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.

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