A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Past Events

Rescue Ale WAG Party – All Dogs Welcome!


What an amazing night!

Thank you to the Whistler Brewing Co. for including us in this unique Rescue Ale campaign and hosting a party in honor of their amazing Rescue Session Ale and WAG - We were presented with a check for the proceeds that this special beer has brought in so far - a whopping $5000! 

Thank you to everyone who came out and participated and entered our raffle - we are honored to be a part of this unique experience and have so much amazing community support - we can't wait for the next brew!

You and your pup are invited!

Join us and The Whistler Brewing Company to celebrate our four-legged friends and the release of their Rescue Session Ale. $1 from every 16oz Rescue ISA sold will be donated to WAG to support our amazing rescue and shelter efforts. All dogs are welcome!

Also: Live music from Gordo Rutherford and a giant cheque presentation to WAG for the past few months of Rescue sales!

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WIN Whistler Pride SNOWBALL26 Tickets!

WAG's Critical Care Fund saved Bruno's life. WAG would have had to turn Bruno away and with no one to help him, he may have been euthanized. WAG needs to replenish our Critical Care Fund that saved Bruno's life so that we can continue to say 'Yes!' to animals in medical distress in 2018.

Donate and enter to WIN: TWO TICKETS to Whistler Whistler Pride’s final night of celebration – SNOWBALL26! 


Pet Photos with Santa!

Pet Photos with Santa 2017!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend Pet Photos with Santa and support WAG! It was a day full of holiday cheer and good memories.

A HUGE THANK YOU to the Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa for the perfect venue.

Our supporters who donated silent auction items and sponsors:

Hollow Tree Candles
X-treme Organics
Nester's Marketplace

Our amazing volunteers:

Nikki, Corrine, and Denise

and Santa for making this fun festive day possible!

CLICK HERE for your digital copy!

Help Give WAG a Christmas

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Interactive Cat Items

Interactive Cat Toys keep our indoor cats mentally and physically stimulated! This leads to happier, healthier cats and kittens 

freedom harness

Freedom Harnesses

Freedom Harnesses are very similar to Easy Walk Harnesses, but they allow for the option of a back clip and more adjustability for different body types. For anyone that has ever walked or seen a WAG dog out and about, we love the non-invasive front leader option, with the secondary back clip option for those who do not need the front clip.

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Dog Bones & Chews

Most dogs love to chew on a yummy bone, it's natural! Shelter dogs are no different, and because they may have less access to stimulating things than a dog that lives in a good home, bones become especially important at WAG for entertainment, calming, gum stimulation, and more. 
Bones and chews we love: Bully Sticks, Churpi Durka Yak Milk Chews, Pigs Ears, Salmon Skin...


Chevron or Husky Gas Cards

From specialized veterinary appointments to events, WAG occasionally needs to travel in the name of animal rescue! Your donation of a gas card will help us get there!

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Swinging Door Baby Gates

Baby gates are a daily part of life at WAG, as many pet owners will understand! We have just recently discovered to joys of Swinging Door Baby Gates, which eliminates the need to always be hopping over top of them - what an invention! 

We are now looking to permanently install them in many of our doorways, to help keep our dogs and cats safe!

The cats and dogs at WAG have put together a wish list for the hoooowwwlidays! They have lots of toys and treats on their wishlist as well as some things to improve their temporary home at the shelter.

If you purchase something from WAG'S Wish List and bring it to the shelter on Saturday, December 16th or Sunday, December 17th anytime between 1pm - 4pm, you can present your gift to a WAG animal (in Christmas apparel) and have your photo taken!

Have your photo taken with them, add your gift to our Christmas tree, and watch for updates from WAG on Christmas Day when the shelter animals (with the help of staff!) will open their gifts!

Photos will be posted at the end of each day for your downloading pleasure!

Tax receipts will be available for items purchased over $20 (before tax) with the original receipt.

Thank you for your support!

k9 Wine & Dine 2017 Wrap Up!

What an unforgettable night!

WAG would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who supported the 15th Annual K9 Wine and Dine Fundraising Gala!

We were humbled by the generosity we received from the people and businesses of the Sea to Sky Corridor community. This fundraiser means so much to WAG and our supporters - it raises the necessary money for the many animals in our care but also helps raise awareness of animal welfare throughout all our communities. The success of this event demonstrates that WAG has the support of these communities and your support means more than you will ever know - we are very grateful.

