Pat Hills was devastated at the loss of his beloved Bob back in 2004…. He had been his travelling companion for many years… a Peace River Mascot of sorts… everyone knew Pat's dog Bob when they would see him on the motor bike with his own personalized vest, goggles and helmet…. It wasn't easy but one day Pat ventured over to the SPCA to see a new dog that someone had told him about…. It was Betty….and she became his new best friend…. She looked amazingly similar to old Bob but she had some distinct personality differences…. She is much more stubborn and outgoing ...but enjoys riding the bike as much as Bob did! So now when you see Pat and his dog on the highways of the Peace and sometmies as far as Jasper and into BC… its Betty that rides the road hog with Pat now… and they have been doing so for over 7 years now!!
On September 7th,2010, Keno came to the Peace Regional SPCA as an owner surrender. Three months later, still a resident at the shelter, she was taken to a foster home for Christmas. She did very well there, but on her return to the shelter in February 2011, she became very depressed. The only solution was for Keno to go back into foster care.
In April, she was fostered to a Forest Ranger who was spending the sumer at a fire tower in Edson. She went with her friend Congo, and they spent a great summer in the wilderness. Sadly, Keno came back from the fire tower in September 2011, and once again found home at the SPCA.
After a total of 511 days as a shelter resident,nearly 15 months from her arrival date, Keno was joyfully adopted to her forever home. This was certainly one of the most memorable and emotional adoptions the staff had been a part of. The staff could all agree that Keno was one of the most loving, gentle, and kind animals they have ever encountered. She will always be remembered with great affection.
Cornelius arrived at the shelter as a stray on July 24,2011. He quickly became a 'favourite' of all the staff and volunteers who spent time with him every day. As the months went by no one could believe he was still here, patiently waiting to be adopted. Cornelius was quiet, housetrained, good on a leash, and very loyal. Finally, we received a call from a lady in Vancouver who had seen him on our website. She had owned Border Collie's her entire life and immediatley fell in love with him. By the end of that week she had arranged to fly to Edmonton to pick him up and fly him back to BC. On February 24th, 2012, a date which marked Cornelius's seventh month with us, he was officially adopted! Cornelius has since settled in wonderfully, and has become the perfect addition to his new family.