Black Cats are Pawsome

There is definitely a superstition related to the black cat.  Some people think they’re bad luck if they cross your

Black Cats are Pawsome

There is definitely a superstition related to the black cat.  Some people think they’re bad luck if they cross your

Versace’s Happy Tail

Due to breed-specific-legislation, Versace could not be adopted in Ontario and made the long trek to the Nova Scotia SPCA. 

Paws & Support

The Nova Scotia SPCA believes that strong bonds between people and pets make for stronger communities.  In fact, there are

Don’t Bully My Breed

If you were discriminated against, feared or had your fate decided by others based on nothing more than how you

Halloween Hazards

Halloween is a festive time for children and their families, but it can be a scary and stressful time for

Golden Paw Awards

We depend on the enthusiasm, generosity and skills of our amazing volunteers.  To date, we have over 500 volunteers that

Furever Love

Congratulations – you’re getting married!  This is an exciting time in your life where the focus is all on your

Moving in the Right Direction

For many pets, animal transport is a life-saving measure.  Here at the Nova Scotia SPCA, we transport pets for several

Birthday Paw-ty

We know how special your birthday is.  You can make your birthday celebration even more special by throwing a party

Biscuit’s New ‘Leash’ on Life

We’re sure that many of you remember Meeka, the sweet girl who touched so many hearts in February.  Meeka came

Legacy of Love

We all have a story to tell and a legacy to leave.  SPCA Champions, Lorey and Brent Brown, will forever

Paws off our Claws

March 15, 2018, was a happy and historic day for cats in Nova Scotia.  That’s when we officially became the

The miracle of microchips: A family’s joyful reunion

Do you believe in miracles?  Ron Murray and Tammy MacLeod do.  And they owe their miracle to a tiny microchip


When Linda Cleroux had surgery to remove a brain tumour, her husband Kevin, thought the worst was over. No amount

Pringles Happy Tail

This next kitty needs no introduction… because she’s famous!  Do you remember Pringles?  Pringles was suffering as a stray and

Happy Friendship Day

You’re never too small to make a difference.  Just ask eight-year-old Lily Stewart from Stellarton! When Lily was only five


We know that an adorable picture of a dog or cat can tug at the heartstrings.  It doesn’t take much

It’s a Dog Meet Dog World Out There

Whether you’re walking your dog on the street or you’re in an off-leash dog park, there are certain important doggie

Three Legs Won’t Slow Cookie Down

It hurts our hearts to remember what Cookie went through.  Along with five of his siblings, Cookie was shoved into

No More Excuses, No More Dogs in Hot Cars

“I thought I’d run into the store for just one thing, but I got stuck in a long line-up.”  Every

Tank’s Happy Tail

8-year-old Tank was fighting to survive on the streets.  He was missing an ear and was filled with scars, open

Make the Wise Choice: Keep Your Kitty Inside

It breaks my heart every time I see a ‘Lost Cat’ sign on a community mailbox.  Too often, kitty never

Protect Against the Summer Scaries

Summer is finally here!  We all enjoy fun in the sun with our four-legged family members.  However, summer poses unique

A Sweet Story From A Bitter Beginning

Cotton Candy was one of 22 dogs who came to the SPCA through a cruelty seizure in Kings County.  Despite

Foster Families Are Fabulous!

Foster families are often the unsung heroes in animal welfare.  They open their homes and hearts to animals only to

Host a Kitten Shower

The Cat’s Out of the Bag… We’re Expecting! You’re invited to celebrate and help care for the hundreds of kittens

Spare Change to Change Lives

Small acts of kindness have the potential to make a big impact.  Just ask SPCA adopter and supporter, Yvonne Hartlin!

TNR – A Small Name with a Big Impact

TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) benefits the whole community.  It improves the lives of feral cats, decreases the size of colonies

Keep Your Pets Safe in an Emergency: 8 Things You Need to Know

Emergencies come in many forms – floods, fires and hurricanes to name just a few. This year, severe flooding swept

Mother’s Day Gifts that Give Back

May 12th is Mother’s Day.  Whether it’s your mom, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt or any woman who has had a positive

Honouring Beloved Pets That Have Passed Away: Maddie’s Story

This story is hard for me to write since it’s intensely personal.  I’m sharing it so that anyone who has

REALTOR® to the Rescue

Fetching your dream home and looking for your purrrrfect realtor?  Check out Nicole Pittman at Royal LePage Atlantic.  Since joining

WOOF is a Definite Win-Win

Looks – check.  Personality – check.  Brains – check.  Some guys just seem to have it all.  Enter one Marty

WORLD SPAY DAY: 8 Important Reasons to Spay/Neuter Your Pet

Spaying/neutering your pet is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your pet will lead a

Healthy Teeth Make for Healthy Pets

Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for people.  If in doubt, imagine how your


His family said goodbye and he watched as they went out the door and drove away.  He waited excitedly by

Building A Bridge Of Trust: Roy’s Story

Imagine yourself standing before a swinging rope bridge that crosses a deep ravine.  You look down and your heart leaps


Pets have always been a big part of our life and an important part of our family. Each one has

New Year New Opportunities

New Year New Opportunities to Help Animals in Need It’s 2019!  New Year’s resolutions usually center around wellness, positivity and

Please Share Your Christmas Spirit with Homeless Pets

It’s easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  There’s a lot to love about

Keep Your Pet Warm And Safe This Winter

Winter poses risks to our furry family members. Here’s how to ensure your pet is warm and safe this winter.

Holiday Giving: So Many Ways To Support The SPCA

T’is the season of giving! There’s nothing more rewarding than helping others and/or supporting a cause that’s near and dear

Worth The Wait:  Sunflower Finds The Purr-Fect Home

It’s been said that good things come to those who wait.  There’s a special kitty who knows this is true. 

It’s In Your Will To Give

The idea that one day we will cease to “be” is not a pleasant thought for most of us. But

Top 3 Reasons To Shop Our SPCA Thrift Stores

It’s time to talk about the ‘C’ word… not CATS – CHRISTMAS!!  November is nearly over and there are only

Remaining Days Filled With Love

Nova Scotia SPCA program fills animals’ remaining days with love.  To many people, the term ‘palliative care’ is associated with

7 Reasons to Volunteer at the Nova Scotia SPCA

We are overjoyed to hear that we won the Coast’s “Best Place to Volunteer” for 2018! We depend on the

The Joy Of Adopting An Older Pet

Welcoming an older pet into your home is a heartwarming and rewarding experience.  Just ask Jenn Purdy.  In April, her

Tribute: Unsung Heroes in Animal Rescue

They wear their uniforms with pride.  To them, their work isn’t just a job – it’s a calling.  They are

Halloween DIY Costume

OCTOBER IS HERE! That means Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time for all goblins and gools to

12 Things Only Cat Parents Understand

Anyone who has the privilege of being a cat parent knows how special the relationship is. Cats know the way

Monster March

Ghosts and goblins and vampires, Oh My! The Nova Scotia SPCA is launching our NEW provincial wide Halloween themed, walk/run

As Seen On The SPCA

The Nova Scotia SPCA recently launched its online store in response to businesses giving back to the community and offering

No Judgement Zone: Surrendering Your Pet

Sometimes, life teaches you important lessons when you least expect it.  It happened to me yesterday. Reading a magazine, I

Home Alone: Separation Anxiety

Home alone. Scary words to a dog with separation anxiety. Understanding the disorder is the first step to dealing with

Rose For The SPCA

Do you love rosé?  Do you love animals?  We can already see you nodding your heads.   Bulwark Cider has

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