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Safe Holiday Snacking for your Pet

Material adapted from Pet Talk* Snacking: foods to avoid having around your pet Many people spread holiday cheer through tasty treats, warm beverages, and feasts, but this type of celebration may not be fit for Fido. In fact, many “people foods” can cause health problems in cats and dogs. Dr. Christine Rutter, clinical assistant professor more »

Dec 28, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Grieving the loss of a pet during the holidays

For many people, the holiday season is a time filled with family, friends, and good memories. For others, this time of year is difficult because they’re grieving the loss of a pet they loved. In this Animals’ Voice Pawdcast, we speak with Russell Friedman, executive director of the Grief Recovery Institute and co-author of the Grief Recovery more »

Dec 27, 2016
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Tips to make your Holidays pet-safe

The holidays are finally upon us! As you prepare for all the festivities, we want to make sure your pets are not forgotten. Here are some tips to make sure your pets are safe & happy! Food We know you’re proud of the holiday meal you created – but that doesn’t mean you should share more »

Dec 23, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Last minute stocking stuffers for animal-loving friends!

Are you still looking for the perfect holiday present? It’s not too late to give an amazing gift you’ll feel proud to give. Find last minute stocking stuffers ideas here! When you give through Paws & Give™ you are helping the Ontario SPCA care for abandoned and abused animals who can’t speak for themselves. Online virtual catalog more »

Dec 22, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Is it okay to give pets as gifts?

iAdopt for the Holidays is back, and with it come many questions about the rules of giving pets as gifts. If you’ve asked this question and want to learn more, keep reading from our blog: Gifted Pets – It’s not Taboo! Pets as Gifts . In 2013 the ASPCA surveyed people who received pets as gifts to more »

Dec 12, 2016
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Gifts for the horse & small animal lovers on your list!

Do you have someone on your holiday list who just loves horses or small animals like rabbits and guinea pigs? Well the holiday season is just around the corner and at Paws & Give™ we simply have the most whinnyful gift ideas for that special someone! You can shop now and have your ecard sent more »

Nov 16, 2016
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Sky’s adoption story: iAdopt for the Holidays

A year ago, a 6 month old black male cat was surrendered to the Ontario SPCA Barrie Animal Centre after he fell off a 7th story balcony. His owner was no longer able to care for him and he was unable to use his back end. His name is Sky. Today, Sky has fully recovered and is in more »

Nov 08, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Does your dog have their advent calendar yet?

They’re all patiently waiting ….. For their very own advent calendar! That’s right! This year you can buy your pet their own advent calendar  with yummy treats they’ll love! On top of that, with your purchase you will also be supporting life-saving care for animals in need. Order your own calendar today from our Paws & more »

Sep 27, 2016
by Emily Cook
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iAdopt for the Holidays 2015 a Success!

From November 1 – December 31, Ontario SPCA Animal Centres in partnership with 50 other participating SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada, ran the iAdopt for the Holidays adoption campaign. The goal  was to get as many animals as possible adopted into loving, forever homes for the holidays. We are so pleased to say the more »

Jan 08, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Have a Merry & Furry Christmas!

The Ontario SPCA would like to wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and joy-filled Christmas this year, with your furry friends! Remember to give your pets a safe, calm place to be while people come in and out of your house for the festivities. Consider leaving them in that place with toys and other things more »

Dec 25, 2015
by Emily Cook
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