A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Past Events

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!

Whistler-Minster Dog Show Recap!

To all of our amazing sponsors and supporters, thank you so much for participating in the 2nd Annual Whistler Minster Dog Day & Show at Nicklaus North Golf Course!

What a great day.. with beautiful weather, amazing auction items, and lots of entertainment!

The final results from the event are in!  We registered 26 dogs and 67 humans and raised a total of $1800.00 for Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) through 100% of Silent Auction items, and proceeds from our ticket sales.  This is $800 more from the previous year, which is fantastic!

So a big THANK YOU again.  We couldn’t have done this event without your support

Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 15th for the 3rd annual! (Subject to change).  

2nd Annual Whistler Minster Dog Day and Show

Sea to Sky Dogs!
Join us on Tuesday, August 16th for 3 hours of fun on the patio at Table Nineteen Lakeside Eatery! Sit at the table and enjoy homemade culinary treats with your owners before participating in a dog show on the putting green!

THIS Tuesday! August 16th, 2-5PM
Dog Show 2:30-4PM | Awards 4PM

Featuring our MC of the show, local comedian Jonathan Baum!

Events include:
– Best Trick
– Recall Relay
– Fastest speed through the agility course & more!

Silent Auction on the Patio with100% of proceeds to WAG (Whistler Animals Galore)! Also, special appearance by the Westin’s K9 Wine & Dine Gala!

Lots of fun dog prizes to be won!

Tickets: $25 for each human and dog; to be purchased in advance by emailing info_nicklaus@golfbc.com
Extra humans are $20 each; extra dogs are $10 each

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors & supporters!
Whistler Animals’ Galore, Coast Mountain Veterinary Services, Whistler’s Fun For Dogs, Purebread, Whistler Dog Walkers, Shampooch, Cycle Dog, Whistler Happy Pets, The Westin Resort & Spa Whistler, Jonathan Baum, DavidsTea, Alpine Dogs, First Mate, Whistler Olympic Park