Canadians embrace pandemic puppies and other creature comfort during COVID-19 crisis

The Gentile family planned to foster a puppy this spring, hoping to bring a little joy into their home after losing their beloved family dog last year. What they didn’t expect was for their foster puppy to become a 24/7…

The rise of pandemic puppies and other foster critters

May 12 2020 4:51pm If you’ve found yourself caving in to your kid’s requests for a dog, you aren’t alone. So-called “pandemic puppies” are all the rage and as Laurel Gregory explains, the rise of fostering extends beyond four-legged friends.…

SCARS animal rescue hosts first major pet adoption drive of 2020 in Edmonton

More than 100 animals were looking for their forever homes on Sunday, where 31 pets ended up being adopted. Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS) hosted its first big adoption drive of the year at Movement Lab in Edmonton. “We…

‘Special needs’ Alberta rescue dog ‘Best Boy Brodie’ becomes international sensation

When Amanda Richter and her boyfriend Brad Ames first met rescue dog Brodie, the German Shepherd Border Collie won their hearts instantly. “He just looked so cute and my heart went out to him,” Richter said. “He just really pulled…