Valentine Pet Photos for the Surrey SPCA

Comments 40 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Adera Developments, who brought Zen to Surrey and Breeze to South Surrey, are hosting a Valentine’s fundraising event for a local cause.

AderaOn Sunday, February 12, 2012 you can bring your beloved four-legged friend to their Breeze show suite and get your photo taken together by a professional photographer when you donate to the Surrey SPCA.

Date Sunday, February 12, 2012
Hours 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Location Breeze Sales Centre Grandview Corners
#20-2215 160th St at 24th Ave, Surrey

The Surrey SPCA was selected since it was closed months last year due to a ring worm outbreak. The centre now needs extra support to manage a large backlog of adoptable animals.

To promote this event, Adera has offered up a $75 gift card for Three Dog Bakery for me to give away to a reader. Three Dog Bakery uses natural ingredients like honey, oatmeal, molasses, and whole wheat flour, to bake wholesome snacks for your canine companion. Their Lower Mainland locations are in Port Moody (#11 201 Morrissey Road) and Vancouver (4548 West 10th Ave). Here’s how you can enter to win the gift card:

  • Leave a comment here about a dog (or pet) that has touched your life (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Support @BCSPCA_Surrey. RT to enter to win $75 for Three Dog Bakery from @AderaHome & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at 10:00am next Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

Update The winner is Cindy KS!

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  1. TIm AnsleyWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 10:28am PST

    Dogs have a way of making your house feel full without doing anything. Our Shuba Inu just has to be in the room for the energy to feel better

  2. EudoraWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 10:31am PST

    Since coming into my life in summer 2010, my 2 yr old golden retriever/golden lab, Elroy, has not only touched my life, he’s made a positive impact on how I view life and has honestly made me a better person. He is loyal, loving, understanding, affectionate, forgiving, and I cannot imagine my life without him.

    This is a great fundraiser for the Surrey SPCA, thank you for sharing this information and being involved with such a well-respected and valued organization.

  3. RenfrewWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 10:36am PST

    My family’s two Jack Rusell Terriers who lived and died on our Aldergrove property will always be beloved members of our family.

  4. MargaWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 10:47am PST

    My dog Bono is now 13 years old. He is still in great shape for his old age -even though he now has a heart condition and losing his hearing and sight. He has enriched our lives since we got him as a 3 month old puppy and I can only thank him as he has made me a better human being. He has lived a very pampered life, one that many dogs waiting for a home will never experience. Once Bono decide to leave this earth to roam doggie heaven, I will certainly adopt an SPCA dog and have him enrich our lives in ways that we haven’t experience yet. I know Bono would want us to do that once he is gone. In the meantime I can only send my deepest gratitude to all the efforts the SPCA do on a daily basis just for the love of animals. Hope this fundraising efforts reach their goals and go beyond all expectations.

  5. TravelbudsWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 11:00am PST

    My dog Kado is my best friend. He always knows when I’m feeling blue and he tries to cheer me up. A little kiss from him when I give him a pat is his way of saying thank you and he never forgets to say thank you. He is always the first to greet me when I come through the door and he won’t go to bed until I do.

  6. RachelWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 11:12am PST

    My dog Bandit is a big part of our family. He constantly reminds me to live each day to the fullest and to take time to enjoy. Its amazing to see how he makes people smile, even strangers on the street 🙂

  7. IreneWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 11:30am PST

    Wow I can’t begin to say how much my beloved Bisby our 4lb, 13 year old Yorkie, has enriched our life. As my children we getting older and not needing their Mom as much and I was not ready to be a Grandmother we decided to search out a little dog. We met Bisby at a home in Maple Ridge and it was love at first sight. He taught us so much, how smart he is (he learnt to sit in puppy class before I knew how to give the command), when we moved into a new townhouse and at 10 yrs old he learnt how to ask to go outside for a walk. When we ignore him he hits the blind instead of just the door, but waits patiently only scratching every 30 seconds or so and then only once at a time. Everyday when he greets us as though we have been gone for years, he makes you feel important in his life. We all need to remember things simple life lessons. I know someday he will move onto another matrix and will be missed but until then I think I will be taking him for a portrait on Feb 12, 2012 Thanks for making me take the time and realize how wonderful our little guy is.

  8. Michael KwanWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 11:52am PST

    Visitors to my blog (and YouTube) may remember my friend Roy, a dwarf rabbit who kept me company and helped to maintain my sanity as I worked from home as a freelance writer.

