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BC-SPCA Abbotsford: SOPHIE

By ArbutusWest, on Friday, December 11th, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Sophie – a 4 Year old female Siamese Cat, currently sheltered at the Abbotsford SPCA. Like a lot of Siamese cats it is very hard for Sophie to be away from the comforts of home. She is used to being an only kitty, coveted and pampered. Warm soft comfy […]

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Get your pet safely through Christmas: 10 things to be aware of!

By Mai Lyngby, on Thursday, December 10th, 2015

  Christmas is for a lot of people the most lovely and jolly time of the year. It is the month you spend with your loved ones and hopefully make some great new memories. However, not all people are aware of that our beloved pets can be exposed to a lot of dangerous things during […]

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By ArbutusWest, on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Meow, and I am a 9 Year old, Spayed Female, Domestic Short Hair, Mixed Breed. Meow is a big boned gal with plenty of love to give. Sadly, she witnessed her previous owners leave in a U-Haul that did not include her. She was taken care of […]

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By ArbutusWest, on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Marjorie – a spayed Brown Tabby, aged 9 years 1 week. Make some space, I’m moving into your heart! I am a terrific tabby cat who is all you will ever need. Once I feel at home, I will relax and strut boldly around our home. I put the […]

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By ArbutusWest, on Friday, November 20th, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself! I’m Ariel – a Female Californian Rabbit, aged 4 months. Ariel came into the care of the BC SPCA Richmond Education & Adoption Centre when she was just a wee ball of fluff. She had a rather sad start to life as she was born outside in an area where […]

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BC-SPCA Burnaby: Mercury | Arbutus West Animal Clinic


By ArbutusWest, on Friday, November 13th, 2015

Allow me to introduce myself! I am a female Pit Bull Terrier mix, aged 3 years, 2 weeks. Mercury is a stunning beauty with a calm disposition. She was picked up in Burnaby as a stray and sadly never claimed. She is still pending her spay surgery and dental (she has a broken tooth) but […]

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BC-SPCA Burnaby: Ella | Arbutus West Animal Clinic


By ArbutusWest, on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

No Children House Trained Cat Friendly Dog Friendly Hidden Gem Ella is an 11-month 2-week old spayed female, German Shepherd-mixed breed – a beautiful lady with a playful spirit. She is best suited to an experienced adult-only guardian as she can be reactive in certain situations. Ella is fabulous with other dogs and really enjoys […]

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Release The Hounds: Feature | Arbutus West Animal Clinic

Release The Hounds

By ArbutusWest, on Thursday, October 29th, 2015

ArbutusWest: I was going to ask what drove you to open Release The Hounds, but you just told me before we started recording that you took over four years ago. How did that come about? James Woller: There’s a personal side to the story – I was living in Africa at the time, in Swaziland, […]

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Forest Fires, Smoke, and Your Pet | Arbutus West Animal Clinic

Forest Fires, Smoke, and Your Pet

By ArbutusWest, on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

It is not surprising that everyone in Vancouver is talking about forest fires, but for us pet owners, there may be extra concern that BC’s fires may have a detrimental affect on the health of our pets. We aren’t used to smoke hanging thickly in the air, and many people are naturally concerned about the […]

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