Dogs

Well-known Australian children’s entertainer Emma Watkins holds the chewed up fan mail from seven-year-old Erika Hopfner (left) of Chilliwack. (Left photo submitted by Shannon Hopfner; Right photo Emma Watkins/ Facebook)

Australian singer finds B.C. girl who wrote fan mail after puppy chews up letter

Erika Hopfner of Chilliwack wrote to singer Emma Watkins, singer’s puppy then ate letter

 

A well-known Australian children’s singer is hoping to get in touch with a fan from Chilliwack who sent her some artwork. The envelope with the return address was damaged by her dog Patch. (Emma Watkins/ Facebook)

Puppy eats fan mail from B.C., now Australian children’s singer is looking for sender

Emma Watkins, former member of ‘The Wiggles’, received mail from someone on Henry Street in Chilliwack

 

Dogs hold a special place in the hearts of many people. July and August are sometimes referred to as the dog days of summer, but those who have dogs will appreciate them every day of the year. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

During the dog days of summer, how much do you know about these majestic animals?

 

Katja, a chocolate English Labrador Retriever, is training to become Red Deer Public Library’s facility service dog. (Photo contributed)

Training underway for Red Deer Public Library’s own service dog

Service dog to help children become better readers

Katja, a chocolate English Labrador Retriever, is training to become Red Deer Public Library’s facility service dog. (Photo contributed)
The Central Alberta Humane Society is getting more calls about dog surrenders as more people return to their workplaces after the lifting of pandemic restrictions. (Black Press file photo)

More dog are being surrendered to Central Alberta Humane Society

People say they have less time for pets — perhaps because of returning to workplaces

The Central Alberta Humane Society is getting more calls about dog surrenders as more people return to their workplaces after the lifting of pandemic restrictions. (Black Press file photo)
FILE - Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Feb. 15, 2017. The American Kennel Club’s annual popularity rankings come out Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and German shepherds are in the top 10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Poodles pop in popularity, but Labs still No. 1 US dog breed

American Kennel Club releases annual top five most popular dog breeds rankings

FILE - Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Feb. 15, 2017. The American Kennel Club’s annual popularity rankings come out Tuesday, March 15, 2022, and German shepherds are in the top 10. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Teddy the Labradoodle gives Red Deer hospital volunteer Sandy Polis a high-five as part of the pet visitation program for staff during the pandemic. (Photo contributed)
Teddy the Labradoodle gives Red Deer hospital volunteer Sandy Polis a high-five as part of the pet visitation program for staff during the pandemic. (Photo contributed)
This undated photo, provided by the American Kennel Club, shows the Russian Toy breed. The American Kennel Club announced that the Mudi and Russian Toy have received full recognition, and are eligible to compete in the Herding Group and Toy Group, respectively. These additions bring the number of AKC-recognized breeds to 199.(American Kennel Club via AP)

American Kennel Club adds 2 dog breeds

American Kennel Club adds 2 dog breeds

This undated photo, provided by the American Kennel Club, shows the Russian Toy breed. The American Kennel Club announced that the Mudi and Russian Toy have received full recognition, and are eligible to compete in the Herding Group and Toy Group, respectively. These additions bring the number of AKC-recognized breeds to 199.(American Kennel Club via AP)
FILE - Matty Pugdashian pugs rests following their breed judging at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on June 12, 2021, in Tarrytown, N.Y. The Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show has become the latest event to be postponed or canceled in New York as the number of coronavirus cases surges. The club’s board of governors announced Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021, it was postponing its 2022 event, scheduled for late January, to later in the year. A new date wasn’t given. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Virus postpones Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show

Last year event moved to June and held outdoors

  • Dec 30, 2021
FILE - Matty Pugdashian pugs rests following their breed judging at the 145th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, on June 12, 2021, in Tarrytown, N.Y. The Westminster Kennel Club’s annual dog show has become the latest event to be postponed or canceled in New York as the number of coronavirus cases surges. The club’s board of governors announced Wednesday, Dec 29, 2021, it was postponing its 2022 event, scheduled for late January, to later in the year. A new date wasn’t given. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
FILE - Dogs are seen in a cage at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea, Feb. 23, 2018. South Korea said Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, it’ll launch a government-led task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption, about two months after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old eating practice. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

