Calgary Off Leash Areas Assembled through the magic of Google Maps, Dogs YYC has curated an interactive map of all of Calgary's 150 … Find an Off Leash Area!
Dog poop. Feces. Excrement. Land mines. Our personal favourite? "Lawn cigars". Got that from a friend. Unless your dog is of the robotic variety, you know all about your his most regular and copious raw material production. It isn't the most glamorous feature but, we can agree, dealing with dog poop is a small sacrifice to the joy we experience having dogs in our lives.This post kind of gets the elephant out of the living room and, if it doesn't get us discussing, it will at least keep us … [Read more...]
The Calgary Humane Society is looking for any information that will help identify the owners of a Basenji or Bull Terrier type dog that was found running at large near the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Elementary School in the northeast community of Abbeydale. This sweet girl was found on February 8th with large masses on her hindquarters and in need of serious medical help.Dogs YYC is sharing the image below in hopes that someone will recognize her. This is from a Calgary Humane Society release … [Read more...]
Hi there Calgary!It's been a day or two and we have a couple updates for you. Spring is in the air! And that means... With the warm weather, people are getting out on the town more and more. It's really great to see all the activity. If you are getting out to any one of Calgary's 150 off leash areas, keep an eye out for anyone planning a clean up day. With what snow we've had, and the folks that can't make it out till dark, we are bound to miss a few poops here and there. The spring thaw … [Read more...]
We have all heard that terrible story: Someone is out walking his or dog in an off leash park. Puppy finds something that looks and smells and tastes amazing. Omnomnomnomnom. That was good! Then the unthinkable happens. Stumbling, vomiting, coughing or difficulty breathing. Perhaps puppy falls unconscious. Puppy has been poisoned.As dog parents, this narrative plays in out in our heads fairly regularly. Then we actually see food left in an off leash park or on a path. Immediately we fear the … [Read more...]
It's been eleven years since Toronto's then-attorney general Michael Bryant marked the beginning of the end of a so-called "reign of terror" wrought among Ontarians by pit bulls. In that time, it would appear that the success of this experiment is practically nonexistent.In fact it would appear that dog bites have actually increased. As the population of "legal pit bulls" dwindles, 2014 numbers show the highest rates of dog bites in Toronto at almost 800. That's nearly double what it was … [Read more...]
Hi all, here's a notice that Dogs YYC is helping out in a search for Timber, the shaggy black dog with one eye who's been missing since December 31, 2015. There have been sightings in and around the Telus Spark Centre so that Bridgeland and Tom Campbell Park is where the search is concentrated.If you can lend a hand, please do so. Pick a street, have a walk. Knock on some doors.See the event listing for more info and to register on Facebook (if that's your thing)!Help Find Timber! … [Read more...]
Well, the snow has started to fly again after a near record warm spell this February.The mercury is set to stay a little higher, though, through the next week and that makes us think (with pangs of longing) of springtime.With spring comes all kinds of important puppy health considerations. While it may still be a few weeks in the offing, it's a good idea to start thinking about strengthening puppy's immune system so he can do lots of insane frolicking this year.In this post, we're … [Read more...]