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September’s Foster Roster

August kicked off to a great start, with Moxie busting out of boarding and settling into a new foster home. She’s been having an absolute blast with her new foster brother Rowan, but she is still on the hunt for a … Continue reading

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Compassion Care Canines

Sad as it is, some dogs come to us with problems even more serious than homelessness. Sometimes, in the process of rescuing a dog, we realize that their medical issues are more serious than we thought, and we have to decide … Continue reading

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Re-home your stuff!

Got a few boxes of gently used stuff left over from spring cleaning? Been meaning to dig around in the closet and de-hoard your house? We have the perfect excuse to do so, all for a good cause. Our wonderful … Continue reading

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HugABull’s Online Auction: Donations Needed

Like many non-profit organizations, we love to include silent auctions and raffles at our events, and we have amazing supporters who contribute wonderful prizes each time. But for all the people who come to our events, we know there are … Continue reading

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Hunter thinks of bullies for his birthday

When most boys turn nine and their mom asks them what they’d like for their birthday, the usual answers are “a bike!”, “iPod Touch!”, or if they’re vehicularly-inclined, “1968 Shelby Cobra GT 500!” Not so with Hunter Byles of Vernon. When … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Bulls on February 23

Guest post by Kim Walters, proud guardian to two great pit bulls, one of whom (Bruce, pictured below) is an Ontario refugee.  On August 29, 2005, the Ontario Dog Owners Liability Act (DOLA) was amended to include Bill 132, aka … Continue reading

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The ups, downs and fun of fostering

One of the biggest challenges for any rescue is finding committed, responsible foster homes that allow us to pull dogs from the shelter to a home environment. Ever wondered what it’s like? Jimmy and Christina on Vancouver Island have been one … Continue reading

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Canine Good Neighbour testing: what is the hype about?

This entry is a guest post by Emily Priestley, longtime pit bull fan and proud guardian of five rescue dogs, including three bully breeds. Emily is the co-owner of Sweet Avenue in Port Alberni, running the store when she is not volunteering for pit … Continue reading

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