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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.

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There is a dangerous myth that continues to play out in veterinary world about senior pets (especially cats) needing less protein as they get older. Not only has this myth (made popular in the 1930s) been debunked countless times, but formulated Veterinary Senior Formulas only ensures that y…

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Ah, Pugs. Who doesn’t love those adorable canines with their pushed in noses, googly bulging eyes, rotund bodies, curled up tails and that distinct pug waddle — not to mention that perpetually worried facial expression they wear? Many have said that this breed of dog is so ugly it’s cute, bu…

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The SPCA West recently announced that its Ties & Tails Gala will be held on Thursday March 21 starting at 6 p.m. at the Montreal Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel. The SPCA West a No-Kill animal shelter that serves the West Island of Montreal all the way to the Ontario border.

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If you have a big heart consider adopting this uber adorable little guy. His owner surrendered him at a shelter at 12 years old, having had him since he was a puppy.

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In light of February being Dental Health month, we’ve decided to debunk some dental myths and offer some guidance!

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Do you have a pet who is chronically itchy? Does he lick or bite his paws? He is prone to ear infections that just never seem to go away? Or maybe he has a very distinctive odour, similar to cheesy musty corn chips? If your furry friend checks yes to most, if not all of the symptoms above, t…

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Now that 2018 has come and gone, there is much chatter as to what fashion was the trendiest, which paint colour was the most popular and what new foods were the healthiest. There are also reams of statistics revealing the annual murder rate, which stores went bankrupt and how many orange con…

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Ah, winter, how do I detest thee? In one day, we go from wearing shoes and fall jackets to hauling on puffy parkas and clunky boots. We are slipping and sliding and walking head first into wind driven, blinding snow and know this is how it will be for the next five months or so.