Double Apple Pupcake recipe – Yumm!

Anna Olson, National Cupcake Day™ supporter and host of the Food Network Canada‘s “Baking With Anna Olson,” “Fresh with Anna Olson”, and “Sugar,” wrote a guest blog for us in 2015 talking about why she chose the ingredients this Double Apple Pupcake recipe. Get ready for a yummy read! Click here to download the recipe card for Anna’s Double Apple Pupcakes. more »

Jan 19, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Make a new friend during the rat adopt-a-thon at PetSmart

Looking for a small, low-maintenance pet? A rat might be perfect for you! Visit a PetSmart near you between Jan. 21 and Feb. 12 to adopt a rat for $5 during a special rat adopt-a-thon. Ontario SPCA animal centres across the province recently welcomed a large number of these pocket-sized pets after close to 600 more »

Jan 18, 2017
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Easy dog treat recipes you can make at home!

Looking for some yummy dog treats that you can make from home? We’re here to help! This blog has a number of healthy and easy dog treat recipes your dog will love. DIY: Easy & Healthy Dog Treats Recipes Preparing cookies and treats for your dog on your own is a whole other experience and is filled more »

Jan 18, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Feral cats in the winter: A caretaker’s story

The Ontario SPCA runs many programs to support feral cat caretakers across Ontario, but the real front-line workers are volunteers like Francesca. Read this blog Feral Cats: Caring for your colony in the winter, to learn more about Francesca and how she builds bonds with her colony in the winter. Story from a feral cat caretaker more »

Jan 16, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Hypothermia? Know the signs.

During cold weather there are things you need to look out for with your pet to make sure they’re safe. Check out these tips from our blog PET HEALTH CORNER: Identifying Hypothermia where Dave Wilson, Director of Shelter Health and Wellness for the Ontario SPCA and retired vet, talks more about how to prevent hypothermia and how more »

Jan 13, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Pet need a diet? These healthy treats will help.

After the holidays, it might not just be pet parents who need to work off those extra cookies. If your pet needs some help slimming down, these healthy treats from the ASPCA will help! Healthy, Safe Snacks to Help Your Pet Slim Down One of the most common resolutions made every New Year is to more »

Jan 12, 2017
by Emily Cook
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6 tips to know before adopting a hedgehog

Adopting a hedgehog has become more commonplace, but they are still considered unconventional, exotic pets. Before you consider introducing this type of animal into your home, here are a few things to consider from our blog: What to know before adopting a hedgehog. Hedgehogs can be difficult to handle Handling a nervous hedgehog can be very more »

Jan 11, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Outstanding volunteer marks 15 years with Orillia Animal Centre

This year, Erin Price won one of two Ontario SPCA’s Outstanding Volunteer awards. She’s been volunteering at the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre for over 15 years. Every year at the Ontario SPCA’s Educational Conference, we honour two volunteers nominated by their centres for outstanding work. This year, Erin Price was one of the winners! more »

Jan 10, 2017
by Emily Cook
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