Dogs

Grimm and Max retired this month and now live as family pets with their handlers. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Grimm and Max retired this month and now live as family pets with their handlers. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Molly the corgi is on the mend after getting attacked by a larger dog Jan. 26, 2021 in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Molly the corgi is on the mend after getting attacked by a larger dog Jan. 26, 2021 in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Haley Rietze and her French bulldog Lilo walk through Colwood Creek Park on Jan. 25. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Dogs stroll through Colwood Creek Park under clear skies

Shitzhus, golden lab and more spotted in Colwood park

Haley Rietze and her French bulldog Lilo walk through Colwood Creek Park on Jan. 25. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
PSD Obi helped Victoria police catch a suspect downtown early Tuesday morning. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Police dog Obi helps officers with downtown Victoria arrest

Suspect had brandished knife in Douglas Street convenience store

PSD Obi helped Victoria police catch a suspect downtown early Tuesday morning. (Courtesy of VicPD)
Molly is recovering for punctured wounds she suffered from another dog on Jan. 26, 2021 in Parksville. (Submitted photo)

Island woman distraught after little Corgi attacked by larger dog on a walk

Molly the corgi recovering; owner of other dog sought

Molly is recovering for punctured wounds she suffered from another dog on Jan. 26, 2021 in Parksville. (Submitted photo)
Oliver was poisoned after ingesting marijuana on a walk in Mill Bay. He now has to be muzzled when out and about — not to protect others from him, but to protect him from others’ reckless behaviours. (Submitted)

Mill Bay dog poisoned by cannabis during walk

“It’s the absolute pits to have to watch your pet suffer”

Oliver was poisoned after ingesting marijuana on a walk in Mill Bay. He now has to be muzzled when out and about — not to protect others from him, but to protect him from others’ reckless behaviours. (Submitted)
Dogs of Victoria. Top left, George stays cool. At top centre, Sam the Westie sits in the carved out stump of Beacon Hill Park. Top right is Sahara, a “tripawd,” on a section of beach along West Bay Marina, and bottom right is Stella, the unofficial mascot of Saanich emergency services. Bottom centre is Roxy atop Mount Wells and bottom left is Watson. (Photos from Oak Bay News Facebook page)

Molly is Oak Bay’s top dog name for 2020

All about Labradors and Labradoodles

Dogs of Victoria. Top left, George stays cool. At top centre, Sam the Westie sits in the carved out stump of Beacon Hill Park. Top right is Sahara, a “tripawd,” on a section of beach along West Bay Marina, and bottom right is Stella, the unofficial mascot of Saanich emergency services. Bottom centre is Roxy atop Mount Wells and bottom left is Watson. (Photos from Oak Bay News Facebook page)
Dog owners, from left, Marlyn Briggs with Nayla, Marjory Sutherland with Effie and Mick, and Christina Godbolt with Conon walk their pets frequently at the Chemainus Ball Park but are growing increasingly concerned about drugs being found discarded in the area. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Puppy rushed to emergency 3 times after ingesting drugs in Chemainus public spaces

Dog owners walking in Chemainus parks urged to take caution

Dog owners, from left, Marlyn Briggs with Nayla, Marjory Sutherland with Effie and Mick, and Christina Godbolt with Conon walk their pets frequently at the Chemainus Ball Park but are growing increasingly concerned about drugs being found discarded in the area. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Saanich uses it’s dog licence registrations as a pup census to track the top names and breeds in the municipality. (Black Press Media file photo)

Max, Charlie and Molly among top names for Saanich pups in 2020

District’s dog licence registration tracks most popular names, breeds

Saanich uses it’s dog licence registrations as a pup census to track the top names and breeds in the municipality. (Black Press Media file photo)
The District of Saanich requires that dog licences be purchased annually for all pooches over the age of four months on or Feb. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich dog owners have one month to renew their municipal pet licenses

Tags fee reduced if purchased by Feb. 1, required for all dogs over four months old

The District of Saanich requires that dog licences be purchased annually for all pooches over the age of four months on or Feb. 1. (Black Press Media file photo)
‘Maria’ the senior poodle will be looking for a new home if her owners don’t claim her by Jan. 4. (ROAM/Facebook)

‘Maria’ the Saanich poodle is likely seeking a new home

CRD waiting until Jan. 4 to hear back from owner

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‘Maria’ the senior poodle will be looking for a new home if her owners don’t claim her by Jan. 4. (ROAM/Facebook)
Bacon, an eight-month-old puppy, is in a splint after she was kicked by a random stranger on Christmas Day on Beecher Bay Reserve in East Sooke. (Facebook/Ronnie Marie Tejano)

Puppy kicked by stranger in East Sooke on Christmas Day

Dog currently in splint, X-ray and surgery bill to cost around $5,700

Bacon, an eight-month-old puppy, is in a splint after she was kicked by a random stranger on Christmas Day on Beecher Bay Reserve in East Sooke. (Facebook/Ronnie Marie Tejano)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)

CRD looking for family of senior poodle found in Saanich with collar, dragging leash

Animal shelter employee took ‘Maria’ home for the holidays

Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found on Christmas Day will come forward. (Facebook)
Victoria Animal Control Services is hoping the owner of a senior dog found Dec. 23 will come forward. (ROAM/Facebook)
Koda, a rescue mix dog, has been missing since Dec. 18 when she didn’t come back to her owners at Sooke Potholes near the third parking lot around 12:15 p.m. She’s around 50 pounds with mainly black and brown marks and white patches. (Facebook - Katrina Whitney-Griffiths)

Family continues search for missing dog last seen at Sooke Potholes

Koda, 7, around 50 pounds, has black, brown and white patches

Koda, a rescue mix dog, has been missing since Dec. 18 when she didn’t come back to her owners at Sooke Potholes near the third parking lot around 12:15 p.m. She’s around 50 pounds with mainly black and brown marks and white patches. (Facebook - Katrina Whitney-Griffiths)
Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. organization looking for donations to help get service dog into home of Fraser Valley woman

Epic Service Dogs is hoping to give a Christmas miracle to Sharon Lambert of Chilliwack

Sharon Lambert, seen here with service dog Toby on Dec. 11, 2020, has set up a fundraiser to help pay for the costs of training him and so he can hopefully live with her full-time. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Fraudsters projected to use pet scams to gouge over $3M from customers: BBB

The pandemic heavily contributed to the number of puppy scams

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Rose Ellis, 93, and her Shih Tzu, Zoey, have been clients of ElderDog Victoria since last summer. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Victoria ElderDog program seeking more seniors, pups to support

Service helps elderly people to care for their canine companions

Rose Ellis, 93, and her Shih Tzu, Zoey, have been clients of ElderDog Victoria since last summer. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich K9 handler, dog make double arrest after armed robbery

Two men in custody after armed robbery at Burnside Road West convenience store

Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)

Highlands, Langford firefighters rescue dog from 60-foot gully in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park

Third dog rescued from same area in past year, fire chief says

Fire crews from the Highlands and Langford joined forces to rescue a dog that fell down a cliff in Gowlland Tod Provincial Park. (Highlands Fire Rescue/Facebook)
FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)

Ontario dog believed to be first in Canada to test positive for COVID-19

Officials said that the risk of infection and illness in most domestic animals is low

FILE – A dog in Ontario has tested positive for COVID-19. (Pixabay)