A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise


WAG’s Tribute to Tobias


WAG would like to honor the memory and legacy of Hollow Tree creator, animal advocate, WAG-supporter, and friend, Tobias Douglas by building and installing a memorial bench and plaque for our outdoor dog run.

It was very important to WAG to honor her in some way at the shelter, as she has been so integral to our success, so we decided on a memorial bench.

It was also very important to include a natural element in this project, so this bench has two planters, which will allow us to include some much needed life and greenery to this particular dog run. This will provide enrichment for the dogs, beautify the space, and allow for a quiet moment to sit and be thankful for Tobias while surrounded by the dogs she so loved.

We feel this captures a tiny piece of the essence of Tobias' life, her Hollow Tree legacy, her love for all things nature, and her love for improving the lives of shelter animals.

We need to raise a minimum of $500 to cover the costs for this tribute and we have the BEST way for you to help!

WAG will be selling Hollow Tree candles with 100% of the proceeds benefiting this memorial project. We will only have 12 available for this campaign, so it will be first come, first served! Each candle will be a minimum of $40 donation, but feel free to donate more! Tax receipts will be available for any extra that is donated and any extra funds raised will be donated directly to WAG's Critical Care Medical Fund.

There are only 12 available, so don't wait!

Tobias' bench

The Bench


The Dog Run


EMAIL: [email protected]




hollow tree

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!

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:

Pan Pacific Hotels Group Logo
Whistler, BC; Aug. 13, 2019: The Raven Room winemaker’s dinner featuring Anthony Buchanan’s award-winning wines accompanied by Executive Chef Erin Stone’s perfectly paired four-course dinner. Photo: Joern Rohde/www.joernrohde.com


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

Spring Fling Photo Contest 2021




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!


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 k[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!

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)


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)


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)


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:
-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!


In Memory of Alice


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.



Yarn and Bones


Elevating your doggos cuteness one hat at a time.

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


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!


In Remembrance

Four white candles
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"