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Adopted July 27, 2018 from

Cova, a four- year-old Australian Shepherd, came into the care of the BC SPCA Shuswap Branch as a surrender when the owner felt she was not getting the activity and stimulation she needed. Cova always wanted to be part of the action and was great with all animals and with kids. Adopted on July 27 …


Adopted November 23, 2013 from

On November 2, 2013, a stray female German shepherd border collie cross showed up at the BC SPCA North Cariboo District Branch, with her four three-month-old puppies in tow. Little Justyna was one of those puppies. All of the dogs, including momma, were spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and prepared for transfer by the Drive for …


Adopted August 11, 2019 from

Usually, we believe we’re the ones who save the animals, but they are the ones who truly save us. Scarlett, an international student, found herself feeling lonely and faced the challenges of making genuine connections with others. She decided to put her energy into looking to adopt a feline friend, because she knew this could …

Mustang and Sven

Adopted August 13, 2019 from

We’re pretty passionate when it comes to keeping bonded pairs of animals together. We come across animals that are surrendered from the same household, and other times we pick up strays that found each other and formed a friendship outside in the world. Sometimes they are emotional support pals for one another, sometimes they are …

Ellie (formerly Ice)

Adopted August 16, 2019 from

It must have been the colour of this tabby that started her off with the name Ice. It certainly wasn’t her personality. Ice was surrendered to the BC SPCA Burnaby Branch on August 6, 2019 by her owner, who was moving and could not take her to the new home. It was only ten days …


Adopted April 9, 2018 from

Remington came into our care in the spring of 2018 at the BC SPCA Burnaby Branch through a hoarding situation. Seized by our humane officers and brought into the shelter, Remington was now on her way to the life she deserved. Looking for creative and fulfilling ways to procrastinate studying for her exams, Becca came …


Adopted January 12, 2018 from

A wonderful tale of the resiliency of the canine spirit. Gus, a gentle German shepherd and Labrador cross started the BC stretch of his life in 100 Mile House and moved around from shelter to shelter, vet to vet, until he found himself in Penticton. Gus wasn’t in good shape when he first came to …


Adopted July 23, 2019 from

With the right commitment and care we can do wonders for our pets’ self esteem just like they can make us more confident in return. Charlene and her family found this trait in Charlie, the Saint Bernard and Maremma Sheepdog mix. Once they met him at the BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch this summer, they …


Adopted August 4, 2019 from

There are many ways to meet potential pets to adopt outside the shelters—for example, satellite locations that host adoptable animals, local events and Cat Yoga classes to name a few. Emily was ready to consider expanding her family to now include a cat, but she was a little unsure of just how well one would …

Mr Tuxedo Pants

Adopted February 3, 2019 from

When adopting a new furry family member, we are often prepared for the fact that it will take some time for them to adjust and be completely comfortable with us. Others just waltz on in like they own the place. Mr. Tuxedo Pants happened to fit right in between. When Joy met Mr. Tuxedo Pants …