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Tail Of The Month Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo Tails From Home Save A Dog At The SPCA and Someday He May Save You

Heals 14 Hope Service Dogs Helping People of Edmonton 16 City New Pet Grants for Rescue Organizations

18 A Pet’s 10 Commandments Festival - The Quest 21 Grail For Goodwill - In Review


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Hello! My name is Alice and I already have a great home but my two four legged friends here are searching for loving families of their own. This is my gal pal Daisy and she is a very sweet pitty puppy. She gets pretty excited cause she is still a puppy but after she checks you out she is all smiles and wags. You can check her out and her other Pitbull buddies on page 8. My little buddy Harry Potter is such a gentleman. He is still a kitten and very tolerant of little folks like me! You can find more information on him when you get to page 17. Thanks for thinking rescue!

23 Barket Place Classifieds 23 Pet Horoscopes Rescue Organizations

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Edmonton Humane Society Rescue 100

Homeless 12 Whitecourt Animal Rescue Foundation Animals From 13 Saving Euthanasia Team


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16 Beagle Paws Rescue

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Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection

Cats Lost (Trap17 Little Neuter-Return) Society 19 Northern Spirit K9 Rescue

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Grande Prairie SPCA Pit Bulls For Life Foundation Spay Neuter Action Program

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19 Rescue For Life Animal Rescue 20 Barrhead Society Beginnings Rabbit 20 New Rescue pet rescue magazine

Welcome to PRM! Happy Thanksgiving! What a beautiful fall, the off leash parks have been packed with smiling faces and wagging tails! Pets are such a wonderful blessing to so many of us with their nearly universal unconditional love, acceptance and companionship. And so much more!!! Dogs for instance also have jobs in many cases (Guide Dogs, Pet Therapy, Herding, etc.) and they are naturally protective of their pack members. Rescues are certainly no exception. The gratitude & devotion of a rescue animal that has seen hard times is not measurable and to most pet lovers is priceless. On page 6 there is a heart warming story about a wonderful rescue dog named Buddy. He was initially rescued & adopted by his new owner through the Hinton & District SPCA but as the story will tell you Buddy actually ended up being the hero rescuing his owner from a mother Grizzly! This is an amazing example of what rescued pets are all about. For those rescue organizations in the Edmonton area please check out page 16 where you will find information on a new grant offered by the City of Edmonton for animal rescue. It is so nice to see everyone working together, and from the rescue standpoint we couldn’t be happier! Facebook! The PRM Team

PET PROMISE Thousands of years ago, we humans formed a covenant with our companion animals. We wanted them to live with us and to share our lives. Because of this our ‘pets’ lost most of their natural skills to fend for themselves. It then became our responsibility to feed and care for them. While the animals have kept their end of the bargain, we humans largely have not. ~ Unknown

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Tail Of The Month by Robyn Rosen

Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo by: Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence

At the onset of the Iraq war the world’s focus was on a grisly battle between men, unnecessary human suffering andthe destruction of a nation; but the plight of Baghdad’s animals remained in shadows. Family pets were abandoned and wandered the war-torn streets desperate to survive, farms were evacuated leaving animals confined and helpless, and the exotic animals of the Baghdad Zoo were deserted and defenseless to the assault on their city. Hope seemed fleeting for these animals until Conservationist Lawrence Anthony took action. In early 2003 Anthony left his home in South Africa and became the first civilian to gain military access into Iraq, traveling unarmed and unescorted to the violent heart of Baghdad. Here he found the largest zoo in the Middle East; severely damaged, looted by desperate civilians, and hundreds of animals killed or missing. Only the zoo Veterinarian and two brave staff remained to care for the animals. Babylon’s Ark delves into the dark shadows of a war torn nation and the courageous rescue of those who could not call out for help. Anthony leads readers through the rubble of Baghdad, vividly describing his interactions with US 4

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troops, raiding bombed palaces and ruined hotels for food and supplies for the animals and staff, rescuing lions, cheetah’s and ostriches from Uday Hussein’s palace, and rescuing seventeen of Saddam Hussein’s prized Arabian horses from dangerous armed thieves. Readers will find themselves on an emotional journey alongside Anthony and a handful of devoted Iraqi and American animal lovers as they fight to protect the animals that remain, and will rejoice at their success as the Baghdad Zoo is rebuilt and re-opened at the close of the war. In it’s conclusion Babylon’s Ark gives a sobering summary of the delicate balance of life in the animal kingdom and the planet’s environments, and how the rescue of the Baghdad Zoo inspired the formation of The Earth Organization, which is dedicated to the creative responsible rehabilitation of Planet Earth and the animal kingdom. This is absolutely a must-read novel that presents the act of animal rescue on a global scale. It will deeply move readers and bring a greater awareness to the suffering of animals all over the globe. prm

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My name is Lacey and I am a beautiful 4yr old Labrador. I have lots of energy and need daily exercise in order to be happy. I want to play with everything, especially you! I am looking for a home with no children and I will need some training. If there are other dogs in your family, please bring them to meet me to see if I will fit in.

