A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

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Epic Phodography

Peter Bailey with Epic PhoDography aims to capture photographs that capture the characters of your pups forever, whilst raising money for local animal welfare charities.
Book Online at EpicPhoDography.com or txt 604-698-7383 for more details.
$30 from every shoot goes to WAG!

Drinking Dog & Co.

Friends, please welcome on board our charity partner for May and June: WAG!

DRINKING DOG & CO
SOY CANDLES
Handmade candles from the heart of Vancouver

Drinking Dog & Co brings you hand-crafted soy wax candles, poured in Vancouver's famous Gastown district. Each candle is created in honour of the special dogs in our lives, with proceeds from every sale going to a different charity each month. Bring a little puppy love to your home with Drinking Dog & Co!

10% of proceeds from every @drinkingdogco purchase through May and June will go to @whistlerwag. Head over to our website to find a local retailer or place an online order today!⁠⁠

Virtual Pan Pacific Passport

Your Passport to Savings & A Grand Prize Giveaway!

These are challenging times for many, and the Pan Pacific Whistler wants to help where we can. Introducing the Pan Pacific Whistler Local Love Passport, a fun way for you to engage with 15 of our favourite Whistler businesses virtually. The more Passport stamps you earn, the more you save on your next Whistler getaway.

The Details:

Shop for merchandise, gift cards, and share your joy of Whistler to earn badges. Earn 5 badges and enjoy 25% off your next stay. Earn ten badges, and you will be entered to win a Grand Prize stay at Pan Pacific Whistler and 30% off your next stay, including a bonus $100 Visa gift card.

We appreciate you supporting Whistler businesses, and we look forward to welcoming you back when the time is right. Have fun earning your Passport badges, and be sure and share the link with family and friends. Until then, stay safe, we miss you!

Earn Stamps by Shopping Online!
In-person shopping is accepted if you are a Whistler local.
For every purchase you make, either DM us on Instagram / Facebook or EMAIL us at [email protected]

Whistler Animal Shelter: A donation of any amount!

The Adventure Group
The Raven Room
Forecast Coffee (or Lift Coffee/Gone Eatery)
Armchair Books
WOW Treats and More
Coast Mountain Brewing
Tripadvisor Review: post a review of your favourite Whistler business!
3 Singing Birds
Fuji Market Grocery Store: Make a recipe and share a picture with us!
Audain Art Museum
Scandinave Spa
Ed's BReD
Whistler Day Spa

IG Feed Post or Story: Share your favourite Whistler memory and [email protected] and #panpacificpassport

Automatic BONUS ENTRY into the Grand Prize Giveaway if you opt-in to our E-News below:

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THE PASSPORT PROGRAM CLOSES JUNE 30, 2021!

Please note that you can not redeem your savings for your next Pan Pacific Whistler vacation until travel restrictions are lifted.

Technical Difficulties!

WAG's network is currently down! 

This means that we have very limited technological access, but we do have a bit so we are still operating:

-We can NOT receive any phone messages.
-We CAN receive emails! [email protected], [email protected]
BUT our access to checking and responding will be limited so thank you for your patience!
-We CAN make and accept phone calls at the shelter if we are by the phone; 604-935-8364
-We CAN accept:
-cash
-online donations via www.whistlerwag.com/donate 
-e-transfers via [email protected]

We are not sure when this will be fixed, but hopefully soon!

Contact us if you have any questions and thank you for your support!

Tito’s Vodka

Tito's, Vodka for Dog People!

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is produced in Austin at Texas’ oldest legal distillery and is dedicated to helping pets in need through a variety of ways.

WAG is honored to be part of their fundraising initiatives!

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In Memory of Alice

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WAG defines Critical Care as any medical need or expense that goes beyond the routine deworming, vaccination, and spay-neuter protocol, and WAG is often called in at the most critical time, even if it is on a long weekend!

Alice was found by her loving family on Easter weekend, collapsed in a field, inexplicably paralyzed, and unable to stand or walk. They contacted a WAG volunteer and local superhero, and in no time, she was driving Alice down to the 24-hour emergency clinic, Mountainside Animal Hospital, in North Vancouver. Thank you to the wonderful doctors and staff who cared for her during her stay.

Alice received blood work, hospitalization, IV fluids, x-rays, and 24-hour monitoring and care. With initial diagnostics being inconclusive, her condition's cause was still a mystery. Though she was paralyzed, Alice was generally in stable condition and we decided to give her a chance at recovery by trying a variety of treatments, in the hopes that one will work.

She was transferred to Eagleview Veterinary Hospital and into the wonderful care of Dr. Armstrong, and then released to WAG.

