A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise




Creekbread was a huge success!

Raising Dough for Arthur was a huge success! What an amazing night! We cannot believe the amount of support that was shown for Arthur, our senior sweetheart, this past Tuesday at Creekbread restaurant, here in Whistler. We had so many amazing donations for our silent auction, and we cannot believe how quickly items were sold with [...]



Creekbread fundraiser – New prizes added!

Our Creekbread fundraiser RAISING DOUGH FOR ARTHUR is happening on TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2ND at CREEKBREAD RESTAURANT 5pm to 9pm Enjoy the BEST pizza in Whistler and win some great silent auction prizes - all proceeds will benefit Arthur and his care while he waits to find his Forever Home! Arthur is one of WAG's Compassionate [...]



Stanley’s Diary

    Stanley has gone through a lot in his short life. He was badly treated, neglected and left to roam around Mt Currie as he wished. It was a mission to catch Stan and get him into the care of WAG, where we could look after him and show him love. Stanley received no [...]



Barney’s WAG-iversary Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out and made Barney's Wag-iversary so special! We were blown away by the love and generosity of this community for our special man... Barney would like to personally thank all his supporters! Roger Barbee Sara Manlove Cori Poole Alicia Amundson Monique Joyce Denise Wood Rosina Westenhafer Gabi [...]



NEW WAG Annual Membership Packages

For only a $50 donation (less than $1 a week!), your annual WAG membership includes: -WAG Calendar or other seasonal swag -4 DIY Dog Washes at WAG's Grooming Facility -'Rescue, Adopt, Love, Forever' Re-usable Shopping Bag -WAG Bag Dispenser with Carabineer -"Rescue is my Favorite Breed" Removable Vinyl Bumper Sticker -First Mate Pet Foods Discount Coupon -Pet Secure [...]



Barney’s WAG-iversary!



Another great year with Pets and Santa!

WAG's annual fundraiser, Pet Photos with Santa, was another success! So many pups came out to tell Santa their secret wishes for the holiday, and enjoy a photo with their loving families. Many former WAG dogs were on site to say hello too! Thank you so much to everyone who participated, as well as our [...]



Purdy’s Chocolates fundraiser is back!

It's that delicious time of year again! Time for the Purdy's Chocolates Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) Christmas fundraiser. Order holiday chocolates for you (and your friends!) and help raise some money for WAG! Please support this worthy cause by clicking HERE to join the fundraiser. Once registered and logged in, you should be directed to Whistler Animals Galore [...]



Pet Photos with Santa!



Taylor’s heart surgery was a huge success!

We are thrilled to announce that Taylor has received the first successful open heart surgery on a dog in BC. After weeks of preparation, the team at Canada West Veterinary Specialists came together and performed the first successful open heart surgery in BC.  The procedure itself took less than two minutes (1 minute and 40 [...]



Pan Pacific donates over $10,000 to WAG!

"Four years of Donations to WAG; Pan Pacific Whistler donates over $10,000 to Whistler Animals Galore (Whistler, BC) This year the team at Pan Pacific Whistler Hotels have made a donation of $4,105 to WAG (Whistler Animals Galore), the Whistler animal shelter, to support the homeless animals in the Whistler area. Each time a hotel guests [...]



Help take care of Taylor!

Taylor is a four month old rottweiler mix. He was surrendered to WAG, Whistler's animal shelter, at the Animal Wellness Clinics held in Mount Currie. WAG is trying to help more animals in the community and that includes little Taylor! During the initial health check, Dr. Laura White from the Pemberton Veterinary Hospital diagnosed Taylor [...]


13th K9 Wine & Dine: What an amazing success!

What an amazing event!  Our 13th annual K9 Wine & Dine Fundraising Gala was a huge success. With over 200 guests and over 120 dogs attending, the event was a night to remember. From the "champagne" carpet walk, to the amazing food, to the huge silent auction, and beyond, this year will be hard to [...]



K9 Wine & Dine 2015 – one month away!

Our 13th annual K9 Wine & Dine gala is less than one month away! This year is going be our best one yet and staff are busy preparing for this famous event. Tickets are on sale now - there are a ton of options to choose from! Just want to come to the dinner? No [...]



Eddie Bauer loves WAG!

Eddie Bauer Whistler is now hosting WAG WEDNESDAYS! Donate a minimum of $5 to WAG and you will get 10% off your purchase - sale prices included! That's especially cool now because they are offering 25% - 40% off the ENTIRE STORE! You can also donate canned food, treats, or toys at their location too,,,Thanks [...]


Whistler-Minster Dog Day and Show – Thank you!

Last Tuesday, WAG was honored to be the charitable recipient of the first Whistler-Minster Dog Day and Show, a fundraising event hosted by Nicklaus North Golf Course on the putting green and patio at the gorgeous Table Nineteen Eatery. The weather was amazing and the sun stayed hot all afternoon for participants and spectators of [...]



Whistler-Minster Dog Day and Show!

