Dogs

Karl Hoener walks his dog, Sherry, a black Labrador, and Kyle, a B.C.-Alberta guide dog trainee he and his wife Jennifer are temporarily looking after, on the beach in Colwood recently. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

B.C. couple concerned about pooches consuming pot after dog’s scary situation

Eating cannabis likely cause of Labrador retriever’s sickness, veterinarian says

 

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users president Lorna Bird says her dog Joy can tell when someone is overdosing. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Overdose detecting dogs save lives, lift spirits in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

When someone overdoses at VANDU, pups Guess and Joy are quick to alert the nearest human

 

Chase and handler Terry Downs are part of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Central Okanagan SAR dog Chase sharpened his sniffer during training

Chase participated in 20 tasks in 2021

  • May 2, 2022
Chase and handler Terry Downs are part of Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Handlers and their K9s at a training session (COSAR/Submitted)

B.C.’s bravest dogs in Okanagan for a weekend of Emergency training

RCMP Police Dog Services is holding the annual training and validation for SAR K9s in Kelowna

Handlers and their K9s at a training session (COSAR/Submitted)
Dr. Bonnie Henry visits with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training, at the Ministry of Health offices in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

VIDEO: B.C.’s Dr. Bonnie Henry meets Bonnie and Henry

Future working dogs check in with namesake Dr. Bonnie Henry in Victoria

Dr. Bonnie Henry visits with Bonnie and Henry, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs in training, at the Ministry of Health offices in Victoria. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Libby learning from the big dogs when she was a puppy (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

‘Good girl’ gets cheeseburger for hard work at Kelowna school

Police dog Libby came to Kelowna to sweep evacuated school

Libby learning from the big dogs when she was a puppy (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society launches biggest fundraiser of the year

Raffle to Rescue Animals will go to help neglected and abadonded pets in need

Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors

Okanagan Humane Society: Saving lives of local animals

Column from the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Apr 4, 2022
Portrait of stray dirty cat outdoors
Lucky the St. Bernard pup was born with a unique green hue in Armstrong on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Kat Jossy photo)

Lucky No. 7: Armstrong puppy born with rare green hue

Lucky the St. Bernard pup’s green coat is a one in 10,000 phenomenon

Lucky the St. Bernard pup was born with a unique green hue in Armstrong on Saturday, March 26, 2022. (Kat Jossy photo)
This Vernon couple found this tick engorged in their dog last May. (Vernon Morning Star)

Spring is here and so are ticks, warns Interior Health

Most ticks in the Interior don’t carry the debilitating Lyme Disease, said IH

This Vernon couple found this tick engorged in their dog last May. (Vernon Morning Star)
While on a Sunday walk by Christmas Island, Fern Fennell captured this photo of a dog running off leash, chasing green-winged teals and mallards on one of the frozen lagoons in the city’s bird sanctuary. (Fern Fennell photo)

Resident, council raise stink over dogs off leash and feces left in Salmon Arm parks

Dog seen chasing green-winged teals and mallards on frozen lagoon by Christmas Island

While on a Sunday walk by Christmas Island, Fern Fennell captured this photo of a dog running off leash, chasing green-winged teals and mallards on one of the frozen lagoons in the city’s bird sanctuary. (Fern Fennell photo)
FILE - Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Feb. 15, 2017. The American Kennel Club’s annual popularity rankings come out Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and German shepherds are in the top 10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Poodles pop in popularity, but Labs still No. 1 US dog breed

American Kennel Club releases annual top five most popular dog breeds rankings

FILE - Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Feb. 15, 2017. The American Kennel Club’s annual popularity rankings come out Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and German shepherds are in the top 10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. teen with autism fundraises for guide dog charity through canine cookie sales

Ryder Newhouse donating half proceeds from ‘Tommy’s Choice’ dog treats to help train puppy Juniper

Ryder Newhouse, 14, is making and selling dog treats to raise money for BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Vanessa Kursan, owner of Evolve Dog Training in Vancouver, with her dog Spencer. (BC SPCA photo)

Humane dog trainers at the core of BC SPCA’s special accreditation program

The AnimalKind program audits trainers to ensure they offer humane training techniques

Vanessa Kursan, owner of Evolve Dog Training in Vancouver, with her dog Spencer. (BC SPCA photo)
Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Former B.C. K9 handler injured in hit-and-run now raising funds to help retired police dogs

‘Support Retired Legends’ educates people about retired police dogs, raises money for Ned’s Wish

Const. Aaron Courtney hold a portrait of his late police dog Koda at his home in Chilliwack on Feb. 17, 2022. He, along with partner Sgt. Jason Martens and their wives started Support Retired Legends, a business which raises money for a charity called Ned’s Wish which provides financial support to help pay for the medical bills of retired service dogs. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kittens Luna and Solei in care of OHS

Okanagan Humane Society: Keeping pets and people together

Column from the Okanagan Humane Society

  • Feb 17, 2022
Kittens Luna and Solei in care of OHS
Shrimpy, 4, has gone missing from his home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Special to The News)

Dog owner believes beloved pet stolen from Lower Mainland property

Melissa Hume begging for the safe return of her German shepherd Shrimpy

Shrimpy, 4, has gone missing from his home in the Webster’s Corners area. (Special to The News)
Jessica Tuomela, right with current guide dog Brandy, will be joined in a professional capacity next month by Lucy the golden retriever. The duo will assist in locating missing people from vulnerable populations. (Courtesy of Jessica Tuomela)

Blind B.C. Paralympian and super-sniffing pooch prep to find missing people

Jessica Tuomela, partnering with trained canine Lucy, aims to keep vulnerable Canadians safe

Jessica Tuomela, right with current guide dog Brandy, will be joined in a professional capacity next month by Lucy the golden retriever. The duo will assist in locating missing people from vulnerable populations. (Courtesy of Jessica Tuomela)
Milla has rescued on Jan.2, thanks to the expert help of K9 Recovery Services (K9 Recovery Service)

Missing for a month, Korean rescue dog back with family in Kelowna

After over a month of searching, Milla is back home

Milla has rescued on Jan.2, thanks to the expert help of K9 Recovery Services (K9 Recovery Service)