Hi there, my name is Emma. I am a soft & affectionate sweetheart with gorgeous green eyes. I am 4yrs old and I love to be cuddled while I relax in your arms. I also enjoy catnip and all sorts of other goodies... but not too many treats! You should come to meet me, you can find me hanging with my oher friends ready for adoption in the EHS Cat Life Room 3.

email Pet Rescue Magazine is dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals by promoting adoptions of rescued pets. Our goal is to provide an up-to-date pictorial directory of shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations in Alberta. Deadline for submissions is the 15th of each month prior to publication. Please note that Pet Rescue Magazine reserves the right to refuse or amend editorial pieces at its discretion. Pet Rescue Magazine is published on a monthly basis by Finally Free Publishing, Inc. Pet Rescue Magazine cannot guarantee the health or temperament of any animal offered for adoption through this publication. We try to keep information as current and accurate as possible; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of a specific animal. Prospective pet parents must contact the organization directly to make certain a particular pet is still available or to inquire about the adoption process.

My name is Loki. I am a large handsome 2yr old boy who purrs all day long. I am affectionate and I just love having my tummy rubbed. Sometimes I like to hide until you give me some attention. I will make a wonderful companion and hope my new family will come find me soon. I’m staying in the EHS West Cat Chalet. Adoption Line (780) 491-3500

Rescue 100 My name is Thyme and I am a tall Arabian gelding who came to Rescue 100 in May 2011. Although my name is spelled like the spice, I am named after the hourglass shape on my nose. My previous owner stated I was saddle trained, but so far I’ve only shown that I am halter trained and can pick up my front feet. I’m still pretty shy & cautious so either way I’ll likely need a refresher on things. I am quite curious about people and like to come up and check things out. I also call out a lot from the field just to say “Hi”!

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Tails From Home


And Someday He May Save You!

Submitted By: Morris Archibald


uddy is a Lab Rottweiler cross and is going to be 12 years old in 2011. We adopted buddy from the Hinton S.P.C.A. in the year 2000 when he was a year and a half old. I work in forestry and Buddy has accompanied me to the field / woods / mountains all his life. I most likely owe my life to Buddy.

On June 03, 2010 while working 90 Km. north of Hinton by the Berland River I encountered a sow grizzly with two small cubs. She decided I was too close Morris, Jodi and Buddy (20 meters) and attacked. In 2 seconds she was on me. I put my arms up, took 2 meters. I now have my bear spray out and steps back and tripped on a log, falling to the ready. The bear stops, turns around, and ground. I then swung my foot at her nose charges me for the third time. Just as I’m and she grabbed my boot in her mouth. I felt about to fire off the bear spray she stops, huge pressure as she bit through my boot about 4 meters away, stares at me, and then and into my foot. In another 2 seconds Budruns off in the direction she had sent the dy my faithful bush dog arrives on the scene. cubs. The whole encounter lasted approx. The bear releases me and chases Buddy 20 seconds. I was very, very lucky. My only down a hill for about 15 meters. Two more injury was a small cut on the side of my foot seconds have passed and the bear is coming where one of her teeth went in. I couldn’t back at me with Buddy in hot pursuit. Buddy and bear do believe that the bear hadn’t made contact with Buddy. We a quick dance and the bear then runs to our left about 15 were both very, very lucky. prm

Hinton & District SPCA My name is Oreo and I am an affectionate special needs kitty. I am allergic to a preservative in most cat foods but I do okay on Origin food or raw diets. I also have a knee cap that moves - it’s called a luxating patella. So I am not supposed to jump and I am currently on bed rest – yuk!

My name is Charlie and I am a handsome 8mth old Miniature American Eskimo X. I am a nice boy and I’m working hard on my social skills. I would love a quiet, patient and loving home.

My name is Cocoa and I am a bit older and look like I may have been used to have many litters of puppies. I am wonderful with people of all sizes but not great with other animals. I hope someone out there has room in their heart and home for me! ~ (780) 865-2800 6

Northern Alberta Society for Animal Protection (NASAP) My name is Jasmine and I am a young Sheltie X. I am a great cuddler, well behaved in vehicles and will retrieve for hours. I am however scared of thunder, gunshots & fireworks. I am looking for a gentle & loving home with a quiet & calm environment. I would prefer to be the only pet in my new home. As a friend & companion I will not fail.

Hey everyone, Spinner here! I am a young high energy Collie X looking for an active home. I’m about 2yrs old, super smart and eager to please. I get along fine with other dogs and I have great recall off-leash so I will be a good candidate for the off-leash park. I need daily exercise and playtime. I have a wonderful temperament and I am very friendly.

