Toonie Day at Mt Norquay; an incredible gift for the dogs and cats of the Bow Valley SPCA

On March 8, Mt. Norquay offered Alberta residents a chance to receive a lift ticket for ONLY $2.  The only catch was that they asked skiers to donate to the charity they were sponsoring on that day.  March 8 was the day they sponsored the Bow Valley SPCA.  Mt.

JJ The Juggling Fool raises money for the Bow Vally SPCA

On April 1, Jeff Jenkins, otherwise known as JJ The Juggling Fool, put on a free show for the kids and their parents at ArtsPLACE. The kids loved the patter and Jeff performed some pretty amazing juggling feats.  A nice way to spend a Saturday Afternoon

Jessi visits her new friends at Morning Star

Jessi visited her new friends at Morning Star on Mar 30, 2017.   Always welcomed enjoys the company of residents.

April Fools is upon us!

Announcing an All Fools' Day entertainment extravaganza with jjthejugglingfool presenting two delightfully different shows at ArtsPlace in Canmore.

Grade 6 Girls Club at Banff Elementary School Hold Sale

Thursday Mar 23, Grade 6 Girls Club at Banff Elementary School  held a sale of Recycled T-Shirts made into Fringe Bags.   The Girls styled, made and organized the sale of T-Shirts,   Proceeds from the  Sold Out Fundraiser were donated to the Bow Valley SPCA,  the second fund raiser benefiting Bow

Trooper visits the Grage 6 Girls Club in Banff

Thursday March 23 the Girls Club, Grade 6 at Banff Elementary School had a special visitor at noon hour.  Trooper a five month old Pomeranian, Shih Tzu (Shiranian) X female puppy visited the Girls Club.  This active, fun loving puppy received much love, attention and respect from these caring gir

The Banff Hospitality Collective's Big Donation to the Bow Valley SPCA

The generosity of the Banff Hospitality Collective and its employees is truly amazing! At the beginning of March, 2017 the Bow Valley SPCA received a cheque for $3333.

Call for Volunteers:

The Bow Valley SPCA is intensifying its efforts to create local and provincial support to accomplish its mission: Saving the lives of abandoned dogs and cats, while promoting humane attitudes and responsible pet companionship through education

Jessi's New Friends

Jessi enjoyed meeting her new found friends at Origin Spring Creek in Canmoreagain today   She played a game, had lots of attention from the residents and many walks.   

Pink and Her New Family

Here is the email and several pictures we just received about Pink and her new family: We love thi

Rambo Update March 2017

Email from Rambo's Family

The Bow Valley SPCA is seeking a Part Time Administrator

The Bow Valley SPCA is seeking a Part Time Administrator (One year maternity leave contract)

Jessi meets with Junior Ambassadors in Banff

Tuesday Feb 28, 2017: Jessi a 6 yr old Collie Cross mixed breed resident dog of Bow Valley meets Grade 6 Students, at Banff Elementary School.

Ski for $2 and Donate to the Bow Valley SPCA on March 8

Looking to try skiing without breaking the bank? Have some spare change you found in the couch or car? Come on up to Norquay where you can ski for less than a cup of coffee.

On March 8, Mt Norquay is offering Alberta residents a chance to receive a lift ticket for ONLY $2.

Pink's 10,000 Mile Journey

Ever wonder what a 10,000 mile journey might feel like to a dog? Pink left Mai Khao, Phuket, Thailand on Friday and arrived in Calgary on Sunday, after a stop over in Vancouver. She was sent to us from Soi Dog Rescue in Thailand. We were amazed at her calm behaviour.

Benito Update

Here is an email we received from Benito's new family. 

Hello. Just like to share these 2 photos of my boy.
We had a nice hike a few days ago. He also love his picture being taken, yep he sure is a great model.

Regards Yvonne and my Benito

2nd Annual Family Day Tour: A Big Success

The Bow Valley SPCA celebrated its 2nd Annual Family Day on Monday Feb 20. The celebration was well attended by families who were able to tour the facility, meet the resident animals, and learn about Pet Therapy and Open Paws Training.

StoreSmart Self Storage Canmore Continues Supporting the BVSPCA

On behalf of Bow Valley SPCA, volunteer Roberta Richardson and Jessi (6 yr old Collie Cross female 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 re

Volunteers Wanted!

The Board of Directors is putting out a call for volunteers with special skills and interests.  If you have any interest and want to help abandoned dogs and cats in the Bow Valley, please contact Kathy at

Jessi Goes A Visitin'

Jessi a 6 yr old female, collie mix resident dog at BVSPCA, visited Residents at Origin Spring Creek in Canmore. She visited the residents of Morning Star house, whom experience various degrees of dementia. She was accompanied by two volunteers of Bow Valley SPCA.

Cedar Joins the Girls Club

Cedar an eight year old German Shepherd, joins the Girls Club at Banff Elementary School.    Cedar's pet companion, Lauren,  adopted Cedar after working with her on her arrival at BVSPCA.   Lauren and Cedar are part of the Education Committee and visit schools educating students on Pet Responsibi

Bow River Veterinary Centre’s Annual “Fill a Crate” for the SPCA--5 Years and Counting

The Bow Valley SPCA is so fortunate to live in one of the kindest and most generous of communities. One the ways people in the Bow Valley show their love of animals is through the Bow River Vet Centre’s annual “Fill a Crate” for the SPCA campaign.

Holiday Cheer

An email from Rambo and his new family:

Cold Weather Is Dangerous for Pets

As the educational graphic shows, we all need to bundle up when going out in the cold weather.  Short haired and especially small dogs don't tolerate the cold for very long.  Paws get cold very quickly, so consider trying booties on the really cold days.  Jackets for the short haired are a must.

Holiday Raffle 2016 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our recent Holiday Raffle.

- 1st Prize to Kyla P. Ticket number 356

- 2nd Prize to John W. Ticket number 627

- 3rd Prize to Valerie K. Ticket number 314

Everybody Loves Benito

An update from Benito's new family.  He is doing great, just like we all (staff and volunteers at the Bow Valley SPCA) figured he would.  This update is a great early Christmas gift to all of the people who never gave up on helping him while he waited to connect with his forever family.  Best of

Jake meets Grade 3 Students

Jake the newest member of the Bow Valley SPCA Education Team had his first assignment.  Jake a 6-year-old Shepherd Cross was orientated to his new role of Education K-9, by theGrade 3 students at Exshaw