Attention all dog lovers. Mark your calendars for the June 11th Regina Humane Society dog jog.
Regina Humane Society is much more than a shelter.
- They, along with an army of community volunteers, prevent animal homelessness through low-income spay/neuter programs, and offer in-school and community education programs.
- They enrich lives through senior, hospital and rehabilitation centre visits, pet placements for those fleeing domestic violence, and pet grief support.
- They help homeless animals through medical, behavioural, fostering and adoption programs.
- And, they seize animals and investigate neglect and cruelty so animals can be safe and abusers can be charged.
We are proud to once again be the lead sponsor of this pledge walk, and sponsor a dog's adoption each and every month, to support this amazing organization and everything they do for people and animals in our community.
Sign up your team today:
We are thrilled to be featured in the March 2017 edition of the Regina Chamber of Commerce's monthly business magazine Chamber Link. The Chamber is focusing on environmental innovations. Because of our solar farm and geothermal energy system, we are poster kids for environmentally friendly possibilities. Check out the article here.
Our hearts ache for the dogs who lost their lives at the Saskatoon boarding kennel, and for their owners.
Currently, Saskatchewan pet care services are not regulated. Anyone can open a boarding, grooming, training, home-sitting, shelter,rescue or other pet-related business. CVMA suggested codes of practice exist, however, they are old, inadequate and little known within the industry.
Loving pets is essential, but it is not enough. Every pet-care service should operate with the highest of standards to do everything possible to ensure that people and animals are safe.
The provincial government is currently developing a new animal welfare strategy, and as part of their consultative process, we have asked them to regulate all pet care services. Similar to existing livestock codes and rather than creating a labour-intensive and expensive inspection process, countries such as New Zealand adopted voluntary codes of welfare for companion animals (dogs and cats) and boarding facilities.
It is our hope that Saskatchewan will lead the way in developing a similar model for our province.
Since every business operates very differently - different qualifications of the people, very different facilities, different approaches and investments in safety, guest care and customer service, until regulations are in place, it is important that pet owners who use pet-related service ask questions and tour facilities to ensure that what is being offered is acceptable.
Here is a guide to help pet owners know what to look for when selecting a kennel:
As well, here is our commitment to Health and Safety:
There's a ton of stuff out there about dogs. Here are some of our favourite online resources.
Local Shelters and Rescues - find your next wonderful adoptable pet here
We're very fortunate that all Regina pet stores who sell dogs and cats, are satellite adoption centres for local animal rescue groups.
Finding and Training your Dog
Great check-list of what to look for so you don't accidentally support a puppy mill disguised as a "nice guy".
Internationally renowned local positive trainer
Whole Dog Journal article about Training Your Dog to Behave Around Guests
Position Statement: The Use of Punishment for Behavior Modification in Animals.
Wold Dog Journal Article: Teaching an aggressive dog how to be social around other dogs
- Dr. Sophia Yin - leadership without force
- Melissa Holbrook Pierson - Book: The Secret History of Kindness: learning how dogs learn
Dog Information Portals
Animals in Distress
Domestic animal abuse within the City of Regina
Domestic animal abuse in rural Saskatchewan
Injured or distressed wild animals and birds