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Teddy here. I am a gentle easy going German Shepherd X around 3yrs old. I have a great time in my foster home tearing around and howling at the coyotes. I am housetrained and I do not chase livestock, but I will need a fenced yard because I like to go exploring! I have already met some children and was very polite with them.

My name is Tucker and I’m a well behaved, intelligent & obedient 2yr old Australian Shepherd X. I need a quiet country home where I can relax outside but still come inside where I’m well mannered & housetrained. I get along fine with other dogs & cats but small children still make me a little nervous and I do need some time to get used to new situations.

Am I handsome or what? My name is Horatio and I am 2.5yrs old. I am a very curious and chatty little guy who thinks nothing is better than lots of affection and tummy rubs. I love getting attention and having it all to my self in a quiet animal-free home would be my paradise. I’m just an old soul looking for that special soul mate or two!

Everyone calls me Dora. I am a very sharp looking 2yr old sweetheart. I love being close to my people and I’m a particularly gifted door greeter! My favourite home would be one where I have you all to myself with no other pets or children. I really want to be your one and only… and trust me I’m worth having all to your very own!


It’s me, Brando! I’m 3yrs old, very handsome and I love affection which helps balance my independent personality. I like to stick close by and you’ll love my cute little meow. If you’re looking for a best friend to keep you company then I’m definitely your guy! I even get along with respectful dogs… talk about the whole package! I am sponsored in memory of Rosie, her spirit lives on. ~ (780) 922-0250 local stories...local people...local pets

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Grande Prairie SPCA I’m not a fox or a hound dog but my name is Copper. I was born here on April 2...but everyone else in my litter has gone on to find great homes. I just know someone special is out there – maybe it is you? I am a very sweet little girl who loves EVERYONE.

I’m Felix the cat. I am 1.5yrs old and I’m here because my previous owners were no longer able to look after me. I am a social guy and I like other cats. I’m also very playful & cuddly. Chasing the laser pointer is pretty awesome but my favourite thing is belly rubs.

They call me Bear. I was brought here last May when my owner went to heaven. I am a Pointer X around 2.5yrs old. I love people and older kids... although sometimes I get a little too excited for the little guys. I think some dogs are pretty cool and most cats are fine by me.

They call me Paris. I am a 1yr old mixed breed of all the very best types! I am busy learning my manners and look forward to being the best dog I can be. I can hardly wait to find a wonderful home and loving family.

I am Mario (on the left) and this is my best brother Luigi. We are beautiful little long haired Guinea Pigs. We were brought here last spring when our owners were all played out. We still have a lot of game left in us yet though... maybe you should come on by and check us out! ~ (780) 538-4030

Pit Bulls For Life Foundation My name is Brody and I am a very busy boy. I am a typical puppy and get into most everything. I don’t always pay attention but I’m always big on loving life! I am a vocal & playful pup and can’t wait to find a family of my very own to love forever.

Everyone likes to call me Casey. I am a confident puppy who is still living with my littermates. Sometimes I’m a little bossy but not much gets to me. My ideal home would be experienced with my breed and willing to take the lead.

They call me Tito and I am a wonderful boy. I love people and I’m always happy to play but I am still learning how to be gentle. Like most puppies I do mouth occasionally but I am a quick learner and like to please. I can hardly wait to meet my new family!

I’m Reese. I love to be close and think cuddling is the best thing ever! I am deaf and prefer to be away from other dogs to relax but I’m learning that it’s okay to join the fun. I am pretty laid back but another stable canine in my new home would be ideal.

My name is Daisy and I am a smart & confident Pitty puppy. I love pleasing my people and playing with just about anyone but I am still a bit overwhelming for the cats. I always mean well! Once I settle in from the initial excitement of new people, smells & animals I am a very sweet little girl.

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Spay Neuter Action Program I came from the pound with an abscess that required vet care. My name is Ben and I am very affectionate. I did very well with the other foster cats and have a great temperament. I’m not even fazed by adoption days. I am a very sweet and easy going boy. I am sponsored by The Siebert Family Thank you!

Our names are Cassy & Echo. We were left, abandoned in a box, along with our three other littermates at a rural acreage. We are very lucky we were picked up and can’t believe our luck knowing we are going to get loving homes.

I am Fernando. My family came upon hard times and the other five cats and I were given up. I am really active, energetic and love to play with wand toys. I am comfortable with the other cats during play time and like being brushed.

Everyone likes to call me Poptart. I came to SNAP as a young stray kitten with my three litter mates after we were found in the country last May. I am small, slender and get along with everyone. Everything is a toy to me, even my tail!

My name is Gus and I was a stray until I went to the Parkland Pound. Now I am with SNAP and I’m told one day I will have a loving family!!! I am an incredibly playful and friendly boy that will make a wonderful loving companion.

