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.

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.

Family Life: add one kitten and...

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

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.  

Family Day Weekend--focus on WE

Take a break from your iPhone, iPad and Selfies to appreciate the WE in our lives.

Bow Valley SPCA Participates in 5th Annual Festival of Trees

Dr. Jonathan Bagley poses with Bow Valley SPCA volunteers  Roberta Richardson and Dawna Evans at the  Sponsorship  Luncheon on December 5, for the 5th Annual Festival of Trees.

ATB Matches Donations to Bow Valley SPCA

ATB Cares will match every donation to the Bow Valley SPCA (and other Alberta based charities) by adding 15% to the donation.  The only requirement is that the donation be made through ATB Cares.  This link provides direct access to the Bow Valley SPCA on thier web site (

This Christmas - consider a gift to the Bow Valley SPCA in the name of someone you love...

Visit where you can create your own gift card from a selection of Bow Valley SPCA photos of cats and dogs that have been saved. This past season has been busy at the Bow Valley SPCA.

1000th Adoption

We just adopted the 1000th animal today (November 28, 2014).  Her name is Sandy and as you can see she is a cutie.  We opened on June 2, 2007 and the first adoption from our centre was Creed, who was adopted by Pam Doyle (a well know photographer in the Bow Valley) and goes pretty much everywhere

Skijouring Equipment Available for a Donation

We currently have harnesses (both human and dog) as well as tethers that act like bungy cords to connect the human to the dog.  Skijouring or hands free running with your dog rquires specialized equipment.