A portion of ticket sales and all 100% of the auction proceeds will be donated to WAG! TICKETS: $25 for each human and dog. Email: info_nicklaus@golfbc.com to get yours today!



K9 Wine & Dine 2015



K9 Wine & Dine 2015: Early bird tickets on sale now!



WAG’s first Charity Challenge was a great success!

What an amazing first year for WAG’s new summer fundraiser – the Charity Challenge! Our rain dancing worked, and with Saturday came grey skies and a lot less smoke, allowing us to run our Charity Challenge Mini portion of the event: An approximate 1 km walk from the Passive House starting line to the event [...]




Where: Start: Passive House, Whistler BC Finish: Lost Lake, Whistler BC When: Saturday July 11th 9am to 1pm Create your own personal challenge for you and your dog! Get pledges, get moving, support WAG, and win amazing prizes - all with your pooch!  There will also be a costume contest, so dress to impress!  Win great prizes! All [...]



Happy Birthday Pan Pacific!

On Sunday July 5th, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre turns 10 years old. And to celebrate the event, the team at the luxury Whistler hotel has some fabulous gifts for the guests and supporters of the property. On the evening of July 5th, the names of 10 in-house guests will be drawn. Each of the [...]



Ju Jube – check out her updates!

Ju-Jube arrived at the Pemberton Veterinary Hospital in rough shape. She was suffering from an unknown injury to her pelvis, leaving her little use of her hind legs, and causing them to drag behind her. Despite this horrific injury and the pain she must have suffered, Ju-Jube is a little fighter! She still gets around, [...]



And the winners are…

Thank you to everyone who attended our Creekbread Fundraiser: Raising Dough for Olive!  Here are the winning numbers of our great raffle prizes: Roots Gift Bag: #0696663 5 Smoothies from The Naked Sprout: #0696802 See Ya Later Ranch Wine: #0282374 David's Tea Gift Bag: #0696707 Starbucks Gift Bag: #0696829 Happy Pets Pack: # 0696767 If your [...]



WAG’s Latest Critical Care Case; Gus!

  Meet Gus..He is only a year old and still a big puppy! This handsome man was hit by a car and was left without veterinary care for over a month. When he was surrendered to WAG, he was seen by the Pemberton Veterinary Hospital, where it was found he had no broken bones (thankfully) [...]



Animal Wellness Clinic Fundraiser Thank You

  Our fundraiser has finished and we are thrilled to announce that we were able to raise a total of $1335.00 for the expansion of our Animal Wellness Clinics in Mount Currie. With these funds, we will be able to provide more people with low cost spay and neuter options, expand the clinics to include [...]



Thank you Dr. Dobias and the Natural Healing team!

WAG was chosen as the lucky recipient of a fundraiser put on by Dr. Dobias and his holistic, natural healing team (http://peterdobias.com/). They ran a sale on their Karma Cleanse Super Package of natural products and a special discount on select items, with 5% of the proceeds being donated to two chosen nonprofit animal shelters; [...]



Help support our Animal Wellness Clinics!

Magpie was surrendered to WAG last summer with her puppies after being vaccinated at our Wellness Clinic. Magpie's previous puppies had died of Parvovirus, but thanks to last summer’s vaccinations, this last litter survived! Magpie and her babies, Grouse, Raven, Kestrel, Sparrow, Owl, Robin, and Osprey, are all thriving in their new Forever Homes. Raven. [...]



Last days for the Karma Cleanse!

  Don't miss the last few days for Karma Cleanse sale from Dr. Dobias Natural Healing Products! 5% of sales will be donated to local animal shelters: WAG and the Richmond Animal Protection Society, so stock up, and give back! Karma Cleanse!  



2014 Yearbooks are on sale now!

  There are soft covers available at WAG or you can order your copy in soft OR hard cover from blurb.ca, and have it delivered right to your door! Featuring gorgeous photos and memorable stories from our special alumni of 2014. Was your fur-baby adopted in 2014? Look out for their class photo! Soft Cover: [...]



Raising Dough for Olive!

  Where: Creekbread  1021 Karen Crescent, Whistler Creekside When: June 18th from 5pm to 9pm Olive came to WAG as a senior lady at 9 years old. Despite her age, she had just given birth to three tiny, healthy puppies. Unfortunately Olive was not as healthy, with major tumors on her breasts and in her vulva, as well as severely rotten teeth, and a [...]



$432 raised for Norman. Thank you!

  Thank you! Normans Garage Sale was a Huge Success! Thank you to everyone that came out to Normans Garage Sale last weekend to help raise money for his Critical Care Fund. With the help of little Troopers Snuggle Booth we raised $432 for Norman! We were blown away by your generosity and wanted to [...]



Norman’s Yard Sale!

  WAG has received so many amazing donations this past year, we thought it would be a great time to host a little Yard Sale to help raise money for Norman's Critical Care Fund! Norman came to us with a severely broken back leg which almost required amputation! Thankfully, he was able to under go [...]