My name is Ziggy and I am a 9mth old Pug X. I am just 30lbs and I don’t think I will get much bigger. I am good with other dogs, cats and kids, and would make a good family dog. I am also crate trained and can hardly wait to find my forever home. ~ (780) 968-0025 Check out The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies site

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Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS)

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My name is Darla. I have been with SCARS for some time, but not because I have anything wrong with me. I’m a large girl, but I’m not sure on my breed. I love people and I am great on and off leash. I especially love going for quad rides, though I prefer the shorter ones to the longer ones. I love playing with my buddy Randy, however I can be a little picky on what dogs I call my friends. I’m about 2 - 3yrs old. I listen very well to my foster mom. I’m a beautiful Husky named Meela. What was thought to be a wound on my side was actually a tumour that had been left untreated but it has since been removed. I am very sweet and just want to be close to my person at all times. I am crate trained and walk like a dream on leash. I also seem to be ok with other dogs, though sometimes they make me nervous. I am very thin but we are working on that!

My name is Miss Daisy and I turned up just wandering the neighbourhood limping. I’m a beautiful & loving girl approaching middle age. I’ m not a big fan of other cats and dogs but mostly I just ignore them. I LOVE humans, and I LOVE attention, and I LOVE talking up a storm! Whenever you want to talk I’ll be right there to respond. The vets can’t figure out my limp yet but no worries there I can still jump up fine - especially to your lap! My name is Max. I am all cleaned up now but you should have seen me when I first arrived from the rural pound. I was an absolute mess, very badly matted and I smelled as bad as I looked! I am such a good (and clean!) boy and now you can see my cute little face. Please check out the SCARS website for previous pictures and more information on me. I can’t wait to meet you!

The volunteers named me Bamboo and I am a German Shepherd X. Me and knots, we have a relationship. I remove my kennel mate Zeus’s cone every day... really cones are so last year and a selfrespecting dog should not be wearing one! I am 9mths old, smart and well behaved. I am not a big of fan of cats, but I’m ok with other dogs and excellent with people.

Love the piercing blue eyes? My name is Chilie and I am approximately 2yrs old. I am a 60lb Husky/Beagle X. I do not care to be confined and would do well in a home where someone is home often. I would also do great on an acreage and with a little work I could be a fantastic agility dog. I can clear a 6’ fence! I am not fond of other female dogs but I love the boys! The volunteers named me Bamboo and I am a German Shepherd X. Me and knots, we have a relationship. I remove my kennel mate Zeus’s cone every day... really cones are so last year and a selfrespecting dog should not be wearing one! I am 9mths old, smart and well behaved. I am not a big of fan of cats, but I’m ok with other dogs and excellent with people.

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Whitecourt Homeless Animal Rescue Foundation (WHARF) My name is Buddy and I am a Rottweiler X around 4yrs old. I am very friendly, love people of all ages, and I will roll over for belly rubs any chance I get! I am good with other dogs & cats, and I am great on & off leash. I would love a laid back home where I can hang out & take it easy.

My name is Buffy and I was rescued from the Slave Lake fires. I am such a sweet well mannered girl! I am very eager to please and will do anything to just be around you all day. I am amazing with other dogs and kids and will make a wonderful addition to any family.

Hey there, this sweet little face belongs to me, Clam! I was rescued from the pound. I am such a good girl and soo brave, I just started to purr and play. I will be your very best friend if you let me, why don’t you come by for a visit?

I’m Wallace and I am Hound/Rottweiler X. I am just a pup but I am so well behaved, very smart and eager to learn. I came into care with my brother but that lucky boy has already found his forever family. I hope I am that lucky and end up in a fun and loving home soon.

Big, cute, friendly and loveable, that’s me! My name is Flinn and everyone has only good things to say about me. I was seized from a home where I was hurt and left with a broken jaw but I’m still the all time sweetest thing around! I am all healed up and can’t wait to find a loving forever family.

I am a sweet natured boy named Achoo. I am 4yrs old and am told that I’m a Collie X. I like to run and play and then lounge in the sun for nap time. I am a good boy in the house and if I get my running done outside all I want to do is curl up on the bed. I will ALWAYS greet you at the door, I promise!

I am Squirrel and this is my friend Dewey. Dewey is very outgoing and loves to chase things around the house and I am just a big sweetheart. We are looking for new homes where we will be loved and valued forever... and ever!!!

Hello my name is Sumo. I have lots of problems right now with my back legs. You can read all about me on the WHARF website. The surgery I need is called PTLO and it’s very expensive so the ladies at WHARF are doing their best to raise funds so that I can be pain free. Please consider donating to help with my surgical cost.

