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Pets & Animals

 

Simcoe Block proudly supports Pets and Animals and stories about local pets, animals and animal lovers in Barrie.

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
Pet food bank's growth purring along, adding more pick-up spots <b>(4 photos)</b>

Pet food bank's growth purring along, adding more pick-up spots (4 photos)

'We’re not a big, elaborate setup; we’re just a small group of residents who collect products and do what we can,' says founder Erin Sanderson
Stuart the 3-legged clinic cat shuffles off into retirement <b>(6 photos)</b>

Stuart the 3-legged clinic cat shuffles off into retirement (6 photos)

Now that Stuart is approaching 12 years of age, it’s time to hand the reins of resident mascot to new arrivals — enter Pinky and Forest
'Fuzzy partner': Pet owners to the rescue! <b>(10 photos)</b>

'Fuzzy partner': Pet owners to the rescue! (10 photos)

'I don’t wish any animal to be outside on a day like today. It’s nice to take them off the street and give them a home. And they pay us back in so many ways, too', says Barrie resident