We would like to extend particular thanks to:

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler and Regine Varley and Naomi Pitt, our partners, heroes, and supporters; without you, none of this would be possible.

First Mate Pet Foods for supporting us on a daily basis in endless ways!

Scotiabank for your financial support and volunteer support – you always make such a difference to this event.

Nesters Market for your regular and ongoing support in so many ways.

All our generous donors who contributed to an amazing silent auction.

Bubbles Dog Spa
Denise and Chad Wood
Chad Wood Construction
Benji Wood
RC Pet Products
Siberian Sandbox
Whistler Pilates
Coast Mountain Veterinary Hospital
Coastal Mountain Excavations
Armchair books
Delta Hotels
Timothy Hoey, Artist
122 West
Bounce Acrobatics
Home Hardware
Lodging Ovations
Yuk Yuks
Big Sky Golf & Country Club
Nita Lake, Aura restaurant
Olives Marketplace
Peak Performance
Red Door Bistro
Rimrock Café
Canadian Wilderness Adventures
The Adventure Group
Whistler Bungee
Whistler Sports Legacy
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Scandinave Spa
Vida Spa
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Summit Lodge
The Tigers Paw
Yogacara Whistler
Caveman Grocer
Samurai Sushi
Bravo Dog
Dr. Dobias Natural Healing
Eagleview veterinary hospital
First Mate Pet Foods
Gibbons Hospitality
Happy Pets
Nicklaus North Golf Course
Tanya De Leeuw, photographer
Vanessa Stark, artist
Starbucks, Crystal Lodge
Ruby Tuesdays Accessories
Tobias Lawrence, Hollow Tree Candles
Dooshi, Sushi for Pets
Twin Trees Veterinary Clinic & Pet Boutique
Walks n Wags Pet First Aid
Be Beauty
Vancouver Theater Sports League
Nesters Pharmacy Team
Bear Paw Yoga
Forged Axe Throwing
Coast Mountain Brewing Company
Il Cane Collection
Pemberton Stables
Whistler Film Festival
Mount Currie Coffee Co
Pemberton Race Track
Pemberton Dog Ranch
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival
Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration
Escape! Whistler
Sea to Sky Gondola
Pins and Needles Tattoo
Whistler Tattoo Company
Whistler Naturals
Dave Petko, Artist
Jessie McNaught, Photographer
Eco Pup Pet Products
Audain Art Museum
Eric Poulin Photography
RMOW Bylaw
Amy Lobb Photography
Rope Runner Arial Adventure Park
Independent Grocery
Scenic Route Collection
Dashing Dawgs
Pemberton Veterinary Hospital
Andrea Mueller, artist
Creekside Market
Meadow Park Sports Centre
Deann Palmer
Fathom Stone Art Gallery
Lexy the Elderbull
Jen Biberdorf
Farfalla Hair & Esthetics
Extremely Canadian

A special thank you to our event sponsors:

Dooshi, Sushi for Pets
Eagleview Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Dobias Natural Healing

Our wine and beer sponsors:

See Ya Later Ranch
The Whistler Brewing Company

Our K9 menu sponsors:
Riverside Café and Catering and Chef Nikita Kornilov
Milestones Grill and Bar Whistler and Chef Bruce Worden
The Flour Pot and Chef Lisa Vertefeuille

Thank you to:

The Golden Threads Trio, featuring Kostaman, Monty Biggins and Jacquino: Our amazing musical guests who engaged and entertained our supporters.

Rebecca Robbins: The photographer who donated her time and talents to the evening.

Tara O’Doherty and Head Wound Productions: The MC’s who kept us entertained and informed.

Bridget Duckworth: Our talented Featured Artist of the event.

Our guest of honor, Tater Tot, and her escort, Holly Nunn.

Whistler Balloon Works for your beautiful balloons that helped decorate the stage and celebrate 15 years of this unique event.


We would like to extend a very special thank you to our hardworking and dedicated volunteers of the night. It is because of you, we are able to do this!

Mallory Jesnsen
Leslie Weir
Tim McGuire
Kira Tomcheck
Stefanie Tomcheck
Mairin Macdonald
Hayley Ingman
Kristin Hillhouse
Alexandra Beech
Riana Brocket
Paul Charman
Helena Charman
Amy Bufton
Cate Lombard
Elise Williamson
Andie Hipwood
Regina Garvin
Mairin Macdonald
Suzie Jones
Megan Wastle
Amy Lobb
Amanda Holmes
Suzanna Gaunt
Kiane Gaunt
Jessica Richardson
Allaster Stanford and partner
Victoria Swayze
Karen Demoe
Stephanie Ejutemieden
SooWon Chung
Nial Morris
Roxanne Joe
Jayne Darby
Cheryl Bates

And of course, thank you to all our guests, human and k9! See you next year!

