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

Lawrence Grassi Grade 4 Students --Journey of Stray Animals

The Grade 4 class at LGMS learned the challenges of stray animals on their journey upon arriving at Bow Valley SPCA.   Educators from Bow Valley SPCA visited the student’s classroom sharing the scenario,

Lawrence Grassi Middle School tours Bow Valley SPCA for We Day/ A Movement to change the world

Nov 24, 2016 Lawrence Grassi Middle School chose Bow Valley SPCA to participate in We Day, an international movement empowering students to make positive social changes in the world.

Pats for Pets December 9 at 9 PM

Come out to Tavern 1883 in Canmore on Friday December 9 to show your support for the Bow Valley SPCA by attending Pats for Pets! Local bands including The Ramblin' Hey Ho Ha's, Samm Bailey Band, Scotty Mac, and more will be performing cover songs to support the animals! The fun begins at 9PM!

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.