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04/17/14

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 [...]

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04/16/14

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 [...]

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04/15/14

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 [...]

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03/29/14

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 [...]

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03/27/14

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 [...]

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03/24/14

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

03/23/14

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

03/21/14

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; [...]

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03/18/14

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

03/14/14

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 [...]

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03/08/14

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

03/08/14

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 [...]

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03/06/14

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, [...]

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02/25/14

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

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02/14/14

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 [...]

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01/31/14

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

01/23/14

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 [...]

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01/18/14

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

01/09/14

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 [...]

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12/15/13

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.

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12/04/13

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!

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12/04/13

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!

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11/14/13

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 [...]

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10/30/13

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 [...]

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10/21/13

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 [...]

08/16/13

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 [...]

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08/02/13

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 [...]

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08/01/13

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 [...]

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07/22/13

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 [...]

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07/09/13

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

05/25/13

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 [...]

05/03/13

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 [...]

04/28/13

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 [...]

04/26/13

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. [...]

04/06/13

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 [...]

04/01/13

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.

03/19/13

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!

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02/05/13

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 [...]

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02/01/13

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!

02/01/13

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 [...]

02/01/13

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

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11/27/12

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 [...]

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09/29/12

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 [...]

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09/25/12

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 [...]

09/20/12

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 [...]

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07/27/12

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 [...]

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02/11/12

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 [...]

01/01/11

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 [...]

10/27/10

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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