5 Signs that Fido could be suffering from seasonal allergies

It’s that time of year again when seasonal allergies are running rampant, and allergies among dogs are more common than you might think. Here are some signs that your pooch might be affected:

Red, irritated Skin

Unlike humans whose allergy symptoms often involve respiratory problems, dogs will frequently show signs of allergies through their skin. These can take on the form of skin irritation, rashes, or inflammation.


Camping with Fido

Whether you’re heading into the great outdoors in a tent, trailer or five-star RV, CHS has 10 tips to make camping with Fido an enjoyable time for everyone involved!

1. Call ahead:

Ensure that your campground of choice allows dogs and find out which areas dogs are allowed.  Most beaches do not allow dogs. Be realistic about your dog’s ability with recall if you allow him/her off leash.


How to drink responsibly with your pooch at dog jog!

Hello CHS Supporters!

We are in the final countdown to Dog Jog 2017! We are very excited to see all of you at the festival this Saturday.

This year at Dog Jog we are introducing a brand new area: The all ages Mutt n’ Mingle Beer Gardens! The Mutt n’ Mingle is being introduced in response to previous event feedback where attendees asked us to provide an area where they could socialize and relax during the event. The Mutt n’ Mingle will provide Dog Jog attendees with a place to enjoy a refreshing beverage with friends and fellow participants (and Fido, of course!).


Calgary Humane Society Issues Urgent Appeal as Dog Jog Donations Only at 62% of Fundraising Goal

Calgary, AB — Immediate Release

With just two days to go until Dog Jog 2017, Calgary Humane Society is issuing an urgent appeal to help meet its fundraising goal. After an unusually busy spring following two large animal intakes, funds raised from Dog Jog 2017 are critical to helping the animals in shelter.

On Saturday June 3rd, hundreds of Calgarians and their furry companions will head to South Glenmore Park to participate in the 16th annual event featuring a 2.5km walk and 5km walk or run. The goal is to raise $130,000 to support animals in need.


Nine Things You Need to Bring to Dog Jog on Saturday

Hello Dog Jog Fans!

DOG JOG is just around the corner! We hope you are all getting excited to join us for a day of fun and fundraising with your best two and four-legged friends! If you are looking for tips on how to kick your fundraising into high gear for these next two weeks check out our fundraising blog HERE.

Today on the blog, we are getting ready for the big day! Here is a list of some important “don’t forget” items (and a few things not to bring) to make Dog Jog more fun for you and your pet!


7 indoor activities to do with your pet

Here are a few fun family activities that you can do with your pet when it is too cold or rainy to play outside!

1. Mealtime Hide and Seek!

Instead of feeding your pet one big helping in a bowl, split the meal up into a several small portions. Have one family member distract your pet with some attention while the rest of you find clever places to “hide” your pet’s dinner. Make sure that all the places you choose can be accessed by your pet! We want the game to be fair and fun, not frustrating! The first time you play, choose very easy places that are near to your pet’s bowl and gradually make the game harder as your pet learns your tricks!



So you’ve registered for Dog Jog, now what?

Dog Jog
So you’ve registered for Dog Jog, now what? Your Dog Jog fundraising helps us take care of thousands of animals every year! How can you help you ask? We’ve got some tips to kick your fundraising into high gear and get you started on the right paw for our Dog Jog adventure!


1. Personalize your Dog Jog page!

Every single person or family who registers for Dog Jog gets a fundraising page! Add text and a photo to tell everyone what your goal is! If you are part of a team you could even add a team photo to your page.


Thank You Everyone! Donations of Linens No Longer Needed

We can’t thank you enough!

In just over 24 hours we are bursting at the seams with towels, blankets and sheets! We don’t require any more donations at this point as our animals are well set up with clean supplies. Thank you to everyone who donated, shared our posts, left us messages of support or sent us positive thoughts. We are so excited to re-open on Monday!

Please make a monetary donation to Calgary Humane Society