Preparing for a New Kitten

Preparing for a New Kitten

Bringing a kitten home is one of the most exciting things you can do! Much like puppies, or really any baby animal, they do require preparation and awareness. Kittens are so sweet and playful, and in some ways they’re easier to deal with than puppies, but they still...
Parvo

Parvo

The word “parvo” may seem harmless to the average person, but to anyone working with animals, it’s synonymous with “definite cause for concern”. Parvo is a highly contagious virus that causes an infectious gastrointestinal illness in puppies generally, but also often...
Preparing for a New Puppy

Preparing for a New Puppy

Bringing a new puppy home is certainly an exciting task, however many people underestimate just how much preparation and care has to go into this venture! There are also a number of expectations that either have to be met, or sometimes even relinquished (such as the...
Pets and Mental Health

Pets and Mental Health

Mental health is something that has affected each and every single one of us since the start of the pandemic. According to Statistics Canada, youth have experienced the most significant decline since the pandemic has started, and those who were already suffering from...
Thank You Volunteers and Foster Homes!

Thank You Volunteers and Foster Homes!

Hello AARCS Family! As many of you are aware, each year AARCS hosts an Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event. This event gives us the opportunity to get together and celebrate the previous year by acknowledging some of you who have gone above and beyond. Unfortunately,...
Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

By Deanna Thompson, Executive Director  Breed Specific Legislation has come up recently in Calgary as our city looks to update animal bylaws. I wanted to share AARCS’s stance on the topic of BSL. At AARCS, we believe in responsible pet guardianship and laws that...
Photographing Your Pet or AARCS Foster

Photographing Your Pet or AARCS Foster

Written by Inga Morozoff Let’s face it, animals can be hard to photograph. Cats can be aloof, don’t follow commands, and have limited facial expressions. Dogs, on the other hand, can be too rambunctious, shy in front of the camera and don’t follow commands. In all...