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
For a limited time, Barks and Recreation is offering a free bag of Canadian-made, Spike Jerky Treats (a $14.99 value) with a purchase of any 25lb bag of Limited Ingredient Diet Petcurean Dog Foods. Petcurean offers three great flavours of LID foods currently; LID Duck, LID Salmon, and LID Venison. With a 25lb bag purchase you will be able to choose from Venison Jerky, Turkey Jerky, Catfish Jerky, or Duck Jerky. Come in to the store for more information.
Offer available until March 31st, 2016Read More
Coby The Cat has given new meaning to the phrase “cat-eye.” With his gorgeous baby blues, the British shorthair manages to entrance his many (274K!) Instagram followers with each and every snapshot. Aside from the oceanic color of his iris, Coby’s eyes have a thick, black line around them with a slight flick at the outer corners—making it look as though the cat’s an eyeliner expert!Read More
When: Monday & Tuesday, February 29th & March 1st, 2016
Where: Barks and Recreation in Trail
What you can do: Bake some donation to sell or come and buy a bunch of yum!
Join us for the sweetest day of the year! Barks and Recreation will be holding an event in store and is asking our amazing customer base to come in and donate some home-baked treats for people, cats, dogs, or other small animals. While you are here donating you may want to try out some of the other awesome creations before you go. The big hit last year were all the different cupcakes!Read More
TWO DATES AVAILABLE:
Saturday, April 23rd (9am-7pm) FULL, waiting list available
Sunday, April 24th (9am-7pm)
$149 plus tax
Register at: http://www.k9possible.com/#!pet-first-aid/cee5
This 10 hour certificate course offers comprehensive pet safety and first aid information and applies to dogs and cats. In this exciting course participants practice life saving skills on mannequins and as well on live animals.
It covers everything from prevention to treatment of illness and injury as well as information on how to keep your pet in optimal health.Read More