Canada Dogs

Why I Grieve the Loss of a Pet Like the Loss of a Person

Dianne Lawrence | Posted 11.22.2014 | Canada Living
Dianne Lawrence

If you are an animal lover and heading into your senior years chances are you have said goodbye to more than a few pet companions. One dog died in my arms from cancer, another from old age, one was killed by another dog and one died while I was on vacation. My grief for each one was no less than the grief I've felt for the passing of a beloved human.

Let's Give a Hand to Canada's Animal Welfare Heroes

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

Do you know an animal welfare hero? Someone who has dedicated their life to improving the welfare of animals in Canada?

Trying to Be a Hero Doesn't Make You One

Mike Gallay | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

My puppy, Yoshmenge, in the car. Despite recommendations to the contrary, I sometimes skip breakfast, as I did today. It is mid-morning and I am hun...

Happy World Animal Day -- Let's Stop Puppy Mills!

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Impact
Barbara Cartwright

October 4 is World Animal Day, a global event celebrating animals big and small, from coast to coast and sea to sea around the world. Here in Canada, almost 30 per cent of households have a dog. They provide companionship, happiness and even therapy to their owners. But we still face a dark problem when choosing where to get our next dog -- puppy mills.

Stoned Dog Triggers SPCA Raid On Vancouver Condo

CBC | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's tough to talk to any walk-in clinic patient about drug abuse, but even more difficult when the 'patient' is a dog. But one Vanco...

10 Ways That Losing a Pet is Worse Than Losing a Human

Angela Hartlin | Posted 11.16.2014 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

People are meant to be resilient and aim to recover from traumatic life events so when you lose a beloved pet, it is natural for those who care about you to ask when you are going to fill the void by adopting another lucky fur-child. Emotionally, we may process it as someone trying to get us to replace the love we just lost.

Let's Keep It Real When Making Comparisons To Canadian Health Care

Dr Ryan Meili | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr Ryan Meili

Instead of falling for false comparators, how can we have a broader, proactive conversation on the future of Canadian health care? Boston's book highlights how isolated and frustrating the experience of a patient seeking treatment for a life-altering disease can be. She describes much of her frustration as stemming from rushed appointments that left little time for asking questions. What improvements in system efficiency or changes to compensation models would enable physicians to spend more time providing quality, patient-focused care?

Ladies And Gentlemen, Start Your WIENER DOGS

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Several enthusiastic wiener dogs (and their owners) didn't let a little heat wave interfere with their bid for top honours at the Hastings Racecourse'...

The 49 Most Canadian Dogs On The Internet

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Living

O Canada WE CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE. SO CUTE. MAKE IT STOP. OK, so not all of these dogs are actually Canadian, but each and every one embodies the s...

Dog BFF Saved This Little Guy's Life

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In today's adorable animal news, a German shepherd saved his best friend, a little chihuahua min pin mix, from a dangerous coyote attack in Kelowna, B...

Who Let The Dogs Out?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

LANGLEY, B.C. - A pack of dogs has vanished in Langley, B.C., and police in that Metro Vancouver community hope someone has a tip that can lead them t...

Not a Cat Person

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair w...

WATCH: It's A St. Bernard PARTY

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A couple of St. Bernards out for a walk would turn heads — but how about 42 of them? A video depicting just that is our new favourite thing on th...

What I Learned This Week: Dogs Are Animals, But People Are Pigs

Andy Nulman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

I just returned from a most interesting walk with my two dogs where I was -- or more specifically, they were -- assailed for ruining the Spring season...

Dogs In Politics

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Politics

Dogs have long been part of political life, for better or worse, in both Canada and the United States. Here's a few shaggy tales:— Mackenzie King ha...

When Things Are Going To The Dogs, Guess Who Shows Up

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Release the hounds!When a photo of embattled MP Eve Adams and her freshly unemployed fiancee Dimitri Soudas, late of the helm of the Conserva...

Tireless Dogs Search For Mudslide Victims

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Rescue crews in Snohomish County said Sunday that many of the dogs that have been essential in the search for mudslide victims will take a two-day bre...

WATCH: The Amazing Sight Of A Wet Dog Shaking in Slow Motion

Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada

A dog emerges from the water dripping wet. Inevitably, the pooch ambles up to you, makes eye contact, then shakes. It's over almost before it starts, ...

A Letter To Big Silly

Mike Gallay | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada
Mike Gallay

Having spent 20 minutes verifying if yawns are contagious between people and pets, my Bernese Mountain Dog, Big Silly, is frustrated with me. I sense ...

If You Don't Want Your Dog, Don't Abuse It - Give It To a Shelter

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Philip Plante-Ajah

One of my dogs still waits for me at the front door until I get home. While I cannot understand why an individual would want to harm any animal in the way described above, I also do not think that is a question open for debate. There are numerous shelters and rescue organizations out there who would gladly offer to take your animal on an anonymous basis.

Want A Part Time Dog?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is undoubtedly a city of dog lovers, but that doesn't mean everyone has the time or money for one of their own. Enter Part Time Pooch, a ...

Dying Dog's Bucket List

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Crushed by the news that her beloved dog, Romeo, had inoperable bone cancer, a Canadian woman decided to make sure his last days were filled with love...

The Cutest Airport Taxi Ever?

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 02.11.2014 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - A small airport at the tip of Northern Norway has launched what's being billed as the world's first dog-sledding taxi service in a bid t...

Dogtopia Paws Its Way Into Canada

Vacay.ca | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business
Vacay.ca

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- I have a frequent-flyer friend who lives with her yorkie and often finds herself having to run out of town at a moment'...

puppy years

Jackie Pal | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Living
Jackie Pal

Be prepared to have your threshold for filth increase. As your pup's interest in used Kleenexes, rotting corpses and somebody's previous night's regret grow, so does your willingness to shove your hand in their mouth to grab their sidewalk afternoon delight; even if it happens to be a used condom.