Our latest Critical Care Case…

  Meet Goofy. He is a 1 year old heeler/lab cross. When he was surrendered to us he had a significant limp and we were told that Goofy was kicked by a horse over a month ago. However when our Vet took an X-ray of his leg she discovered he was limping from a gun [...]



Hippity hop…

  Guess who hopped by the shelter? The Easter Bunny has dropped off our delivery of PURDY'S CHOCOLATES! If you placed an order through our Purdy's fundraiser, we have your chocolate treats here at the shelter, ready for pick up. 8000 Nesters Road -Open 1pm to 4pm Wednesdays through Sundays  



Thank You!

The second installment of our “Save Our Tails” pub night at the Longhorn Saloon took place last Friday night, and was a great success! The final total of what was raised is still being calculated, but we would like to take this time to send massive thanks out to everyone involved and all our supporters: [...]



Thank You!

WAG would like to extend a huge thank you to Bruce and Diana Chan for their amazing donation to our special shelter...All our tails are wagging in appreciation!  



Thank You!

A massive THANK YOU to these awesome kids for collecting money for WAG! Thank you to Oliver Barrett, Seren, and Laurence Davidson - you have made a difference in the lives of these special animals!    



Our latest Critical Care Case…Lizzy!

"My names is Lizzie! I was very sick and skinny, and had a hard time finding my litter box. I am also blind.  Since I have been at WAG, I received multiple blood tests and have been diagnosed as diabetic. Now that I have been receiving regular insulin shots, I have been feeling much better! My [...]



A new friendship at WAG…

  A new friendship has blossomed at WAG! Barnes and Wrangler are new BFFs and it has helped Barney’s confidence sky rocket! Barnes has been living at WAG for almost 1 full year. He is a retired sled dog who was rescued from a sled dog kennel in the states and brought to a sled [...]




  We are so excited to announce that Henry, on the day before his amazing fundraiser was ending, has been adopted into his very own special Forever Home! His new mummy and daddy are thrilled to be part of the life of this very special little man. WAG would like to thank Dr. Laura White [...]



Have you met Wrangler?

    This guys is our latest Critical Care case - thanks again to Dr, Laura and the Pemberton vet Clinic for helping this guy out! He is the latest recipient of funds from our Help Henry campaign. We are happy to say he is recovering very well - thank you for your support!   [...]



Purdy’s fundraiser is back!

  You are invited to help support Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) by purchasing your Easter Chocolates through the Purdys Easter Fundraising Program. WAG receives a 25% of the total amount purchased through our group. To get started please click HERE  and login or register an account. Once logged in you will be directed to the [...]



WAG needs Event Volunteers!

  Love WAG? Love the excitement of helping at cool events? Can't make the weekly commitment to the shelter? WAG has the volunteer opportunity for YOU! We are currently recruiting volunteers that are event specific, who we can call when we need an enthusiastic helping hand at our fabulous fundraisers, booths, and campaigns. Please fill [...]



WAG teams up with Alpine Dogs

  WAG and Alpine Dogs, Whistler are teaming up to bring you the very best in dog walking, training, adventure hiking, and more for your current dog or the new adoption in your life. Offering post-adoption sessions, private lessons, group classes, and puppy classes, they have what you need to succeed and build a trusting, [...]



Help Henry!

  WAG's February Fundraising Campaign; Help Henry! Henry was found in terrible condition. He had been mauled by other dogs which left multiple puncture wounds all over his body, including his chest, groin, and neck, with the worst one being on his abdomen, leaving two feet of small intestine exposed and contaminated with gravel and [...]



“Loonies for Love” is back!

Will you be a Valentine for a lonely puppy or kitty this month? Our February coin box campaign, "Loonies for Love” is happening at a local business near you. Look out for our decorated coin boxes and show your love by donating your spare change to a WAG animal today! If your organization would like [...]



Reba is starting to heal!

      January 14th, 2015 When Reba first arrived at WAG she was very sore and tired... January 17th, 2015 The thick scab is starting to peel around the edges, but her poor nose is still raw and sore. She is getting very itchy! January 24th, 2015 Stitches are out and look at all [...]



~SABLE~ In loving memory…

  Sable was found in a snowy ditch, so weak and blind that she was unable to pull herself out. Thankfully a wonderful man climbed down and rescued her, carrying her to the warmth and safety of his car. When she arrived at Pemberton Veterinary, it was very clear that this senior lady was in [...]



Meet Reba; our latest Critical Care case…

   This sweet girl came to WAG after she was hit by a car; she sustained extensive injury to her head, eye, face and jaw. Poor Reba has a broken jaw, fractured teeth, swollen eye and road rash on her head and nose. Thank goodness for our amazing Vet in Pemberton! Dr. Laura and her [...]



Meet Sable…our latest Critical Care case

Meet Sable...She was found freezing and starving in a field, she was disoriented and unable to stand. A man carried her to his car where he let her warm up and called WAG. We aren’t sure how long she had been living in the field and fending for herself, we just know that had she [...]



Thank you Santa!

