A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Fundraising, Events, & Campaigns

Sidewalk Sale APRIL 27 – 1pm-4pm

WAG's annual Sidewalk Sale is back! Join us on Saturday, April 27th for our front 'yard' sale at WAG. In the spirit of spring cleaning, stop by to browse our new to used quality items such as crates, toys and much more! All items will be available by donation and all proceeds will go directly to animal care at WAG. Both cash and card donations will be accepted on the day.
Where: 8014 Nesters Rd, Whistler
When: Saturday, April 27th from 1pm - 4pm
We love our community and appreciate all of the support that comes our way. Whether via donations, volunteering, fostering, driving, fundraisers and more. If you're not able to stop by, please spread the word to your friends and family!
We'll see you all soon!
SidewalkSale2024

WAG’s Month of Love

wag’s month of love (1)

WAG's Month of Love: Featuring multiple ways to get involved and show some love to the WAG animals

Month of Love Raffle Insta Post

The Month of Love Raffle prize is valued at over $600!!!

Ticket prices are available online (see below) or at any of our in person events happening this month.

Costs: $10/ ticket or $25/3 tickets. You don't want to miss out.

Prize pack includes: Dogs best friend game. 101 pooping dogs puzzle. You’ve got a pizza my heart toy. Coast mountain beer hope you’re happy toy. Puppies make me happy frisbee. Calvin K9 dinosaur toy. Valentine roses toy. Love all the dogs tote bag. Puppies make me happy Fitness goals. Pet more dogs tee (unisex size large). Please do not disturb + only talking to my dog today socks. Three dog theme tea towels. Two dog adventure notebooks. Pilot Dog Gear 10ft climbing rope leash. Heart bandana. Functional Pie $50 gift certificate. Bocce’s Say Moo Beef + cheese treats. Bocce’s beef + carrot jerky sticks. Rawbone Rabbit Sausages. Salmon skin knot. Stuffed beef Gullett. Beef chomper stick. Open Range braided beef chomper.  Hero collagen beef basted stick. Hero Beef bully stick. Butchers companion Pork + liver sausage. Jumbo twister bully.

Please write "Raffle Tickets" in donation comments so we make sure to add your ballots!

Paint Your Pet Night
Join the talented Sherry Klassen as she shows you how to bring your pet to life on the page. No artistic skills required, you will be guided through the process step by step. Don't have a pet of your own but want to join?? You have the option to paint a WAG animal.
Now this event has very limited seating (12 people only!) See link below for tickets!
When: Wednesday, February 28th 7-8:30pm
Where: WAG Building, located next door to the Nester's recycling center
Cost: $50 includes all your supplies and some light snacks and tea. 100% of the proceeds are going to the animals at WAG.
We can't wait to see you there!
WAG PAINT NIGHT (2)
Puppy Pilates Instagram Post (2)

Puppy Pilates

UPDATE: EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who purchased their tickets. Your excitement is appreciated. We will look into more opportunities for events like this in the future due to its popularity.
The Experience: The perfect event does exist! Join Hayden Korte-Moore, Instructor and Founder of Peach Club, for a 45-minute functional workout rooted in Pilates. Her classes are crafted to keep you strong, balanced, and stable for adventures outside of the gym. You will be joined in your workout class by a group of adorable puppies from WAG, Whistler's local animal shelter.
What: A fundraiser for the animals at WAG. 100% of event proceeds will go directly to the animals at WAG.
Date: Saturday 10th February, 2024
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: ALGN Studio Whistler (located downstairs in the Hilton Hotel, below McCoo's)
Cost: $25/person
Open Shelter Day Saturday, February 24th 1-4pm
Stop by the shelter and learn about our various programs such as adoption, fostering and volunteering. Meet the animals and make a donation. Come purchase your Month of Love Raffle Tickets!

 

feb open shelter day

2023 Holiday Matching Campaign Wrap Up

matching campaing '23 wrap up
matching campaign '23 wrap up 2
The final numbers are in and we are SO EXCITED to announce that we raised a total of $43,090 during our Holiday Matching Campaign. $20,000 was matched by our amazing sponsors Moguls Coffee and Zogs Whistler for a grand total of $63,090!!!!!!!
We are absolutely blown away by all the support and we cannot thank each and every one of you who donated enough. These funds will go a long ways for our Critical Care Program, our Wellness Clinics and Education as well as directly impacting the volume of animals we are able to help in the upcoming year. A very special thank you to our sponsors Moguls Coffee and Zogs Whistler who pledged to help us raise these vital funds and have been long time supporters of WAG.
To all our donors, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for believing in the work we do and supporting the special animals that WAG is able to help.

