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...
3 Training Tips for Back-To-School or Work

3 Training Tips for Back-To-School or Work

Shauna Alcock, AARCS Behaviour Coordinator  Going back to the office? Heading back to school? Our Behaviour Team is here to provide you with some tips and tricks on how to prepare your dog. Albertans are heading back to the office in the next couple of weeks and...
Give Your Heart to AARCS

Give Your Heart to AARCS

Written by Ioana Busuioc There is a place for everyone within the volunteers of AARCS! Whether you want to dedicate your time solely to kitties, or dogs, or both, there will never be a shortage of volunteer opportunities (and fun)! Through AARCS, there is also the...
Polydactyl Cats

Polydactyl Cats

Written by Ioana Busuioc All photos generously provided by Debby Harold Cats typically have 18 toes, 5 on each front paw, and four on each rear paw. Polydactyl cats, however, have extra toes typically on their front paws. Interestingly enough, a polydactyl cat may...
Kitten Season

Kitten Season

Written by Sydney Walker, SAIT Journalism Student All photos courtesy of some of the amazing cat foster moms at AARCS. As the days get warmer, and spring becomes reality, kitten season is already in full swing. With litters upon litters of new kittens being born,...
Facilitating Safe Dog-to-Dog Intros

Facilitating Safe Dog-to-Dog Intros

As of January this year, we’ve had the wonderful Sammy join the AARCS team as a Behaviour Coordinator. She has already demonstrated an amazing attitude and willingness to offer her knowledge, insight, and support for all things dog related, from fostering, to...
Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Written by Ioana Busuioc Losing a pet is never easy, particularly around the holidays. Pets become members of our family, and their support and comfort can brighten the darkest of days. There’s something inherently different about losing a pet, perhaps because much...
Winter Precautions

Winter Precautions

Anderson doesn’t have to worry about a cozy bed, now the only thing missing is his furrrrever companion! AARCS ID # A40115097 Written by Ioana Busuioc As the weather continues to get colder and colder, we have to consider that not all animals have a home with a warm...
Fascinating Canine Trivia and Other Fun Facts

Fascinating Canine Trivia and Other Fun Facts

Handsome Samson, available for adoption! ID# A39834814 Written by Ioana Busuioc We could all learn a little something from our canine companions, like the great Nora Roberts said: “Everything I know I learned from dogs”. But before learning something from our dogs,...
Rescue Pet Myth-Busting Part 3

Rescue Pet Myth-Busting Part 3

Written by Ioana Busuioc Special thanks to our fabulous Animal Behavior Coordinator Natasha Pupulin for her help on behavioral and temperament-related content! The third and final part of the three part series. Enjoy! Myth #7 “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”...