Santa Clause himself lent some time to WAG for our annual Photos with Santa fundraiser! It was a great success....special thanks to the Hilton for hosting and Coast Mountain Photography for some great photos. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated! Check out some of the photos here!



Thank you Emily!

Wag would like to extend a massive thank you to Emily Zimmerman for hosting such a successful fundraiser for WAG by raffling off an amazing custom pet portrait. Moose was on site to give a personal thanks to Emily when she made the long trip up to Whistler and came to the shelter. We cannot [...]



Photos with Santa!



Breaking News – Barnes is in a home!

  What an amazing couple of weeks here at WAG – the staff and volunteers can hardly believe it, but our second long term resident and special rehabilitation case – Barnes – went in to a foster home today. This wonderful couple has experience with former sled dogs, as they had already adopted a handsome [...]



Purdy’s Chocolate Fundraiser for WAG!

  Dear WAG Supporters and Chocoholics, It's that delicious time of year again! We have set up an order group with Purdy’s Fundraising Program for Christmas. If WAG manages to sell enough chocolate, then they will receive 25% of the amount sold as a donation. Pretty sweet, eh? (Pun totally intended!) Please click on this link and [...]



Breaking News…Happy is in a home!!

These past few weeks have seen some major changes for Happy and WAG staff. After she was featured in the newspaper, a wonderful young woman named Kera came to WAG wanting to know more about this special girl. She was interested in her specifically as a “project”, which was the perfect news that we were [...]



2015 WAG Calendars have arrived!

   This year we are featuring our special Critical Care cases of the 2014 year. These animals were in medical distress when they arrived at WAG, and thanks to the support of our amazing donors, WAG was able to provide these special animals the treatment they need to be healthy and happy and adopted into [...]



Hoop Love Whistler loves WAG!

  Join Toni Smith and Nolita Ananda in a fun, unique and dynamic hula-hoop event!Located in the stunning ishkin room at the Squamish Lil'wat Center, we are spreading the fun and exuberance of hoopdance with the Whistler Community.Open to everyone, we are offering workshops, hoopjams and a performance showcase. If you're a total beginner hooper [...]



Win a Custom Pet Portrait!

  Emily Zimmerman is an accomplished artist, specializing in custom pet portraits. She recently suffered the loss of her beloved WAG dog, Yukon, and in his memory, has decided to host a fundraiser for WAG, raffling off a gorgeous custom pet portrait. WAG is honoured to be the recipient of this generous donation - thank you [...]



Happy’s Diary – volume 2

November 5th, 2014 Well Diary, it has been a whole year since my arrival at this amazing place called WAG, and more than 5 months since I have been living it up in foster care while I wait for my perfect match. I have done so many amazing things! I was going to write them [...]



Thank you from WAG! K9 Wine & Dine 2014

WAG would like to extend our deepest thanks to the many people and organizations that supported us is this year’s K9 Wine & Dine fundraising event during Woof Weekend at the Westin Resort and Spa, Whistler. With all proceeds benefitting this special animal shelter, we are happy to announce that thank to your support, we [...]



Summit Lodge tweets for WAG!

Follow the Summit Lodge on Twitter, and they will donate 0.50 cents for every new follower... Check out more info here or follow them HERE! Thank you Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel



Thank You TAG!

WAG would like to say a HUGE thank you to The Adventure Group and their amazing team for treating the hardworking staff of the animal shelter to a day of team building on the zip lines of Super Fly! Our fantastic guides shows us the 'ropes' and made it an incredible day for everyone...thank you [...]



Woof Weekend and K9 Wine & Dine 2014!

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler is pleased to invite you and your dog to enjoy a weekend of invigorating activities and restful nights benefitting WAG! Woof Weekend, taking place Oct. 17-19, includes three days of special activities created especially for you and your four-legged friend, including WAG's annual K9 Wine & Dine. Visit our [...]



Thank You!

WAG would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone that was involved with our first annual ‘Wag and the Pan Pacific Whistler present Dog Days of Summer” fundraiser! We had a great day with amazing weather and lots of people and pups came out to lend their support to this unique, not for [...]



~In Loving Memory~

Maggie was a sweet girl who came to WAG in desperate need of medical care as she had a huge infected tumor on her leg and was pregnant, but bleeding. The wonderful staff of the Pemberton Vet Clinic removed her lump and we were thrilled that her cancer had not spread, however the bleeding and [...]



WAG has new hours!

  WAG is a little short staffed and having a very busy summer!  In order to provide the best care for our animals, the highest chances for successful adoptions, and the most awesome fundraisers, WAG is now closed EVERY MONDAY to the public.  Adoption will be possible by appointment. WAG will also be closed to the public on [...]



WAG Wednesdays at Riverside Resort!

  Riverside Resort is hosting WAG Wednesdays all summer long! Each and every Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm there will be hotDOGS for sale, by donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to help the homeless animals in our community, and beyond! If you make a donation to this special animal shelter, you [...]



WAG and Pan Pacific Whistler present ‘Dog Days of Summer!’

