May 2, 2022

Keeping animals safe in times of crisis

There are few things as stressful as being displaced from your home due to an emergency – add pets who are confused a…
May 2, 2022

Are your pets part of your emergency preparedness plan? 5 tips to keep your furry family safe

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stouffville, ON (May 2, 2022) – Emergency Preparedness Week is May 1-7, and the Ontario SPCA and…
April 29, 2022

Grieving the loss of a pet: You’re not alone

Losing a devoted friend is never easy. Whether it is the loss, or the anticipated loss of a furry friend, healthy griev…
April 28, 2022

Beginner’s guide to dog park etiquette

Daily trips to the dog park are a popular activity, particularly for urban dwellers with little access to open spaces. …
April 26, 2022

Teaching loose leash walking

Walking politely on leash can be one of the most challenging behaviours to teach a dog. The good news is that by gainin…
April 25, 2022

Empathy for animals is what makes Ontario SPCA volunteers shine

Empathy is at the heart of Volunteer Canada’s National Volunteer Week, which runs from April 24-30, 2022 and it’s a…
April 22, 2022

Living with wildlife: Skunks

Skunks are shy animals, known for their offensive odour and distinctive black and white markings. They are nocturnal …
April 21, 2022

Q&A: Get the inside scoop on the Ontario SPCA Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre 

Construction of the Ontario SPCA Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre is currently underway, with an anticipated openin…
April 19, 2022

How to handle jumping

Jumping is a common training challenge and is usually attention-seeking behaviour. Unknowingly we might "teach" our dogs to jump up on us by rewarding them each time they do so.
April 18, 2022

10 foods that are harmful to dogs

Have you ever been eating a meal at home and your dog has begged for food? Or perhaps you’ve dropped something on the…
April 15, 2022

Poisonous plants and flowers

Plants and flowers often add life and colour to our home. However, these same plants can cause serious harm to our belo…
April 14, 2022

Spring pet checkups: What you need to know!

Spring is on its way! With that comes more outdoor time with our furry friends, which also means it’s time to plan a …


As an animal lover all the work you do

As an animal lover all the work you do to help ensure that every dog and cat can find their forever home that is filled with love is greatly appreciated.