  9. Amn JohalWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 12:11pm PST

    Rescued a pitbull over a year ago through Hugabull (
    Best dog we’ve ever had
    And to think that she was rescued a day before she was to be euthanized at the SPCA on Vancouver Island

    Seriously, there is no point in buying puppies and purebreeds when there are so many dogs that deserve a second chance, and are waiting for you at the SPCA.

  10. Lori-Vancouver BC SuperhostWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 1:56pm PST

    Harley touched our lives BIG time:)

  11. EricaWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 7:10pm PST

    I am a nurse on a pediatric oncology unit and I am touched by the therapy dogs and their trainers who bring a little happiness and ease in what can often be a stressful workplace. I love seeing the smile on client’s faces when a dog comes around. They are showered with hugs, plenty of petting, and even a few show off tricks. It’s wonderful that the patients are able to take good memories home with them.

  12. MayWednesday, February 1st, 2012 — 8:32pm PST

    I fell in love with our maltese poodle puppy that first night. She was an unruly 2 lb. “lion pup”, prone to prowling and pouncing. She never barked, but had an oh so menacing growl and magnifique mane. After the first two weeks, we annointed her Kimba which means “white lion” in Japanese.

    Kimba loved long walks (esp. on the Tofino beaches), beef liver, morning belly rubs and hide and seek. She was relentless at foraging for food off the floor, and even more merciless with snuggles. She always sensed a bad/sad mood and easily lifted it with her innocence, playfulness and eagerness to please.

    We were heartbroken when she died in a freak accident. A few months ago we got a schnoodle, Mishka, who’s also expert at sneaking into our hearts. My husband describes her as “the best dog in the world”, to family & friends — or really, anyone who’ll listen.

    It’s uncanny how much animals and pets enrich our lives beyond measure.

  13. JuliaThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 8:45am PST

    I rescued a dog from the Hurricane Katrina disaster 7 years ago. He is a little terrier mix. Yes, he came with some baggage, so to speak (he used to have to be sedated for examination and nail trims) but he’s come a long way! I often wonder what he has gone through in his life. I think about this with any rescue dog that we adopt (we only adopt rescues!) but especially with my little Louie (short for Louisiana “Louie”). He has been a great addition to our family. He has made fast friends with my 1-1/2 year old daughter. Ah the dog/toddler bond!

  14. JCThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 8:52am PST

    I’ve worked as a veterinary assistant for the past 6-1/2 years and I see the special bond between people and their dogs all the time. Our family has many pets who make our lives better every day-2 dogs, 3 cats, fish and frogs…We love them all! There is nothing better than coming home to your furry family members!

  15. johnThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 10:15am PST

    Since we got our golden lab Golden, he makes coming home everyday great because he comes with my mom down to bus loop to pick me up and when he sees me, he wags his tail and gives me a big lick, which makes the bad day go away and when we get home taking him outside to play ball in backyard is very relaxing and stress free

  16. NicoleThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 10:46am PST

    my boyfriend’s dog has brought us closer together and I don’t know what I would do without him. He reminds us to take life slow and to always take time to greet others

  17. VinceThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 11:55am PST

    Our dog came from the SPCA and we can’t imagine what it would be like not to have her bright eyes and happy smile around. She is a much loved member of our family!

  18. DeidreThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 12:01pm PST

    You can also show your support for SPCA programs by sponsoring or entetring the SPCA Paws for A Cause annual walk – we have done this ever since we brought our own dog home from the SPCA. We couldn’t imagine our home without her!

  19. JuliaThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 12:07pm PST

    I have volunteered with Pacific Assistance Dogs (PADS) and this year want to get more involved with the SPCA. My little dog came from the SPCA and means the world to me. She makes me laugh everyday and comforts me by knowing when I am feeling low.

  20. Elysia SThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 5:48pm PST

    His name is Adrien and I just love him. He’ll want to hug you so much that he’ll just end up laying down on top of you. He’s just a happy dog and it makes me happy.

  21. Cindy KSThursday, February 2nd, 2012 — 6:53pm PST

    Our dog Remi has been a wonderful addition to our family. She is such a loving dog that I couldn’t imagine not having her in my life.

  22. Angela GriffinFriday, February 3rd, 2012 — 10:40am PST

    I had a special dog when I was young and one day I want to get one that will be special my son and daughter too!

  23. Mike GismondiFriday, February 3rd, 2012 — 10:41am PST

    I had a special cat when I was younger. He was a dear friend and is missed greatly.

