Education: High School Leadership Class Learn about Spay/Neuter

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.  

Birthday Celebration @ BVSPCA

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

Education Committee supports Fire Prevention and Safety

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.

CARE Centre Animal Hospital Supports Bow Valley SPCA

Adoption Centre Manager Sonya White sent this report about the exceptional care provided by Dr. Diez at CARE.

Fire Prevention Week October 4 to to October 10

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.

Rock Mountain Mut Strut and Cani-X Is Great Success

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.

New Format for Volunteer Orientation

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

Double DOWN for the Mut Strut

You can double your donation efforts for the Rocky Mountain Mut Strut and Cani-X!

Update on Rocket (now Roxy)

Subject: Rocket Update
Hello Sonya and Bow Valley SPCA Staff!

Highland Games Donates to the Bow Valley SPCA

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 Encounters a Bear

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!

Cat Yoga

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 Shows His "Stuff"

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.

Canada Day Closure

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.

Two Hour Dog Walk for a Donation to the Bow Valley SPCA

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.

A Tribute to Hector

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 Heartwarming Donation from A Young BVSPCA Supporter


A wonderful story from one of our younger supporters - thank you Janet Morrison for sharing this with us.

Community Connections: How to Greet a Dog

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. 

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Community Connections: Yellow Dog Project

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. 

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Lady--what a story!

December 5th, 2009 was the day we officially adopted Lady. We like to joke that she was a rePET(repeat) offender, as when we first saw her, it was her second time at the Bow Valley SPCA.

Family Life: add one kitten and...

Introducing to the world our fur babies Licorice (black cat) and Chantilly (white cat).

A Great Surprise Visit

Sonya White, Adoption Centre Manager, sent this note:  "I was in a meeting in the Board Room when the front door opened and a friendly looking dog walked in.

Tia: The Princess

I had always considered having a dog, but my lifestyle of leisure and travel didn't allow me the time needed to give to such an animal. For years I thought about it - what breed I would want and how I would never let it sleep on my bed (ya, right...)

Forest the Raven Hound Finds His Forever Family

Little did we know when we visited the Bow Valley SPCA in the summer of 2010 what a difference a dog would make.


The Story of Links:

Our family adopted Links on June 27th, 2009, when he was approximately one year old. While the details of Link’s life in his first year are not known, what is known paints a very difficult picture.

First Aid For Pets at Bow Valley SPCA

Bow Valley SPCA staff participated in a day long course, "Certified, Walk N Wags Pet First Aid".  It was presented by Jess Eustace from Adventure Tails, located in Canmore.  Besides the stuffed toys which were used for the initial practice, Lux (brown husky cross), Maddie (Pug) and Pepper (black

Bow Valley SPCA in the Classroom

On January 14 Bow Valley,SPCA Education Committee and Cedar, a 6 year old Purebred German Shepherd, who wasadopted from the Bow Valley SPCA, paid a  visit to Ms Joan Rose’s Grade 2 class. This class learned about the Bow Valley SPCA Yellow Dog Project.