Bear Day--celebrate bears

Presentations and information about bears will be available from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Nordic Centre.  For those of us with dogs, this is important information since bears and dogs don't really mix very well.  So learn more about keeping your dog safe and learn about these magnificant creatures th

Lost Dog

I know it's a long shot, but I thought that I would try to contact you anyway.

Puppy Food For Sale

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we currently have an excess of puppy and kitten food that we want to go to good use before it expires!

Clean Up Before Your Dog

It might seem a bit strange to think of "clean up" before your dog, but that is exactly what 3 dog walking volunteers at the Bow Valley SPCA did this week.

Volunteers Work with Maggie (2)

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

Education News

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.

Jim Kwan and the Spaghetti Factory Staff Present the Bow Valley SPCA with $1,000 Donation

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. 

Grimbal's Progress

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 Visits the Neighbors

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.  

StoreSmart Self Storage Canmore Makes Good on Pledge

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

SPCA Education Committee members visit Soul Warmers Club at Elizabeth Rummel School

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.  

SPCA Volunteers Meet Elizabeth Rummel Kindergarten Class

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 Apply Be Prepared to Their work with the Bow Valley SPCA

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. 

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.