A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

Animal Resources & Education


Dog Trainers

Finding the right dog trainer can be a confusing task as there are many to choose from and very little regulation about who can call themselves a dog trainer. WAG adheres to and only recommends Positive Reinforcement based training techniques and trainers, which is based on The Four Pillars of Positive Training by Victoria Stillwell.

  1. The use of positive reinforcement
  2. Avoiding the use of intimidation, physical punishment or fear
  3. A comprehension of the often misunderstood concept of dominance
  4. A commitment to understanding the canine experience from the dog's point of view

Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters

Each pet is unique and here in Whistler, we are lucky to have services that can fit each need:


Pet First Aid

We want you to be prepared for anything! That is why we host Walks n Wags' Pet First Aid courses right here at WAG!

Want to join in? 


Local Veterinarian Clinics

A good relationship with your vet is an important part of caring for a furry member of the family. WAG works closely with vets throughout the Sea to Sky corridor:


Specialist Veterinarians and Clinics

When you need a little extra help!


Pet Insurance

In Canada, we are lucky to have human health care covered through our taxes so rarely see the true costs, but the costs are real, and for our furry family members, can happen when you least expect it. WAG recommends looking into pet insurance to see if a plan may be right for you. There are many companies out there, but here are two to start off your research:

Pet Secure Pet Health Insurance

Trupanion Pet Medical Insurance