I am Persia and I was rescued from an acreage where my owners once lived…but they moved and just left me behind with nothing. I was really sad at first, but once I got all my matt’s cut out, found a bed to sleep on and woke up in the morning to breakfast - I knew what it was like to have a family.

My name is Kink and this is my brother Timber. We are probably the biggest kitties you will ever meet. I am more rambunctious and my brother Timber is more of the snuggler so if we fit your description of a perfect kitty combo please come and meet us soon!

My name is Sushi and I have the softest fur ever. I was rescued from a family that was planning on leaving me on the highway because they no longer wanted me. I am a great cat though and just 3yrs old. I love to curl up on the bed and purr beside you. ~ (780) 778-5299 12

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Saving Animals From Euthanasia Team (SAFE Team) I got my name because I am as beautiful as a Sapphire. Stretching out in the sun through a window is my favorite thing to do. I get along well with other furry friends, even the ones that bark. I am a real gem and would love to sparkle in your home.

Hi, I’m Katie! I love affection and being close with people. I am very social and get along fantastic with my other 4 legged friends. I have been waiting a while for my forever home and no one here can understand why. My caretakers say I am the purrrrrfect kitty.

One look at me and you will have found true love. I am Felix… the most handsome boy you will ever meet! I enjoy hanging out with other cats, and my favorite place is to curl up at the very top of the cat tree. I hope that I am the perfect companion for you.

Buzz here, and I gotta say - I am one fun kitten! I love to run & play, and I will keep you entertained for hours. When I am all tired out I want nothing more than to curl up with you for a snuggle. Adopt me and I promise to always keep you smiling.

They named me Dennis but call me Snuggle Bug and it suits me perfectly. I am quite happy to be held in your arms for as long as you will let me. I am very affectionate and seem to be purring all the time. Everyone thinks I am pretty special and I hope you do too!!!

Are you looking for a new best friend? I sure am and I hope you pick me! I am a fun loving kitten named Smokey. I am very playful and really like to chase string and toss around my toy mice. I am a friendly and sweet boy who is always ready for a cuddle.

My name is Summer and I would love to find a home with my sister Mila. We are a perfect pair and a dynamic duo. We are both playful sweet girls who love to snuggle up for attention. Do you think we might be the perfect fit for your family? Please call soon!

Hi I’m Andy. I am a really nice guy and easy going cat. I will rub up against your legs asking for love and I’m always ready for affection. I am a very laid back and quiet boy. I would like to have you all to myself though… would that be ok with you?

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or service dog trainer Maigen who struggles with anxiety, Hope Heels. She is training her service dog candidate “Haylie” to help mitigate her disability through cued behaviors, observation skills and presence. Maigen is training Haylie to become her Psychiatric Service Dog. Maigen and Haylie are a team with the Hope Heels Service Dog Team Building Institute, a charity that helps people with mental health disabilities to train their own service dog. “These people and these dogs come from all walks of life, and they are really making a difference in each other’s lives”, Says Kristine Aanderson, Executive Director at Hope Heels. “Both of our current service dogs were dogs that had other lives before they became service dog candidates with us.”

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After the rescue group has identified a possible candidate, they will do a test of the dog’s temperament that involves seeing the dog’s natural reaction to novel things. Hope Heels is in the process of making small testing kits for rescue groups and shelters to use at their own location to do the initial testing of the dog. This test is video taped and then scored by Sarah-Jane Petti, a coach for Hope Heels and their Southern Alberta Coordinator.

Maigen with Haylie and coach Darlene

Hope Heels is looking to take this one step further by recruiting service dog candidates from rescue groups. In this new part of the program, Hope Heels will form relationships with rescues and shelters and inform them of what they are looking for in a good service dog candidate. 14

Aanderson says, “In general, we are looking for dogs who are smart, have medium to low energy level and love to please.” To be a successful service dog, they cannot be timid, have behavioral issues or have any history of aggression towards people or other animals.

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Aanderson is confident, “We know that wonderful dogs go through this provinces’ rescues and shelters every year – and we are confident that some of them would make great service dogs.”

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evenly towards their goal of becoming a certified service dog team. They have recently expanded what they do to include more programming in Edmonton and a new program in Calgary. There are many ways that these dogs can help their trainers. Some general examples of how Psychiatric Service Dogs can help mitigate mental health disabilities are:

rescue dog and someone whose life has been limited by their disability both gain new freedom by working together.

Paige, a sable Collie, is another service dog in training at Hope Heals tailor made service dog that fits their needs.

