Dogs

Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)

Victoria veteran begs people to please not touch his service dog

Members of the public are often unaware of proper service dog etiquette

Waldie is a certified service dog. He helps Don Watson go out in public after Watson was diagnosed with PTSD. (File contributed/ Don Watson)
Animal Control rescues distressed dog from an Esquimalt roof

Animal Control rescues distressed dog from an Esquimalt roof

Pepper escaped through a screen window on the second floor leaving her stranded

Animal Control rescues distressed dog from an Esquimalt roof
A young chocolate lab was turned into the Victoria Humane Society by its owners after it consumed poisonous mushrooms. The puppy received a blood transfusion, but passed away Thursday morning. (Facebook/Victoria Humane Society)

Victoria puppy dies after consuming poisonous mushrooms

A chocolate lab turned in to the Victoria Humane Society died Thursday morning

A young chocolate lab was turned into the Victoria Humane Society by its owners after it consumed poisonous mushrooms. The puppy received a blood transfusion, but passed away Thursday morning. (Facebook/Victoria Humane Society)
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Police shoot and kill aggressive dog in Prince Rupert

Police and the City said the dog posed an immediate threat toward members of the public

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More dogs are being brought to a local Victoria veterinary clinic after cannabis was legalized (Black Press File Photo)

Victoria veterinarians see spike in animals consuming cannabis since legalization

Doctors at the Downtown Veterinary Clinic warn owners to watch their pets when near dispensaries

More dogs are being brought to a local Victoria veterinary clinic after cannabis was legalized (Black Press File Photo)
Cover Girl underwent surgery for a broken leg, and now needs another surgery on her teeth (File submitted/ BC SPCA)

Victoria SPCA fundraising for dog with broken leg, dental disease

‘Cover Girl’ is a poodle who suffered from a badly broken leg when she was turned in

Cover Girl underwent surgery for a broken leg, and now needs another surgery on her teeth (File submitted/ BC SPCA)
Over 50 dogs and cats were surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)

51 cats and dogs surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week

Organization overwhelmed and looking for facility to house the pets saved from communities that cull

Over 50 dogs and cats were surrendered to the Victoria Humane Society last week. (Victoria Humane Society/Facebook)
People continue to leave dogs in cars during hot weather (file photo)

Victoria police called after lethargic dog found in car on 26 C day

Officers remind people to not leave dogs in cars

People continue to leave dogs in cars during hot weather (file photo)
Victoria’s eighth annual Pet-A-Palooza returned with the “running of the bulls” in 2018. (File contributed)

Pet-A-Palooza brings ‘Ruff Mud’ race to Esquimalt

Annual event takes place in Bullen Park this year

Victoria’s eighth annual Pet-A-Palooza returned with the “running of the bulls” in 2018. (File contributed)
Two students pet one of the guide dogs after the presentation. (Sarah Windle)

Guide Dogs lap up the attention at Keating Elementary

Children meet Rowdy and Amber, two of BC and Alberta Guide Dogs’ puppies

Two students pet one of the guide dogs after the presentation. (Sarah Windle)
Deborah Noble and her trainee puppy, Pixie, had a successful day after the Amazing Puppy Race, which had puppies training to be guide dogs practice their lessons while their trainers looked for Easter eggs. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)

WATCH: Soon-to-be guide dogs take part in the Amazing Puppy Race

10 puppies training to be guide dogs took part in a social Easter egg hunt

Deborah Noble and her trainee puppy, Pixie, had a successful day after the Amazing Puppy Race, which had puppies training to be guide dogs practice their lessons while their trainers looked for Easter eggs. (Nicole Crescenzi/ News Staff)
Police Services Dog Zender helped out in two arrests in the past 10 days (File submitted/VicPD)

Victoria Police Department’s K9s help make three arrests

Police Services Dogs Alpha and Zender have had a busy few weeks

Police Services Dog Zender helped out in two arrests in the past 10 days (File submitted/VicPD)
Angus is a dog in desperate need of a blood transfusion, following BC-wide shortage on dog blood. (Facebook/ Kady Savard)

Animal blood shortage in B.C. prompts Victoria woman to make interesting trade

There’s a province-wide shortage of blood for large dogs

Angus is a dog in desperate need of a blood transfusion, following BC-wide shortage on dog blood. (Facebook/ Kady Savard)
Fleka is a trained truffle hunter, and when her vest is on she knows it’s time to work. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

WATCH: Meet Victoria’s truffle-hunting wonder dog, Fleka

The black Labrador retriever is trained to find the evasive and delicious mushrooms

Fleka is a trained truffle hunter, and when her vest is on she knows it’s time to work. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Skittles is a Shih Tzu/Puggle cross whose life was saved when a vet gave him Naloxone. (Victoria Humane Society)

Skittles spends Valentine’s Day with his new family

A Victoria puppy whose life was saved by a shot of naloxone has been adopted

Skittles is a Shih Tzu/Puggle cross whose life was saved when a vet gave him Naloxone. (Victoria Humane Society)
Skittles is beleived to be a Shih tzu/pug/ Jack Russell cross whose life was saved when a vet gave him Naloxone. (Facebook/ Victoria Humane Society)

Victoria puppy saved with naloxone injection

The puppy is now up for adoption through the Victoria Humane Society

Skittles is beleived to be a Shih tzu/pug/ Jack Russell cross whose life was saved when a vet gave him Naloxone. (Facebook/ Victoria Humane Society)
The 11 golden retriever puppies who needed emergency foster care in September are now up for adoption with the Victoria Humane Society (Facebook/Victoria Humane Society)

11 golden retriever puppies ready for adoption from Victoria Humane Society

The puppies required emergency foster parents after their mother passed away in September

The 11 golden retriever puppies who needed emergency foster care in September are now up for adoption with the Victoria Humane Society (Facebook/Victoria Humane Society)
BC & Alberta Guide Dogs needs volunteer puppy raisers to help train future guide dogs. (File contributed/BC & Alberta Guide Dogs)

B.C. Guide dogs is looking for volunteer puppy raisers

Labrador retrievers need to learn obedience and socialization before heading to work

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs needs volunteer puppy raisers to help train future guide dogs. (File contributed/BC & Alberta Guide Dogs)
Summer dog ban lifts on Willows Beach, allowing dogs to play on beach – leashed or unleashed – from Oct.1 to Apr. 30. (File photo)

Pooch pals welcome again on popular Oak Bay beach

Willows Beach allows dogs from Oct.1 to Apr. 30

Summer dog ban lifts on Willows Beach, allowing dogs to play on beach – leashed or unleashed – from Oct.1 to Apr. 30. (File photo)
A golden retriever has temporarily adopted 7 additional puppies after their mom died in an emergency C-Section. They were some of 20 puppies that one Bernese mountain dog was nursing at the Victoria Humane Society before some relief could be found. File contributed

Foster families nurse 20 puppies for Victoria Humane Society

11 young golden retrievers have found new temporary homes in Mill Bay and Shawnigan

A golden retriever has temporarily adopted 7 additional puppies after their mom died in an emergency C-Section. They were some of 20 puppies that one Bernese mountain dog was nursing at the Victoria Humane Society before some relief could be found. File contributed