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Animal resources in our community

Looking for resources in your community to help with your furry friend?

We've compiled a list of trusted professionals including dog trainers, dog walkers, veterinarians, and animal control services. Whether you need help with training, exercise, or medical care, these experts are here to assist you and your 4-legged family member

 

Simply click the business name and you will be directed to their website.

Find a trainer

WAG advocates for the use of force-free, humane animal training techniques via  evidence-based learning theories. As dog training is an unregulated industry in BC we advise all dog guardians to seek out certified professionals aligning with the BC SPCA's 'Position Statement on Animal Training' and be conscientious consumers.

 

WAG Partnerships

Stellar Dogs Training & Behavior- Sea to Sky Corridor

Whistler Dog Nanny - Whistler

Bravo Behavioural Health Dog Training - Online & North Vancouver

Find a Trainer
Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters

Dog walkers & pet sitters

WAG advises dog guardians to use dog walkers and pet sitters who use Fear Free, Positive Reinforcement based training techniques along with First Aid certifications and valid insurance.

 

Local Providers

Whistler Dog Nanny - Whistler

Doggy Tales Whistler - Whistler

Biscuit's Pet Care - Whistler

Two Blue Tails Dog Walking & Training - Squamish

Veterinarian Clinics

Veterinarian clinics

Maintaining a good connection with your vet is vital for your animals well-being. WAG collaborates closely with vets in the Sea to Sky corridor to ensure excellent care for your furry family members.

 

Local Veterinarian Clinic

Pemberton Veterinary Hospitals - Pemberton

Coast Mountain Veterinary Services - Whistler

Eagleview Veterinary Hospital - Squamish

Harmony Veterinary Services  - House calls in Whistler & Pemberton
 

Specialist Veterinarians & Clinics

Points East West Veterinary Services - Squamish

Canada West Veterinary Specialists - Vancouver

Animal Control

Animal control

Whistler Bylaw Officers adopt a proactive stance, regularly patrolling local parks, and swiftly responding to calls concerning animal well-being.

 

It's crucial to understand that although WAG cannot directly respond to retrieve animals, we actively collaborate with guardians to locate them. Once the animals are in our custody, we are fully prepared to offer comprehensive care and support. Now, let's delve into an overview of the responsibilities shouldered by the Whistler Bylaw Officers...

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Proactive Park Patrol:

Bylaw Officers actively patrol Whistler parks to ensure a safe environment for both animals and residents.

2

Prompt Response to Calls:

Bylaw Officers respond swiftly to calls concerning dogs off-leash, barking complaints, dog bites, and incidents involving dangerous dogs.

3

Educating the Public:

Bylaw officers engage in public education to promote responsible dog ownership, covering aspects such as licensing, leashing, and proper waste disposal.

4

Monitoring Dogs in Vehicles:

While lacking the authority to enter vehicles, officers keep a vigilant eye on dogs left in hot vehicles, collaborating with the RCMP or SPCA when necessary.

5

Impounding Dogs:

By working in partnership with WAG, Bylaw Officers pick up (impound) at-large or lost dogs, ensuring their safe return.

REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY

Report animal cruelty

WAG is unable to investigate any cruelty claims. If you’re concerned that an animal may be in distress, call the BC SPCA. Your actions could help save an animal.

 

To report an animal in distress (farm or domestic animals & wildlife), please call the BC SPCA Animal Helpline.
Open 8am to 6pm, seven days per week.

Closed on Statutory holidays except for wildlife calls in the South Vancouver Island Region (Wild ARC) from 8 to 4:30 p.m.

For animal emergency outside of these hours, please contact your local police department , RCMP or the Conservation Officer Service (RAPP).

Recognizing Animals in Distress:

Understanding signs of distress is crucial. As per the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, an animal may be in distress if it exhibits the following conditions:

 

  • Deprivation of basic needs such as food, water, shelter, ventilation, light, space, exercise, care, or veterinary treatment.

  • Unsanitary living conditions.

  • Lack of protection from extreme heat or cold.

  • Injury, illness, pain, or suffering.

  • Abuse or neglect.

 

 

Signs of Distress Include:
  • Emaciation: Extremely thin with visible rib and hip bones, indicating potential starvation or illness.

  • Lack of Basic Needs: Animals without access to shelter, food, or water require immediate attention.

  • Wounds or Injuries: Animals with obvious wounds, limping, or experiencing physical abuse demand intervention.

  • Poor Coat Condition: Indicates possible flea or tick infestation, causing distress to the animal.

  • Neglected Grooming: Overgrown or matted fur, or neglected nails or hooves, may be signs of neglect.

Found wildlife?

We are unable to help with lost or injured wildlife at WAG. Please contact a wildlife rescue for the right assistance. They have the expertise and resources needed to care for wildlife in distress. Thank you for understanding, and reach out to a wildlife rescue promptly for the best help.

 

Wildlife Rescue Association
Critter Care Wildlife
Found Wildlife
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