Get Inked!

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We hope you took this amazing opportunity to Get Inked for WAG at the Whistler Tattoo Company because this awesome campaign is officially over!

Thank you to everyone who participated, and to Kelsey and Ryan and the whole Whistler Tattoo Company team for hosting this fun and unique experience.

More thanks and totals raised, so stay tuned!


Pet portraits: minimum $300. 25% to WAG

Flash:  $300 plus . 25% to WAG

Flash: $80 - $299  50% to WAG

Pets name: 50% to WAG

Cat/Dog Silhouettes: 50% to WAG

WAG’s Easter Chocolate Fundraiser


THANK YOU to everyone who participated in WAG's Easter Chocolate Fundraiser!

Because of you WAG raised $387.31!!

Your delicious Purdy's Chocolates will be ready for pick up starting April 7th - Just in time for Easter!

Thank you for your support!

Asher’s Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who participated in Asher's Fundraiser! We reached 28% of our fundraising goal - woohoo!


I am a 12-year-old male kitty. I am now living at WAG, a not for profit animal shelter located in Whistler BC who rescues cats and dogs from the entire Sea to Sky Corridor.

I was left unsupervised with a large teenage dog who didn't know how to act around cats and suffered a painful broken leg! But the worst part was that I was left without the necessary surgery for ELEVEN DAYS...Thankfully WAG's Critical Care Fund was there to help, and I was able to have my operation, just in time - they saved my leg!

WAG is now asking for your help to replenish their Critical Care Fund, which was there to help me in my time of need. We are hoping you will help us reach our goal of $3000 which will cover the cost of my surgery, medications, and aftercare.

Though the surgery was a success and amputation was avoided, the delay in my treatment resulted in a more complicated surgery and a much longer healing process. It even means my leg will be a few millimeters shorter than the other, leaving me with a permanent limp.



*WAG staff suggest going slow with dog and cat introductions to ensure everyone's safety and always be there to supervise.

To sweeten the deal, I have found some GREAT PRIZES that will hopefully encourage you to donate!

For each donation, you will be ENTERED TO WIN:


$20 TO $49:

  • A Kitty Gift Basket filled with fun cat treats and toys!
  • WAG Swag!

$50 TO $99

  • $40 gift certificate to Whistler Happy Pets!
  • Two-week trial pass to Loka Yoga!
  • Authentic WAG Photo Book!

$100 AND OVER:

  • 2 bath passes to the Scandinave Spa, Whistler
  • 1 bottle of Pinto Noir from See Ya Later Ranch Winery!
  • Authentic WAG Photo Book!

WAG’s Spring Fling Photo Contest


And that's a wrap!

WAG's Spring Fling Photo Contest is now closed.

Everyone who participated helped raise $690 for the shelter, thank you so much!

Winners will be announced May 6th.

Also, be sure to vote for your favorite photo for Peoples Choice Award!

Contest photos can be found in the Spring Fling Photo Contest album.

February is our Month of LOVE!


Each Saturday for the month of February, come on down to WAG! For a $5 donation, you can Smooch a Pooch or Kiss a Kitty and have your photo taken!

(Subject to kissable animals:)



“Baby, it’s COLD outside!” Creekbread Fundraiser!

Tuesday February 21st, 5pm to 9pm

Pizza, prizes, and silent auction!

Click HERE to see some event photos!


During the month of February Ascent Wellness, Massage Therapy, and Aromatherapy is donating $5 from every Massage and Acupuncture service to WAG’s Month of Love! The perfect Valentines gift for your loved one! 


Be a Valentine for a shelter animal! Look for one of our specially decorated donation boxes at a local business near you…


For the entire month of February Pins & Needles will donate $5 from every piercing and Tattoo reg priced service! If you have been thinking of getting a tattoo or piercing, book for February! 


On February 28th, Catherine Mazza, Assistant Manager at WAG, will take over the Whistler FM studio! Listen in while we chat about WAG and enjoy a staff selected song list.


For the month of February, they will be donating a percentage of their net sales to WAG! Why book with them? They are professional, environmentally responsible, efficient, understand the construction industry inside and out and they LOVE animals. It’s a win-win – schedule a pick-up today!