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With all the late spring clean-up we're doing in our homes, those of us who have pets have an added dimension to our process, and that's cleaning up after our pets. Whether it's pet hair that gets stuck to furniture and carpeting, or unwanted smells that seem to be lingering, this is the ult…

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‘Tis the season to be sneezin’ and unless you are suffering from a cold or the flu, seasonal allergies may be making you miserable at this time of the year. Thankfully, they tend to subside when the worst of the pollen season is over, but if you have a pet and can’t put down the Kleenex at a…

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Sweetie and Everest are eight week old bonded brothers looking for a forever home. The wish is to keep them together. They are very social, playful and in perfect health (1.9 and two pounds respectively), vaccinated and dewormed. Please contact dianeliebling@gmail.com or call 514-485-6945.

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There are some situations where your pet may require urgent care from a veterinarian, and other situations that they may be able to wait. Sometimes it is evident to determine the urgency of the situation, and other times it can be hard for the non-medically trained pet parents. When in doubt…

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On June 9, from noon until 6 pm, people and pets will be gathering at the NDG’s Monkland Community Centre to share their love of animals and help animals in need. Presented by Guardian’s Best Animal Rescue Foundation and Sharkx Community Basketball Program, the NDG Pet Fair aims to help peop…

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Meet Chelsea. She is an adorable nine month old kitty abandoned in Côte Saint-Luc. Chelsea is a sweetie who loves being pet and cuddled and she will follow you around begging for more! She is interactive and also curious and playful; she has now been spayed, vaccinated and dewormed. If you a…

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If you’re of a certain age, you may remember The Smothers Brothers television show, with Tommy Smothers always berating his brother, Dick, that “Mom always liked you best!” I have come to realize, through personal experience, that liking someone best also applies to our pets and that special…

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Little Red is about six years old, and although he is not a fan of dogs and other male cats, he does crave human companionship. He loves cuddles, car rides, being brushed and snoozing on your lap. If you are looking for someone to snuggle with in bed, then Little Red is just the boy for you.…

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There are many reasons that can cause a cat to urinate outside his litter box. It is very important to first rule out any medical cause, such as a urinary tract infection or a cystitis (an inflammation of the bladder) to name a few. Once your veterinarian has examined your cat and completed …

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Griffon is a beautiful and sweet 13 year old declawed cat looking for a quiet home. Info: dianeliebling@gmail.com or 514-485-6945.

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Lacy (two and a half) came to Animatch as a result of a seizure in a hoarding situation. When a dog who has been a victim of abuse over a prolonged period is placed in your home, there is no quick fix. It will take copious amounts of dedication, patience, and most of all acceptance. Lacy tak…

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Meet Lily, a six month old gem. This sweet and friendly gal is the perfect lap cat with a fantastic personality. She is spayed, vaccinated and dewormed and ready to find a forever home. For more information e-mail mcohen@cotesaintluc.org or call 514-485-6945.

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They don’t bark. They don’t need to be walked several times a day and they don’t say, “What’s up doc?” But they are warm, fluffy bundles of fur with long ears and a powder-puff tail and for many people, they are the perfect pets. Cuddly, rascally rabbits make wonderful indoor pets as they ar…

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Dusty is a super sweet six year old Beagle mix who was kept in a cage in a dark basement for six years and seldom taken outside. He loves people and would love to to go to work with them. He cannot be left alone for long because of his past history. He needs a calm environment with a family …

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Max is a stunner of a Northern dog with thick black fur like a bear. He seems to be mostly German Shepherd, but his husky side is revealed in a spot of blue in one of his brown eyes and his tendency to “talk” to his fosters around suppertime about his rumbling tummy. Sadly Max was hit by a s…

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Piki and Benji are a bonded pair who are looking for their new home together. Rescued from abuse in Iran, they are ready for a new life in Canada! At three and four years old they are in great shape and have been sterilized and vaccinated. They will thrive in a detached home, not a condo or …

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Last month, the Liberal government announced dates for the special consultations on Bill 128, which would institute province-wide breed specific legislation (BSL). The consultations will be held from March 20 to 22 at the National Assembly. The organizations invited to participate in the con…

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Spring is a time for renovating our home, updating our wardrobe, and taking care of our furry friends. With the thaw comes potential hazards to dogs and cats that can, and should, be avoided.

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Rats — so misunderstood and often associated with filth and disease, it can come as quite a shock that for many people, these rodents make the perfect pets. Not everyone is squeamish about having these furry critters with long tails and piercing eyes taking up residence in their home.

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Since the beginning of 2018, the Montreal SPCA has taken in nearly 100 hamsters! These shy, nocturnal little animals are real athletes – they can run nearly 8 km in their exercise wheel on any given day! If you are thinking of adopting or fostering Plume (photo) or one of her friends, now is…

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This post is going to be about what I wish I had known when I got my rabbit, Piko. A lot of pet stores sell rabbits, but I recommend that you check out your local SPCA or animal shelter because lots of rabbits are abandoned all the time, especially black ones and white ones with “red” eyes. …