Dogs

Drivers with a pet on their lap are at risk of receiving a $109 ticket for violating the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act. (Pikrepo)

Loose pets in the car can cost $109 fine, says Saanich cop, plus ICBC points

Unsecured pets at risk of injury, can lead to hefty fines

Drivers with a pet on their lap are at risk of receiving a $109 ticket for violating the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act. (Pikrepo)
Jerry Donaldson, the self-proclaimed Cadboro Bay Dog Walker, and his “pack” pause to greet other dog owners on Cadboro Bay beach. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich dog walkers react to potential review of bylaws allowing off-leash dogs on beaches

Focus should have remained on migratory birds, not on dog behaviour, says Cadboro Bay dog walker

Jerry Donaldson, the self-proclaimed Cadboro Bay Dog Walker, and his “pack” pause to greet other dog owners on Cadboro Bay beach. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A new sign bans dogs from being off-leash at Luxton Fairgrounds in Langford. The sign was placed on the property on Wednesday, Feb. 19. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

No dogs allowed off-leash at Luxton Fairgrounds in Langford

New sign placed by Metchosin Farmers Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 19

A new sign bans dogs from being off-leash at Luxton Fairgrounds in Langford. The sign was placed on the property on Wednesday, Feb. 19. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
An unleashed dog roaming on Cadboro Bay beach isn’t an uncommon sight and one Saanich councillor has called for a review of the bylaws allowing it. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Public input regarding off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches dominates council meeting

Agenda items pushed to next week after meeting hit four-hour mark

An unleashed dog roaming on Cadboro Bay beach isn’t an uncommon sight and one Saanich councillor has called for a review of the bylaws allowing it. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Chapter, a Terrier-Chihuahua mix, checks out Cadboro Bay Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)

Councillor calls for review of off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches

‘This isn’t about loving or hating dogs, it’s about finding the right balance’ councillor says

Chapter, a Terrier-Chihuahua mix, checks out Cadboro Bay Beach. (Black Press Media file photo)
Police Services Dog Jonny helped track down two suspects Tuesday morning. (Twitter/VicPDK9)

Victoria police K9 unit helps make arrests in Esquimalt after early morning break-in

Police Services Dog Jonny helped make two arrests related to a business break and enter

Police Services Dog Jonny helped track down two suspects Tuesday morning. (Twitter/VicPDK9)
Duke, a six-year-old Rottweiler/Lab cross with owner Julie Costello at Colwood Creek Park. (Aaron Guillen/Black Press Media file photo)

Calling all canines: Family Day event just for dogs on West Shore

Event takes place at Meadow Park from 10 a.m. to noon. on Monday, Feb. 17

Duke, a six-year-old Rottweiler/Lab cross with owner Julie Costello at Colwood Creek Park. (Aaron Guillen/Black Press Media file photo)
Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Meet one of B.C.’s instructors in CPR and first aid for dogs

Paramedic teaches Dogsafe Canine First Aid to pet owners and people who run dog businesses

Chilliwack’s Laurie McPhee is the only instructor in the Fraser Valley on the south side of the river who offers Dogsafe Canine First Aid training. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
German shepherd Bella, seen here with her handler Courtney Penner, was the runner up in her breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Sunday. (Lindsey Hudspeth)

B.C. German Shepherd wins female breed prize at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Bella was the only German shepherd from B.C. competing at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

German shepherd Bella, seen here with her handler Courtney Penner, was the runner up in her breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Sunday. (Lindsey Hudspeth)
Bella the German shepherd and handler Courtney Penner (seen here with seven-year-old Parker Duin) are in New York City competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which runs Feb. 9 to Feb. 11. (Jody Duin)

Chilliwack dog in New York vying for top spot at 144th annual Westminster dog show

Bella is the only German shepherd from B.C. competing this weekend

Bella the German shepherd and handler Courtney Penner (seen here with seven-year-old Parker Duin) are in New York City competing in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show which runs Feb. 9 to Feb. 11. (Jody Duin)
The Sea Bluff Trail is on Stillmeadow Farm’s private land. (Provided by Violaine Mitchell)

Metchosin considers dog ban after most recent sheep attack

Stillmeadow Farm loses three to five sheep every year due to loose dogs

The Sea Bluff Trail is on Stillmeadow Farm’s private land. (Provided by Violaine Mitchell)
Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)

Dog rescued in Maple Ridge after getting swept into fast-flowing culvert

Owner calls his dog’s survival ‘a miracle’

Maple Ridge firefighters pose with Corrado around 10 minutes after he was rescued. (Contributed)
Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

The ‘ultimate distraction’: RCMP warn drivers against unsecured pets in vehicles

Cops, ICBC offer tips after pooch killed in Vancouver Island mishap

Unsecured dogs and driving don’t mix, say Oceanside RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
WAVES and the Canadian Animal Blood Bank held a blood drive for dogs on Saturday. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

VIDEO: Furry, four-legged donors make their way to doggy blood drive in Langford

WAVES and Canadian Animal Blood Bank host blood drive for dogs

WAVES and the Canadian Animal Blood Bank held a blood drive for dogs on Saturday. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
One of 17 eight to 10-week-old husky puppies found living outside in the cold and snow on a B.C. Interior property. (Contributed)

VIDEO: 17 Husky pups rescued from Interior B.C. property find new homes

The BC SPCA caught the moment on video the last puppy, Uki, met his owners

One of 17 eight to 10-week-old husky puppies found living outside in the cold and snow on a B.C. Interior property. (Contributed)
George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)

George Jay parents tired of dog poop left on school’s fields

Parents advocate for stronger fines, more signage in the neighbourhood

George Jay Elementary may have its name changed if its parental advisory council pushes forward. (File contributed/Fernwood NRG)
FILE – French bulldog puppy. (Pexels)

Alberta bulldog breeder ordered to refund B.C. buyer over puppy’s behaviour

Tribunal ruled a verbal agreement to send a new dog superseded the written contract

FILE – French bulldog puppy. (Pexels)
Rookie the Rottweiler enjoys the beach on the Gorge. (Courtesy of Cathy Ginchereau)

Saanich dog owners, it’s time to renew your dog’s licence

Tags cost less if purchased by Feb. 1, 2020

  • Dec 27, 2019
Rookie the Rottweiler enjoys the beach on the Gorge. (Courtesy of Cathy Ginchereau)
Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)

Adopt an animal through BC SPCA for half price this weekend

Animal lovers can head to shelters across the province on Nov. 9

Cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and guinea pigs will be available for 50 per cent off on Nov. 9 (Black Press File Photo)
Blossom, an 11-week old Labrador retriever with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, is training to be a service dog with the BC and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

WATCH: BC Guide Dogs needs puppy training volunteers

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is looking to double the number of volunteers on the Island

Blossom, an 11-week old Labrador retriever with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, is training to be a service dog with the BC and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)