  Join us on August 23rd for an amazing new summer fundraiser!  We will have a BBQ, bake sale, dog grooming, booths, games, raffles, and more!  Bring your family (and that includes your dog!) down for a day of summer fun, all while supporting the best shelter around. August 23rd, 2014 11am - 4pm See [...]



Notice of The Annual General Meeting




Volunteers Needed!

  WAG still needs to fill 7 more location assignments in order to qualify for the $1000 donation from Ironman!! CLICK HERE to sign up! The shift is from 5pm to midnight on July 27th, and the role is Run Course Pointer. It is really easy and fun, and you can bring a friend to join you. [...]



Thank you!

  A big thank you to Miss Harvey, a very generous little girl who donated money raised at her birthday party to WAG!  Otto is feeling much better after his operation, thanks to you!



Otto’s dental procedure

  This past week, our senior boy, Otto, received his much anticipated and needed dental procedure. This poor boy was surrendered to WAG at 12 years old with many health problems. His teeth were rotting and infected and he desperately needed a major dental procedure. He had also been on antibiotics in the weeks leading [...]



Kaede Gossman; what a kid!

  This generous young man donated money to WAG instead of giving out goodie-bags at his birthday party! We are always so impressed when young people make the decision to give back to a charity, and help those in need. His donation will help cover the costs of Otto’s major dental procedure. Thank You Kaede!!



In honor of Olga DeMan…

  WAG would like to send a very special thank you to the friends and family of Olga DeMan, who generously donated in her memory through our Memorial Donation Program: Diana Rochon Ron DeMan Grace Gyselinck The Schlosberg’s Your donations will help cover the costs of animals in medical distress. This past year, WAG has [...]



Grade 3 class from the Waldorf School builds for WAG dogs!

Check out these awesome kids! They had a building project and decided to give back by building some great dog houses for WAG! Thank you so much for your support and generosity...



‘Whistler Junk Guys’ support WAG!

  The Whistler Junk Guys are a new business in Whistler that specializes in garbage a junk removal for locals and businesses.  They will also be doing weekly Whistler clean-ups to make this community more beautiful and clean! And the best part? From every job they do, $1 will be donated to WAG!   So start [...]



Happy’s Diary

Happy was the feral dog that was living on the streets of Pemberton for almost a year. Residents of Pemberton would leave food out for her and she would often play with their dogs but no one could catch her. She came to WAG after she was finally caught by Pemberton bylaw. Happy is getting [...]



Otto – Our latest Critical Care Case…

  Otto is 12 years old, going on 13…He is a Norwegian Elk Hound who spent his whole life with one family that he thought would take care of him FOREVER. Unfortunately his family let him down, and they surrendered Otto to us as a senior dog with many health problems. He has not seen [...]



Whistler Shuttle gives locals a deal and WAG a ‘paw’!

Check out what these nice folks are doing for our WAG animals! "Hello! Were happy to announce that we now offer a Whistler Locals Rate with our shuttle service to/from the Airport & Downtown. To help promote this new service, ALL TICKET SALES for the rest of May will be Donated to Whistler Animals Galore(WAG)! [...]



Thank You Creekbread!

Thank you Creekbread and everyone who came out and supported WAG at our pizza fundraiser! We had an amazing night of fabulous music by Josh Bailey (thank you Josh!) delicious pizza, and some amazing raffle prizes too! Thank you so much to the staff of Creekbread, our wonderful WAG volunteers – Birte, Stacey, Katie, and [...]



Thank you Re-Build It Centre!

The Re-Build It Centre in Function Junction helped WAG afford these new patio stones for our dog run! It keeps our dogs, their houses, and beds up out of the muddy spots! Thanks so much for helping to improve the lives of our special shelter dogs...



Thank you for our NEW dog houses…and so much more!

These wonderful people from Victoria heard we were looking for new dog houses, and went above and beyond for WAG - Grant and Tobias helped their two special huskies, Lulu and Haiku, get some friends together and make these three beautiful, cedar shingled dog houses! They packed up the truck, and many more people came [...]



WAG TV episode 2 – shelter life at WAG

Learn the variety of ways that WAG staff and volunteers help keep our shelter animals exercised, stimulated, and enriched, while they stay at the shelter...  



WAG hosts a booth at WSSF’s Dog Fest 2014

WAG hosted a booth at WSSF's Dog Fest this year, and though it was a wee bit chilly, that didn't stop WAG supporters from coming out and giving back to this special animal shelter here in Whistler! Day 1 went great! Despite the brisk wind, the WAG booth stayed on the ground and looked awesome. [...]



Thank You Whistler Day Spa!

  The Whistler Day Spa hosted ‘Wax for WAG” this past month, and it was a great success, raising some much needed bones for the special animals of WAG!  Thank you so much to owner, Stacey Gaff, and all the staff and patrons of the Whistler Day Spa. Now bring on Summer!



Pizza for WAG!

