A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

WAG Staff

Bailey

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BAILEY

Breed: Oriental Mix
Gender: Male
Age:  Unknown, 5+ 
Size: Medium

Energy Level: Medium
Litter trained? Yes
Kids? Unknown, can play rough

Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Unknown
Medical Needs: Finishing this round of boosters, then continuing with yearly check ups.

About Me:

Hi, I'm Bailey!

I am new to the shelter and still settling in.

I have had a rough month, I came into WAG's care after sustaining an injury to my eye, how this happened,
I know, but unfortunately can't tell you! After a few days of overnight care thanks to the Pemberton Vet Clinic
I received the best care and was brought to the WAG. Since being here, I had to take medication and wear a stupid
cone, while I complied, I was pretty unhappy about my situation. I woke up to a double whammy of no eye and getting neutered.
Now my stitches are out, my cone is off and I am MUCH happier.

I spend lots of my day napping on the high perch of my tower. I LOVE feeding time, truly my favorite time of the day
is breakfast then my next favorite time is dinner.
I am not impressed that the tasty treats are enclosed in a silly container I can't get into....jokes on you humans,
I found out I can knock it off the counter and a treat EXPLOSION occurs, then I get all I want!

I like head and chin scratches and a nice lap to sit on, please don't touch my belly though.

I can be a gentle, but sometimes I'm a little cheeky and like to be a little rough. This is usually during play and was probably reinforced when I was younger by having humans play with their hands as toys. I will need time, patience and kindness while I learn that being rough during play is not okay.

The love, warmth, food, water, and cozy beds they have given me make me feel happy and I am becoming much braver.
There’s been a lot of changes in my life recently and I would very much like to be adopted by people who understand
that time and patience, combined with love and respect is very important for me.

Please be patient with me while I gain confidence and start to show my true personality.

Keep an eye on my profile as I'm sure things will change the more they get to know me.

 

My Purrrfect Match

- Provide me with as many beds/napping spots I may wish for in my forever home – preferably with a view and some sun!
- Understand that I may need a little bit of time to settle into my new surroundings
- Provide me with endless hours of play or cuddles, whichever I prefer!
- Give me space when I've had enough cuddles and play
- Is ready for the 10+ year commitment
- Enjoys the company of sassy boys
- Keep me safe, enriched and healthy
- Continue to monitor my health throughout my life
- Give me a safe home forever and ever

 

My Story:

Bailey was brought into our care due to an injury he received to his eye. He's had a rough month with the recovery,
he was not a big fan of the cone, but he has healed up well!
Now that Bailey is on the mend he is ready to find a home that he can call his own!

If you can't adopt, please consider donating to our Critical Care Fund! This fund is always in need of donations,
this way we never have to think twice about taking in animals that will have extensive veterinary bills.

 

Spring Fling Photo Contest 2021

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Back by popular demand, it's WAG's Spring Fling Photo Contest!

Take a picture of your cat or dog enjoying themselves on a Spring adventure, enter our photo contest, and you could WIN some amazing prizes!
Plus, this is your chance for bragging rights and to get your animal featured for the month of May in WAG's 2022 Calendar.

Have fun and be creative!

HOW TO ENTER:

Step 1: Make a minimum donation of $20.00 per photo via etransfer to [email protected]. Make sure in the etransfer notes you specify Spring Fling and your name. If you contribute anonymously we will not be able to confirm your donation. 

Step 2:  Submit your photo via email to [email protected]

Once your photo is received we will post it here, on our website, and our social media, so don't forget to follow along and check out the competing photos! @whistlerwag

Photo Rules:

  1. Photos must be Landscape position (otherwise we have to crop a bunch out if you get in the calendar!)
  2. Photos must be High Resolution (so they are not blurry when blown up to calendar size).

DEADLINE: MAY 31st at 3pm!

This could be YOUR pet!
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1st Place:

-Your pet featured for the month of May in WAG's 2022 Calendar! -$100 Gift Certificate to Red Door Bistro
-WOW Treats and More & LoveCraft Collective Dog Leash Collaboration (Valued at $40)
-WOW Treats and More Organic Locally Sourced Beef Liver High Value Dog Treats (one 30g & one 75g bag)

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2nd Place: 


-"The 'Richmond" Brewquet featuring 3 x bottles of BC wine, 1 x raspberry candied almonds, 1 x salted caramel chocolate bar (valued at $100)
-WOW Treats and More Organic Locally Sourced Beef Liver High Value Dog Treats (75g bag)

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3rd Place:

-The OG Small Box from Picnic Whistler valued at $80 (Grazing for 2-4 people)
-WOW Treats and More Organic Locally Sourced Beef Liver High Value Dog Treats (75g bag)

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People's Choice! 

As voted by you via our Facebook page - The photo with the most "likes", wins!