Best of Whistler 2023

best of whistler
WAG Staff Members would like to thank the Whistler Community for voting WAG as their Favourite Non-Profit for the 11th year in a row!!! All of us at WAG are truly honored and we cannot say how much this means to our whole team. It takes a village to do the work we do and we would not be able to help so many animals without the support from our community ❤
 
We are extra grateful as WAG Board Member and long time volunteer, Denise Wood, was also voted as Whistler's Favourite Volunteer! Denise has been volunteering at WAG for 14 years and has been integral part of the team over the years. She wears many hats at WAG including being a Board Member, a weekly animal enrichment volunteer, to working fundraising events and even making her own doggy bandanas to help raise funds for the animals at WAG. She is a true testament to the community support we are so grateful to have.
WAG staff photo.  Tuesday, Dec 5th, 2023.  Whistler BC, Canada.

David Buzzard Photography
(604) 938-4105
dbuzzard@mac.com
www, davidbuzzard.com

WAG Staff Members posing for a team picture in front of the shelter

Denise winner '23

Denise Wood, Volunteer of the Year, pictured here with WAG dog Togo.

**pictures courtesy of the Pique Newsmagazine**

Kate Zessel WAG Merchandise

WAG has new merchandise!

WAG has some amazing new merchandise in stock. Thanks to Kate Zessel for this fabulous original piece of artwork featuring Sol (WAG Alumni), Ginger (WAG Alumni in loving memory) and fan favourite Lola (still at WAG waiting for her forever home).

 

Hoodies are $70 each with all the funds raised going to support WAG animals. You can purchase your hoody at WAG. Call the shelter at (604) 935-8364 or email [email protected] to schedule a time to come purchase. Don't live locally and want to get some swag?? Please reach out to [email protected] to discuss shipping options.

WAG’s 2023 Holiday Matching Campaign

Lola Instagram Post
tuna

Back for another year, WAG's Holiday Matching Campaign is here and we have a fundraising goal of $40,000!

 

Graciously supported by Moguls Coffee House and Zogs Whistler, they have pledged to match every donation up to $20,000 for a fundraising goal of $40,000.

 

As of December 20th we have raised a total of $18,200 and are just $1,800 away from our goal to match the $20,000 pledged by Moguls and Zogs. Thank you to everyone who has already generously donated. We appreciate you!

Pet Photos with Santa

Pet Photo's with Santa are in!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported WAG. It was so nice to see so many familiar faces and WAG Alumni. Thanks to all your donations we raised a total of $2383.60. The event was such an amazing success and since it is a part of our Matching Campaign we raised a total of $4767.20 for the animals at WAG!!
Click here to see all the event photos: https://www.kasselmancreative.com/WAG-Portraits-2023/
***Brad Kasselman of Kasselman Creative donated all photography, so please make sure to credit his Instagram for any social media posts - @kasselmancreative He's available for family portraits and business promotional photo/video work. Get a quote at brad@kasselmancreative.***
Special thanks to Brad Kasselman for his photography skills, The Westin Whistler for hosting us and the fabulous set up and of course, thank you to Santa!!!
See below for some photo highlights.
bk- rosebud
bk-jessie morden
bk-latte
bk-gurgi.puiggy2
bk-milot2
bk-jerry and fam
bk-jenn cole
bk-hunter
WAG Santa Photos

Santa is coming back to town!!

Join the WAG team on Saturday, December 2nd from 1-4pm for Pet Photos with Santa happening at the Westin Hotel in Whistler. A $20 donation to the animals at WAG will get you a picture snapped with Old Saint Nick as well as an entry into our Christmas Raffle. Photography services will be done by the Kasselman Creative Crew and will be available online a few days after the event.

WAG staff will have Calendars and other swag for sale and Bandanas by Denise will have a selection of bandanas available with proceeds going to the animals at WAG!

We can't wait to see you all there!

What: Pet Photos with Santa

When: Saturday, December 2nd 1-4pm

Where: Westin Hotel Whistler

2024 WAG Calendars now available!

lola advertise

WAG's 2024 Calendars are now available for purchase. You can find them at Whistler Happy Pets located in Function Junction or at Armchair books located in the heart of Whistler Village.

 

$30 each and all the proceeds go towards the animals at WAG. Make for great holiday gifts for the animal lovers in your family.

Open Shelter Days – the last Saturday each month!

OPEN DAYS POSTER November 2023

Come say hi and learn all about our programs including Adoptions, Fostering and Volunteering. Staff will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Some animals will be available to meet.

 

We can't wait to see you there!

WAG’s 2024 Calendar Pet Photo Contest

Basic Instagram post

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

Take a picture of your pet 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 in WAG's 2024 Calendar.

Have fun and be creative!

HOW TO ENTER:

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: August 31st, 2023 @ 7pm. 

This could be YOUR pet!
--------------------------->

Prizes for the best entry and the fan favourites!

2023 calendar page

Some inspiration from previous years!

aioli 2 - allana jekubik
alic,bee,henry - claire thornwaith
bandit, zoey, max-michelle headly
beta- susan gallant
billy bob- brooke norris
brick-arden thorne
cal-amy lobb
flea & mr pickle-jonathan millward
elton & jade-amy walls
fletcher-emily suckling
hazy-racehl docherty
lightning- amanda eggleton
latte-karen bowen
nelson -jesse hiltz
mimosa 3-whitney sobol
peanut2-lesley trivett
roxy-courtney linka
pepper -sarah renzoni