AVSAB Changes Stance on Dog Training

As an outspoken supporter of force-free, positive reinforcement dog training methods, to learn that one of the largest globally-recognized animal behaviour institutes has changed their official stance on canine behaviour techniques is exciting and encouraging to say the least. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, or AVSAB, has long been regarded as the epicenter… Read more

World Animal Protection: Leading The Charge Against Animal Cruelty

Who Is World Animal Protection? For over 55 years, World Animal Protection has established a remarkable reputation for influencing positive change towards the betterment of animal protection and welfare globally. With activity in over 50 countries around the world, World Animal Protection has consultative status at the Council of Europe, and collaborates with the United… Read more

Pet Food Shortages Increasing Across Canada

From toilet paper shortages to skyrocketing lumber pricing, the pandemic has brought a number of impediments to the global economy. Now, interruptions in the supply chain and a rapidly growing pet population have caused increasing strain to the pet food industry, and it may be some time until things return to normal. There are a… Read more

New CFIA Regulations Aim To Improve Safety For Imported Dogs

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has just announced changes to the regulations governing importation of young dogs into Canada. The new changes affect dogs under the age of 8 months that are being imported into the country for breeding purposes, or to be sold as companion animals. In June of 2020, an air cargo… Read more

Should Tail Docking and Ear Cropping be Legal in Ontario?

A rapidly-growing petition is currently underway in the UK to halt the alarming rise in illegal ear cropping of dogs. While this practice is already illegal in the UK, it remains wildly popular, and illegal “croppers” are seemingly not difficult to find. In fact, from 2015 to 2020, the rise in reports of ear croppings… Read more

Adoptable Pet Shortage Leads to Increase in Exotic Pet Keeping

The pandemic has caused worldwide shortages in everything from toilet paper to flour, and now it’s everything from kittens to puppies. An increasing number of people are (thanks to COVID-19) taking advantage of the working-from-home way of life to adopt a new puppy or kitten. While this has been wonderful news for animal rescues and… Read more

Community Spotlight: The Georgian Triangle Humane Society

Across Canada, there are over one thousand pet rescues focused on rescuing, aiding, and rehoming dogs, cats, and even exotic animals in need. Among these animal rescues include 170 SPCA or Humane Society facilities. As veterans in the fight for animal rights, these organizations have paved the way for accessible pet services in Canada for… Read more

Fake Dog Rescues The Newest Pet Industry Scam

Every industry has it’s share of scammers, and the pet industry is certainly no exception. While pet-related scams have been coming and going for decades, they’ve really ramped up over the last year. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in the number of pet-related scams involving fake dog… Read more

Homeless People with Pets at Canadian Pet Connection

Should Canadian Homeless Shelters Allow Pets?

A controversial topic, and one that has been receiving a lot of media attention lately, is the discussion surrounding companion animals in homeless shelters. On one hand is the argument that pets can be a strain on the already meager budgets allocated to helping our country’s homeless population. Especially when many animals require veterinary attention,… Read more