-"The 'Squamish' Brewquet" featuring 5 x assorted BC beers, 1 x bag of coffee beans, 1 x pomegranate hazelnut chocolate bar valued at $85
-WOW Treats and More Organic Locally Sourced Beef Liver High Value Dog Treats (small 30g bag)

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Annabelle – Adopted May 2021!

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ANNABELLE


Breed:
 Domestic Shorthair
Gender: Suspected Male, TBD
Age: Born March 5th 2021
Size: Small, but growing

 

Energy Level: Kitten energy, lots of play & lots of naps!
Litter trained? Working on it
Kids? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Cats? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Dogs? 
With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Medical Needs: Waiting on first vet visit. Finishing up the first round of vaccinations, and yearly check ups!

About Me:

Hi, I’m Annabelle!

My sibling, mom and I are still together.  I'm still nursing sometimes and will be available for adoption soon!

I love exploring new places and things! I am an adventurous young kitten looking for a family to help me learn and grow.

I get along with Daisy and am very curious about older cats, but would want to make sure they won't beat me up before I try to play! I need attention, love, affection, and lots of playtime!

I have had limited time with dogs, lots of small introductions, treats and supervision to make sure I am safe!

I haven't had much time with small humans, I am small myself, so I'm sure we'll get along, as long as they are gentle, and can read my body language and respect when I want to be alone.

 

My Purrrfect Match

  • will be ready for a 15+ year commitment!
  • will provide lots of enrichment, scratching towers, toys, catio etc.
  • will keep my health in mind and take me into the vet for yearly checkups.
  • understand that I am still developing and my personality may change over time!
  • will keep me safe and happy, forever.

My Story:

My mom Juno had a loving family before coming to WAG, but when they found out she was pregnant, they knew we needed more care than they could offer.

We were born at WAG, there was four of us born, but Angus and Bessie passed away soon after, RIP. We have been in a foster home that has provided such a loving and safe home. As cute as we are, litters are lots of time and work.

If you can't adopt at this time, consider donating to WAG for our care, or to WAG's Financial Assistance Spay & Neuter Program!

Daisy – Adopted May 2021!

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DAISY

Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Gender:  Suspected Female, TBD
Age: Born March 5th 2021
Size: Small, but growing

Energy Level: Kitten energy, lots of play & lots of naps!
Litter trained? Working on it
Kids? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Cats? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Dogs? 
With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Medical Needs: Upcoming first vet visit, finishing the first round of vaccinations, then yearly check ups!

About Me:

Hi, I’m Daisy!

My sibling, mom and I are still together.  I'm still nursing and will be available for adoption soon!

I love exploring new places and things! I am an adventurous young kitten looking for a family to help me learn and grow.

I get along with Daisy and am very curious about older cats, but would want to make sure they won't beat me up before I try to play! I need attention, love, affection, and lots of playtime!

I have had limited time with dogs, lots of small introductions, treats and supervision to make sure I am safe!

I haven't had much time with small humans, I am small myself, so I'm sure we'll get along, as long as they are gentle, and can read my body language and respect when I want to be alone.

 

My Purrrfect Match

  • will be ready for a 15+ year commitment!
  • will provide lots of enrichment, scratching towers, toys, catio etc.
  • will keep my health in mind and take me into the vet for yearly checkups.
  • understand that I am still developing and my personality may change over time!
  • will keep me safe and happy, forever.

My Story:

My mom Juno had a loving family before coming to WAG, but when they found out she was pregnant, they knew we needed more care than they could offer.

We were born at WAG, there was four of us born, but Angus and Bessie passed away soon after, RIP. We have been in a foster home that has providing such a loving and safe home. As cute as we are, litters are lots of time and work.

If you can't adopt at this time, consider donating to WAG for our care, or to WAG's Financial Assistance Spay & Neuter Program!

 

Yogi Bear – Adopted May 2021!

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YOGI BEAR

Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Gender:  Suspected Female, TBD
Age: Born March 10th 2021
Size: Small but growing

Energy Level: Kitten energy, lots of play & lots of naps!
Litter trained? Working on it
Kids? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Cats? With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Dogs? 
With proper socialization, supervision & separation!
Medical Needs: Waiting on first vet visit. Moving forward, finishing up the first round of vaccinations and yearly check ups!

About Me:

Hi, I’m Yogi Bear!

My sibling, mom and I are still together.  I'm still nursing sometimes and will be available for adoption soon!

I love exploring new places and things! I am an adventurous young kitten looking for a family to help me learn and grow.

I get along with Daisy and am very curious about older cats, but would want to make sure they won't beat me up before I try to play! I need attention, love, affection, and lots of playtime!

I have had limited time with dogs, lots of small introductions, treats and supervision to make sure I am safe!

I haven't had much time with small humans, I am small myself, so I'm sure we'll get along, as long as they are gentle, and can read my body language and respect when I want to be alone.