Though we only knew Alice for a short time, she was incredibly loved and cared for by WAG staff and was never left alone. Unfortunately, however, her condition suddenly declined, and she passed away from unknown causes.

Alice was described by her family as "...such a good girl, good protector, she was such an amazing mama, the best companion, she was so good with the boys, always watched over them."

Though we are all devastated by her loss, our inability to save her, and the unanswered questions about her affliction, Alice's life is proof that WAG makes a difference.

Not just in the lives of dogs and cats but in the lives and mindsets of their owners. Alice was almost 6 years old and lived a happy healthy life. She was vaccinated, spayed and microchipped with regular check-ups through WAG's Mount Currie Animal Wellness Clinics. When this terrible accident happened to Alice, her family reached out for help. They didn't let her suffer.... her well-being was their priority and WAG jumped in to do all they could.

At WAG, we strive to give every animal a chance at health and happiness, and Alice was no different.

We are now launching a campaign to replenish the funds used for her medical bills, as well as have money in the bank for our next  Critical Care animal in need.

Please consider donating to ALICE'S MEMORIAL FUND and help make a difference in the lives of animals like Alice.

Tax receipts are available for all donations over $20.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

 

Yarn and Bones

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Elevating your doggos cuteness one hat at a time.

Handmade with tons of love in Vancouver, B.C.

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About the Creator:

"Hi! My name is Andrea, born and raised in El Salvador, and currently living in Vancouver, Canada. I started crocheting not too long ago and quickly realized this was the hobby I was longing for. Last year, I decided to blend this new passion with another lifetime obsession of mine: dogs. I love dogs. Okay, that's an understatement, I ADORE dogs. Any and all dogs. I truly believe they are angels on Earth who deserve the whole entire world. Yarn & Bones was born from a place of love (some may say obsession, which is partly true).

Our mission is quite simple: to elevate dogs’ innate cuteness even further by dressing them up in the cutest crocheted hats. I simply just want to continue creating beautiful and fun accessories that bring a big big smile to you and your pups."

 

Make sure to add that WAG is your chosen charity in the comments section during check out!

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In Remembrance

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Tobias Lawrence poses with her huskies Haiku,left, and Lulu at Clover Point near off Dallas Rd. in Victoria,B.C Tuesday, July 16, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of a dear friend and WAG supporter, and pillar in both the Whistler and environmental communities, Tobias Douglas.

Co-founder of one of our favorite companies, Hollow Tree, Tobias was active in the shelter community and passionate about all animal welfare and environmental issues. She and her husband, Grant, generously donated three, custom-made, cedar-shingled dog houses to WAG and they are still standing and well-loved today.

Her support for WAG continued with the creation of a custom candle label from her Hollow Tree candle company, designed just for WAG. With specially ordered red foil and a theme of "Love", it was the perfect tribute to her vision and her love of shelter animals. She generously donated these incredible candles to WAG to help us raise funds for our animals.

Her loss is shocking and devastating to the WAG team and is deeply felt by all of us.

Stay tuned for a tribute from WAG to this incredible woman.

Here is the official announcement from her company:

"Hollow Tree Co-founder Tobias Douglas was born December 19, 1972. At the age of 19 she began tree planting in the forests of British Columbia. Years later she led an accomplished career writing environmental policy to protect the forests she loved. A longing for her days in the forest led her to create Hollow Tree. At a time when she could not find a rich scent that encapsulated her experience in the trees, she created her own. This began a chapter, a community, a brand that stands for everything that was uniquely Tobias. Deep care, quality, timelessness and artistry.

Tobias led a private and deeply compassionate life. That was seen in her love for her husband and Co-Founder Grant, and her connection and commitment to protecting the environment and the animals that habitat within it.

It has taken us a moment to express this. The sudden and unexpected end of a life, of a brave and untamed heart. With great sadness, we share the passing of our beloved Co-Founder, Tobias Douglas.

While her legacy lives on in the Hollow Tree brand, led by the team she built with her husband and Co-founder Grant. Hollow Tree will continue to stand for everything that was uniquely Tobias.

To quote our beloved Co-founder and her description of the Fireweed scent, a tiny, fragile, pink floret, that is the first plant to grow after a forest fire. “BC forests breath a melody of poetry - through such devastation comes such intrinsic beauty”.

In lieu of gifts or flowers it would mean most to carry on supporting the cause dearest to Tobias’ heart. We have included a link in the profile to donate to Save BC Wolves.

With love and forested thanks,
Friends of Tobias and Hollow Tree"

Tank

"Hello, my name is Tank!"

"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!"

WAG’S Month of LOVE Online Auction!

Just like everything else these days, our annual

❤️ Month of Love ❤️

is going to look a little bit different this year!

We will be launching an ONLINE SILENT AUCTION starting February 14th!