Creekbread is hosting a fundraiser night for WAG! A portion of each pizza sold that night will go to the needy cats and dogs of WAG. There will also be great prizes, a hand-made WAG mural, and special musical guest: Josh Bailey! Join us... May 13th, 2014 Creekbread - 2021 Karen Crescent, Whistler, BC Come hungry [...]



Whistler Happy Pets raffles for WAG at Dog Fest!

WOW! Check out what Whistler Happy Pets is doing at Dog Fest! You guys are amazing - Thank you so much! "Exciting news! This year we will be at DogFest doing a gift basket raffle of awesome doggy treats, supplies and toys with 100% of the proceeds going to Whistler Animals Galore - WAG. That's [...]



A Look Back…

We at WAG just wanted to take a moment to commemorate the number of former sled dogs that came through WAG and were adopted out through this organization and the BC SPCA. In early 2012, in the wake of the 2010 mass slaughter of dogs at a now closed sled dog kennel, WAG was asked [...]



Whistler Day Spa hosts Wax for WAG!

Spend the day at the spa! Whistler Day Spa is hosting Wax for WAG on Tuesday April 15, 2014 - all the proceeds from the days waxing appointments will be donated to the homeless animals of the Whistler Animal Shelter! Stacey Gaff, owner, will be onsite and volunteering her time for the day so don't [...]



We made the front page!

Last week, the wonderful staff of the Question, Whistlers award winning newspaper, featured WAG's many critical care cases and our need for funding to replenish our Critical Care Fund, as well as our need for adopters, as we are currently at capacity for dogs.  We would like to send a HUGE thank you to The Question for featuring our special [...]



Welcome to WAG TV!

Welcome to our first episode of WAG TV!  These segments will feature a different aspect of WAG and all that we do, such as our special animals, upcoming events, campaigns, the latest news, and more...Follow us on YouTube!



Lexie is making great progress!

Lexie is our sweet mother who came in starving and emaciated, with two different kinds of internal parasites, trying to keep her puppies alive. She only weighed 69 lbs, which is not much for a large breed like her. Though she still has some ways to go, we are thrilled that she has been gaining; [...]



Thank You Summer!

This wonderful WAG supporter saw Lexie and her puppies on our Facebook page and that she needed care and support.  This amazing girl decided to help Lexie and her family by gathering donations for her birthday, rather than gifts!  We are always so thankful and impressed by generous souls like Summer, and we appreciate it [...]



WAG needs adopters!

WAG is currently at capacity for dogs so we are asking for your help to find our wonderful current dogs their Forever Homes! If you are interested in adoption, we want to hear from you! Check out our available dogs here and contact adoptions@whistlerwag.com or 604-935-8364 for more information or to book an appointment with [...]



Thank you for making WAG your Valentine!

Thank you to everyone who made WAG animals their Valentine this February and donated to our coin boxes and our Loonies for Love campaign! We also couldn't do it without the wonderful organizations that host our boxes - look for one near you! Thank you for your support!



Save Our Tails: A ‘wagging’ success!

WAG would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in our most recent fundraiser, Save Our Tails! The event was a huge success, raising $1124.49 for WAG animals in need…A special thanks to our host, the Longhorn Saloon, as well as our talented musical guests; Kostaman and The Sociables – we [...]



Do you love chocolate AND helping animals? Then this is for you!

WAG has set up an order group with Purdy’s Fundraising Program for Easter.  If WAG manages to sell enough chocolate, we will receive 25% of the amount sold as a donation.  Pretty sweet, eh? (Pun totally intended!) Please click HERE and use your existing log in information, or register a new account: Once registered and logged in, [...]



WAG’s Yearbook – On Sale Now

WAG's Yearbook - 2013 Get your copy of WAG's 2013 Yearbook today - Meet the animals and read their stories - see what a difference our shelter makes in these precious lives every day! On Sale Now! Preview the first few pages and order your copy today: Whistler Animals Galore Society WAG by 2013



Thank You!

This wonderful WAG-supporter gathered donations for our homeless dogs and cats instead of presents for his birthday! We here at WAG are so amazed and appreciative of these amazing and generous people and can’t thank you enough! Your support directly helps to save the lives of animals in need in the entire Sea to Sky [...]



Save Our Tails!

Our next fundraiser! There are many dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, starving, cold, and barley surviving right now - WAG needs your help to bring them in from the cold and save their lives! Join us on February 27th for an evening of music and dancing, drinks and fun, all while supporting this great [...]



WAG introduces new Drop-In Volunteer Program

We would just like to take a moment to spread the word about our new daily Drop-In Volunteer Program. Up until recently, it has been primarily focused on dog walking. Though this can be a great help to some dogs, the shelter has many animals undergoing rehabilitation that may not be suitable for interactions with [...]



Lady Ashley: Retired sled dog adopted at 16 years old!

Ashley worked hard as a sled dog her whole life!  She retired, and was living at a kennel with many other dogs.  As she got older, however, kennel life became too tough for this old girl.  She needed a good bath, a warm indoors, and regular treatment and medication for her skin infection, arthritis, and [...]



