A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Past Events

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!

We will share a link to the digital copies of your photos once available....so stay tuned!

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!

WAG’s 2017 Month of Love Kissing Booth!

So many WAG supporters have stopped in at the shelter to get their photo taken kissing a kitty or smooching a pooch!

If your photo is not up yet don’t worry it will be up soon! Thank you!

Pet Photos with Santa 2016- Happy Howlidays!

WAG’s annual fundraiser, Pet Photos with Santa, was a great success! We had 97 dogs and 2 cats come out to get their howliday family photo and visit Santa!

Many former WAG dogs were on site to say hello too!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated, as well as our hosts, The Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa, the photographers – Coast Mountain Photography and Dooshi who supplied delicious treats while supporting Wag. 

A very special thank you to our wonderful volunteers:

Denise Wood

Jay and Erna Gray

Birte Jaschkowitz

Monica Stewart

Laura Scott

Jess McNaught

Thank you, Santa, for visiting the animals of Whistler!

For all the photos with Santa – click HERE!

Another amazing year at our 14th Annual K9 Wine and Dine Gala!




WAG would like to recognize and express our gratitude to everyone who made our 14th annual K9 Wine & Dine fundraising gala a huge success!
We had another sold out year with over 250 people and 140 dogs attending.

Our special thanks to:

Our partner; The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler and Regine Brucks, Justine Nichol, Naomi Pitt, Chef Bradley Cumming, Executive Sous-Chef Elliot Brass and their culinary team.

Our liquor sponsors; See Ya Later Ranch and Whistler Brewing Company.

Our K9 menu sponsors; Riverside Café and Catering and Chef Nikita Kornilov, Milestones Grill and Bar Whistler and Chef Bruce Worden, and Sugar Momma Pastries and Chef Sabrina Perfitt.

Our sponsors; Race and Company LLP Lawyers, Eagleview Veterinary Hospital, Earthsave Whistler, and McCoo’s Whistler

Our musical guest: Whistler Harp and Alison Hunter

Jeff Anderson and Dooshi, Sushi for Pets

Denise and Chad Wood

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

The photographers and videographers who donated their time and skills to the evening; Eric Poulin Photo, and Dewald Van Der Merwe.

Scotiabank for their continuing support of WAG.

And thanks to all of YOU! Our amazing guests who came out to support this incredible charity.

Total Raised: COMING SOON!

A special thank you to our dedicated volunteers who worked hard to make the evening a success:

Mallory Jensen
Tim McGuire
Suzie J
Kia Garthwaite
Sophi Pointu
Emma Baker
Lewis Robinson
Tracy McIntyre
Rohan Kehoe
Riana Brockette
Abby Majendie
Kendall Benbow
Ryan Murfitt
Kia Garthwaite
Sophi Pointu
Sam Dunbrack
Zeljka Worden
Karen Krivel
Judy Stockton
Dewald Van Der Merwe
Nikki Wilmot
Mary Browning
Dawn Minett
Megan Wastle
Nikki Caswell
Leslie Weir
Corrinne Susini
Katie Brockett
Victoria Swayze
Kirsten Reinholz
Karen Demoe
Adam Adams
Nial Morris
Kimiko Taguchi




Click HERE for red carpet photos, doggy close ups, photo booth, and more!

See you next year!