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Useful Links

  • Adoption
  • Cats & Carriers
  • Loss Support
  • Nutrition
  • Other Resources
  • Pet Insurance
  • Training and Behaviour
  • Travelling

Adoption

Is there anything more exciting than finding your new best friend? We think not! Luckily, picking out a pal is easier than ever before. Take a look through the links below to find the pair of paws that’s meant for your family.

Cats & Carriers

With cats, getting where you need to go isn’t as easy as clipping a leash to their collar! Getting your pet used to their carrier can go a long way toward a comfortable and happy trip, wherever you may be headed.

Leaving the carrier out in the open with the door ajar and available for your cat to access any time can take a lot of “scariness” away, as it no longer becomes an object that just comes out when something big such as a car ride is about to happen.

You may also find this link to a “Cat Carrier Training Guide” helpful.

With a bit of time, effort, and patience, it can be done!

Loss Support

Nothing is harder than the loss of a family member, and it can be quite a challenge to deal with emotionally. We hope you find some comfort and support during this difficult time, and through the years have seen these groups help people in similar situations.

Gateway Grief Support

English Speaking:
Toll-Free: 1.800.227.6915
Phone: 519.822.8858

French Speaking:
Toll-Free: 1.866.559.2212
Phone: 613.226.9422

Sunshine Pet Cemetery

Phone: 519.787.3886
Email: info@sunshinepetmemorials.ca

PearTree Paw Impressions

Phone: 403.830.8446
Toll-Free: 1.888.836.7297
Email: info@peartreeimpressions.com

Nutrition

Proper nutrition is imperative for your animal. Imagine if you ate the same thing for every meal for the majority of your life. You would have to make sure it contained all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients your body needed to be healthy and function well! Your pet relies on you to provide this for them. A good diet plays an important role in preventing health problems and extending your pet’s lifespan.

Veterinary diets undergo constant and extensive quality control and ongoing research to ensure they are the best they can be. In addition to maintenance diets, there are special formulations available for animals with specific needs as well, such as diabetes, urinary issues, kidney disease, allergies, and many more. Learn more about these diets by following the links below, and talk to our staff today to find out which one is right for your pet.

Other Resources

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Non-Profit Organizations / Registered Charities / Funds

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is always a good idea for you and your pet. If an unexpected medical issue emerges, it can greatly help to reduce the financial burden and allow your pet to get all the help they need without limitations. Different agencies offer a variety of options for you to choose from. Take a look at the links below to learn more about insurance, check out their selections, and see which one is right for you.

Training and Behaviour

There’s more involved in training than sit, stay, and shake a paw. Training is important for many reasons. For dogs, it’s imperative to have them properly socialized so they know how to “speak dog” and read the other dogs at the dog park. And when it’s time to go home, no owner wants to play “catch me if you can” for half an hour!

If your pet picks up something in their mouth (like chocolate) or gets into a substance (like antifreeze) that is dangerous, knowing they’ll leave it alone instead of swallowing it faster can avoid a dangerous and scary situation.

Behaviour problems can cause tension in the household between you and your pet as well. House soiling, aggression issues, separation anxiety, and destructive tendencies can leave you feeling stressed and frustrated.

For these reasons and many more, training is an imperative part of the lifestyle for a healthy happy pet! There is no one-size-fits all when it comes to selecting trainers & their methods. Speak to one of our staff today and we can make a personalized recommendation and help you find a behaviour specialist that’s right for you & your pet!

Travelling

Travelling with your pet is becoming easier than it used to be, but if you’re crossing the border, there are some requirements such as proof of vaccination and signed health certificates required. We have gathered a few links to help you find what you need, but different countries have different requirements, so make sure to talk to your travel agent or airline staff to find out which one is right for your pet.