Suit up: it’s time for a party!

second blog

Hi everyone!

It’s me, Duke!

Whew! Who knew being a Spokesdog was so much work! The interview schedule alone is enough to up the nap schedule! Speaking of interviews, somebody asked me the other day what I credit my newfound fame and success to. Naturally, they assumed that my good looks and charming personality were my key to success. While being ridiculously good-looking certainly has perks, I can’t say I did it all on my own. I found a happily ever after with a little help from my friends at Calgary Humane Society. Now I’m looking to take advantage of how good I look in a bowtie by giving back and creating more happy stories as the official Cocktails for Critters Spokesdog! (more…)

Public’s help needed in identifying dog found in dumpster

Warning: Contains Graphic Images

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release
On September 19, a black and white male pit bull type dog was found deceased in a garbage dumpster in the northeast community of Sunridge. The dog had no identification and the preliminary investigation indicates his death is suspicious in nature. Calgary Humane Society is working in partnership with the Calgary Police Service in an attempt to locate the owner and determine the cause of death of this animal. We are asking the public for their assistance. If you know this dog or who he belongs to, please call Calgary Police at: 403-266-1234 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at:, or text: tttTIPS to 274637


All About Amputations

all about amputations



Hello CHS Supporters!

We hope you have all enjoyed learning a little more about Xena the pitbull puppy! We’ve had a few questions come in about limb amputations and how we decide what care to provide at Calgary Humane Society, so today we are hosting a bit of a Q&A!  (more…)

Exotic Explorations: Hamsters

Exotic Explorations Hamster

Welcome back, CHS Supporters! Welcome once again to another exciting entry for exotics month here on the blog!

We hope you have been enjoying our exotic explorations so far and today we are bringing you a look at one of the most popular exotic pets out there… the noble hamster!

They’re tiny, they’re cute and you can call them hammy hams. What’s not to love? The hamster has established itself as a major player in the domestic pet population.

How have these endearing little rodents rocketed themselves to becoming a recognizable fixture in the world of household pets? Could a hamster be a good pet for you? Read on to find out more! (more…)

Can Pets Sweat?

do pets sweat
Good morning Calgary Humane Society supporters!

We hope you had a great summer full of sun, heat and all the other great things that summer brings!

Today we bring you an interesting question that we hear from time to time at Calgary Humane Society: Can our pets sweat? If not, how do they beat the heat?


Exotic Explorations: Corn Snake Edition

corn snake edition

Hello once again, CHS Supporters!

We hope you are enjoying our extension on exotics month at Calgary Humane Society! All September long we have reduced adoption fees on some of the more… unusual animals that call Calgary Humane Society home.

Today we bring you another exotic exploration of an often misunderstood species… the humble corn snake!

Ahh the corn snake. What’s not to love about this small, sleek and brightly coloured little snake? Well, unfortunately for the corn snake the number one thing that keeps adopters away is a general stigma towards snakes and snake ownership. As an exotic animal, snakes do require some special husbandry but much of the stigma faced by snakes is a result of myths. In reality, a corn snake can be a great pet for the right family. So let’s spend some time busting myths and looking at the reality of corn snakes as pets! (more…)

How Rabbits Hear: the long and short of bunny ears


bunny ears

Goooooood morning CHS supporters!

We hope you are all having a very safe and happy beginning to the fall season. If you are a wildlife fan you may be celebrating fall by watching for the prairie hares to start changing colour (let us know on Facebook if you’d like to see a blog entry on that phenomenon). The rest of us? Well, we’re still firmly in denial about the upcoming winter season… so today on the blog we’re looking at one of the coolest features bunnies have… some pretty awesome ears!

So, aside from being incredibly difficult to fit for earmuffs, what makes rabbit ears so special? (more…)

So you wanna adopt a rabbit?

So you wanna adopt a rabbit


So let’s just clear the air. Half of you reading this post are thinking: “What? Calgary Humane Society has rabbits? I had no idea!” Don’t worry – we get it all the time. But it’s the truth – Calgary Humane Society gets rabbits and LOTS of them!

There’s tons of myths around rabbits including they are a caged pet (uh, definitely not!), they are messy (they can be litter trained!) and that they are the perfect pet for young children to have (we think rabbits need to be a family pet, not just the kids pet. Just like a cat or dog!). In truth, rabbits are great pets and we think you should give them a second look!

Calgary Humane Society has lots of rabbits: brown ones, white ones, tiny ones, big ones, independent ones and social ones. You name it we’ve got it!

Here is the process to make one of our adorable buns yours! (more…)

Exotic vet for your exotic pet

exotic vet for exotic pet

Good morning, CHS Supporters! We hope you are loving our look at all things exotic and wonderful on the blog this month. Today we’re bringing you a short article on exactly what an exotic vet is and why your exotic animal needs one!

Like all animals, exotic pets require regular vet care to ensure they are happy and healthy. Just like a cat or a dog, exotic pets will have different health challenges over their lifespan and yearly vet visits will give you the opportunity to catch the early signs of aging and take the appropriate steps to ensure your pet has the best possible life. (more…)

Cocktails for Critters is this Friday! We can’t wait to see you there!

Our annual gala is right around the corner and we are hoping you will join us to celebrate Calgary Humane Society. Cocktails for Critters is Calgary’s premier fundraising gala for the animals. Rub shoulders with some of Calgary’s most recognizable celebrities and professional athletes while enjoying the most unique fashion show of the year. The evening will be highlighted by an expansive silent auction, an extraordinary sampling of gourmet cuisine, signature cocktails and guest appearances from some four-legged friends!

Event Details:

Friday, November 6, 2015

Hotel Arts | 119 12 Avenue SW

7:00PM – 12:00AM

Get your Cocktails for Critters tickets Here:

Eventbrite - Cocktails for Critters Gala 2015