Open Paws Educators/Project Team Maggie and Joseph

Open Paws Four Level Training for People and Dogs

Saluting and Remembering Working K-9’s of the Canadian Rockies

November 11th, a time to reflect and pay tribute to the soldiers who fought and sacrificed their lives for our freedom.   The Bow Valley SPCA would like pay homage to our K-9 heroes.

Pet Portraits

Where: Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre

When: Sunday October 23, 2016 between noon and 4pm

What: a professional photographer will take your pet's photo and you will be emailed an edited photo so you can print as many copies as you'd like!

Canmore Fire and Rescue to Host Pancake Breakfast

As part of Fire Prevention Week, Canmore Fire and Rescue will host a Pancake breakfast from 8 until 11 on Sunday, October 16 at the Canmore Firehall.  2017 calendars showing first responders with Bow Valley SPCA dogs and cats  will be on sale for $15.

Masquerade in the Mountains A Grand Success

Masquerade in the Mountains event held on Sept 30, 2016 @ Coast Hotel.   Ignite Dance Studio and Duelling Pianos entertained guests along with a Silent and Live Auction with proceeds going to support Bow Valley SPCA.   Masks worn by guests were varied and unique and entertaining. 

Wild Smart Teaches: Safety With Your Dog On The Trails In The Mountains

On September 13th Tyler McClaron Program Director, Wild Smart visited Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre, and provided an education session for Open Paws Team Leaders and Volunteers;

Critters Raise $600 for the Bow Valley SPCA at Krizan Bay Block Party

The Critters, a local rock n roll and Country band (, played at the Krizan Bay Block party on Auguest 6 and donated the proceeds to the Bow Valley SPCA.  Even though it was very rainy, there was a great turnout.  The audiance loved

Darleen Finds Her Foverver Home

Here is an email from Darleen's new guardians.

Francophone School, Ecole Notre Dame , Grade 10 Students Visit the Bow Valley SPCA

May 2, Francophone School, Ecole Notre Dame , Grade 10 Students, with their teacher, Jennifer Lissey, visited BVSPCA.   This tour was to educate the students of our Mission and discuss a project to help educate the public in French.

Canmore Chrysler Delivers

On Friday May 13, 2016 Ryan Davis, Dealer & Principal  at Canmore Chrysler, accompanied by Pavla  delivered a cheque to Sonya White, Manager of BVSPCA.  Ryan explained that when customers bring their vehicles for service they are offered the Canmore Chrysler Loaner Vehicle for $10.00 a day an

Anonymous Donor Will Match Fundraising Efforts for the Bow Valley SPCA Fun Run & Walk

We are very excited to announce that an anonymous donor has agreed to donate $1000 to our Bow Valley SPCA Fun Run & Walk event taking place in Canmore's beautiful Riverside Park on June 12.

Rob Stevens and Ann Keith, local Canmore REALTORS®, present a cheque to Roberta Richardson and Benito (Benny) from the Bow Valley SPCA

As the primary sponsors for this years Fun Run and Walk,  Rob Stevens and Ann Keith, local Canmore REALTORS®, present a cheque to Roberta Richardson and Benito (Benny) from the Bow Valley SPCA.  (Left to right Melissa Hubbard-Stevens, Ann Keith, Rob Stevens, Benito, Roberta Richardson.)

Cedar Finds Her Forever Family

 Matching our dogs to their forever families is not always easy but we always do our very best because we want the dog to be happy and we especially want the family to feel pleased and satisfied.  This is a good news email from Cedar's (now Sadie's) guardians.

Education Committee Visits Alpenglow

The presentations started with the Grades 2/3 class, visited by a 7 1/2 week old Bull Mastiff mixed Breed, Bernadette. Remi an Animal Care Attendant @ BVSPCA and his partner Jessie are Bernadette's humans.

Education Committee Visits the Banff After School Program

Bow Valley SPCA Educators Dawna Evans, Roberta Richardson and Amanda Wagner; along with Teddy a fourteen year cross breed and Maddie a 5 year old  Pug,  visited  the after school program on Friday April 15, 2016.  

Pre-schoolers Learn About Pets

On April 14, 2016 Bow Valley SPCA educators Dawna Evans and Roberta Richardson visited Mountain Munchkins Day Care.  Rescue, the Bow Valley SPCA's life like demo dog accompanied  Dawna and Roberta's presentation to 33 Munchkins ages 2 1/2 years to 4 years old.   Munchkins were presented items fro

Bear Day--celebrate bears

Presentations and information about bears will be available from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Nordic Centre.  For those of us with dogs, this is important information since bears and dogs don't really mix very well.  So learn more about keeping your dog safe and learn about these magnificant creatures th

Lost Dog

I know it's a long shot, but I thought that I would try to contact you anyway.

Puppy Food For Sale

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we currently have an excess of puppy and kitten food that we want to go to good use before it expires!

Clean Up Before Your Dog

It might seem a bit strange to think of "clean up" before your dog, but that is exactly what 3 dog walking volunteers at the Bow Valley SPCA did this week.

Volunteers Work with Maggie (2)

Kate Barker and Jessica Howes are the Co-Project Leaders for one our recently arrived dogs (Maggie 2).  She is "Maggie 2" because we already had a Maggie (Maggie 1?) when Maggie 2 arrived with her name.  She is a beautiful girl, full of energy, smart as a whip, and eager to try anything her handl

Education News

LGMS students volunteering their time to give our animals some much needed positive attention and love.

This experience will further develop a sense of personal and community responsibility in our students and most importantly, genuine joy to the kids and cats.

Jim Kwan and the Spaghetti Factory Staff Present the Bow Valley SPCA with $1,000 Donation

14 staff members from Spaghetti Factory in Banff  presented Bow Valley SPCA with a donation of a cheque for $1000.00.   The staff raised money and chose BVSPCA as the deserving charity.  The staff met Benito our longest resident dog.  He presented his best manners and met each staff member. 

Grimbal's Progress

Tiis is the kind of feedback ALL of the staff and volunteers at the Bow Valley SPCA want to see.  Check out this email we received today.

Benny Visits the Neighbors

Benny visited his neighbours, the staff at S & S Auto in Canmore Feb 1, 2016.  S & S has generously  donating their bottles for recycling to BVSPCA.   Benny enjoyed meeting the people behind the generosity and support BVSPCA receives on an ongoing basis.