My Story:

Our previous family loves our mom so much but knew that they wouldn’t be able to provide the best home for her babies. We were surrendered to WAG knowing that we’d be given the best care.

I hope it’s not long till I find my purrrfect match!

If you can't adopt at this time, consider donating to WAG for our care, or to WAG's Financial Assistance Spay & Neuter Program!

Boo Boo Bear – Adopted May 2021!

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BOO BOO BEAR

Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Gender: Suspected Male, TBD
Age: Born March 10th 2021
Size: Small but growing! 

 

Energy Level: Kitten energy! Big bursts of play with long periods of naps!
Litter trained? Working on it!
Kids? With proper Socialization, Supervision & Separation! 

Cats? With proper Socialization, Supervision & Separation! 
Dogs? With proper Socialization, Supervision & Separation! 
Medical Needs: Waiting on first vet exam. Moving forward finishing the first round of vaccinations as well as yearly check ups! 

About Me:

Hi, I’m Boo Boo Bear!

My sibling, mom and I are still together.  I'm still nursing sometimes and will be available for adoption soon!

I love exploring new places and things! I am an adventurous young kitten looking for a family to help me learn and grow.

I get along with Daisy and am very curious about older cats, but would want to make sure they won't beat me up before I try to play! I need attention, love, affection, and lots of playtime!

I have had limited time with dogs, lots of small introductions, treats and supervision to make sure I am safe!

I haven't had much time with small humans, I am small myself, so I'm sure we'll get along, as long as they are gentle, and can read my body language and respect when I want to be alone.

 

My Purrrfect Match

  • will be ready for a 15+ year commitment!
  • will provide lots of enrichment, scratching towers, toys, catio etc.
  • will keep my health in mind and take me into the vet for yearly checkups.
  • understand that I am still developing and my personality may change over time!
  • will keep me safe and happy, forever.

 

My Story:

When my mom’s forever family found out that she was pregnant, she wanted to make sure that her kittens would have the best forever home! She brought us to WAG as she knew that they’d take awesome care of us!

I can’t wait to find my forever family!

If you can't adopt at this time, consider donating to WAG for our care, or to WAG's Financial Assistance Spay & Neuter Program!

Juno – Adoption Pending!

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JUNO

Breed: Domestic Shorthair
Gender: Female 
Age: approx. 2 1/2 years old 
Size: Medium

 

Energy Level: High
Litter trained? Yes
Kids? With proper Socialization & Supervision

Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Unknown
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

Hi, I'm Juno!

I came to WAG when I was very pregnant. Once I realized I was safe I had my beautiful babies. I have finished nursing my babies and they will be finding their own forever homes, I need a home of my own too! I am loving life in a foster home and they had some notes to send about me -
Juno loves chin scratches, wet food and lots of play toys.
She enjoys being up high and looking out the window and enjoying the sun.
She is a very energetic cat and loves to play. Her favourite toy right now is a plastic ball with a bell in it, she loves to soccer it around.
She does scratch the walls a little bit so lots of tall scratching post is a must for Juno. 

 

 

My Purrrfect Match:

-I am looking for a home that will keep me safe from harm.
-Provide me with lots of comfy beds and high perches.
-Continue to keep me healthy and prioritize my care.
-Give me lots of time to feel comfortable with you and my surroundings.
-Understand that I am still a young playful cat who wants lots of interaction!

My Story:

My owner's loved me very much, but unfortunately they couldn't continue to care for me and my new little family. They knew that at WAG me and my kittens would be safe and loved, and also spayed! They made the hard decision to surrender me to let WAG find us all another loving home!

If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider donating to our Critical Care Program, this helps us continue to take in pregnant or sick animals that need extra veterinary care! 

Lucy – Adopted May 2021!

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LUCY

Breed: Lab/Pit Bull mix 
Gender: Female
Age: 2 years old
Size: Medium

 

Energy Level: High
Training Goals: Post-adoption session required to help her in her new home!
House trained? Yes
Kids? 15 years+

Cats? No thanks! 
Dogs? Yes
Medical Needs: None

About Me:

Hi, I’m Lucy!

 

I am new to WAG and have lots to learn! Keep an eye on my profile as I'm sure the staff will get to know my likes and dislikes the more time I spend here!

I am a young girl who unfortunately has been bounced around a bit. I will need a family who is very patient as it may take me a while to adjust to another home. I can be a little timid when meeting new people, but I will warm up, I just need to feel comfortable first. I hope that my forever family with think of training as a fun thing to do together!

I will thrive in a calm, nurturing environment with people that will pay attention to any signs of anxiety I may show.

I need a home that is committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years.
I can't wait to find my forever home.

