Entries by Susan Dankert

Edmonton Dog Boarding: 780 KENNELS Voted People’s Choice

Edmonton, Alberta, November 28, 2017  – Edmonton dog boarding standards have now been exceeded by 780 KENNELS adhering to Alberta’s Building Code for residential grade dwellings when building their new dog kennels. 780’s contemporary octagon dog kennel design also offers daily enrichment options for Edmonton dog boarding. Enrichment can include behavior, exercise, training or relationship – […]

Ontario SPCA to honour animals in war with wreath at National Remembrance Day Ceremony

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ontario SPCA to honour animals in war with wreath at National Remembrance Day Ceremony Stouffville, ON (November 11, 2017) – As Canadians come together today to remember and honour those who have served their country, the war-time contributions of animals will also be recognized with the laying of a wreath by an Ontario […]

Job Opportunity – Nutreco Canada

JOB TITLE:       Pet Food Territory Manager, Pet Specialty REPORTS TO:  National Sales Manager, Pet Specialty LOCATION:      Western Canada POSITION SUMMARY: We are looking for an enthusiastic sales representative to join our Sales Team for the Western Canada region. Reporting to the National Sales Manager, the incumbent will oversee the continued development of the pet specialty […]

PIJAC Canada CEO, Louis McCann wins ICON Award

ICON Award OTTAWA, ON – June 27, 2017 – PIJAC Canada announced today that association President & CEO, Louis McCann has won the coveted ICON Award. The Icon Award is presented by Pet Age Magazine to honor leaders in the pet industry. The ICON awards honor pet industry leaders with 20+ years experience, who have shown […]

ICON Award Recipient – Louis McCann

ICON Award BIOGRAPHY Louis McCann has spent the last 40 years working in the pet sector. At the age of 16 he began working for the Montreal SPCA cleaning kennels. After achieving his Bachelor of Science with a major in wildlife management Louis worked his way through the ranks of the SPCA becoming the Director […]

Infants do not discriminate by species

Infants do not discriminate by species: They are interested in learning from humans, primates, and maybe dogs? Babies are excellent learners. They are biologically prepared to be interested in communication from potential caregivers, specifically human speech and faces. Likely reflecting our close evolutionary relationship, newborns and very young infants show similar preference for human and […]

Does a dog in the family help babies learn?

Does a dog in the family help babies learn? UBC researchers want your help to answer this question! We are happy to give the University of British Columbia a hand in finding partners for their study on whether dogs help babies learn. We hope you enjoy reading about this study from Dr.’s Werker and Sugden. It’s about […]

Thousands Raised for Calgary Food Bank

Thousands Raised for Calgary Food Bank at the Western Canadian Pet Industry Gala Following a very busy first day at the Western Canadian Pet Industry Trade Show the positive energy and excitement of the day carried over into the evening for the Full House Gala and Fundraiser.  We are delighted to reveal that $5000 was raised to […]