It’s a common scenario.
You’ve just brought home your new puppy. Eight weeks old, all roly-poly fluff and cute as a button.
You’ve heard that puppies need to be “socialized,” and you definitely plan to work on that when you get a chance. Maybe sign up for a class with your local trainer, or start taking her for walks around the neighborhood. But not just yet.
You’ll start when the weather gets warmer. When your work schedule eases up a bit and you have more time. When the kids go back to school. And you want to make sure she’s had all her shots first, right? There will be plenty of time for socializing later.
Short answer: It’s an adorable means of self-protection.Read More
We have four sets of Lupine collar and leash combo’s to win this week. Please enter using a number of different possible entries listed. Remember to comment below on which # you would like to win so we can offer the combo you like best.Read More
Contest ends, Monday, May 30th, 2016 @11:00pm PST
Animals can be graceful and beautiful…most of the time.Read More
Dogs form strong bonds with animals and people with whom they live. Most dogs can cope with separation from family members for a few hours. Some feel anxious, stressed even panicked when left even for a few minutes. It is one of the most common behavioural problems among shelter dogs.Read More
A private member’s bill that would make the importing and sale of cat and dog fur in Canada illegal will be debated in the House of Commons today. Most Canadians are not aware it’s currently legal to import and and sell cat and dog fur into Canada. Shark finning The bill would also put an end to the importing of shark fins that were not attached to the...Read More
They’re cute, they’re lovable, and judging by the 26 billion views on over 2 million YouTube videos of them, one thing is certain: cats are very entertaining. But their strange feline behaviors, both amusing and baffling, leave many of us asking: Why do cats do that? Tony Buffington explains the science behind some of your cat’s strangest behaviors.Read More
Barks and Recreation is giving away a new Martingale Collar and Lead set from Kimberly, CA made Pup-a-Tire. There are many ways to enter! Please click on the link to our website to enter the draw.Read More
Think sun protection is just for humans? Think again. Your dog needs a safe haven from those harsh ultraviolet rays, too. Here are seven pointers to help Spot enjoy the great outdoors this summer, without feeling the burn.Read More
Even though smell is the most direct of our senses and the 23,040 breaths we take daily drag in a universe of information — from the danger alert of a burning odor to the sweet nostalgia of an emotionally memorable scent — our olfactory powers are not even mediocre compared to a dog’s. The moist, spongy canine nose is merely the gateway into a remarkable...Read More
Please share this post with all of the artistic people you know. The upcoming 3rd annual Art Bark Art Auction for the Trail Regional BCSPCA is coming soon and we would love to have artists submit donations for our live auction, silent auction, and possibly for our online auction if we receive enough works. If any of you know an artist or are one and wants to donate a work of art, please fill out the form found in the blog post and bring your art to Barks and Recreation.Read More