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Bag containing meat, sewing needles found by dog owner in Cordova Bay

Saanich police don’t believe it’s a trend

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Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic

Richard Hawkes has ‘food coming out of his ears’ and would love to help those in need

Volunteers collect and deliver pet food across Greater Victoria during COVID-19 pandemic
Isla was found in Colwood more than two weeks after she went missing. (Facebook/ROAM)

West Shore woman’s dog found in Colwood more than two weeks after going missing

Isla went missing on March 10 and was found 17 days later

Isla was found in Colwood more than two weeks after she went missing. (Facebook/ROAM)
Dog walkers bring the furry friends to Cadboro Bay beach to exercise and socialize both on and off-leash. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Review of off-leash dogs on Saanich beaches postponed until mid-July

Cadboro Bay Residents’ Association to conduct public consultation

Dog walkers bring the furry friends to Cadboro Bay beach to exercise and socialize both on and off-leash. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
UVic students play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: Guide dogs in training help UVic students unwind

Puppies training with BC & Alberta Guide Dogs stopped to help UVic commerce students relax after exams

UVic students play with Archie, a BC & Alberta Guide Dog in training. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Greater Victoria biologist Jacques Sirois hopes to educate residents about the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the need to keep dogs leashed on local beaches. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

‘Give the beach a chance’: Biologist talks benefits of Saanich off-leash dog bylaw review

It’s not about being anti-dog but about ‘celebrating the natural environment’

Greater Victoria biologist Jacques Sirois hopes to educate residents about the Victoria Harbour Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the need to keep dogs leashed on local beaches. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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)