Kristine Aanderson is the Executive Director of the Hope Heels Service Dog Team Building Institute. You can contact her at ed.Hopeheels@gmail. com or via their website Ways you can help

* Medication reminders; the dog can be trained to cue the trainer when they need to take their medication and retrieve a bag with their pills * Tasks for soldiers and veterans such as; “Watch my back” where the dog looks behind the veteran and paws them if someone is coming up behind them * Support system; allowing people who previously could not leave their house to go out into the world with confidence * In addition, training the dog builds self-esteem, provides opportunities to practice new skills and creates a

Hope Heels does all this work with volunteers and already has a long waiting list for their services. Hope Heels helps everyone they can, but they are constrained by their resources. They hope that acquiring dogs from rescue groups can help them find suitable candidate dogs, but they need resources to help these dogs reach their full potential. “This is just the beginning.” Aanderson notes. “With more resources, there is no telling how many lives can be helped through this program.” It’s a win-win scenario. A talented

Volunteer – we need positive trainers (as coaches), registered counselors, puppy raisers, fund raisers, grant writers, temperament testers, administration help and general volunteers. Donate – single or monthly cash/credit card donations, airmiles, Canadian tire money, office supplies, cameras with video and internet capability, large Rubbermaid containers, large sheets of bubble wrap, collapsible pylons, noisemakers (such as the giggleball or singing mini Christmas trees), retractable leashes, hairdryers, dog crates and clean, unused dog beds. prm

South Edmonton Animal Hospital Grand Opening October 23

There is a new clinic opening in Edmonton – the Edmonton South Animal Hospital – led by Dr. Mioara Anton (DVM) and managed by Prime Vet. Prime Vet is a dynamic veterinary health service provider that plans to establish pet clinics and hospitals across Canada – initially in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. The Edmonton South Animal Hospital is committed to giving pets the highest quality of veterinary care at affordable rates. Canine and feline spays and neuters will be comparable in costs to most spay and neuter clinics. The hospital will offer a full-range of comprehensive medical services, consults, specialist referrals, diagnostic laboratory testing, digital medical records, veterinary products, prescription drugs, pet preventive care and extended hours of operation. local stories...local people...local pets

The Edmonton South Animal Hospital aims to be a leader in providing world-class veterinary health care service, by delivering a total BOW WOW-MEOW WOW™ client & patient experience. To find out more about this amazing experience, feel free to visit them. The Edmonton South Animal Hospital will be teaming with several local non-profit rescue groups in the city including Rescue for Life, Little Cats Lost (Trap-Neuter-Return) Society, and Safe Team. The grand opening for the South Edmonton Animal Hospital is on October 23, 2011 (11am-3pm). Events will include an Open House of the clinic, meet and greet of the staff, a Rescue for Life Adoption Day Event, Silent Auction (with proceeds going towards Rescue for Life), facepainting for the children, and treats for all. Edmonton South Animal Hospital is located at 3823 99 Street, Edmonton (in the former building of the Animal Emergency Hospital South). pet rescue magazine

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he City of Edmonton is now offering a PET Grant for rescue groups in Edmonton. Although the City of Edmonton re-unites stray pets with owners through licensing and microchip programs, we rely on pet adoption agencies to help find new homes for pets left unclaimed at the Animal Care & Control Centre. The City is offering the PET Grant to Agencies to help support their efforts to find homes for pets. For many years the City has nurtured relationships with local pet adoption groups. Traditionally their services have been entirely voluntary and no payment has been made to them for their services. The PET Grant offers Agencies an opportunity to apply for funds that can help them continue their good work in our community. • Important Deadlines Applications are accepted on the 15th day of each month from August through November 2011.

3. Commitment that the Agency’s policy is that all dogs or cats are spayed or neutered and permanently ID’d prior to being adopted into the community.

Applications are evaluated and funding levels are determined by the end of each month on a first-come, first-serve basis while funds are available.

4. The Agency ensures that pet owners living in Edmonton license newly adopted cats and dogs with the City’s Animal Care & Control Centre.

• Who can apply?

5. For PET Grant requests the City considers the amount of funds requested, the project budget, the stated reason for funds, the benefits of the project to the community, and the comprehensiveness of the application.

Pet Rescue Agencies that meet the Criteria listed in the PET Grant Application. • What are the Criteria? 1. The Agency provides proof that it is a registered non-profit company in Alberta; their business goal is pet rescue/adoption. 2. The Agency provides proof of liability insurance of not less than $2 million inclusive limit for any one occurrence.

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Beagle Paws Rescue Howdy all you dog lovers. My name is Copper and I am a stunning 2yr old copper Beagle. I have a wonderful & patient foster dad who is teaching me good manners. I am learning a lot but I’d really like to find my forever home. I’m great with other dogs but I do need an active lifestyle. If you ask me, I’d say I’m the perfect addition for your family!

My name is Keeper and I am the sweetest little Beagle you will ever meet. I was hit by a car a few months ago and suffered serious injuries. My foster mom was phenomenal about caring for me but now I’m ready for my very own home. I’m a bundle of energy and will need a well fenced yard to keep me safe. I really like to snuggle and will be a great companion. ~ (780) 488-4636 16

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Hello, Little Grey Bug is my name. I’m a super sweet, shy little girl that is very polite. I’d love to find a home with my sister Blackie, you know us girls have to stick together. Please call about us.