  24. mariaFriday, February 3rd, 2012 — 5:41pm PST

    We had a dog that passed away a few years back and he is greatly missed.

  25. RebeccaSaturday, February 4th, 2012 — 9:15am PST

    I adopted my dog almost a year ago and he has been a wonderful friend who has enriched my life in so many ways. It breaks my heart when I think about how the shelter found him tied to their gate all alone. However, now I think he knows he will have a home with my husband and I forever. He loves Three Dog Bakery biscuits and bones and I know we would make great use of this prize!

  26. GraceSaturday, February 4th, 2012 — 11:13am PST

    My four leggeed baby, Kirby! She the cutest and cuddliest Soft coated Wheaten Terrier. We live in an Adera development and love it!

  27. CGSaturday, February 4th, 2012 — 12:26pm PST

    My little shih-tzu cross is the most loyal friend I’ve ever had. He makes everything better, every day happier. Couldn’t imagine ever being without him.

  28. Teresa KSaturday, February 4th, 2012 — 3:07pm PST

    Honey…my ex’s dog…what a cutie… Love him!

  29. CameronSunday, February 5th, 2012 — 12:02pm PST

    My little maltese lad Simbas died in my arms two years ago. A year later, we lost our little shih-tzu BettyBoops to kidney disease. A little more time passed and we adopted Zappas, who is a mix of maltese and shih-tzu, and he has helped to heal the sorrow. You say to yourself that you cannot go through another loss, but each time you know that you will.

    I commend Julia (above) for her Katrina dog Louie. The animal tragedy in NOLA was immense. I was just down there, and the City has come back a long way, but they could still use more tourist dollars. Please go – its an amazing place.

  30. NewbieeSunday, February 5th, 2012 — 1:40pm PST

    My home has a cat (20 months old) but no dog. I wonder why there is no or only very few outdoor event specifically organized for cats. Any idea?

  31. Julia SMonday, February 6th, 2012 — 8:46am PST

    We have 2 pets that my family just could not live without. Our chocolate lab Mika is the most loving dog and best friend to our 2 year old son, and our kitty Misto is my best friend 🙂

  32. AnnaMonday, February 6th, 2012 — 10:24am PST

    Our dog came from the SPCA three years ago and is a big part of our family.

  33. MaryanneMonday, February 6th, 2012 — 3:35pm PST

    On the weekend our dog was away at the groomer for a couple of hours. It was sad how quiet the house seemed without him. Dogs can really make a house a home!

  34. Michelle W.Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 2:49pm PST

    My one and only dog, named Wolf. I’ll never forget her!

  35. fionaTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 3:14pm PST

    our mini schnauzer is a bundle of joy for everyone in the family. i look forward to playing with him every day after work, it’s the best way to relief stress!

  36. allysonTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 4:34pm PST

    My pug is a ball of joy to everyone he meets. So full of love and shares it with everyone!

  37. KatyWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 9:25am PST

    I was going through a box of pictures on the weekend and came across some of my and my beloved cat, Katja. She was the last of her litter that I got from the Ottawa Humane Society, and she was my companion for 20 years. She saw me through romances and breakups, through good times and bad. She gave me shameless cuddles when I needed them and laughter when I needed that. She held my heart and I held her hand when I finally had to put her down due to kidney failure. More than any person in my life, she taught me how to love unconditionally and I still miss her deeply. I have two rescue kits now and while I love them very much, she’ll always be first in my heart.

  38. NatalieWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 9:34am PST

    My puppy Fenway. He’s a 1 1/2 lab / jindo cross and is the first dog my boyfriend (of 7 years) and I have had together. It’s been a real learning experience for the both of us. From potty training, to puppy classes and vacations with Fenway we’ve grown as a couple and as a family with “furbabies”. He is best friends and cuddles with our kitten Zooey that we just adopted from the SPCA in November and has play fights with our 3 year old cat Roxie, whom we also adopted from the SPCA back in November of 2010.

  39. LexieWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 9:50am PST

    I moved out of my parents’ house 5 years ago, and it was the first time that I’ve never had a cat or a dog as a companion, due to rental restrictions. I just got a new landlord in July, and she is pet friendly. After searching for months for the perfect dog, and dropping many hints along the way that I was looking, my dad surprised me with a little rescue who came all the way up from California to come home with me for Christmas. Lily was malnourished and abandoned on the side of a highway in Bakersfield, but since she’s found a new home in Canada, it’s been amazing watching her transformation into a healthy, happy dog. When we go out for walks, she bounces around and brings smiles to the faces of many of the people we meet along the way.

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