The Ideal Doghouse

It’s that time of year.  The cold is setting in and we need to get the house ready for winter to make sure we will keep warm.  We also need to make sure our dog’s house is up to par so they stay warm. Is your doghouse ready for the winter? Some breeds of dogs more »

Nov 28, 2012
by Laura
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Help Stop Pet Overpopulation in Ontario

I continue to be astounded by the numbers of spay/neuter procedures the Ontario SPCA High Volume Spay/Neuter Clinics perform in a week’s time.    Last week, the Barrie and Newmarket clinics performed a combined 199 surgeries (135 cats and 64 dogs).   Based on a business and operational model developed by Humane Alliance, the high volume, self-sustaining more »

Nov 27, 2012
by Laura
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In Memory of Stewart – Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Senior dogs are  most often overlooked at shelters but can make the best pets.  Being more mature, they have developed into their personalities and make the perfect devoted companions.  With November being Adopt a Senior Pet Month, I wanted to share the story of my sweet Stewart. My fondest memories are with my Stewart, a Lab-Rottweiler more »

Nov 26, 2012
by Laura
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Update on Keeva

Here’s another great adoption update to share!   Working in animal welfare, these types of emails and letters make our day! “Hello from Keeva’s home! It’s been awhile since I shared some photos of our sweet cat – adopted this past March.  She’s the best!  Keeva’s brought a great deal of good fun back to our more »

Nov 23, 2012
by Laura
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When Healing Animals Becomes a Calling

Have you thought about becoming an agent? For Rebecca Tanti, Inspector of the Ontario SPCA Oxford-Elgin County Branch, she knew from an early age that helping animals was something she wanted to do. Read this Metro article, to learn more about Agent Tanti and her decision to work with animals in need and how she got through more »

Nov 22, 2012
by Laura
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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Since 2005, pet owners have become increasingly aware of the threat of cancer in their furry friends thanks to November’s annual campaign as Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Pet cancer is on the rise, with more and more pets being diagnosed every year. If caught early, your pet can be treated and has a better chance of more »

Nov 21, 2012
by Aubrie
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Adoptions Update!

The numbers are in and we are celebrating!   158 animals found homes last week!    Thank you to everyone who has opened up their home to give these wonderful pets a second chance.  In all, 89 cats (including Sullivan pictured above), 50 dogs, and a mix of ducks, ferrets, rabbit, rats, hamsters and even a sheep were adopted more »

Nov 20, 2012
by Laura
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Kibble and LOTS of Bids!

The Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Branch is celebrating the success of their Kibble and Bids Charity Auction Dinner held this past Saturday. Thanks to the generous community support, the event raised a total of $19, 758 towards the critical services needed for the animals in Renfrew County. Jiggie, now known as Molly was the highlight more »

Nov 20, 2012
by Laura
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Meet Bruce – Adopt Me!

Hi, I’m Bruce. I’m a 1.5-year-old, neutered, bullmastiff/lab mix! I don’t mind modeling for photos because I’m told that I’m such a handsome boy, but what I’d REALLY like is to be out of this kennel and into a loving home where I can just play and play!!! I’m a very big boy with an more »

Nov 19, 2012
by Laura
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