My name is Blackie, and I am brimming with love and affection. I need to know I can trust you first though. Then watch out I’ll be all over you for cuddles and kisses. I’m a very sweet girl.

Tigger here! I’m a little industrious fellow that’s always on the prowl looking for fun things to do. I need a family to love me and I’d love to go to a home with my brother Harry if that’s possible.

My name is Harry Potter and I am full of the “Cheering Charm”. I’m a very gentle kitten that loves to give kisses and be cuddled. If you adopt me I will leave you spell bound.

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Pet’s10 Commandments

1 2 3 4

My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

5 6 7

Talk to me. Even if I don’t understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.


Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me.. Perhaps I’m not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.


Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

Give me time to understand what you want of me.

Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.


On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can’t bear to watch. Don’t make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so. ~ We do not have to wait for Heaven, to be surrounded by hope, love, and joyfulness. It is here on earth and has four legs! Anonymous

Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.


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Northern Spirit K9 Rescue My name is Bella and I am 3-4yr old very sweet Pit-bull X who loves everyone. I am a wonderful girl who came from a southern shelter where my time was up. I get along well with other dogs, cats and kids. I have very nice manners, great recall and I am a happy girl who is always smiling when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m near. I am also already leash, house & crate trained. I am such a grateful little soul and will shower you with kisses to let you know how thankful I am for your love and care. ~ (780) 456-2544

Rescue For Life My name is Dana and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m an 11wk old little American Eskimo/Collie X. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m told that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really smart because I already know how to let everyone know that I need to use the washroom. I enjoy other dogs and cats too. I am convinced that the resident cats are just playing hard to get - they really must secretly adore me! I love cuddling up and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty outgoing.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lola here! I am a 5mth old Lab X. I was rescued from a dump with my brother but he was recently adopted. We were two peas in a pod but now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just me waiting for my new family to find me. I love playing but I enjoy my quiet time too. I walk great on leash and I already know how to sit, stay, come, and lie down. Everyone who meets me falls in love and you will too!

Hello out there! Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Zara, I was rescued all by myself and just in the nick of time. I had started losing all my fur due to malnutrition & stress but I am doing much better now. I am a 4mth old delicate little Lab X and I think I will be about 40lbs when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m done growing. I have a quiet, friendly & gentle personality, and I am great with other dogs & cats. I also LOVE to be cuddled.

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pretty Penny here! I am a 6mth old Lab/ Pom X. I used to be pretty shy but I have really come out of my shell. I am already house & kennel trained, and I know how to sit. I am working on how to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;stayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a hard one. I love to play fetch and I am good with other dogs, cats and quieter kids. I am great on or off leash and I like the water but I am not sure about all those ducks in the ponds!

Hello out there! I was rescued all by myself and just in the nick of time. I had started losing all my fur due to malnutrition & stress but I am doing much better now. I am a 4mth old delicate little Lab X and I think I will be about 40lbs when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m done growing. I have a quiet, friendly & gentle personality, and I am great with other dogs & cats. I also LOVE to be cuddled.

My name is Lucas and despite being the tiniest guy in my litter I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let anyone pick on me! I am a curious & playful pup who loves to meet new people and gets along with everyone and everything. My favorite thing is to cuddle up into your neck â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but I am a little bit worried that I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be able to do that when I get bigger! I also love playing and my chewy bones. ~ (780) 702-6151 This page of animals in need of homes is brought to you by...

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Jasper here, I am a big sweetheart. I am a Pyrenees X and I adore long walks and playtime with anyone. I’m a little shy but warm up quickly to new people. Sometimes I like to pretend I’m a lapdog! I need a home with a large yard or acreage because I will be BIG. I am just 3mths old and already weigh 28lbs.

I’m Lady. I am a 1yr old Border Collie X who is very friendly, active and smart. I love toys and I am good with other dogs...but I still like trying to play with cats. I love going for runs and have a sweet personality. I would do well in something like agility or flyball and need to stay active.

Hey my name is Hunter. I’m a Pyrenees X around 3mths old that looks like a black bear. I love to play and run and chase my brother Jasper. I get along great with other animals. I am learning quickly and would love a new home with a large yard or acreage… I am already 26lbs!

They call me Frankie! I am about 2-3yrs old and have long silky hair. I am shy at first but intensely curious and I LOVE laser lights! I get along well with other cats & dogs, and I love to be close by. I am friendly with children but I do require some grooming (which I enjoy!). ~ (780) 307-6590

Whatever kind of paw...they’ll love you all the same! New Beginnings Rabbit Rescue My name is Dancer and I am Comet’s & Prancer’s sister. Can you spot me in this picture? Well you should - I am too super cute to miss amongst the imposters! I like chewing apart bunny toys and I would do very well with another boy bunny but prefer that he be more of the submissive type.

