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Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals

 

These stories about local pets, animals and animal lovers in Barrie. are made possible through the continued support of Simcoe Block as part of our Community Leaders Program.

Thank you for being a friend: Animal shelter celebrates Golden Girl

Thank you for being a friend: Animal shelter celebrates Golden Girl

Betty White Challenge was a resounding success around the world; 'For our shelter, it raised $12,000 right out of the blue and we just want to keep that spirit going,' says local volunteer
Pets as Christmas gifts 'not the right way to go about it'

Pets as Christmas gifts 'not the right way to go about it'

Barrie Animal Centre official says better option is to come in as a family and spend time completing meet-your-match quiz to see what suits your lifestyle
Therapy dogs front and centre at recent police funeral in Barrie

Therapy dogs front and centre at recent police funeral in Barrie

Several canines from St. John Ambulance's therapy dog program were on hand at officers' funeral to try and coax even a slight smile out of people at the heartfelt ceremony
Barrie dog parks like meet-and-greet, happy hour for canines

Barrie dog parks like meet-and-greet, happy hour for canines

'He seems to pick out the girl dogs, even though he’s fixed. And then he behaves like he’s not in the best mood, like today, and we leave,' Tucker's owner says at south-end park
Caring for elderly pets means 'honouring the bond' created

Caring for elderly pets means 'honouring the bond' created

'To the dog, the owners are everything — guardian, teacher, playmate — and reward us with love and loyalty that few other things can,' says Barrie dog owner
Much to Fred's delight, this Barrie vet makes house calls

Much to Fred's delight, this Barrie vet makes house calls

'Animals get stressed going to a vet. I think that not having that car ride, for a lot of cats especially, is key,' says Dr. Felicia Uriarte
With its trails and lakeshore, Barrie is nirvana for dog walkers

With its trails and lakeshore, Barrie is nirvana for dog walkers

'It’s beautiful down here and the dogs can be social with other dogs, which we are just starting to get them used to,' says Barrie resident
No time to run your dog? No problem!

No time to run your dog? No problem!

'The joy it brings to clients when their dog overcomes its issues and can integrate with a pack of strange dogs is extremely rewarding,' says Rob MacKay from Sweaty Dog Fitness Company
Cool cats welcome summer at Furry Friends Animal Shelter

Cool cats welcome summer at Furry Friends Animal Shelter

The sweltering heat had become 'unbearable,' but board member and volunteer says community support was 'very, very gratifying'
From food to toys, computer whiz unleashes new store for pets <b>(6 photos)</b>

From food to toys, computer whiz unleashes new store for pets (6 photos)

'Customers showing us pictures of their horses, dogs, or cats. It’s the lovely part of retail, meeting people,' says Tack N Bark owner