Kids Contribute to Bow Valley SPCA

Naashkii Soler, 8, holds Maddie, a pug, as she stands with her teacher Joan Rose's Eiizabeth Rummel School Grades 2 and 3 French Immersion class at the Bow Valley SPCA on Thursday.

Bow Valley SPCA Fashion Show: 2014--VIDA

Models show off the clothes for Summer 2014 from VIDA.

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Bow Valley SPCA Fashion Show: 2014--Dancing Doctors

The dancing doctors are back at the 2014 Bow Valley SPCA Fashion Show.  Check out the great moves.

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Bow Valley SPCA Fashion Show: 2014--CCHS Art Students

Ten high school artists donated their time and talent, and under the guidance of their teacher Shannon Amey, created 10 images of the different dogs and cats that reside at the Bow Valley SPCA.  All of the art work was sold at the silent auction.

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Bow Valley SPCA Fashion Show: 2014--For Life Campaign

Paul Turner, President of the Bow Valley SPCA, board describes the importance of our campaign to raise funds to save every dog and cat that comes to our shelter.

Bow Valley SPCA Fashion Show: 2014--Creekside Style

Models show off the clothes for Summer 2014 from Creekside Style.

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Bow Valley SPCA Fashion Show: 2014--Live Auction

An anonymous donor contributed an antique ring of known value and provenance to the Bow Valley SPCA for sale at the live auction portion of the 2014 Fashion Show.  Watch the action.

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The 4th Annual Bow Meow Fashion Show--Opening

This is the opening few minutes of the 2014 Fashion Show held in May and sponsored by the Bow Valley SPCA.  

More episodes to come.

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Graphic Support

The Bow Valley SPCA has tremendous volunteer support.  People from all walks of life give us support in some of the most un-expected ways.  The planners for the 2014 Bow Meow Fashion Show decided on the theme of "A Royal Affair".

4th Annual Bow Meow Charity Fashion Show - A Royal Affair--Details Announced

You Are Cordially Invited To The 4th Annual Bow Meow FASHION SHOW - A ROYAL AFFAIR

Stormy Finds His Place

Here is an email from Storm's new family--good news!

Mambo Delivers

Mambo came to us in a very pregnant condition.  We expected new kittens any day, but she just got bigger and bigger.  On February 21, at 9:30 she delivered her 7th and last baby.  Now to find 7 dances that would fit for names of the new babies.  So far the suggestions from the staff are: Lindy, S

WildSmart Speaker Series gets started

Human-Wildlife Issues: A Local’s Perspective

Tuesday February 18th, 2014

7 pm at Canmore Collegiate High School

Email Message from Marilyn's New Family

Hi Sonya and Everyone at the Bow Valley SPCA,

Before and After

Angel came to us as a puppy about a year ago.  She was found at an age of about 8 weeks wandering near Highway 1A.  We had her for only a little more than 1 week before she was adopted.  She was returned too us because her person became so ill that she could no longer take care of her.  She had b

Squeaky Says Hello

Squeaky the kitten was so happy to see me this morning that she ignored her food and crawled all over me for 10 minutes. Listen to her purrrrr!

Puppy Update!

Here is the kind of email that we love to receive any day, but it seems great way to celebrate the first day of 2014.

Official Launch! The Bow Valley SPCA For Life Campaign

In December, we launched the Bow Valley SPCA For Life Campaign.

The Campaign will help:

Keats--One Day Post Surgery

Exactly 24 hours after the surgery, Keats walked out with the vet tech to his ride back to the Bow Valley SPCA.  He was on a few pain meds, but it did not seem to slow him down or reduce his enthusiasm for people and being snuggled.

From the Jaws of Defeat

A four month old pup was surrendered when the owner found him with a broken leg after being hit by a car.  The owner could not afford the cost for repair. The pup was surrendered to the Bow Valley SPCA through the auspices of the Canmore Veterinary Hospital.

Play Time for Rosie and Jumanji

Rosie (the Mastiff cross) and Jumanji (the German Shepherd) have just been introduced to each other and are they ever having a good time.  After chasing and bumping into each other for about 10 minutes, Jumanji picked up the long branch and then strutted around Rosie.  It was just too much for th

Blessing of the Animals 2013 Banff

Rev George Belcher retired on October 6, 2013 and the last event he presided over was the Blessing of the Animals.  Two of our dogs (Hunk and Prince) joined the other dogs little critters and a horse for the Blessing,  Both Hunk and Prince were quite at home after a few minutes of anxiety.  They

Last Minute Donations and Pledges Take Mut Strut over $17,000

We spoke too soon when we said we raised over $15,000 from the 2013 Mut Strut.  The implication was that it was just over that mark.  In this case we were premature--but in a good way.  We Actually raised over $17,000 for the dogs and cats of the Bow Valley SPCA  Actually the amount was $17,362. 

Mut Strut 2013--a decided success

More than 60 people and just under 30 dogs turned out for the 2013 Mut Strut sponsored by the Bow Valley SPCA.  The participants asked friends and neighbors and family to sponsor them for the walk and raised over $15,000.  All of the money will be used for the care of the dogs (and, yes, cats) at

“Marcus” Director of Pet Relations The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise to Attend 2013 Mut Strut

Marcus (Mark to his friends) was born on January 9th, 2009.  His calm demeanor and friendly nature not only made him a wonderful companion dog; these qualities were also exactly what the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind were looking for in a “seeing eye dog”.  Unfortunately, Mark was a little to

Help the SPCA raise $1000

Afraid to commit?  Would you like to walk in the 2013 Mut Strut, but fear the prospect of raising funds from sponsors?  A supporter of the Bow Valley SPCA has agreed to sponsor the next 10 people who register for $100 each--meaning that the Bow Valley SPCA will receive a total of $1000 in additio

Kids Camp and the Bow Valley SPCA--2013 version

Sonya White (Bow Valley SPCA Adoption Centre Manager) and her kid friendly doggy crew Maddie, Teddie and Lux spent a fun filled hour at Banff Elementary with the Summer Fun pre-schoolers.  The children learned about the SPCA and the responsibility of adopting a dog or cat.  The highlight of the a

Kids Camp Afternoon at the Bow Valley SPCA

On the afternoon of July 22/13 a Day Camp, with Banff Summer Fun Programming for Kids, was held at The Bow Valley SPCA.

Ten kids and two counsellors attended with kids ranging from Grade Seven to Ten.