Powder Hound Promotion Benefits the Bow Valley SPCA

The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company will contribute $1 per pint and $10 per keg from their pub and brewery during the month of November to the Bow Valley SPCA.  Their posters advertizing the promotion uses two Bow Valley SPCA dogs.  The pup, Darla (now known as Bella) was adopted along with her mom a

Doggie Dozen Adoption Update

Pam Doyle has written a great update on Ezra and the Puppies for the Bow Valley Crag and Canyon.  Click on the link to read it and see some of the images of the pups.

Donner Canadian Foundation Funds the Bow Valley SPCA

The Donner Canadian Foundation has awarded the Bow Valley SPCA a grant supporting rennovations to improve the quality of life for the dogs and acats in our care.  This grant will allow us to complete outdoor spaces that can be accessed from existing indoor rooms, enriching their environment--espe

Choosing A Puppy

 The Education Committee is sponsoring a free class on how to choose a puppy.  The class will be presented 2 times:  October 15 from 2 PM to 3 PM and October 18 form 7 PM to 8 PM.  Classes will be held at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre, home of the Bow Valley SPCA.  We are located at 1


Ezra and her 11 puppies will be available for adoption on October 21 and 22, doors will be open at 5pm for viewing. We have had overwhelming response with interest in the puppies so please be patient with the adoption process. 

Help us support Ezra and her 11 puppies!

Help us support Ezra and her 11 sweet puppies!

Puppy Adoption Procedure Announced

Puppy Adoption Procedure:
Ezra's 11 puppies are expected be available for adoption mid-October. We will post details of our puppy adoption event on our social media at the beginning of October.

Fun Days at the Bow Valley SPCA Summer Camps

The Bow Valley SPCA ran two one-day summer camps - one for ages 6-8 on August 1st and one for ages 9-11 on August 8th.

Ezra and her Pups--Day 1

A few photos of Ezra and her 11 pups--one day after delivery. The pups were in the basket for a few minutes while their bedding was changed and Ezra took a bathroom break.

Murrierta's Canmore Presents BV SPCA with Donation from Charitable Gold Tournament

Murrietas suported the Bow Valley SPCA with the proceeds of their annual invitational golf tournament.  Cody Marks, the general manager of Murrieta's Canmore presents a cheque for $3600 to Ed Mrozek, the treasurer of the Bow Valley SPCA, on August 8, 2017.

Hot Dog BBQ at Johnston Canyon Raises Money for the BVSPCA

One of our volunteers (Serena, a member of our Education Committee) and her partner work at Johnston Canyon Lodge & Bungalows.  They decided to have a hot dog bbq stand for Canada Day, with proceeds going to the BVSPCA.   

Guests staying in the cabins, staff, and travellers from all over the world, as well as day trip visitors were delighted with the idea.  They raised $200!  That is a lot of hotdogs.

The Calgary Foundation Community Grants Program Funds the BVSPCA

The Calgary Foundation's Community Grants Program has provided the funds for the complete re-design of our web site.  The re-design will be mobile friendly to accomodate the huge increase (over 500%) in people accessing our web site using a mobile device.  The source code for the new platform wil

K-9 Summer Safety Tips

It's summertime in the Bow Valley!  Warm weather is a great opportunity for dogs and people alike to get outside.  Here are some tips for making it a safe and fun experience.

Ladies Day Out

The Bow Valley SPCA had the pleasure of a visit from the Seniors’ Day Group. Over tea and cupcakes, the ladies were paid a visit by Blake, a 9-year-old Shepherd Cross and two resident puppies.

The Bow Valley SPCA Visits Grade 1 Students at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy

On June 13th the Grade 1 classes at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy had a special visitor, Creed, the Bow Valley SPCA’s first successfully adopted dog.  Creed was adopted in June 2007 by Pam Doyle, a well-known photographer in the Bow Valley and came to the classrooms wit

Golf? Love Dogs or Cats? If Yes, Sign up for Murrieta's Charity Golf Tournament

Murrieta’s Bar & Grill Canmore is holding it annual Invitational Golf Tournament in support of the Canmore & Area Health Care Foundation along with the Bow Valley SPCA.

Bow Valley SPCA Participates in Banff Wilderness Care Conference

A well attended Banff Wilderness Care Conference designed for pre-hospital care providers had special guests in attendance at Backcountry Pet First Aid and Safety session.

Young Supporters Raise Funds with Lemonade Stand

Three big-hearted supporters came to the Bow Valley SPCA last week.  Libby, Caroline, and Mairi (pictured right to left) love animals and wanted to help out – so they came up with the idea to set up a lemonade stand to raise money to support us!

Bow Valley SPCA Offers Puppy Classes

If you want a stronger bond with your new puppy, the Bow Valley SPCA is working with the Bow River Veterinary Centre to offer free puppy classes on Monday evenings and low cost classes for adolescent dogs ages 5 months to 9 months.  Pam Doyle has written a great article for the Crag & Canyon