Dogs

Eddie is considered a BC SPCA medical emergency.

Shuswap SPCA needs help for dog with terrible skin condition

Eddie has hypothyroidism which causes his skin to itch and fur to fall out

Eddie is considered a BC SPCA medical emergency.
Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Justin Lynch shares a moment with Joey, an Australian shepherd, after he went down into the Abyss to rescue the dog that had fallen about 18 metres into the crack in the bedrock that runs along much of the Extension Ridge near Nanaimo on Tuesday. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)

Firefighters rescue dog that fell into ‘Abyss’ crevice in Nanaimo

Rope team’s slimmest crew member climbs down 18 metres to harness pet

Nanaimo Fire Rescue firefighter Justin Lynch shares a moment with Joey, an Australian shepherd, after he went down into the Abyss to rescue the dog that had fallen about 18 metres into the crack in the bedrock that runs along much of the Extension Ridge near Nanaimo on Tuesday. (Nanaimo Fire Rescue photo)
Okie needed serious dental surgery. Image: BC SPCA

Pooch abandoned at Penticton doggy daycare suffered from oral disease

A fundraiser for Okie held by the BC SPCA surpassed its goal of $1,700

Okie needed serious dental surgery. Image: BC SPCA
Firefighters called to rescue couple from patio. (Sharon Lovely photo)

Dog locks out Kelowna couple on 4th floor patio

Kelowna firefighters were called in to rescue the two people

Firefighters called to rescue couple from patio. (Sharon Lovely photo)
Libby was an 11-month-old shepherd- lab-rottweiler mix. Contributed photo

Lower Mainland woman says llama farming neighbour shot her 11-month-old pup

Young dog was on owner’s Maple Ridge property when it was killed on June 21

Libby was an 11-month-old shepherd- lab-rottweiler mix. Contributed photo
The following photos may be disturbing to some viewers. (Black Press image)

Two family dogs shot, carcasses left in gravel pit northwest of Chase

Owner shaken, Kamloops SPCA investigating the deaths

The following photos may be disturbing to some viewers. (Black Press image)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers dealt with a distraught man in Spallumcheen Sunday, June 7. The suspect was successfully taken into police custody. (File photo)

Armed Okanagan man arrested

Heavy police presence, K9 unit, in Spallumcheen Sunday after report of man armed with weapon

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP officers dealt with a distraught man in Spallumcheen Sunday, June 7. The suspect was successfully taken into police custody. (File photo)
Vancouver police dog Vader was left with a broken tooth after an attempted carjacking on Monday, May 11, 2020. (Vancouver Police Department)

Man arrested after attempted carjacking leaves Vancouver police dog with broken tooth

The man was allegedly trying to steal a police vehicle

Vancouver police dog Vader was left with a broken tooth after an attempted carjacking on Monday, May 11, 2020. (Vancouver Police Department)
The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP’s newest recruit is Nelly, a four-legged member who hails from Innisfail, Alta. (Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP - photo)

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP recruit brings enthusiasm

Nelly joins the force as a police service dog, hailing from Innisfail, Alta.

The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP’s newest recruit is Nelly, a four-legged member who hails from Innisfail, Alta. (Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP - photo)
A Canada Post worker. Locally, Canada Post is asking for people to keep their dogs inside during mail delivery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Dogs an increasing problem for postal carriers during pandemic

More people home means more dogs around, too

A Canada Post worker. Locally, Canada Post is asking for people to keep their dogs inside during mail delivery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Vernon photographer Lisa Mazurek has been putting smiles on thousands of faces worldwide via social media, thanks to her model, Thor, a nearly one-year-old Boston terrier. (Lisa Mazurek photo)

Thor the dog a viral Vernon sensation

Local photographer snaps shots of pooch, shares amid COVID-19 for smiles

Vernon photographer Lisa Mazurek has been putting smiles on thousands of faces worldwide via social media, thanks to her model, Thor, a nearly one-year-old Boston terrier. (Lisa Mazurek photo)
April Holitzki and her daughter Larissa hold the collars and leashes of their dogs Charger and Bandit. The two beagles died on April 4 and 5 after eating poisoned meat that someone tossed in their fully-fenced backyard. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

After their two dogs died of meat tainted with antifreeze, B.C. family wants to warn others

Charger and Bandit had eaten the meat which was tossed into their fully fenced private backyard

April Holitzki and her daughter Larissa hold the collars and leashes of their dogs Charger and Bandit. The two beagles died on April 4 and 5 after eating poisoned meat that someone tossed in their fully-fenced backyard. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Pippin.

In photos: Okanagan residents celebrate #NationalPuppyDay

Puppies galore! Yesterday we asked for photos of your puppies in commemoration…

Pippin.
Two of the puppies that will likely soon find new homes. (SPCA)

More husky puppies up for adoption at Okanagan SPCA

Husky in SPCA custody gives birth, more puppies become available for adoption

Two of the puppies that will likely soon find new homes. (SPCA)
UVic students Adam Gale and Mikayla Sprung play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: Puppies in training help B.C. university students through ‘Hell Week’

BC & Alberta Guide Dogs help University of Victoria commerce students relax after exams

UVic students Adam Gale and Mikayla Sprung play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A Kelowna woman wants to warn people about a large pack of coyotes in the Dilworth area. (Black Press Files)

Video: Kelowna woman warns of large pack of Coyotes on Mount Baldy

Dominika Wolfe says as many as seven coyotes are often seen on the trails behind her house.

A Kelowna woman wants to warn people about a large pack of coyotes in the Dilworth area. (Black Press Files)
Lynne Bruce recently returned from New York after Polly, her Scottish deerhound, was named best in bread and reserve best hound. She is pictured at home with two of her other dogs, Dominic and Mazikeen. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

South Okanagan woman reflects on prestigious win at Westminster dog show

“Polly” the Scottish deerhound was crowned best in breed and reserve best hound.

Lynne Bruce recently returned from New York after Polly, her Scottish deerhound, was named best in bread and reserve best hound. She is pictured at home with two of her other dogs, Dominic and Mazikeen. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
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)