Archive for the ‘Daily Dog Local’ Category

Whistler Sled Dog Co. folds

July 18, 2013: Homes needed for up to 86 sled dogs, although companies may take on some of the kennel It started 18 months ago as a bold move to transform the sled dog industry, but this week Whistler Sled Dog Co. (WSDC) announced it is folding up operations and handing its dogs over to […]

Veterinarian admits sometimes giving vaccinations without explicit authorization

July 18, 2013: A Toronto veterinarian admitted in small claims court he sometimes administers vaccinations without explicit authorization from clients A Toronto veterinarian told a small claims court Wednesday that he sometimes administers vaccinations without explicit authorization from his clients. Nina Penteado is suing Rosedale Animal Hospital and its veterinarians, Ian Sandler and Steven Davidson, […]

Sarnia and District Humane Society raises close to $60,000 for dog run

July 13, 2013: Joanna McEwen, who works at the Sarnia and District Humane Society’s animal shelter, takes Joe, a three-year-old Lab available for adoption, out for a walk. Work is set to begin on construction of a dog run at the shelter on Exmouth Street. Work was set to begin Friday on a fenced-in area […]

Family seeks injunction to get adopted rescue dog back

July 13, 2013 A Toronto family is taking a dog rescue group to court for seizing a golden retriever they adopted seven years ago A Toronto family is taking a dog rescue agency to court after it seized their adopted golden retriever under what they claim were false pretenses. John McLinden says Golden Rescue, a […]

Mall’s Pet Patrol keeps an eye out for dogs left in hot cars

July 11, 2013: Stationed at one of the five main entrances of Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre, Abdul is one of 10 security guards looking out for the little guy. Namir Abdul smiled after asking a driver if he had pets in his car. “Way to go man, you keep those pets safe,” the passenger said […]

Traveling With Pets Overseas: A Guide to Some Quirky Rules

July 9, 2013: You’ll be relieved to hear that transporting your sled dog team to Europe just got a little easier. Previously, according to EU regulations, no one could take more than five animals across the borders of EU member countries. Now, if you can prove you are headed to a competition, exhibition, or recreational/sporting […]

Owners of confiscated dog followed city bylaw

July 9, 2013: The St. Catharines family who had their beloved dog taken away for chaining him up in their backyard may have been doing the right thing according to a city regulation. A bylaw that’s been on the books in St. Catharines since 1995 says that if a dog is big enough to jump […]

Why your ‘perfect puppy’ might actually need training

July 6, 2013 : Q: We have just adopted the perfect puppy. She follows us around and comes when called. On walks, she stays right by my side. She is so obedient; she does not even need a leash. Friends are suggesting that we sign her up for puppy classes. I fail to see why […]

27 dogs rescued from suspected hoarder

July 6, 2013 : A group of neglected dogs rescued by the province from a rural property in Manitoba have been released from quarantine. The dogs were seized nearly two weeks ago. The 27 border collie mixes, were offloaded from mini-vans by volunteers. Their fur was falling out in clumps, their coats matted with their […]

Hand signals vs. visual signs: Which is better to train your pet?

July 4, 2013: Q: I saw a trainer using hand signals with his dog. Our pet learned verbal commands in dog training class. Which is better: hand signals or verbal commands? A: Hand signals are visual signs used in place of verbal commands. Both are useful for communicating expectations to pets. One is not necessarily […]