Choosing the Right Puppy

Our dog training programs are designed to fit into an overall educational effort to help dog owners to have healthy and positive dog/people relationships. 

Part time Animal Care Attendant Positions Available

The Bow Valley SPCA has an opening for two part time positions as Animal Care Attendants. Please contact Chrystal Thornton, Adoption Centre Manager at if you are interested.

Bid on Paws 'n' Paints Silent Auction Items!

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Paws ‘N’ Paints: A new event for the Bow Valley SPCA

The Bow Valley SPCA is pleased to announce their upcoming event: Paws ‘N’ Paints. This event is a fun way for participants to show off their artistic side while receiving support in painting, clay works, and statue decoration.

Canmore StoreSmart Makes a Donation--Again

On behalf of Bow Valley SPCA, volunteer Roberta Richardson and Red (6 yr old Lab Cross resident dog at Bow Valley SPCA) received a check from StoreSmart Self Storage, Canmore.   StoreSmart Self Storage has been an ongoing supporter  of Bow Valley SPCA, donating part of profits from rented storage

The Girls Club at Banff Middle School Welcomes Cinder (and Joanne)

On March 13, Bow Valley SPCA's educator Joanne McGilvray and her cat Cinder were welcomed by The Girls Club at Banff Middle School.

May Session of Essential Life Skills Dog Training Program Announced


Bow Valley SPCA Announces Essential Life Skills Dog Training Program

Family Day at the Bow Valley SPCA

The Bow Valley SPCA opened at 11:00 am on February, 19--Family Day. Tours of the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre continued until 3 pm. Visitors, many with the children, had an opportunity to see the entire facility and watch volunteers demonstrate our force free training with the dogs.

The Banff Hospitality Collective's Supports the Bow Valley SPCA

The generosity of the Banff Hospitality Collective and its employees is truly amazing! On February 16, 2018, the Bow Valley SPCA received a cheque for over $2000.

Toonie Day at Mt Norquay: Community Support for the BV SPCA

On January 10, Mt. Norquay offered Alberta residents a chance to receive a lift ticket for ONLY $2.  In return for Mt Norquay's generosity, they asked skiers to contribute a donation to the Bow Valley SPCA.  Mt.

Remembrance of Felicity Edwards

An intimate, informal remembrance of Felicity Edwards’ life will be held in Canmore on March 3rd. We anticipate a celebration worthy of the extraordinary individual we all knew her to be.

Felicity Edwards Was Involved in the Creation of the Bow Valley SPCA

Beginning in 2000, Felicity  was instrumental in facilitating and partnering with the executive board leadership team to build the 5 year business plan for our capital campaign.  She was also involved with developing our first strategic plan.

But her efforts were not limited to planning. She consulted to a variety of other fundraising committee meetings and the group developing the building plan. All of her involvement with the Bow Valley SPCA was as a volunteer basis.

She was an instrumental force in shaping the Bow Valley SPCA as an organization that strives to make a difference and to change lives for the better.

We are grateful for her contribution and we note her passing with sadness.

Making a Difference at Age 6

Wanting to make a difference started at 6 years of age for Annabel.  She came to the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre, home of the Bow Valley SPCA and dropped off a donation to help the dogs and cats at the centre.  Here is what her mom told us.

Adoption Centre Manager Position Available

Sonya White has been the Adoption Centre Manger for the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre, home of the Bow Valley SPCA, since its inception.  She will be leaving that role in mid-February.  We are accepting applications for the position.  Please click

Thank You Sonya White!

Sonya White, the Adoption Centre Manager at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre since we opened in 2007, has announced her resignation.  The board, staff, and volunteers have all expressed their regret.  If the dogs and cats could speak, they would join us in mourning our loss.  We all than

Jessi makes another new friend

Friday Dec 29th:  Jessi meets Raemar a staff member at Spring Creek. Along with residents the staff enjoys company of Therapy Dogs.

Grizzly Paw Brewing Company Donates Powder Hound Sales Proceeds to BV SPCA

The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company donated the proceeds from the sales of Powder Hound Blonde Ale during November 2017.  The Bow Valley SPCA received $1 for every pint sold at their restaurant in Canmore and $10 for every keg sold in Alberta.

Forest Will Help Kids With Reading

Forest a Therapy Dog with Bow Valley SPCA attended his first day of school at Lawrence Grassi School.   Pet Companion, Ben Miles and Forest were welcomed by a  Grade 4 class, and learned  of Forest's journey, and how he arrived at Bow Valley SPCA.

Jessi and Skylar Visit Morning Star

Jessi and Skylar therapy dogs met some new residents  at Morning Star Dec 15.

Elizabeth Rummel School Students Visit Bow Valley SPCA

Monday Nov 27th, 2017, Ms. Delorme's students from  Grade 3 French Immersion class from  Elizabeth Rummel School visited the Bow Valley SPCA Resident Animals.