Why experts warn against adopting two puppies at the same time – and what you can do for your dogs if you did not heed the warning. By Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA [Updated September 1, 2016] There’s no denying it: a new puppy is one of the world’s most wonderful things. It’s a cold, hard heart that doesn’t get all mushy over puppy breath, soft pink puppy...Read More
The December 4th special includes:
-25% off Treats
-25% off Chews
-25% off Acessories
-*25% off almost everything in the store!
*excludes foods, litters, cat trees, and supplements.Read More
The study, “is a creative approach to trying to capture what’s on a dog’s mind,” says Alexandra Horowitz, a dog cognition scientist at Barnard College in New York City who was not involved in the research.
The idea that nonhuman animals can consciously remember things they’ve done or witnessed in the past, called episodic memory, is controversial—largely because…Read More
Trail Regional BCSPCA: Pet Photos with Santa at Barks and Recreation
Date: Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Time: 10a – 3p
Location: Barks and Recreation Pet Services @ 1208 Pine Ave. in downtown Trail, BC
Photographer: Larry Doell
Please call the SPCA to set up your appointment now: 250-368-5910
Over the past several years, Seth Casteel has found his niche as a photographer who captures adorably energetic images of dogs swimming underwater. Building on his cute animal portrait empire, he’s just released Pounce, an equally-as-endearing book that showcases rescue cats and kittens jumping and playing with the greatest of easeRead More
Barks and Recreation will be closed on Monday, October 10th, 2016 to celebrate Thanksgiving with our friends and family. We will reopen on Tuesday with our regular week day retail hours of 10a-6p and daycare hours of 8a-5:45p.
Thank you and enjoy Thanksgiving!Read More
These stickers are available at Barks and Recreation in downtown Trail and Co-op gas station in Fruitvale! The sticker proceeds will be split and given to the local SPCA and the Montreal SPCA for fighting the anti pitbull law in Montrèal.
If you would like to show your support please bring $5 cash into either location to pick up your choice of a white or black sticker that you can display to show your support. If you are from out of town and would like one sent to you for an extra $3 shipping and handling charge please contact Frankie via email at firstname.lastname@example.orgRead More
Here’s the thing–there are many people that will be happy to let your dog say hi. And when you ask, “can my dog say hi?”, those people will smile and brightly say, “sure!”
But not me. Please, please, please give us the opportunity to say “no.”Read More
When German photographer Julie Marie Werner was working as an assistant on a car commercial shoot in Spain five years ago, she never thought she’d end up adopting a friendly stray dog and taking him home. Apparently, he was looking for food scraps around the film set when she found him.Read More
You must head to our Facebook page and enter via original post that has been pinned to the top of the page.
CONTEST!!! Win a free Rapid Bath System + 21 3pack replacement shampoos AND a FREE QUICK BATH via our groomer by REACTING for one (1) entry or SHARING for one (1) entry.
Contest ends August 12th @11:00pm PST
A $150 value!!!
Contest available for local pickup only.
This could be a great project for Kootenay farmers as well :).
You may have heard of the Faroe Islands once before when they tried to sequence the genes of all its citizens, but this small North Atlantic archipelago is again asking for its name to be heard. Or herd.
Using something they call Sheep View 360, the islands’ official tourist board is campaigning to get their roads included on Google Street View. A Faroese woman named Durita Dahl Andreassen, part of the tourist board called Visit Faroe Islands, has rigged harnesses onto sheep and attached 360-degree cameras, filming while the sheep roam the island.Read More
A wonderful image that we have to share to remind ourselves of the important things in life for us and our dogs.
Walk Your Dog
Even if you have a back yard,
Let them see the rest of the world.
Even if they are 10 pounds and pad trained,
let them sniff the grass.
Even if they are older,
let them walk a little slower.
Whether you live in the country,
suburbs, or city, walk your dog.
If your dog pulls on the leash, or
is reactive, get help from a trainer.
Then walk your dog
better, longer, happier.