Dogs

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 04.07.2014 | 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 04.05.2014 | 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 04.05.2014 | 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 03.24.2014 | 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 03.19.2014 | 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.

What to Consider Before Getting a Dog

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Nicole Abi-Najem

Love may not cost a thing, but loving a dog does. If you can't afford to cover the short- and long-term expenses that come with owning a dog -- including neutering/spaying, medication and emergencies -- then spend time to build a savings account first.

Making the Heart-Wrenching Decision to Put an Animal Down

Lynda Fishman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lynda Fishman

Only dog lovers can really appreciate and understand what it's like to live with dogs -- and the lessons we can learn from them. I believe that their average life span is shorter, because they don't need as much time as humans do, to get everything they need out of life. They understand gratitude and appreciation. They know how to forgive.

Putting Your Dog Down, Saying Goodbye to a Friend

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

Last week brought the end of a truly unique odyssey with a handicapped hound named Nazareth, and his human caregiver Jackie. Nazareth Parkin was put to sleep by his caring vet, in his bed, in his van. And right to the last second, Jackie stood by her friend, Naz.

The Next Nobel Peace Prize Should Go to a Dog

Robert Waite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

The next Nobel Peace Prize should not go to a human, or a human organization, but to man (and woman's) best friend -- the dog. Don't laugh -- I'm serious about this. Our canine companions have been protecting and befriending us for 10,000 years or more.

How Hot Does it Get in a Parked Car?

Samaritanmag.com | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Impact
Samaritanmag.com

Every year, untold numbers of dogs die trapped in vehicles. It's a ghastly scenario made more vexing by being easily avoidable. In an attempt to drive the message home once and for all, veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward took a radical approach to the problem, videotaping himself inside a parked car and posting the outcome online.

WATCH: Dogs Sticking Their Heads Out Windows Are Mesmerizing

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Living

Anyone who's got a dog has probably seen that look of utter bliss when their pet stick their head out an open window of a moving car. It might be t...

Change Vancouver's 'No Pets' Policy

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Katherine Brodsky

Human tenants can just as easily ruin walls by putting nails in them, or allowing kids to draw on them. They can ruin carpets by walking around in muddy shoes in-house -- and by a multitude of other more creative ways. Arguably, some pets are better than their human counterparts. In fact, many pets are perfect citizens with impeccable manners. Some are not.

Blind Pug Is An Awesome Therapy Dog

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Impact

Xander, a blind pug who lives in Oregon, might just be the most inspirational dog you'll meet. The one-year-old pug, who lost his eyes in an accident,...

China's History of Exotic Meat and Deadly Diseases

Sangita Iyer | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

China does have a tradition of compassion for nonhumans. So the daunting question is: what went so awry that in the name of economic development, both farm and wild animals are now being treated ruthlessly, even as they're being driven to the brink of extinction? What is the root cause of the animal welfare crisis, especially in mainland China?

Doggie Depression: Canines Get Separation Anxiety Too

CP | Megan Cole, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2013 | Canada Living

VICTORIA - A vacation is typically met with excitement, but instead Shyloe Fayad found herself experiencing stress surrounding what to do about Tony, ...

Would You Pay $3,000 to Keep Your Pet Alive?

Robert Waite | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

This past week I paid $3,673.73 in vet bills accrued by our four year-old yellow Lab, Maggie, who was stricken with a mysterious, Ebola-like malady. There was never any thought of NOT paying. Still, the $3,673.73 bill stuck in my mind. Perhaps it is because, as a Canadian and a resident of Ontario, I never see human medical bills.

$100,000 Dog's Life Spared

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

KELOWNA, B.C. - Diesel the dog has been spared, but it won't be going back home to its owner in Peachland, B.C.A B.C. Supreme Court judge has overturn...