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The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, formerly Burma, is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia and due to a common mispronunciation, many people will argue that the Bernese Mountain Dog — or Burmese Mountain Dog as they will say — originated there. In fact, this glorious breed was b…

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It’s not always easy to find the perfect place to live, a place where you have all the space and amenities you need, where you feel secure and are in pleasant surroundings and above all, a place you can afford. As a baby boomer, I lived in a modest but comfortable childhood home with a decen…

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Whether you are a dog owner or spend little or no time with dogs, it can be relatively easy to understand how a dog is feeling. We know a scared dog tucks its tail, an angry dog bares its teeth or shows its hackles, and a worried dog just looks worried. Trying to decipher what a cat is feeli…

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How many times have you been out walking your dog and another dog is approaching with its owner showing no sign of giving you and your dog some space? And as you move away, they look at you all insulted or confused because their canine can’t socialize with yours. “It’s ok, my dog is friendly…

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Alexis has been at the Montreal SPCA for quite some time. The shelter is currently looking to place him into a temporary foster home while he waits to meet his forever family. Essentially, he’s looking for an all-inclusive vacation: we provide his aquarium, food and necessary equipment to ke…

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When we think about bringing a pet into our home, the most common ones that come to mind are cats, dogs and birds with maybe a few turtles and goldfish thrown in for good measure. But in some places of the world, there are some rare, exotic and unique pets that are perfectly legal to bring i…

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Franky is the most trusting and affectionate cat! This six year-old sweetheart did not have an easy start to life. Luckily, he’s now being cared by a loving foster parent. If you’re interested in opening your home to Franky, please contact the Montreal SPCA’s foster program: pfa@spca.com.

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Well, of course we know that dogs can’t talk, at least not in any human language that we would recognize. They bark, whine, whimper and cry and we do our best to understand what they are trying to convey but often, it’s simply guesswork. Having had a dog for 10 years now, I consider myself t…

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During my eleven years as an Animatch volunteer, I have met many different people at our meet and greets who have varying opinions on what the perfect dog is. We volunteers are always asked what types of dogs are attending our events and we do our best to properly identify the breeds. Identi…

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The Montreal SPCA currently has many cats and kittens available for adoption. These sweethearts are looking for forever homes where they will receive all the love and care they deserve. Our adoption counselors will be happy to guide you and answer all your questions. For more information abo…

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Pepper is a gorgeous two year old male looking for a forever home. He is a friendly, super affectionate, confident, interactive and talkative cat who will be the perfect companion. Beyond social, he enjoys being picked up and he loves to be pet non-stop. Last week he was neutered and given a…

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Hatchi is a beautiful puppy with an endearing, outgoing personality. As a puppy, he requires a 12 to 15 year commitment and can't be left alone all day. He is very vocal, so no apartments or condos for him. The Sheltie in him is dying to herd his flock, so he is somewhat mouthy - nipping at …

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Long thought of as being standard procedure for most cats, the act of declawing has become a hot topic in recent years and rightfully so. This controversial procedure has been deemed unethical and unnecessary by many owners and veterinarians and in several cities and countries it has been ba…

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Cali is a small 11 year old cat that needs to find a new home due to a change in family dynamics. She has always been an only cat, but would most likely get along with other quiet cats. She is declawed on her front. Described as somewhat aloof, she will warm up with time. Info:   514-485-6945.

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The Montreal SPCA is inviting the public to join it in urging the Ordre des médecins vétérinaires du Québec (OMVQ) to ban the declawing of cats. Over thirty countries around the world no longer allow this practice, considered cruel and unjustifiable. In 2018, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, N…

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While loving our pets is something we do every day, National Pet Day on April 11 encourages pet owners to show a little extra affection to the animals that constantly brighten their lives. In celebration of National Pet Day, the Westin Ottawa & Westin Harbour Castle will be pleased to ho…

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During my many years of being an office employee, I can recall strict rules that had to be respected in the workplace. Dress code was at the top of the list as a professional and tailored image was an important component to a business’s success. But then, Dress-down Friday’s became the lates…

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Lexie came to Animatch through the Northern Paws Project. As small as she is, she can howl like a husky, so no apartments or condos for her. Chihuahuas aren't pocket dogs; Lexie needs a few good walks every day in all kinds of weather. She is affectionate, sweet and always glad to meet new p…

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Meel Elton, a very affectionate two and a half  year old male found in Côte  Saint-Luc. Black and white,with medium hair, he has been neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Fur on his nose is growing back from frostbite. Adoption fees apply. Please call Diane at 514-236-2099.