Dogs

Bacon, an eight-month-old puppy, is in a splint after she was kicked by a random stranger on Christmas Day on Beecher Bay Reserve in East Sooke. (Facebook/Ronnie Marie Tejano)

Puppy kicked by stranger in East Sooke on Christmas Day

Dog currently in splint, X-ray and surgery bill to cost around $5,700

Bacon, an eight-month-old puppy, is in a splint after she was kicked by a random stranger on Christmas Day on Beecher Bay Reserve in East Sooke. (Facebook/Ronnie Marie Tejano)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)

CRD looking for family of senior poodle found in Saanich with collar, dragging leash

Animal shelter employee took ‘Maria’ home for the holidays

Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)
Koda, a rescue mix dog, has been missing since Dec. 18 when she didn’t come back to her owners at Sooke Potholes near the third parking lot around 12:15 p.m. She’s around 50 pounds with mainly black and brown marks and white patches. (Facebook - Katrina Whitney-Griffiths)

Family continues search for missing dog last seen at Sooke Potholes

Koda, 7, around 50 pounds, has black, brown and white patches

Koda, a rescue mix dog, has been missing since Dec. 18 when she didn’t come back to her owners at Sooke Potholes near the third parking lot around 12:15 p.m. She’s around 50 pounds with mainly black and brown marks and white patches. (Facebook - Katrina Whitney-Griffiths)
Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. organization looking for donations to help get service dog into home of Fraser Valley woman

Epic Service Dogs is hoping to give a Christmas miracle to Sharon Lambert of Chilliwack

Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Fraudsters projected to use pet scams to gouge over $3M from customers: BBB

The pandemic heavily contributed to the number of puppy scams

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Rose Ellis, 93, and her Shih Tzu, Zoey, have been clients of ElderDog Victoria since last summer. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria ElderDog program seeking more seniors, pups to support

Service helps elderly people to care for their canine companions

Rose Ellis, 93, and her Shih Tzu, Zoey, have been clients of ElderDog Victoria since last summer. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich K9 handler, dog make double arrest after armed robbery

Two men in custody after armed robbery at Burnside Road West convenience store

Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Highlands, Langford firefighters rescue dog from 60-foot gully in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Third dog rescued from same area in past year, fire chief says

Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)
FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Ontario dog believed to be first in Canada to test positive for COVID-19

Officials said that the risk of infection and illness in most domestic animals is low

FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)
For Owen Bains, having autism makes navigating the rules and social norms around COVID-19 challenging, says his mother. (Courtesy Nicole Zimmel)

Pandemic poses serious problems for children with autism, say Victoria parents

Parents of children with autism say COVID-19 is overwhelming and reducing social skills

For Owen Bains, having autism makes navigating the rules and social norms around COVID-19 challenging, says his mother. (Courtesy Nicole Zimmel)
Fall weather brings foggy oceanside mornings to Oak Bay

Fall weather brings foggy oceanside mornings to Oak Bay

Early morning beach goers are treated to a beautiful view at Willows Beach

Fall weather brings foggy oceanside mornings to Oak Bay
Kristen Josey found helped deliver Nelson, a five-month-old border collie, to a veterinarian in Salmon Arm after the dog had fallen from the back of a truck and injured itself. The BC SPCA said it is investigating the incident and charges may be recommended. (Kristen Josey photo)

Puppy loses leg after fall from moving vehicle in Shuswap, BC SPCA investigates

Shuswap branch of BC SPCA appeals to the public for help with medical costs

Kristen Josey found helped deliver Nelson, a five-month-old border collie, to a veterinarian in Salmon Arm after the dog had fallen from the back of a truck and injured itself. The BC SPCA said it is investigating the incident and charges may be recommended. (Kristen Josey photo)
Blossom, an 11-week-old lab with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, in training to be a service dog with the B.C. and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi - Black Press Media)

Woof-a-Thon fundraiser participants can win chance to name guide dog

Money raised goes to supporting BC and Alberta Guide Dogs

Blossom, an 11-week-old lab with her trainer, Cheryl Tradewell, in training to be a service dog with the B.C. and Alberta Guide Dog Society. (Nicole Crescenzi - Black Press Media)
Peaches, an English bulldog, will undergo three surgeries on Monday, Oct. 5 to fix deep corneal ulcers in both of her eyes. Her owner, Brooke Ervin, has opened a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the $2,100 veterinary bill. (Brooke Ervin photo)

English bulldog getting last-minute surgery in Sooke to fix eyesight

‘Peaches’ has deep corneal ulcers in both eyes

Peaches, an English bulldog, will undergo three surgeries on Monday, Oct. 5 to fix deep corneal ulcers in both of her eyes. Her owner, Brooke Ervin, has opened a GoFundMe to help raise funds for the $2,100 veterinary bill. (Brooke Ervin photo)
Two small dogs chase a heron from the water in Cadboro Bay. (Photo submitted)

Study finds no ‘harmonious solution’ to Saanich off-leash dog restrictions

Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association present findings to council Sept. 28

Two small dogs chase a heron from the water in Cadboro Bay. (Photo submitted)
Five-year-old Sheila has been reunited with her owner Jon Taylor after going missing Tuesday overnight and being claimed by a stranger. (Courtesy of Jon Taylor)

Dog reunited with Sooke man after being claimed by stranger the night before

Five-year-old German Shepherd went missing after leaving home Tuesday

Five-year-old Sheila has been reunited with her owner Jon Taylor after going missing Tuesday overnight and being claimed by a stranger. (Courtesy of Jon Taylor)
B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog

B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog

Dog was adopted into a ‘wonderful home’ after the attack

B.C. man pleads guilty to beating blind, partially deaf dog
Kyley Morros sits with her puppy, Duke, who got sick while out for a drive on Burnside Road West on Aug. 11. (Photo courtesy Kyley Morros)

Saddle stolen in rural Saanich while woman tends to sick puppy

Brown Mondega jumping saddle taken from Burnside Road West on Aug. 11

Kyley Morros sits with her puppy, Duke, who got sick while out for a drive on Burnside Road West on Aug. 11. (Photo courtesy Kyley Morros)
Stella, also known as ‘Shaggy Maggy’ to the two Sooke men who rescued her from a cove nearby Magdalena Point on Saturday, has been reunited with her family from Chemainus. (Zach Regan photo)

Lost dog reunited with family three months after going missing along Juan de Fuca trail

‘The poor thing was skin and bones,’ says one of the Sooke rescuers

Stella, also known as ‘Shaggy Maggy’ to the two Sooke men who rescued her from a cove nearby Magdalena Point on Saturday, has been reunited with her family from Chemainus. (Zach Regan photo)
Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet

Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet

Tips for keeping dogs cool and safe this summer

Avoid giving dogs ice cubes, says Greater Victoria vet