A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Fundraising, Events, & Campaigns

Pique’s Best of Whistler 2022

WAG is honoured to be named Whistler's 'Favourite Non-Profit' 2022 in Pique's annual Best of Whistler awards! For the 10th year in a row, we want to thank our community for voting for us and supporting the work we do.

We are thrilled that our very own Denise Wood is pictured with Rocco as Whistler's Favourite Volunteer. Incredibly deserving of this award, Denise dedicates a lot of time and love to WAG and we are so happy to see her being recognised. From being a member of the board, to dog walking, treat giving, advocating for animals in need, Denise also makes and sells beautiful bandanas with 100% of the proceeds going to WAG. In the last 4 months alone, Denise has raised $2260 throughout this endeavour. Please join us in thanking Denise for her commitment and congratulating her on these achievements.

A special mention to WAG staff alumni Imogen, who came in 2nd Favourite Volunteer for all she does for our little shelter and resident animals too. Well done!

AND not forgetting our next door neighbours at WCSS who came a close second for best non-profit for the support they give our community, offering so many important services for this town.

Photos by Dave Buzzard at the Pique.


The results from our 2022 Matching Campaign are in........

We are very excited to report that we raised $35,700 during the month of December and with Whistler's Mogul's Coffee House & Zogs Dogs $20,000 matching donation we raised a total of $55,700

Massive thank you to Moguls Coffee House and Zogs Dogs for their ongoing support of everything WAG. And a very special thank you to everyone who donated. It is thanks to support from people like yourself that we are able to raise these critical funds for the animals who need it the most.

From everyone at WAG, furry and human, THANK YOU SO MUCH


PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA – Saturday 3rd Dec!

Whistler's Animal Shelter is hosting Pet Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 3rd at the Westin Hotel & Spa in Whistler from 12pm - 4pm.

It is a minimum $20 donation with all proceeds going to WAG! (Cash preferred, e-transfer also available).

Have a nervous or reactive dog? Reach out to [email protected] to book a time slot for your photos at the end of the day.

We will have volunteers on hand to help make sure you and your animal feel safe. Bookings for these photos will be between 3:45pm-4pm.

We can't wait to see you all there!

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Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) is a not for profit animal shelter and rehabilitation center. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to homeless and lost dogs and cats in our community and to be advocates in finding their forever homes. We place a strong emphasis on rehabilitation, critical, and compassionate care.

WAG’s Calendar Photo Contest 2022

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Back by popular demand, it's WAG's Calendar Photo Contest!

Take a picture of your cat or dog enjoying themselves on a Summer adventure, enter our photo contest, and you could WIN some amazing prizes!
Plus, this is your chance for bragging rights and to get your animal featured for the month of July in WAG's 2023 Calendar.

Have fun and be creative!

NOTE - new Etransfer email address


Step 1: Make a minimum donation of $20.00 per photo via e-transfer to wag@whistlerwag.com. Make sure in the e-transfer notes you specify Summer Calendar Contest and your name.If you contribute anonymously we will not be able to confirm your donation. 

Step 2:  Submit your photo via email to [email protected]

Once your photo is received we will post it on our social media, so don't forget to follow along and check out the competing photos! @whistlerwag

Photo Rules:

  1. Photos must be Landscape position (otherwise we have to crop a bunch out if you get in the calendar!)
  2. Photos must be High Resolution (so they are not blurry when blown up to calendar size).

DEADLINE: July 31st at 3pm!

This could be YOUR pet!

Prizes from:

Moguls Coffee House

Roland's Creekside Pub

Hollow Tree Candles

WOW Treats

See Ya Later Ranch wines

WAG Swag

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Some inspiration from previous years!

Spring Fling Online Auction for Critical Care Animals

Let's grow some funds for WAG's Critical Care animals at our Spring Fling Online Auction. In the first few months of 2022 WAG has already had over ten Critical Care Animals requiring extra vet visits and surgeries. From leg amputations, to urinary blockages to Diabetic senior cats, and many more, WAG has some expensive veterinary bills to cover. 100% of proceeds from this online auction will go directly to helping cover those costs.

