7 Tips for Kayaking With Your Dog

You love to kayak; and you would love nothing better than to take your dog along with you on your adventures! We understand, and we want to help you train your dog to come kayaking with you. 1. Introduce your dog to the kayak in a familiar environment, away from water, so they can get comfortable with more »

Jul 31, 2015
by Emily Cook
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40 Pigs Need to Find Homes! – UPDATE: ADOPTED!

**Thank you for your interest – all the pigs have found their forever homes!** The Ontario SPCA has just acquired 40 pigs that we need to find good homes for! They are Potbellied and can grow up to 150-200 pounds. So even though the babies are adorable right now, you need to be prepared for more »

Jul 28, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Smoking can be hazardous to your pet’s health

You may not think anything of it, but smoking can be a hazard to your pet’s health, creating a danger for their heart and lungs – just like it does for humans. A study was done in 2014 by the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine that describes the link between secondhand smoke and pets. According to this more »

Jul 27, 2015
by Aubrie
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Hitting the Trail with a Dog Backpack

There are several benefits to using a dog backpack. A dog backpack provides added weight for your dog during walks, which allows it to work off more energy in less time. This can be especially helpful on days where you’re pressed for time or if you want to shorten your walk due to unpleasant weather. more »

Jul 24, 2015
by Aubrie
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How to Choose a Dog Trainer

By Carol Kim, Ontario SPCA Volunteer Seeking out the help of a professional trainer can give you the tools to properly communicate your expectations to your dog and strengthen the bond between pet and owner. Since dog training is a largely unregulated industry, there’s no one school where all professionals receive their training. That means more »

Jul 23, 2015
by Aubrie
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Water Safety Tips for Your Pets

Summer is always a fun season for spending lots of time outside in the sun! Even more so when you can spend it with your favourite furry friend. Keeping your pet cool while enjoying those sunny days is definitely important. But it’s equally important to know what risks come from being around water! So here are more »

Jul 22, 2015
by Emily Cook
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