Dogs

A rottweiler puppy waits to be examined by a veterinarian during a free animal health care clinic for the pets of low or no income residents, in Abbotsford in 2019. A May 2022 B.C. small claims decision involving a rottweiler demonstrates the complexity of shared pet custody. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Dog ownership split between multiple exes makes for tricky B.C. custody case

B.C. woman ordered to return dog to ex, ex’s old partner despite claim it was gifted to her verbally

 

This tiny terrier won in her first show ever (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Pups putting their best paw forward at Kelowna weekend dog show

The Kelowna Kennel Club is hosting the event from May 20-23 at the Parkinson Rec. center

 

Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C. couple concerned about pooches consuming pot after dog’s scary situation

Eating cannabis likely cause of Labrador retriever’s sickness, veterinarian says

 

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users president Lorna Bird says her dog Joy can tell when someone is overdosing. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Overdose detecting dogs save lives, lift spirits in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

When someone overdoses at VANDU, pups Guess and Joy are quick to alert the nearest human

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users president Lorna Bird says her dog Joy can tell when someone is overdosing. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The charity has seen an increase in abandoned animals this year (Okanagan Humane Society/Submitted)
The charity has seen an increase in abandoned animals this year (Okanagan Humane Society/Submitted)
Chase and handler Terry Downs are part of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Chase and handler Terry Downs are part of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
A brave dog practicing helicopter skills during a training session (COSAR/Submitted)

B.C.’s bravest dogs in Kelowna for a weekend of Emergency training

RCMP Police Dog Services is holding the annual training and validation for SAR K9s in Kelowna

A brave dog practicing helicopter skills during a training session (COSAR/Submitted)
Dr. Bonnie Henry visits with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training, at the Ministry of Health offices in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry meets Bonnie and Henry

Future working dogs check in with namesake Dr. Bonnie Henry in Victoria

Dr. Bonnie Henry visits with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training, at the Ministry of Health offices in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
(Westerly News file photo)

Kopje and Kaloya Regional Parks off-leash dog pilot project ends

The project allowed dogs to be off-leash at the parks between October and March

(Westerly News file photo)
Libby learning from the big dogs when she was a puppy (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

‘Good girl’ gets cheeseburger for hard work in Kelowna school

Police dog Libby came to Kelowna to sweep evacuated school

Libby learning from the big dogs when she was a puppy (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society launches biggest fundraiser of the year

Raffle to Rescue Animals will go to help neglected and abadonded pets in need

Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors

Okanagan Humane Society: Saving lives of local animals

Column from the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Apr 4, 2022
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors
Lucky the St. Bernard pup was born with a unique green hue in Armstrong on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Kat Jossy photo)

Lucky No. 7: Armstrong puppy born with rare green hue

Lucky the St. Bernard pup’s green coat is a one in 10,000 phenomenon

Lucky the St. Bernard pup was born with a unique green hue in Armstrong on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Kat Jossy photo)
This Vernon couple found this tick engorged in their dog last May. (Vernon Morning Star)

Spring is here and so are ticks, warns Interior Health

Most ticks in the Interior don’t carry the debilitating Lyme Disease, said IH

This Vernon couple found this tick engorged in their dog last May. (Vernon Morning Star)
While on a Sunday walk by Christmas Island, Fern Fennell captured this photo of a dog running off leash, chasing green-winged teals and mallards on one of the frozen lagoons in the city’s bird sanctuary. (Fern Fennell photo)

Resident, council raise stink over dogs off leash and feces left in Salmon Arm parks

Dog seen chasing green-winged teals and mallards on frozen lagoon by Christmas Island

While on a Sunday walk by Christmas Island, Fern Fennell captured this photo of a dog running off leash, chasing green-winged teals and mallards on one of the frozen lagoons in the city’s bird sanctuary. (Fern Fennell photo)
(File photo/Capital News)

Kelowna SPCA contract renewed by regional district

RDCO provides $96,600 a year to SPCA

(File photo/Capital News)
FILE - Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Feb. 15, 2017. The American Kennel Club’s annual popularity rankings come out Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and German shepherds are in the top 10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Poodles pop in popularity, but Labs still No. 1 US dog breed

American Kennel Club releases annual top five most popular dog breeds rankings

FILE - Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Feb. 15, 2017. The American Kennel Club’s annual popularity rankings come out Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and German shepherds are in the top 10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
A kitten getting a ride through the treat isle (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Pets are doing the shopping at Kelowna’s newest pet store

Homes Alive Pets is open on Harvey Ave.

A kitten getting a ride through the treat isle (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. teen with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.A.R.K. therapy dog, Dash behind the scenes during filming (B.A.R.K./Submitted)

Kelowna therapy dogs hit the web

B.A.R.K. hopes to help more people by offering online canine therapy

B.A.R.K. therapy dog, Dash behind the scenes during filming (B.A.R.K./Submitted)