I first was introduced to Bismark, a two year-old husky cross, approximately three months ago. I remember, I was doing my rounds; feeding all of the other dogs their breakfast and administering medications, when I heard him calling to me from the isolation wing.
April 19 was a very exciting day for all of our cat friends at the BVSPCA! The cat who has been waiting the longest to be adopted has found her forever home! Amber was in our Centre for just over two years.
Anyone who works, or volunteers, in an animal shelter will tell you that kittens and young adult cats get adopted in a heartbeat. That is good news for the younger generation of kitties, but what happens to all the great cats over the age of 5 years?
Have you ever thought what it might be like to have a wolf for a pet? What about a wolfdog (a pet that is part dog and part wolf)?
My pick is Casey. He is very affectionate and has a great personality. He will be a loving companion. His diabetes is easy to manage and he takes his needles like a champ. And he has the most incredible purr. It warms your heart.
Faith was transferred to us at the end of December 2012 from Calgary Animal Services. They had her in their care for several months and were unsuccessful at placing her in a home. They wanted to transfer her to our Centre because Faith is a high energy dog who needs room to play and exercise.
My pet pick of the week was inspired by an accidental lock in with one of our long-term dogs last week! Shannon has been at our centre since June last year and can't wait to meet her forever family.
It is time for you to get a picture of your pet into the beautiful 2014 Bow Valley SPCA calendar. For only $10 (all proceeds go toward the care of the dogs and cats at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre), you can have your pet's picture shown on a date of your choosing. Some dates may be
One of the things I love about cats is that they never lie! If you get on their nerves, they’ll let you know! This is one of the many endearing qualities of our little friend Amber! Amber is approx seven years old and she has been waiting for her forever family for two years!
Judging for the Calendar Cover for the 2014 calendar will be occurring on May 16.
The five cats featured in this video were housed in a rabbit hutch for the first several years of theirlives. As you will see, these cats crave human contact and are extremely friendly to each other.
Mila is the perfect example of trusting that there is a family out there for every dog or cat we rescue. Sometimes we worry, but so far (5.5 years of operations), the right person/family comes along and the magical connection occurs (or something like that).
Shasta has some new togs.Her potential new forever family is head over heels in love with this fine girl. They come every day to take her for a walk while they are waiting for their new home to be available. Because she is so polite and lady like, they felt she should have "gear" that shows tha
Paul Turner, president of the Bow Valley SPCA, presented Jake Branson with the Bow Valley SPCA’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year Certificate of Appreciation. The Wood restaurant in Canmore generously gifted a gift certificate in recognition of his outstanding dedication.
The Canmore Rotary Club presented the Bow Valley SPCA with a cheque to help off-set the cost of the annual Bow Valley SPCA calendar. The Canmore Rotary contributes to many local causes and we are honoured to be one of the recipients of their support. Without the support of local businesses and
Indy is a beautiful tortoiseshell who was surrendered to the Bow Valley SPCA in July 2011. She has a lovely personality and had lived in a home, with another cat, for all of her life. We found her to be gentle, healthy, and happy. The only thing holding her back from adoption was her age.
Roscoe (the brown dog) is a big 9 month old pup. Faith (the black with a little white) is about 18 months. They are room mates at our centre and obviously they enjoy each others company when they get a chance to play outside. Just AFTER the video stopped, they decided to play tug with one stic
We knew she was a good girl when we had her in our care, but this image shows how much a loving family can add to the quality of a dog's life.
The orphaned cats and dogs of the Bow Valley SPCA are happily enjoying this Christmas season thanks to the generosity and kindness of the Bow Valley community!
The Bow Valley SPCA proudly serves the communities of Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Kananaskis as well as the surrounding parks and smaller municipalities.
For the first time in our 3 year history of the Fashion Show, we had a live auction.
The Dancing Doctors from the first two years have been replaced with "Sexy Men at Work". But don't worry, the doctors are still involved in this take off of Gangnam Style.
Ever wonder what the place looks like before all of the guests arrive?
Paul Turner presents Shasta at the Bow Meow Fashion Show held on November 30, 2012. he explains about the Bow Valley SPCA being a no kill, no cage adoption centre, the first of its kind in Canada and a few of the successes. He then presents Shasta, who has been with us for 2 years and is now wa
Four students at Canmore Collegiate High School took the challenge of their Art teacher Shannon Amey to create painted images of 2 dogs and 2 cats that were waiting for their forever families to find them. Using tonal values plus a red background they created almost spooky likenesses of the 2 do
All kittens Elmo, Aztec, Tattoo and Sam were happily adopted at noon on their first day available for adoption. We had people lining up at the gate at 10:30 am to be first in line to get the pick of the litter. Elmo and Aztec went to the same home.