 

My Perfect Match

  • Is willing to take a few trips to WAG to get to know me before taking me home.
  • Loves goofy loveable quirky girls
  • Experience with fearful dogs
  • Will continue with training - I will need a post-adoption training appointment with a WAG approved trainer
  • Able to provide a calm, nurturing environment with people that will pay attention to any signs of anxiety I may show.
  • Lots of patience!
  • Will be strong! I am a strong lady who sometimes focuses a little too much on birds and squirrels
  • Will love me forever no matter what, quirks and all!
  • I need a home that is committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years.

 

 

My Story:

My first year of life is a little unknown. Last year I was in a loving home and had a loving family, unfortunately, circumstances changed and to no fault of my own, I’m at WAG now. I know that WAG will find me the best home. Once that will offer me stability and go at my pace. I will need a family that will be eager to participate in training to help me gain confidence when exploring new places and meeting new people. Could you be my perfect match?

 

 

If you cannot adopt at this time, please consider donating to WAG so they can continue to care for pups like me! 

 

Tank – Adopted March 2021!

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TANK

Breed: Shepherd/Collie mix
Gender: Male
Age: 6 months old
Size: Medium

 

Energy Level: Medium/High
Training Goals: Basic Manners
House trained? Yes
Kids? 10 years+

Cats? Unknown
Dogs? Yes
Medical Needs: Ongoing care while his amputation heals

About Me:

Hi, I'm Tank!

I have only spent a short time at WAG, I've mostly been with my foster family, they are great people with other dogs, although, I think I may be a little too playful for them.

I hope that I get to find my forever family soon, my foster family wanted to pass along some information about me -

He is very sweet which we all know.
He would also do great with a couple who wanted to camp, paddle board, swim, canoe etc…. All he needs is a life jacket!
He loves the fenced back yard so that he can explore. I realize that’s a tall order around here, but you never know…..
He wants to be everyone’s friend. He loves people and interacting with everyone and being part of what’s going on in the house.
He’s not a big eater, but really enjoys hard chews such as bully sticks and you can entice him to eat with a little canned food, salmon oil or dehydrated or cooked meat on top.
He likes carrots to chew on.
He is getting used to the car but must be strapped into a harness, otherwise he will want to ride in your lap!
He really loves soft, plus SQUEAKY toys. He chews on them, but doesn’t totally destroy them. He loves hearing the squeakers, but doesn’t do it enough to drive you crazy.
He hasn’t touched anything in the house he shouldn’t, but I make sure he’s got something to do, or I think being a curious puppy that he could run in to trouble and find something to chew on
If he is doing something that he shouldn’t,  he is easily re-directed.
He’s pretty much move in ready for either a family with respectful kids  – He would thrive in a busy household. He loves the interaction.
He would be a great second dog, if there is another playful dog in the house.  But, he could also be the only dog getting all of the love and attention as long as he got to go to the dog park to play with other dogs – he’s super social and curious. He hasn’t met a stranger yet.

My Perfect Match

  • Able to provide a nurturing environment with people that will pay attention to how I'm feeling
  • Is ready for the 10+ year commitment
  • Loves goofy loveable quirky boys
  • Will continue with basic training - I will need a post-adoption training session to help me ease into my new surroundings
  • Lots of patience!
  • Adjust to activities that will work for me, low impact sports and swimming, or whatever I might enjoy!
  • We use food as a motivator!
  • Will love me forever no matter what, quirks and all!
  • I need a home that is committed to me and ready to give me a life with love and adventure for the rest of my years.

 

My Story:

My name is Tank, and my story is truly one of “sometimes life just happens”. I was well-loved and well cared for by my family when I had a life-changing accident.
A week before I was to get neutered, I was playing in my yard and I got my leg caught in a pallet. My family brought me to the vet right away, and we received some bad news that my leg was broken. This unfortunately was quite serious and not a simple break. Dr. White in Pemberton reached out to specialists in Vancouver and Squamish, and WAG jumped in to help too!
After much analysis, my family took me to Squamish where Dr. Lane (an incredible orthopedic surgeon) at Eagleview Animal Hospital operated but could not save my leg. He really tried, but the break was in such a bad place. If I were to live a happy, pain-free life, this was the absolute best course of action. Dr. Lane and his team were beyond awesome and took great care of me while I was in the hospital. Eagleview and Dr. White have become such lifesavers supporting, and working with WAG in these difficult situations.
My family and WAG had lots of discussions about what would be best for me. I will need some special care and attention, especially for the next few months. It will take time for me to get strong again and to learn how to live as a three-legged dog, but I’m young and I know I can do it!! Though heartbreaking for my family, they simply could not manage the costs of this ordeal and they know I will need a different life from what they can provide for me. I will miss them, but I know this was a decision that came from love. WAG has assured us both I will get a second family who will equally adore me and will be able to manage my care in the years to come.
I thank everyone so very much for their commitment to my well-being and for making all the hard choices that got me here. I feel very loved and ready for the next chapter in my life!"