Grab some sweet items and help those animals in the most need!

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Online Auction begins Sunday, May 15th at 10am.

Auction ends Monday, May 30th at 8pm.

THANK YOU to all our amazing donors!


Month of love


Each year, WAG celebrates February as our Month of Love - a month of fun campaigns and fundraisers, all celebrating LOVE!

This year has been such a successful year for WAG, we thought we would scale back our usual activities, and just take a moment to appreciate those furry family members who make all the hard work worthwhile!



Join us on FEBRUARY 15th for some delicious Creekbread Pizza takeout!

Partial proceeds of every pizza sold will be donated to WAG that night - YUM!

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Send us your pet's best ONLINE DATING PROFILE PIC and TAGLINE and we will send some lucky entries some WAG Swag!

Snap a photo of what your pet would post as their online dating profile pic and what their tagline would be, and you could get some sweet swag in return! WAG will post the photos and pick-up lines on our social media and website. We will select some entries at random to receive some sweet swag like our 2022 WAG calendar, photo books, hoodies, and more!

Submit your photo, tagline, and pet's name to: [email protected] No donation is required!

Whistler Pride 2022


Whistler Pride & Ski Festival 2022

WAG had a great day repping our shelter at the Whistler Pride & Ski Festival and the Charity Ski Race...

Thank you for supporting us and Pride!


Test your speed and try guessing your speed in a friendly race that raises funds for WAG! Show us your skiing or boarding moves as you zoom down the Race Centre on Blackcomb Mountain. Located on Cougar Milk Run, the timed Dual Giant Slalom course is open to skiers and snowboarders of all ages.

PRIZES will be awarded to:
-The FASTEST time
-The SLOWEST time
-Closest GUESS to your actual time
-and MORE!


Donate and race as many times as you like - $5 minimum donation recommended for each run!
Cash and Credit cards will be accepted. Click the buttom below to pre-register!

JANUARY 27, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Blackcomb Race Lodge, Blackcomb Mountain

Betty White Day with the Raven Room and Tito’s Vodka

A Fundraiser hosted by the Raven Room and Tito's Vodka to celebrate Betty White's 100th birthday.

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2021 ended on a sad note when the world learned of the passing of Betty White, a Hollywood legend and former star of the hit show, The Golden Girls. She was 99 years old and passed away shortly before her 100th birthday.

A long-time animal lover, her 100th birthday became a day to donate to your favorite animal rescue group, and WAG was lucky enough to be the charitable recipient for a fundraiser hosted by the Raven Room here in Whistler, in partnership with Tito's Vodka!

Serving her three favorite foods (hot dogs, french fries, and vodka!), our community celebrated her in style all while supporting the animals she loved so much.

The Raven Room raised $760 and Tio's Vodka generously matched that donation for a grand total of $1520!

The donations to WAG that day came from far and wide, and we also received $5796 in honor of Betty White and her 100th birthday - we were absolutely blown away by the love and support for this legendary woman and for WAG.

THANK YOU to all our donors and supporters, and to the Raven Room and Tito's Vodka...We can't wait until next year!


Holiday Matching Campaign 2021

2021 presented WAG and our communities with even more challenges this past year, but thanks to your support, we ended on a high note!

Thanks to the support of Zog’s Whistler and Moguls Coffee House, and their pledge to match all donations up to $15,000, we were able to raise our annual Holiday Matching Campaign goal to $30,000!

Not only did we meet our $15,000 fundraising goal, but we also surpassed it, raising a massive $26,200 for the animals of WAG. We could not have done it without the support of our incredible communities, near and far.

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WAG’s Holiday Matching Campaign 2021
In Partnership with Zog’s Whistler and Moguls Coffee House

Our 2nd Holiday Matching Campaign was an even bigger success!