I am a shy girl named Prancer and I would like a quiet home as I am a bit on the skittish side. I enjoy chewing up empty toilet paper rolls & you will never see me turn down a papaya treat!!! I am looking for a home that can help me come out of my shell & give me plenty of one on one.

I am a feisty & vocal 2yr old girl named Nanou who likes to be boss. I adore hiding in the big hay container here to have a nap or just for some peace & quiet. As you can see by my picture I am dressed up as a witch for Halloween. I sure wish I could cast a spell to find a “furever” home.

Hey there! My name is Comet and I am Prancer’s brother but I am the complete opposite of my sister. I LOVE attention and if you like cuddling then I am your man. I would do pretty good as a buddy for another bunny…that is if someone will come & adopt my cute adorable self!!!

I’m Skittles. I like to grunt like my sister Nanou but I am not as vocal as her. My favorite time is dinner time! I run to my bowl as fast as I can when I am getting my pellets and I like to play with my food. I also love to dive under a fresh pile of hay & eat it from the bottom up. I am one silly girl! 20

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Grail Festival In Review


aturday September 17, was a flurry of activity at the Ritchie Community Centre, where time turned back to the medieval ages. Knights donned their attire and were accompanied by ladies dressed in their finest flowing gowns. Activities throughout the day included Mystical Readers, Fun Body Art, Crafts and much more. Needless to say, organizers of the event, Brenda Walsh, Jodie Badry and Alice Powell spared nothing in making this creative fundraising event for six local rescue organizations a resounding success. The lucky recipients of the funds raised through a silent auction and a myriad of â&#x20AC;&#x153;coolâ&#x20AC;? items for sale where: Second Chance Animal Rescue Society, Little Cats Lost (Trap-Neuter-Return) Society, For The Love Of Great Danes, Whitecourt Homeless Animal Rescue Foundation, Edmonton Reptile & Amphibian Society, and The Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton.

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Horoscopes What’s In The Stars For Your Pets? Aries: March 21 - April 19 You may want to ride the high horse, but times are tough! If your pack has good health & regular meals count your blessings.

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Little Cats Lost is looking for barn homes for feral cats.

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Gemini: May 21 - June 20 There’s a good possibility you may be seeing more competition. Do not concern yourself about toys; it is already out of your paws. Cancer: June 21 - July 22 Gentle Leo, your family is always going to return. Relax & ground yourself, or curl up in your kennel for a well deserved cat nap. Leo: July 23 - August 22 With the flus & colds around cabin fever is getting the best of you. Hold your horses & stop chasing the cat you will be up & running soon. Virgo: August 23 - September 22 Things are rolling pretty quick these days. Hang in there - you will soon be whining & howling about life moving at a snail’s pace.

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Libra: September 23 - October 22 You are in for a great treat if you behave yourself & help others out. Be cooperative & your good deeds will be well rewarded.

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Scorpio: October 23 - November 21 There may be some scuffles in your bunny hutch right now but take the high hare road and hippity hop away. Find some alone time to sit and smell the roses.

The Pet Therapy Society of Northern Alberta (PTS) is now located in West Edmonton (just a few blocks west of the Telus World of Science) at 14620 – 111 Avenue. We are thrilled with the new Pet Therapy Centre and looking forward to getting to know our community. This beautiful space is suitable for meetings, seminars, fundraisers, volunteer appreciation functions, AGMs, etc. and we offer special rates for other non-profit organizations. In addition, we are still offering a promotional 2 for 1 meeting rental to those non-profit groups that book during the Oct/Nov issue of PRM. We also have over 1000sq ft of extra space to sublet. For more information about the PTS please visit our website at Rental/storage viewing by appointment only, please call (780) 413-4682 or email for more information.

Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21 Your Sagittarian charisma could serve you very well. Be gracious and you will end up grinning like a mule eating briars! Capricorn: December 22 - January 19 Close business negotiations ASAP to avoid potential loss. The cost of rawhides & catnip may rock the market soon. Aquarius: January 20 - February 18 The kids have been back to school for awhile now and life seems rather slow. Use your spare time to brush up on your manners. Pisces: February 19- March 20 Pisces pets can be a little too persistent. If you want life to be the cat’s meow this season try to avoid pushing your two leggers. local stories...local people...local pets

Taurus: April 20 - May 20 It’s time to let go and liberate the anger in your heart that keeps you chained. Focus on yourself, instead of everyone else.

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October/November 2011  

This pet magazine showcases animals that are currently up for adoption in Northern Alberta.

October/November 2011  

This pet magazine showcases animals that are currently up for adoption in Northern Alberta.