A brown puppy in the grass. Photo by Anna Alva.

Members of Cadboro Bay community continue their plea for an off-leash dog park

As of June 11, 2023, the third round of the public engagement initiative from the district-wide Saanich “People, Pets and Parks” strategy came to a close. 
Dogs at Cadboro Bay, photo by Kiera Clark.

The best dog-friendly beaches and parks in Greater Victoria

It’s officially spring, and as temperatures are rising, many dog owners prepare to undertake the tedious task of figuring out which parks and beaches allow their furry friends to run…

Victoria’s Big Gay Dog Walk 2019 showcases dogs strutting in style

On July 5, the Victoria Pride Society hosted its annual Big Gay Dog Walk at the off-leash dog park on Dallas Road in Victoria. Hundreds of people gathered with their…

Furry cuddles and stress relief

Interfaith Chapel holds a weekly Pet Café for stress relief Students are bombarded with stressors over the course of the academic year: being away from home for an extended amount…

Joining paws in support of pet-friendly housing

Unlike the weather, the crowd was anything but dreary on Sunday, Oct. 21 as pet owners and pet lovers alike congregated in front of the B.C. Parliament Buildings to rally…

The UVSS and SPCA are teaming up to give new graduates aging dogs instead of degrees

For the past couple of years, the terrors of exam time have been mediated with the Pacific Animal Therapy Society (PATS), the UVSS’s De-Stress Week campaign puppy playtime. Now, De-Stress…

Illegalize catnip

Dog enjoy simple things. Food. Human. Food. Belly rubs. Food. Dog friend to Human if food involved. Dog sit for food, Dog lay down for food. Point is, Dog work…

De-stress fest: a sure-fire way to stress less

It’s that time of the year again. Once, twice, or even three times a year, students must face the end of term and prove what they’ve learned in that battle…

Dogs not so bad

As the owner of a large dog who lives in the city, I confess to reading Therrien’s “Dogmatic” piece with a sense of mild amusement. Referring to the ownership of…

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