WAG volunteers win Best of Whistler 2013!

WAG volunteers are the BEST, and now its OFFICIAL! Check out The Piques Best of Whistler's favourite volunteers: "FAVOURITE VOLUNTEER: WAG VOLUNTEERS All volunteers get a special shout-out in this new Best of Whistler category because Whistler just wouldn't be Whistler if not for the volunteers. They are what make this town tick whether it's [...]



NEW! WAG Has Toques!

NEW! WAG Has Toques! Toques - NEW this year! Available Now!  Stay even WARMER in your cozy WAG hoodie by pairing it with a stylish WAG toque!  You will look great on the slopes and show everyone what a great WAG supporter you are! $20 minimum donation.



WAG Golf Balls are here!

WAG Golf Balls are here! WAG has a limited supply of custom designed golf balls available - the perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas! Only $5 minimum donation for a package of three. For more WAG Swag, click here!



Give the Gift of Membership this Holiday Season

Give the Gift of Membership... Becoming a WAG member means directly helping the animals of our shelter. Give the gift of life this Holiday season!



WAG’s 2014 Happy Tails Calendars have arrived!

WAG's 2014 Happy Tails Calendars have arrived! ON SALE NOW - only a $20 minimum donation and all proceeds go to our animals... This year we asked the families of former WAG cats and dogs to submit photos and stories about what makes their pet's "Happy Tail" so special!  We were thrilled by the response [...]



Black Hoodies have arrived!

Black WAG Hoodies Have Arrived! These elegant black hoodies will look great with anything and keep you cozy all winter long.  Warm and soft, stylish and of good quality, they make the perfect Christmas gift this holiday season; only $35 and all proceeds benefit WAG! Become a WAG Member - Get a Hoodie! If you're thinking [...]



WAG on CTV News with our retired sled dogs!

WAG's sled dogs on CTV News! Pancake and Hooters made a big trip to the city where they met Penny Stone, employee of the Whistler Sled Dog Co., for their TV debut on CTV News!  Both girls were very well behaved, and we could not have been more proud!  After spending their lives outside, and [...]


K9 Wine & Dine 2013!

A howling success! WAG's 11th annual K9 Wine & Dine fundraiser was held on Saturday September 14th at Four Seasons Resort Whistler. The venue looked gorgeous, the food was amazing, the music was perfect, and everyone had an amazing time! And the best part? The money raised for the cats and dogs of WAG!   WAG would [...]



WAG Needs Nesters Points!

Due to a very high number of animals so far this year, WAG is in desperate need of more Nesters Points. We would like to thank Nesters Market Whistler for supporting WAG for almost 15 years. Thanks to the donation of points by Nesters customers, WAG is able to purchase over $10,000 worth of supplies [...]



WAG’s 2014 Happy Tail Calendar Contest!

Introducing...WAG's 2014 Happy Tails Calendar Contest! Send us your most beautiful picture of your former WAG animal, and a short write-up about how AWESOME there lives are now, and what makes their Happy Tail so special! We will be accepting submissions for the month of August.  (DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7TH!) Winners and runners-up will be [...]



Meet Mya…Our Latest Critical Care Dog

Our latest Critical Care Case Mya is an 8 month old German Shepherd Puppy who came to WAG last week after she fell from the back of a moving pickup truck and was dragged down a dirt road because she was tied in. Her owner couldn't afford the expensive vet bills and surrendered her to [...]



WAG Dog Wash a Soapy Success!

WAG held our annual doggy wash fundraiser on Saturday July 20th. It was a fantastic day for a dog wash and now Whistler has the cleanest dogs around. A special thank you to our dedicated volunteers who spent the day raising money for WAG: Wendy, Sheila, Diana, Suzie, Lynn, Bruce, Courtney, Lisa. Thank you to [...]



WAG’s Charity Golf Fundraiser

WAG's Charity Golf Fundraiser WAG Celebrates Father's Day with WAG's first Charity Golf Fundraiser! The weather behaved and stayed beautiful, ensuring a successful day on the green at our first Annual Charity Golf Fundraiser. Spirits were high as everyone enjoyed the challenges and rewards of the gorgeous Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf course. With two WAG [...]


Congratulations Beaver!

Congratulations Beaver! Beaver is a very special girl, and well-loved by all who know her.  A former sled-dog and 8 years old, she was very shy and nervous when she first came to the shelter.  Everything was new to her, as she had never left the remote site of the sled dog company before.  With [...]


Dog Fest: A barking good time!

Dog Fest: A barking good time! WAG's Dog Fest 2013, held during the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, was a huge success!  We had many visitors, both human and k9 alike, come by our booth, and the dogs enjoyed some yummy food samples from our amazing sponsor, First Mate Pet Foods. Many pups also came by [...]


Limited Edition WAG Volcom Hats – now available!

