Why is Dog Jog Vital to Raising Funds for the Animals in our Care?

Join us on Saturday June 1st in South Glenmore Park as we walk and run to end animal cruelty

Dog Jog is the largest walk or jog in support of ending animal cruelty in Southern Alberta. Over 400 participants and 700 dogs take to the paths in South Glenmore Park to show their support. Every single year we have raised funds to help animals who have faced cruelty, neglect, and abuse live fuller and better lives.

This will be our 18th annual Dog Jog, which is always held on the first Saturday of June. Our family-friendly event raises vital funds to provide support, raise awareness, and fund much-needed resources for prevention, education, rehabilitation and, ultimately, a new beginning for animals in need.


Why walk or jog?

  • Choose to walk or jog because you love your pets and they are important to you.
  • Walk because your pets are rescued or you know a pet that has been rescued.
  • Walk because you want to raise awareness about animal welfare and wish to help us end animal cruelty.

In 2018, 3,991 animals were admitted into our protection and care. That is 3,991 reasons to choose to walk or run with us. We encourage you to stand together with your four-legged friends to raise funds and awareness for these animals. All proceeds support the animals in our care.

Since 2008, Dog Jog has raised nearly $1.6 million and has had 5,637 participants.


We are in the community

Our Education and Outreach team is dedicated to creating a community that fosters compassion, empathy, and respect for all living things. We believe education is the key to prevention. We provide classroom presentations, field trips, birthday parties, camps and youth clubs. Our Outreach team is spreading awareness that we are more than a shelter by being present in all corners of the city. You can find us at festivals and events in various communities throughout the year.

Our mission is to help as many animals as we can. We cannot do this without your support.


Ready to walk or jog for the animals?

Join us on June 1st, 2019 at South Glenmore Park for this year’s Dog Jog. It’s up to you whether you decide to walk or jog along the scenic 2.5 km or 5km routes! You can register as an individual, start a team, or join a team.

On event day, we welcome you to bring your dogs and participate in a variety of on-site activities for individuals, dogs, families, and teams.

Register for Dog Jog today!

Meow-ga and Wine! 

A new fitness experience is taking the world by storm. It’s called MEOW-GA (it’s like regular yoga but with cats!). We decided to take two incredible things like kittens and yoga to create the ultimate exercise and relaxation experience. But that’s not all! This unique spin on meow-ga will offer complimentary wine and cheese after the class is finished and a shelter tour to add a little splash to your weekend.

 

  • Did you know that Western science is starting to provide some concrete clues as to how yoga works to improve health, heal aches and pains, and keep sickness at bay.
  • Did you know that when conducting a task that’s stressful, people actually experienced less stress when their pets were with them than when a supportive friend or even their spouse was present!

 

The class itself will be a 60 minute All-Level Restorative yoga class taught by Sandra Escobedo followed by an hour to enjoy wine, snacks and a tour of Calgary Humane Society. 100% of proceeds will go to the animals! 

Classes will be limited to 15 people. Due to the high level of interest, it is suggested that you register immediately to avoid F.O.M.O. (fear of missing out).

 

Look at how much fun we had when we hosted Calgary Stampeders Wide Receiver, Reggie Begelton, for a meow-ga session!

 

Cat yoga will be held on….

Upcoming Meow-ga sessions:

Friday May 3, 2019 @ 6:00PM: Click here to register

 

  • Participants must bring their own mats
  • Participants must be 16 or older to attend class
  • Must be 18 or older to consume alcohol (with valid ID)
  • Long pants are strongly recommended (those claws are sharp!)

Training Tools for Dogs

The behaviour you’re trying to teach your dog will affect the tools that you use for training. Whether you’re actively working on behaviour or just trying to get out on a walk with less frustration, a variety of humane and functional equipment exists to assist you with your goals. (more…)

Tips for indoor cats this winter

tips for indoor cats

Good morning, CHS Supporters!

We hope you have been enjoying our relatively warm winter so far, but it appears the mercury is starting to drop. Burr! Time to curl up with a great book, a warm blanket and the family pet for some warm indoor evenings.

In some of our previous entries, we talked about animal safety in winter but some of you have very correctly pointed out two things: (1) Most of our advice has been about dogs and (2) The safest place for your cat this winter is indoors.

You are absolutely right on both counts! A lot of the winter safety advice we hand out is for dogs because dogs typically continue to go outside in the winter while we truly hope that everyone is keeping their felines indoors. For felines that are let outside or those who do not have homes, winter can be a very hazardous time. In fact, being allowed to roam outside is hazardous for felines at any time of the year, in addition to being against city bylaws. We have previously shared a little information on how to keep these outdoor felines safe, but we would also encourage you to bring any cats you find outside in the cold to our shelter so we can keep them safe. (more…)

Holiday and Winter Safety Round Up

Winter Safety Round Up

Over the past month or two we’ve brought you a LOT of content about how to keep your pet safe during the winter season and holidays. Today we’re bringing you a one-stop shop for all of the best safety info we can offer! Presenting… The CHS Winter Pet Safety Round Up!  (more…)

Foster During Your Holiday

Calgary Humane Society is hoping to on-board foster parents during the holiday season. Do you happen to have space for an animal during your holiday? Apply to be a foster parent today!


We want to place all of our foster animals into homes for the holidays.

Many of these placements will vary from short term to long term so we are willing to work with you to find the right placement for your holiday. This will be determined on a case by case basis by our lovely Foster Program Coordinators.

We are hoping to hold orientations for new foster parents during the evenings of December 18th – 21st so please apply immediately if you are interested so we can sort through applications and contact successful applicants.

Placement will depend on the volume of applications we receive. If we are unable to place an animal in your home during the holiday’s we would still like to keep you on the foster team for future placements.

Foster pick-ups will take place between December 19th – 22nd

 

Are you ready to be a foster parent?

Apply to be a foster parent today!

 

 

Preventing Lyme Disease in Pets

There is some relief when mosquito season is over, but fall has a different pest problem in Canada: ticks. While young ticks are prevalent in spring, adult ticks are most active in the autumn. Deer ticks are on the rise in Alberta with up to 20% of ticks screened testing positive for Lyme disease.

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