PET HEALTH CORNER: Healthy pet treats made at home

If you’re a pet owner who loves to cook or bake, making your own healthy pet treats can be fun and rewarding. It’s a great way to spend some time with your four-legged friend, plus you’ll know exactly what’s in the treats they’re eating. To help you get started, we have a few recipes we more »

Aug 12, 2016
by Emily Cook
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More bark than bite: Changing dogs’ barking habits

A dog’s bark can be very useful; for showing their owner something they want or need, or to warn of a possible intruder. But if it gets out of hand, your dog’s barking can be a nuisance to you, and your neighbours! The ASPCA has a great article about barking and how to train your dog to more »

Aug 11, 2016
by Emily Cook
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How to pick the right dog park for your pooch

If you’re new to an area, or have never been to your local dog park, finding the “one” shouldn’t be a guessing game. If you live in a smaller community, there may only be one dog park in your area. City canines, however, have more choices. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect park more »

Aug 10, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Brock U report surveys Ontario SPCA cruelty investigators

The Ontario SPCA participated in a research project, funded through a grant from Brock University. The report shows data from a survey of 64 per cent of the 90 cruelty investigations staff at the organization. Read about the survey’s findings in this article from the Toronto Star: Animal cruelty investigators working in ‘shocking conditions,’ report says

Aug 09, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Video: Dave Salmoni talks heat stroke & pet safety

During the hot summer we’ve been having, it’s important to know about heat stroke and how it affects pets! Check out this video starring Dave Salmoni, to learn the signs of heat stroke and what you can do to help your pet if they’re in distress. Watch now! For more information on heat stroke and more »

Aug 09, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Happy International Cat Day!

It’s International Cat Day! A time to celebrate and appreciate all that cats have to offer to the world. At the Ontario SPCA, we always have lots of cats for adoption, and we love seeing them go to their forever, loving homes! But we also want to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself more »

Aug 08, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Belgian/Clyde mare “Lexie” needs a home!

Lexie a beautiful 10 year old Belgian/Clyde mare. She was previously in the care of the Ontario SPCA and was adopted out but unfortunately things did not work out at her adoption farm. Lexie is now back in our care and looking for her forever home! She can be extremely nervous when faced with new situations so she will more »

Aug 03, 2016
by Emily Cook
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