A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise



Hello wag supporters! We would like to take a moment to update you on some changes at WAG due to COVID-19:

Our public visiting hours will be discontinued until further notice.

For all inquiries, please contact us and set up an appointment- this includes adoptions and licence sales!

All adoption appointments will be capped at a maximum of two people and will be held outside of the building.

Our volunteer program has also been discontinued and we are not currently accepting any new foster applications.

Staffing has been reduced, so please be patient with us!

Thank you SO MUCH for everyone’s efforts and support during this difficult time!



During this time of physical isolation, we would like to invite you to enter our Paint Your Pet contest for WAG! This event requires no previous artistic skill or experience! 

If you do not have a pet but still want to participate, pick your favorite WAG animal and get creating!

For a minimum donation of $20 per entry, you will submit a digital photo of your artwork next to the pet model – please include yourself too, the artist (if you wish!)

All entries will be judged by professional artist and Special Guest Judge, Sherry Violette Klassen!



covid support us

We know everyone is suffering during this epidemic, and WAG is no exception. Here are a few creative ways you can still support us during this difficult time!

WAG has won FAVORITE WHISTLER NON-PROFIT for the past FOUR years!


Thank you to the Resort Municipality of Whistler, your support continues to change lives.


First Mate Pet Foods is the official food sponsor for WAG. Thank you First Mate!


Please DO NOT come to the shelter if you answer yes to ANY of the following:

1) Have you traveled internationally or have you traveled by airplane in the last 14 days?
2) Have you been in contact with someone diagnosed with or being medically evaluated for COVID-19?
3) Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, difficulty breathing, runny nose, muscle aches, OR have you experienced these symptoms in the past 14 days?
4) Have you had direct close physical contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the last 14 days?



Have you lost or found a pet? We can help!

Contact us today...


WAG is unable to treat lost or injured wildlife.
Please contact a wildlife rescue:

Wildlife Rescue: 604-526-7275
Critter Care: 604-530-2064
Birds Of Prey: 604-946-3171

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Though our "open hours" may be limited, staff and volunteers are at the shelter 7 DAYS PER WEEK, 365 DAYS PER YEAR!

Our Public Visiting Hours are for general inquiries, adoption questions, shelter information, and more. Animal visits will only be available if we have appropriate animals.

Being a non-profit, we have very limited staffing resources and are unable to have a full-time receptionist to manage visitors for longer than these hours.

We are ALWAYS available, however, for volunteer shifts, adoption appointments, foster pick ups and drop offs, and more. AS LONG AS WE KNOW YOU ARE COMING, WE CAN MEET YOU ALMOST ANY DAY!

Please do not bang or pull on the door when we are closed - contact us and arrange a time to meet a staff member, as we are often working in the back. 

We are available for Bylaw pick ups from 9am to 6pm daily.

no parking


Hello, WAG supporters!

You may or may not have noticed how busy it has gotten around the shelter lately with traffic and limited parking, but we would like to let everyone know that the few spaces directly in front of the shelter have been reserved for WAG.

We have worked hard to keep these spots available for our volunteers, transport drivers, foster homes, and adopters, so please only park here if you are visiting WAG. Often our animals are sick, injured, in crates, or recovering from surgery and need to be carried into the building.

Thank you for your understanding and support!

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WAG is a non-profit and registered charity that cares for and re-homes many cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens each year.

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