Bochy is a Sable Sheltie and as such, is the office herder. If you are coming or going, Bochy will lead the way!
Bochy is named after San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy and has oodles of personality. He enjoys long walks, camping and all kinds of culinary experiences. He’s also a big fan of being the centre of attention, especially if it’s coming from the ladies in the office.
Bochy’s best friends are his work friends, Charlie, Nina, Perry and Louis. He also likes the office puppy, but with a little more caution as Ollie tends to mess with his assets. Bochy has feline besties as well, Ghilly and Seamus.
Nina is a Border Collie cross that was adopted from a shelter in 2012. She’s volunteered with the Alberta SPCA Education Department visiting schools and classrooms. She knows a variety of tricks and will do pretty much anything for a treat. She shares her home with two cats and tolerates their constant need for being snuggled. She loves coming to work and socializing with all of her office friends – both human and canine.
Perry is a 9 and a half year old mutt. though his DNA test confirms he is mostly Australian Shepherd. He was found tied to a fence on the side of a highway and taken to an animal shelter where his owner quickly fell in love with him and adopted him at 10 months old.
Perry was born deaf, but he doesn’t let the disability slow him down. Perry is very smart and picked up on hand signals right away. He thrived in obedience classes and even participated in agility training. He is attentive and relies heavily on his vision and scent. Some of his favourite things are treats, giving kisses, hikes in the mountains, belly rubs, sticks, his co-workers – both human and canine – and hunting for bunny poop. He loves to show off his favourite toys and will run through all of his tricks without prompting until you give him a treat or attention. Perry can best be described as a goofy, happy, fun-loving and handsome guy!
There’s not doubting when Louis is excited about something, as he bounces around like Tigger of Winnie the Poo fame, while throwing in a few spins for extra fun. Louis definitely qualifies as the class clown of the office dogs.
Louis is a Boxer-Alaskan Malamute-Lab-Retriever mix, which makes him a true mutt. He was born in the fall of 2017 and was adopted from a shelter here in Alberta. Louis loves playing with other dogs and if he’s not at our Alberta SPCA office, he’s happy to expend his energy at doggy day care, or at an off-leash park in Edmonton. Louis has yet to meet a dog or a stick he doesn’t like!
Louis takes a little longer to warm up to his human co-workers and other people, but once he gets to know you, he’s your friend for life, and will always be by your side.
Ollie is of the newest member of our canine staff, joining the team as a puppy in the winter of 2019. Ollie is a Husky-Golden Retriever cross who absolutely adores attention. She is first to greet everyone in the morning, and will continue to greet them throughout the day.
Ollie was born in rural Alberta and was surrendered to the Alberta SPCA along with her sibling, and was adopted by a staff member of the organization. She loves the snow, as you would expect, as well as chewing on her favourite bone, or any other dog’s bone. While she is still developing her personality, she is affectionately stubborn, because a girl knows what she wants.
Farrah joined the Alberta SPCA office dog family in the spring on 2021 with an abundance of energy. She is a whippet who absolutely loves to play with her canine co-workers, and is unfazed by her slim stature compared to the bigger dogs in the office.
Farrah is a bit like a mongoose, jumping in to nip an ear, then dashing away to avoid retribution. She goes, goes, goes up until the tank is empty and then she crashes for a well-earned nap.
Charlie passed away from cancer in the spring of 2019. She was only a member of the canine team for a short period of time but made a tremendous impact as a mother figure to the other office dogs.
Charlie had an incredibly kind demeanour – once she got to smell you. She was very food motivated – and would happily trade pancakes off the counter for an hour in kennel purgatory. She was guided in life by an exceptional sense of smell and could instantly tell when her favourite visitors have been in her house while she was away at work. Charlie was very smart and had figured out how to open the door to the Alberta SPCA kitchen, even though the space is off limits to office dogs. She loved the challenge of figuring out how to get treats from a kong and was known to throw it down the stairs to break up large treats inside. She loved playing with her office canine friends, and getting treats from the human ones.