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
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.
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.
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 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.
On behalf of Bow Valley SPCA, volunteer Roberta Richardson received a check from StoreSmart Self Storage, Canmore. We are pleased to be a beneficiary of the $1 Move-In Pledge; for every new storage unit rented, $1 is donated to BVSPCA. Roberta was welcomed by staff Jeff, Randy, Fred and Teaser
Tuesday Dec 15, 2015 the Bow Valley SPCA was invited to the Soul Warmers Club at Elizabeth Rummel School. The students in this Club chose the BVSPCA as the charity of choice for a project where they made and sold items to raise funds for SPCA.
Educators with Bow Valley SPCA were invited to meet with Ms Joan Rose's kindergarten class on Tues Dec 15, 2015. The kids met Creed our first successful adopted dog. Creed was adopted by Pam Doyle seven years ago, and both are Educators with BVSPCA. Dawna Evans, also a volunteer, presente
Canmore Scouts visited the dog and cat residents at the Bow Valley SPCA, Wednesday Nov 26. Meeting the dogs, the Scouts learned the importance of Basic Manners which all BVSPCA dogs are taught by our trained volunteers.
Canmore Collegiate High School Leadership had a tour on Thursday Nov 19, 2015 to learn about the No Cage/No Kill Facility and meet the Bow Valley SPCA's resident cats and dogs. During the tour the students learned some of the resident animals stories.
On Saturday Oct 3, 2015 Emma celebrated her 11th Birthday Party with the animals @ BVSPCA. Emma, Emily, Katy and Kendall loved playing with the cats, meeting our new black kitten, Michonne, and Diane who just arrived. They learned Level 1 dog training; positive association with reward training
Canmore Fire-Rescue attended schools in The Bow Valley teaching Fire Prevention to Pre-School to Grade 2, from Oct 5 to 8.
Messages the students learned were:
-Each home should have working Smoke Detectors especially outside bedrooms.
Adoption Centre Manager Sonya White sent this report about the exceptional care provided by Dr. Diez at CARE.
Volunteers from the Bow Valley SPCA will be going with Canmore Fire-Rescue to local schools from Pre-School to Grade 2 during the week of October 5. They will be handing out Fire Fighter Pet Alerts to kids with pets.
The Rocky Mountain Mut Strut was an enormous success. Participants, and volunteers, and especially the dogs had a great time. The Cani-X run was a terrific success.
Rod McCallum a long time BVSPCA volunteer and part of the Open Paws training team facilitates the September Volunteer Orientation. All in attendance were engaged by Rod's outline of the commitment, expectations and rewards volunteers experience working with the animals. His passion and heartfe
You can double your donation efforts for the Rocky Mountain Mut Strut and Cani-X!
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Hello Sonya and Bow Valley SPCA Staff!
Kevin McDonald, from the Canmore Highland Games, brought almost $400 to the Bow Valley SPCA. They passed a hat around at the Canmore Highland Games and decided the money should come to the Bow Valley SPCA!
Benito enjoyed a long-week end walk with his project leader (Roberta). While they were out and about they saw this bear. Benito stayed calm and Roberta hurried off to get her camera. What a brave dog!
Kasia a newly certified Yoga instructor and member of Bow Valley SPCA Education Committee offered a Cat Yoga session at Bow Valley SPCA on Monday Aug 31st. The cats enjoyed leaving their Chalets to engage in a PURRFECT Cat Yoga session. The people really enjoyed doing Yoga with sompanions!
Benito has been the perfect house guest visiting with his Project Lead and her family. On route, once seat belted, he just sits back and enjoys the ride. Arriving at our home he shows good manners, and enjoys the attention from family members and visitors.
The Bow Valley SPCA will be closed for Canada Day on Wednesday July 1st.
We will return to our regularily scheduled open hours on Thursday July 2nd, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, Grade 4 Students
Adventure Tails has recently decided to give back to the Bow Valley community in the most fun way they know. Walking dogs!
Adventure Tails will be dedicating one Saturday of the month to a Charity and Cause and have chosen to start with the Bow Valley SPCA.
On Wednesday, March 11, the Bow Valley lost one of its oldest and best loved dogs, Hector, at the age of 18 1/2.
A wonderful story from one of our younger supporters - thank you Janet Morrison for sharing this with us.
The Bow Valley SPCA is committed to Public Education in the Bow Valley through events and schools. Our school programs range from Pre-School, to Grade 12. Our mission is to promote humane attitudes and respect for animals as unique individuals.