Limited Edition WAG Volcom Hats - now available! Check out these amazing, custom designed, limited edition Volcom hats!  With a wide variety of stylish deisgns, these hats will keep you looking sharp, while supporting your favorite animal shelter; WAG!  They are only $20 (minimum donation), and all proceeds go to helping the dogs and cats of WAG. [...]


NEW WAG Membership Packages!

NEW WAG Membership Packages! Annual memberships are only $60 and include so much stuff!! Keep warm and cozy on those cool nights in an authentic WAG hoodie, your choice of size and color, winter grey or crisp navy blue.  Make every month a great month with a 2013 WAG Calendar, filled with gorgeous photos and happy tails [...]


Vote for WAG!

Vote for WAG! Petfinder and The Animal Rescue site have teamed up to offer Canadian Petfinder members (thats WAG!) the chance to WIN one of five $1000 Grants!! But WE NEED YOUR VOTES!! Click  HERE to vote, and show your love for WAG today!  Don't forget to vote tomorrow too!!  Voting ends Sunday, April 28th, 2013.


WAG Magnets for sale

WAG Magnets for sale WAG now has MAGNETS available! Only $3 for the small and $5 for the large - get yours today! ALL proceeds go to our AMAZING animals!



Kuranda Bed Drive!

Kuranda Bed Drive! Give the GIFT OF COMFORT to a shelter pet: DONATE A KURANDA BED! You can make a world of difference in a homeless pet's life by donating a Kuranda bed to WAG! These amazing beds keep pets comfortable and dry off the hard floor! Easy to keep clean and odor free. Last [...]



Loonies for Love!

Loonies for Love!   February is 'LOONIES FOR LOVE' at WAG! Look out for our Valentines themed coin boxes in locations around Whistler, and show WAG pups and kitties some love this month by donating your change or bills!


Get 50% off your outstanding Parking Tickets!

Get 50% off your outstanding Parking Tickets! From February 1st to February 28th, come into Municipal Hall and settle your outstanding parking tickets at 50% off!  This offer applies to tickets that are older than 30 days. The RMOW will donate $5 from every ticket payment recieved from this program to WAG! Payments can be [...]


Southside Diner helps out WAG!

Southside Diner helps out WAG! Hey coffee lovers!! Want a little more out of your bevvy? The Southside Diner in Creekside is generously donating $0.50 from every take-out coffee, latte, cappuccino, etc to WAG! So drink up on the go, and support our pups and kitties today! Posted: Friday, February 01, 2013



WAG Holiday Gift Giving

WAG Holiday Gift Giving Every day dogs, puppies, cats and kittens come to WAG for help. This holiday season we would like to enable people to help the animals in the season of giving. By choosing one some of our WAG Holiday Gifts you are immediately helping the animals. So this holiday, please consider giving [...]



K9 Wine & Dine – A Night at the Oscars

K9 Wine & Dine - A Night at the Oscars Whistler Question | Brandon Barret Reports on the event. Let's face it, most dogs have atrocious table manners. They never wait to their turn, constantly get fur in your cabernet and have yet to establish the difference between salad and dessert forks. Nevertheless, Whistler Animals [...]



A Star Shining over Whistler

A Star Shining over Whistler On Friday September 21st Stellar went missing from his new home, this initiated an immediate reaction by the Whistler Community as everyone pulled together to search for the beloved Stellar. It is with our deepest regrets that we are informing you that Stellar was found deceased by the side of [...]


Shaw TV Comes to WAG

Shaw TV Comes to WAG Whistler Animal Shelter's Matchmaker Program helps you adopt the animal that best suits your life style and personality. As every person is different, every animal is different and your relationship will be most rewarding when you find that special best friend that shares your life. Please view the video below [...]



Fire Fighters help with WAG Doggy Wash

FIre Fighters help with WAG Doggy Wash DOG WASH FUNDRAISER FOR WHISTLER ANIMAL SHELTER HOSTED BY THE WHISTLER FIRE HALL Be one of the lucky ones with a smokin' clean dog strutting around Whistler Village! Not only can you have your furry friend squeeky clean; if you come early you may also have your dog's [...]



For the Love of Dogs Event at Moe Joe’s

For the Love of Dogs Event at Moe Joe's Once again Moe Joe's has welcomed the dog lovers of Whistler to join them in an evening of great music and unbelievable auction item opportunities. The community of Whistler has come together to offer some incredible auction items, such as heli ski trips, afternoon at the [...]


Dogs get red carpet treatment at Wine and Dine

Jennifer Miller jmiller@whistlerquestion.com A couple of years ago at the Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) K9 Wine and Dine fundraiser, local resident Jennifer Cole discovered her 10-year-old Chesapeake Bay retriever, named Cosby, sitting up in one of the dining room chairs at the Hilton. He sat there for about an hour, taking in the auction portion [...]


Halloween going to the dogs

Jennifer Miller jmiller@whistlerquestion.com If you're like most people who get email forwards from friends this time of year, you know from the photos in those emails that some of the most creative and hilarious Halloween costumes are made for dogs. You just can't go wrong with a pooch dressed up like Darth Vader, Superman or [...]

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