Pick of the Week--April15, 2013

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.


On Having Faith

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.

Pet Pick of the Week--April 8, 2013

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.

Get Your Pet in the 2014 Calendar

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

Pick of the Week--March 25, 2013

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!

Cover Contest for 2014 Calendar

Judging for the Calendar Cover for the 2014 calendar will be occurring on May 16.

Who says cats are not sociable?

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.

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Mila: A perfect Example of Trusting the Process

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--In The Pink

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

Baby Bear now Takoda Update

An email message to the Bow Valley SPCA

Jake Branson is Volunteer of the Year

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.

Canmore Rotary Club Donates to Bow Valley SPCA

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 Gets Adopted

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.

Faith and Roscoe Romp

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

Sierra Shows her Stuff!

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.

Christmas Donations for the Abandoned Cats and Dogs of the Bow Valley

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!

December Appeal for Support

The Bow Valley SPCA proudly serves the communities of Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Kananaskis as well as the surrounding parks and smaller municipalities.

Live Auction Part 1--Kiwi's Portrait

For the first time in our 3 year history of the Fashion Show, we had a live auction.

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More Fashion Show News--Sexy Men at Work Video

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.

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Fashion Show Images

Ever wonder what the place looks like before all of the guests arrive?

Shasta Makes her Debut

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

Local art students capture essence of rescued dogs and cats

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

A Cat Nap

Note from Sonya White, Adoption Centre Manager:

Black Friday--Good News for Bow Valley SPCA Kittens

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.

Update on Morley

Here’s a nice update from Morley’s family. For those of you who didn’t know her, she was a Morley dog who arrived in need of eye surgery to remove a badly injured eye.  She was adopted a few years ago now.
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2012 12:41 PM

CJ (now Taj) Gets a New Life

CJ was seized from a trailer outside of Calgary where a woman was hoarding 40 cats. CJ was skinny, completely bald from stress licking, and needed major dental surgery. I call this a major success story! I’m so happy for CJ.
Sonya White, Adoption Centre Manager

Shasta's Big Outing

Shasta went for a 4 day stay with Susan, one of our volunteers.  Susan and Shasta had a great time She got some great photos and some nice video of Shasta.  Here is Shasta's Report:

Lola: Look at her now

This is a dog we took from Golden because the neighbor was threatening to shoot her for chasing his calves.  But, look at her now!

Email from her ownrers:

Meeting with The Calgary Foundation

The Calgary Foundation asked us to give a verbal report on our new website – which they funded. We were so pleased to be able to report the success of our new site. We believe they were pleased to have funded such a successful project.