South Korea to launch task force on banning dog meat

Initiative doesn’t necessarily guarantee the banning of dog meat

  • Nov 25, 2021
FILE - Dogs are seen in a cage at a dog meat farm in Siheung, South Korea, Feb. 23, 2018. South Korea said Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, it’ll launch a government-led task force to consider outlawing dog meat consumption, about two months after the country’s president offered to look into ending the centuries-old eating practice. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
German Shepherd Gunther VI sits on a lavish round, red velvet bed overlooking Biscayne Bay in the house formally owned by pop star Madonna, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Miami. Gunther VI inherited his vast fortune, including the 9-bedroom waterfront home once owned by the Material Girl from his grandfather Gunther IV. The estate, purchased 20 years ago from the pop star, was listed for sale Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Millionaire pooch selling Miami villa once owned by Madonna

Millionaire pooch selling Miami villa once owned by Madonna

German Shepherd Gunther VI sits on a lavish round, red velvet bed overlooking Biscayne Bay in the house formally owned by pop star Madonna, Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Miami. Gunther VI inherited his vast fortune, including the 9-bedroom waterfront home once owned by the Material Girl from his grandfather Gunther IV. The estate, purchased 20 years ago from the pop star, was listed for sale Wednesday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
A member of the Korea Association for Animal Protection wearing a mask of South Korean President Moon Jae-in stages a rally opposing South Korea’s culture of eating dog meat in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Animal rights groups on Tuesday welcomed Moon’s offer to look into banning consumption of dog meat. The sign reads “Review the ban on dog eating.”(Kim Sun-ung/Newsis via AP)

S. Korean leader’s review of ban on eating dog meat welcomed

Dog meat is neither legal nor explicitly banned in South Korea

  • Sep 28, 2021
A member of the Korea Association for Animal Protection wearing a mask of South Korean President Moon Jae-in stages a rally opposing South Korea’s culture of eating dog meat in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Animal rights groups on Tuesday welcomed Moon’s offer to look into banning consumption of dog meat. The sign reads “Review the ban on dog eating.”(Kim Sun-ung/Newsis via AP)
FILE - Massachusetts State Police Trooper Brian Cooper displays a dosage of Naloxone during a training session with his K-9 Drako in Revere, Mass in this 2017 file photo. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Robotic police dogs: Useful hounds or dehumanizing machines?

Handful of police officials experimenting with the four-legged machines

  • Jul 30, 2021
FILE - Massachusetts State Police Trooper Brian Cooper displays a dosage of Naloxone during a training session with his K-9 Drako in Revere, Mass in this 2017 file photo. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Pictures of some of the 14 Labrador Retriever puppies born in one litter in Duncan last week. (Submitted photo)

More Red Deerians choose Labrador retrievers

8,399 dogs registered with the City of Red Deer

Pictures of some of the 14 Labrador Retriever puppies born in one litter in Duncan last week. (Submitted photo)
A gofundme account has been set up for Lilac the husky, of Blackfalds. (Photo from gofundme)

Dog ends up in coma after a walk in Blackfalds

Dog finds a baggie that likely contained drugs

A gofundme account has been set up for Lilac the husky, of Blackfalds. (Photo from gofundme)
Rusty the retriever-cross was found in Clearwater County by an angler on May 4 and was taken to Alberta Animal & Municipal Enforcement Services in Red Deer. (Photo contributed)

Dog likely dumped by owner in central Alberta rescued

Dog found in remote area of Clearwater County finds new home

Rusty the retriever-cross was found in Clearwater County by an angler on May 4 and was taken to Alberta Animal & Municipal Enforcement Services in Red Deer. (Photo contributed)
Jen Berrigan, owner and groomer at Muddy Paws Pet Grooming, gives a Yorkie-cross named Rusty a hair cut on Thursday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Jen Berrigan, owner and groomer at Muddy Paws Pet Grooming, gives a Yorkie-cross named Rusty a hair cut on Thursday. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Bryson, six, and Mara, eight, play with puppies from Dogs With Wings Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

WATCH: Dogs With Wings introduces Red Deer program

A program that trains puppies to be certified service, autism, facility and…

Bryson, six, and Mara, eight, play with puppies from Dogs With Wings Saturday. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Saving Grace Animal Society say Spike the blind dog and Max the cat will be ready to be adopted in a few weeks. (Photo from Facebook)
Saving Grace Animal Society say Spike the blind dog and Max the cat will be ready to be adopted in a few weeks. (Photo from Facebook)
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Ponoka RCMP receives new police puppy trainee

Detachment says goodbye to ‘Maja’ and welcomes ‘Neutron’

(Photo submitted)