Our mission: To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.

Meet Chester the SuperDog and friends

 September 14, 2010

It’s obvious dogs from the BC SPCA are super dogs, but they’re also SuperDogs!

Dana Gallagher, a trainer of the famed SuperDogs, adopted her dogs Chester and Sophie, from the SPCA’s Vancouver Branch. Nine-year-old Chester, a Great Dane/Rhodesian ridgeback mix, officially retired from the SuperDogs when the PNE closed on Labour Day, but Sophie, a kelpie/malamute mix, continues to regale crowds.

Gallagher also trains SuperDog Zephyr, who she adopted from That’ll Do Border Collie Rescue.

Gallagher says there are too many dogs and puppies in need of homes for her to think about acquiring a dog from a breeder or a pet store.

“I really encourage anyone who wants a new companion to look at a shelter or rescue group first.”

Gallagher brought her beloved brood to this year’s Scotiabank & BC SPCA ???Paws for a Cause events in Surrey and Richmond, where they showed off their talents to enthusiastic crowds.

Read about Chester’s journey from homeless pup to SuperDog extraordinaire in The Province newspaper.

You can help us care for animals like Chester by supporting the BC SPCA Highest Priority Needs Fund, which pays for sheltering, medical care, spay/neuter, rehabilitation and rescue of homeless animals. Please donate today.

Photo caption: Dana and Zephyr wow the crowd at the Surrey Paws for a Cause... Walk for the Animals.  

The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.











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