Special Thank You to Zog’s Whistler and Moguls Coffee House for all your contributions to WAG this past year…

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Dylan Jones   Michael Spicer   Whistler Welding Services Ltd.   Franca Bebb   Denise Wood & Bandanas by Denise   Richard Moore   Merrilynn Morrison    Sarah Stead   Ziptrek Ecotours   Dayna Holland

Lynn Westwood   Sarah Passey   Anne Watson   Jane Finlayson   Sean Parrinder   Scott Keuling   Sandra Suckling   Mary-Anne Crevier   Glenn Allison   Sherry Klassen    Michele Ma   Bradley Sinclair    Janice Morning-Smith   Lorie Olynyk   Pauline Mullins Smith   Fred Cummings   Brian Wastle   Mark Tanner   Vicki Sanders   Mark Napier   Jennifer McLaren   Shannon Marler   Becky Biscuit's Petcare   Johnathan Lunn   Cathy Beehan   Shannon Marler   Joan Hansen   Ellen Bartlett   Joanne MacLean   Stacey Taylor   Elizabeth McGregor   Zuzana Stevikova   Christie Scrase   Barbara Fulton   Alex Butz   Tammy Wreggit   Ida Garrett   Link-It Accounting Financial Services   Wendi and The Whistler Real Estate Co Ltd.   Laura Puckett   Jennifer Cole   Doug Forseth   Brent Morning-Smith   Stephanie Karpman   Douglas McCandless   Alevtina Gorbunova   Rolfe Benson Llp   Susan Frew   Laura McAlduff   Jess Prince   Jo Craft   Ron and Pam Mazza

Joey Jeremiah   Claire Larkins   Terra Samson   Christie Paterson   Hudson Pond-Jones   Janet Pashleigh   Susan Holden   Karen Pashleigh   Mac Lowry   Janet Gosney   David Ricci   Cathy Dickison    Lewis Chinery   Bev Oakley   Nancy Bayly   Alison Jenkins   Seoyun Lee   Adrianna Di Segni  James Mulligan    Laura Friedrich     Randy Winchell   Laura Funa   Danielle Goddard   Eric Scott

Courtney Cline   Tindra Patterson   Marie Sheehan   Rachael Whittaker   Robyn Bosada   Miriam Wadge   Marie Sheehan    Kelsey Harder   Alison Obrecht   Brenda Chinn   Keith Murdoch   Irene Horvath   Andrea Symons   Alex Butz   Sarah Mazza   Vicki Romanin   Shannon Howes   Andrea Faught   Christopher Trothen   Elissa B   Katherine Smart   Elizabeth Clarke

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COVID-19 has given those working from home more time with their loving fur family members than ever. Sadly, not all animals are loved and cared for. There are many who do not have a loving home, medical care, food, or even a bed; they do not know what a gentle touch is or how to play.

For the second year in a row, the amazing owners of local favourite eateries Mogul’s Coffee House and Zog’s Whistler have stepped up to help with an even BIGGER donation!

They have pledged to match every dollar donated to WAG from November 30th (Giving Tuesday) to December 31st, up to $15,000... That means we could raise $30,000!!!!

Those funds of up to $30,000 could go a long way to help feed, shelter and rehabilitate animals before they are able to go to their forever home.

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 and donate today - tax receipts are available!


Pet Photos with Santa 2021

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Our 2021 Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser was a huge success!

Thank you so much to everyone who came, and to our incredible staff and volunteers. Santa said it was his favorite stop of the holiday!

A special thank you to our Holiday Matching Campaign and Santa Photos sponsors:

Moguls Coffee House, Whistler

Zog's Whistler

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

First Mate Pet Foods

Blackcomb Flowers

WOW Treats & More

Cheese! Box Photo Booth

We are still totaling the number of donations made, but everything will be invested directly back into improving the quality of life for our shelter animals - Thank you for your support, and see you next year!

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