James Mackenzie/Black Press)